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Hire a Canvassor?

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I do seamless gutters and was wondering if I should be hiring people to canvass for me instead of door knocking.

How much should I pay per lead or appointment?

I would say my average job is $800-$1200 with a 45% profit margin.

But I think I am going to make them stay in area's with bigger homes. So my per lead costs is worth it.

I was thinking $25 per appointment? I like the idea of a appointment. I would close 1 in 3 which would mean each is costing me $75.00. Does that seem right?

Will I find somebody to work for this. I know at $25 an appointment I could make $150.00 a day easy.

I really would like to stay away from hourly if at all possible.

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I am thinking about hiring a canvasser but not to knock on doors.

I want him to pass out flyers to every house that looks like it needs a roof.

I also want him to carry a clip board and write down the address of every house that gets a flyer, and then I’ll have someone enter the data into our Marketing software to build my mailing list.

Give me your feedback on this approach.
Hi Mel-

Another thing you can do, and SHOULD do if this is the method of attack you're going to utilize....

Make sure to get those addresses as you said of the houses being left a flyer...And for FREE you can go onto and do a reverse search of the address and 99.9% get the phone number of each of these homes. (It's alot cheaper than using salesgenie, but the only unfortunate thing is the homeowners number will not be "pre-scrubbed", meaning they could very well be on the national do-not-call list.

Either way, you could follow up the fylers being passed out with a pleasant phone call stating something simple like:

Godd afternoon, Mr./ Mrs.________--This is _________ w/ (company name)...We were in the neighborhood the other day, and as we were passing out flyers noticed that some of the shingles on your house are buckiling/ curling,....then run with it from there.

Personally, I find it a very effective way to get in the door and get some immediate business.

Good Luck!:thumbsup:
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