Creating a Flyer

Creating Flyers for your Business

Creating a flyer can be a great way to advertise and get the word out about your business. Handing out flyers can be especially effective for local businesses. You can make sure your business flyers reach your target market by going to the places where your target market are most likely to be. You can hand out flyers to passerbys on the local streets and place them on car windshields.

Determining a budget

When creating a flyer for your business you first have to determine your budget. How much can you spend on flyers? You can decide to purchase professional more expensive flyers or print flyers out on regular computer paper. Professional flyers are more appealing but you have to determine if its worth the extra cost. Your Industry should also be taken in consideration. For example night clubs usually hand out the professional flyers.

Should you hire a graphic designer?

When you are creating a flyer you can decide to hire a graphic designer to create an appealing flyer template for your business. Even if you are printing out the flyers yourself on regular computer paper you can use the professional template over and over again. A great place to find a graphic designer is getafreelancer.com. However if you are on a tight budget and can’t afford a graphic designer you can search for an image related to your business on google images and place that on your flyer along with your business name and contact information. (Its a good idea to ask the website where the image came from if its ok for you to use their image). If you are purchasing the professional flyers, the company may have their own templates for you to choose from.

Professional Flyers Price Comparison

Below is a price comparison for 250 flyers. Some include thier own templates (flyer designs) and some don’t. However all of these websites have then option of uploading your own flyer design.

. Color Front side only Color Front & Back Shipping & Handling Templates Available? Type of Paper
zazzle $52.50- 4.50in x 5.60in
$77.50- 5.5in x 8.5in
$147.50- 8.5in x 11in
same $29.95 3-5 Business days
$73.95 2 Days
(If you buy more quantity the shipping will increase)
Hundreds of choices. There are designs for specific industries or general. Basic: High Gloss, 100lb Cover Weight Paper
vista print $44.99- 5.47in x 4.21in
$59.99- 8.50in x 5.47in
$100.99- 8.50in x 10.98in
$44.99- 3.74in x 8.27in
$59.98- 5.47in x 4.21in
$82.48- 8.50in x 5.47in
$115.98- 8.50in x 10.98in
$47.98- 3.74in x 8.27in
$34.12-three Business Days
$20.93-seven Days
$14.55-fourteen Days
$9.73-twentyone Days
many templates to choose from Paper Stock: 100 lb. text with aqueous coating
print place $35.50-4.25×5.5
$62.00-4.25×11
$62.00-5.5×8.5
$103.00-11×8.5
$149.50-14×8.5
$114.50-9×12
$220.00-11×17
$290.50-25.37×11
$432.00-33.75×11
$52.50-4.25×5.5
$95.50-4.25×11
$95.50-5.5×8.5
$162.00- 11×8.5
$239.50- 14×8.5
$182.00-9×12
$354.50-11×17
$470.00-25.37×11
$700.00-33.75×11
Free- 5days
$16.50- 3days
$122.00-same day
they do not have templates to choose from, you have to use your own design 100# text, gloss text
Aqueous Coating (more choices at extra cost)
express copy $112.50-8.5×11
$140.00-8.5×14
$215.00-11×17
$162.50-8.5×11
$205.00-8.5×14
$315.00-11×17
Free overnight shipping included (you will get your order the following weekday) but if you live in Alaska or Hawaii there is a charge of $15. They have templates to choose from related to specific industries such as real estate, beauty ect. Regular Bond Paper (more options available at extra cost)
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