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Good afternoon OCN,

After learning the tricks of the trade and being in the scene for quite some time, I am finally going to try and launch my own small business for assembling, repairing and upgrading computers. Please note that I have done more than enough research into this and understand it's a "hard business to make a profit" but honestly believe I be successful with the right service, customer care, guarantee and quality of craftsmanship (so please don't give me your 2 cents about how you know it's not worth the time and whatnot). I am asking anyone and everyone to "Constructively Critique" and give helpful suggestions to this computer flyer that I am trying to finish. My market is geared towards gamers (I love assembling sweet rigs that have the latest components and such) but that does not mean they are my only target, EVERYONE IS. My creative juices are starting to drain and I've been breaking my head trying to finish this thing. Please note IT IS FAR FROM FINISHED and I am simply trying to get good suggestions to add to the flyer. I want it to be simple, yet effective as the last flyer I had looked like a page out of the bible lol. So without further a due, here it is!

photo NextLevelFlyer_zpsda3dae22.jpg

Here are a couple of thing's I was thinking about adding:
1. About Me (let them know I am currently in school Junior year of college Majoring in I.T., studying to get my A+ cert too.)
2. Should I include pricing? (I really don't have any marketing experience and have heard its a negative while others say it's a positive, confused:blushsmil)
3. Prices vs Best Buy, Geek Squad, Tiger Direct, etc.?
4. A Facebook Like logo and URL to my FB page (Business Page which is also in the midst of completion).

Sorry if I am posting this in the wrong thread in advance!

Best,

Elvin Blen
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As it is now its a bit messy and confusing because it lacks a visual hierarchy, everything is the same size more or less and people walking by wont understand what it is about unless the really stop and read it (you have to remember that people . As far as content goes its really up to you to figure out what you think is most important for your customer base and you already have more then need aside from maybe adding a Facebook page (which is where you should include all the information that is not on the flyer).

Start by figuring out whats essential and rank it in order of importance, then organize it visual by using color, size, etc.

For instance the title should be very big and bold (currently the contrast on that title is dodgy as it is against a greyish background and depending on how it prints it could be even more problematic).

The only thing I would suggest you add is some tear off tabs at the bottom so students can quickly get your information when they rush for class.

Otherwise you have some nice graphics choices but again its a matter of organizing it more specifically.
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Flier is too busy. Less is more with people. Someone will look at that and throw it in the garbage. I know it sounds dumb, but bright colors, and flashy decorating while being simple. People can be dumb and lazy, so its your job to catch their attention to warrant a read, then throw something in there to keep them reading.

On my fliers and door hangers I do a neon green background, with black writing. My company name, then phone number, then a bright sticker or bubble say prices start at 19.99 for PC repair, followed by my services, then my certs, then phone number saying call for free quote.

Ill also give you two great tips that helped me grab business. Do flat rates if you can, people are wary of paying by the hour, especially when it comes to a PC they could easily replace at best buy for 300 bucks. So flat rates all day long will set you apart.

Also, for your business clients charge them only hourly, have contracts saying if they buy a contract you can give them a rate of 35 an hour versus the normal 60 an hour, but they have to buy a minimum of a 3 hour contract. They also get VIP priority, so if they have a breakdown someone can be to them quicker.

Remember to pay the business first then pay yourself. For awhile you will be purely investing in your business and see little return, but hard work and it will pay off. Also, know your town laws, and get tax privilege/ business licensing.
Edited by Dimaggio1103 - 6/8/13 at 11:01pm
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The whole design is kinda dated, and as you've been told already states too much information without any eye-catching moments...

Pictures are not "saying" anything...the complete built is on a messy background and not that eye striking to begin with.
The major league gaming badge will appeal to whom exactly?
The funny clipart?
The current trend is for more abstract, “flat” graphics.

Believe it or not the Windows 8 is a great example of that: flat, colorful, eye-catching colored tiles.
Those are not “just tiles”…are “live/smart tiles”, …they have stuff on them. Shape and color coded, those serve a purpose: telling you what those are about in a simple way, and convening a message.

In the marketing/presentation world, also known as “infographics”.
Newest Android and iOS versions also try to move away from the “realistic depiction rounded icon”, to a more abstract, flat yet intuitive interface.

That is exactly what a modern flyer should be imho: think of it as a static webpage, or a simple tablet app. Its only purpose, keep you interested long enough to leave an impression, name a few KEY services, and lead you to pick up the phone or write down the web url provided.
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