I started doing my "yard haunt" 5 years ago. Starting from nothing but a couple pumpkins and a handful of store bought props to filling my 1/2 acre front yard with over 50 mostly self made props, lights and sound system. My first year I had about 3 TOT's. Of course I was happy with even just having one to scare The next year I had a whopping 5. Again, I was still happy with just scaring 1. 3rd year I ended up in the Hopital with Appendicitis on the night of October 29. That was after I had all ready put about 100 flyers out in mailboxes to advertise my haunt and had built about 5 new props and purchased a quite a few decorations. Well needless to say i didnt get to put on my haunt that year. Last Year I put a Sign at the beginning of my neighborhood and had built up a much bigger haunt display over the previous 2 years. I had about 50 TOT's last year. This year My whole front yard was pretty much filled with props and decorations and I put a sign at the beginning of my neighborhood again and a Countdown sign in my front yard with a small display. I easily had about 100 TOT's this year. So I went from 3 to 5 to 50 to 100, showing that " if you build it (and "advertise" a little bit) they will come." I hope everybody that is just starting out and doesnt have much yet or hasnt gotten that many TOT's yet, to hang in there and keep building. Word of mouth and a little advertisement goes a long way after a couple years. I Hope everybody else had as much fun as I did this year and look forward to next year!!