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grasschopperofchicago
03-20-2009, 10:14 AM
Hey everyone!-
I have been searching craigslist for information on any equipment I might find to add to my addiction!--I am heading to a Scag Demonstration at 11 today, to check out a new 48" Pro "V"--any input on these would be welcomed, been using Exmarks and considered a Quick 40 Dually, but thinking the extra $2300 is money well spent on this machine!

Back to Craigslist!--I have searched a ton of Lawn Care service ads from ALL over the country, and they are exactly the same!--GUYS you need to stand out!--do it like a FREE WEB page!!

Here is an example of two different pages and the impact they might have!---view the first then the second, it is all about professionalism guys!!--If you are just typing an ad, you are looking like the 18 year old with the 20" rear bagger online trying to drum up business!---
Not for Lawncare, but working on one for viewing.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/spo/1082599184.html

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/spo/1076132158.html

If you are seeking help with a page, I can make you a few ads with your information, email me to discuss!!

Proc's Lawncare
03-20-2009, 10:18 AM
Good point... Nice thread man!

Turfcutters Plus
03-20-2009, 02:45 PM
Hey everyone!-
I have been searching craigslist for information on any equipment I might find to add to my addiction!--I am heading to a Scag Demonstration at 11 today, to check out a new 48" Pro "V"--any input on these would be welcomed, been using Exmarks and considered a Quick 40 Dually, but thinking the extra $2300 is money well spent on this machine!

Back to Craigslist!--I have searched a ton of Lawn Care service ads from ALL over the country, and they are exactly the same!--GUYS you need to stand out!--do it like a FREE WEB page!!

Here is an example of two different pages and the impact they might have!---view the first then the second, it is all about professionalism guys!!--If you are just typing an ad, you are looking like the 18 year old with the 20" rear bagger online trying to drum up business!---
Not for Lawncare, but working on one for viewing.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/spo/1082599184.html

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/spo/1076132158.html

If you are seeking help with a page, I can make you a few ads with your information, email me to discuss!!

Now here is some advice for you.....My awesome solo mowing business was and is successful Because of it.I put Free ads on boards,run free ads,don't pay anything(rarely ads in paper),Word of mouth.Got a nice commercial job that has turned into 2 from store board.People think they get cheaper rates from cheapo ads.This is the way to go to stay solo.Now excuse me,i have rock star practice now$$$$$$$$$$$!:cool2:

grasschopperofchicago
03-20-2009, 04:19 PM
Now here is some advice for you.....My awesome solo mowing business was and is successful Because of it.I put Free ads on boards,run free ads,don't pay anything(rarely ads in paper),Word of mouth.Got a nice commercial job that has turned into 2 from store board.People think they get cheaper rates from cheapo ads.This is the way to go to stay solo.Now excuse me,i have rock star practice now$$$$$$$$$$$!:cool2:

Professional will always stand out more than a rip from the printer paper on a store board, if you are seeking quality accounts, I guess my 24 years experience and continued success in this field and the nearly 100% retention of my 123 accounts, with a few additions this year have taught me nothing!---perhaps I need to consider "Rock Star" practice to fill in any flaws in my business plan!
If you want 1/4 acre lots for $20-25.00 I suggest you keep up your style, however in Chicago we have considerable wealth that want butler type treatment with their LAWN CARE PROFESSIONAL!

but on a lighter note, if your way works so be it...I was just making a suggestion for the Forum!

Turfcutters Plus
02-26-2011, 12:02 PM
you are right if you want to go bigger . I do not , as i have been traveling playing BIG shows with BritBeat .:weightlifter:

silverwoolley
02-26-2011, 12:08 PM
The links dont seem to be working for me. Here is how I do my CL posts....

http://austin.craigslist.org/fgs/2235485466.html

Dogbonz
02-26-2011, 01:24 PM
Links aren't working for me either.

Lugnut
02-26-2011, 02:42 PM
Those links are 2 years old

Clark Griswold
02-26-2011, 03:24 PM
Those links are 2 years old

People never look at the damn dates, I do!

Swampy
02-26-2011, 04:09 PM
silverwooley: what do you use to generate that AD?

Dogbonz
02-26-2011, 04:12 PM
If you look at the dates,, then why the hell did you post in here too? Same reason I did,, as the thread topic was on the 1st page! ForFucSake no need to be a ******!

silverwoolley
02-27-2011, 01:17 PM
silverwooley: what do you use to generate that AD?

I have the image on photobucket then I just use the html code it gives and copy and paste it to craigslist