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ffjoe
10-12-2011, 04:33 PM
Is this legit? I think it sounds good... Just wondering if anyone has taken the dive into buying this and how it was????

turf hokie
10-12-2011, 07:14 PM
http://lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=334696&highlight=tanner

ffjoe
10-12-2011, 09:32 PM
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ffjoe
10-12-2011, 09:37 PM
Ok. Read the posted thread... Anyone else bought it? I'm in my 3rd year and far from being knowledgable about the biz. I'm just wondering if there are more people out there that have bought it and what they thought? I can understand some of you guys that are in their 10-15th year in the biz saying it's a waste of $$.. But for a 3 year rookie??? Maybe a worth while investment??
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addictedtolandscaping
10-12-2011, 10:31 PM
The Christmas Light University videos will give you a pretty good synopsis I would imagine. He did bring home some good thought processes, upselling and such. However this is all basic common sense. I honestly believe that reading and re=reading this forum, and yes I have done it numerous times and also attended the HBL training seminar a few years back, that you will end up $200 ahead of the game. There are some people on here with over a decade in this, and share a wealth of knowledge that generally prompts discussion and question and answer.

ffjoe
10-12-2011, 10:57 PM
So does the Christmas Light University videos go over all the bidding stuff, the tax forms, the in and outs of wattage, etc??? Can anyone Attest to the Christmas light univ compared to Larsons deal?
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David Gretzmier
10-13-2011, 12:53 AM
I watched some of tanners videos back then and I said then and I agree now, they do have some good common sense information. I don't know tanner, but I will say there are dozens of folks who sell this information, and really, there are so many keys to success in this business that I don't think any of them are truly a turn key product. As far as tanners experience, There is a guy in Omaha that is not connected to Brite Ideas or Christmas Decor that has been doing Christmas lights and training for over 20 years. and although his books and videos are some of the best, his stuff still does not cover many things well- hiring,compensating and training employees, marketing and taxes, accounting, how to prepare a proper client planning file, etc. I have had training from multiple distributorship companies and had access to Christmas Decors hallowed video training, and even with all that and more than a few years experience I am still learning and getting better each year.

There is no doubt in my mind that you will save and make back that 200 bucks many times over. but trust me, if you spend about 40 hours treating the past 3-5 years of posts on here as a free guide, I think you will find it worth thousands of dollars in savings.

HBL and thier support staff is probably a good place to at least start, and if you want the c-9 and maybe rental buisiness Christmas Decor is worth a look if you can find the funds to buy in.

ffjoe
10-13-2011, 01:19 AM
David- are you referring to the Christmas Light University Tanner or the Cashing in on Christmas Tanner set of books? Or am I confused and this is the same person? Christmas light univ, as I looked up tonight, is holding a webinar tomorrow and Friday. I signed up.. Wonder if it's worth the time ?

I understand wha you're saying about taking the time to read 40 hrs worth of forum posts, but with 4 kids, etc, this is kinda a challenge. It would be better to have it all in front of me where I cam flip through- guess a personal preference-

Anyways, I appreciate the lengthy response. And yeah, can you clear that up about the Tanner thing? Unsure if this is the same guy...
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David Gretzmier
10-13-2011, 02:27 AM
pretty sure tanner is the same guy from both. I have 4 kids ( 3-14 ) and wife too. Deacon at church.

ffjoe
10-13-2011, 12:59 PM
nope, two different last names...

David Gretzmier
10-16-2011, 01:32 AM
Hmm, maybe there are 2 tanners, but watch some of the videos. It seems as though both tanners are from Christmas light installer and Christmas light university. cashing in on Christmas seems to be the brown haired tanner. Pretty sure they are connected.
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TimNNJ
10-16-2011, 09:59 PM
I did the Christmas light U last year and signed up this year..it's more of a marketing tool..it really dominates google..and other search engines...if you do any search for christmas light installer or somthing close to that christmaslightinstaller.com videos..links..pictures and right ups pop up on the first two pages of google search..you pretty much buy an area...it's pretty cool..I hope they do it for lawn/landscape..google christmas light installer rumson nj...pretty cool

Don M.
10-18-2011, 02:51 PM
I did the Christmas light U last year and signed up this year..it's more of a marketing tool..it really dominates google..and other search engines...if you do any search for christmas light installer or somthing close to that christmaslightinstaller.com videos..links..pictures and right ups pop up on the first two pages of google search..you pretty much buy an area...it's pretty cool..I hope they do it for lawn/landscape..google christmas light installer rumson nj...pretty cool

If you know anything about websites, title tags, back linking, etc., you don't need a program like Christmas Light Installer. Create a web page, promote it, and it will take care of it. There a lots of ways to own "internet real estate".

Google christmas light installer st. louis (http://www.marlerspressurewashing.com) and you'll see what I'm talking about. On my end, they are right below me. It wouldnt take much work to do stuff to send them further down the line.

TimNNJ
10-18-2011, 03:49 PM
I dont know about those goods. I do need a better web presence for my area for sure.
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turf hokie
10-18-2011, 09:17 PM
OK, I finally broke down and checked out the site.

I didn't get past the first paragraph I read, can someone answer me this, because this isnt the first time I have come across it.

Where did this idea or sales pitch come from?

"WE are not a franchise, we are locally owned and operated" come from???

It really ticks me off, just because I chose to buy into a franchise does not mean I am not locally owned or operated. Sonsabitches, sell yourself and your product not some crap line.....

I can't be anymore locally owned or operated, own a house here, rent a warehouse here, send my kids to school here, active member of several local organizations, volunteer my time to community and organizations.

But all it takes is some jackleg to say, "oh he's a franchise, they wont take care of you like I will because I'm local" grrrrrrrrr, gonna knock someone's teeth in next time I hear a potential client being fed that crap....

might be a long year if some of this cut throat, price shopping crap keeps up....

TimNNJ
10-19-2011, 02:28 PM
From what I gathered this Spring when I did my postcards, I put the town were we are located...people liked the fact that we were local....Just my experience with it..I think people think they are getting taken for a ride with franchises..but who knows

David Gretzmier
10-20-2011, 02:22 AM
I think also " not a franchise" is a legal disclaimer as well. there is a ton of federal laws and regulations that cover franchises and franchisee's.

and being associated with a national name has only helped me. so no biggie

lawn_jockey
11-14-2011, 02:16 AM
The challenge at the bottom........Tanner Maxson of Christmas Light Installer University and Christmaslightinstaller.com is different from Tanner Larson of cashing in on Christmas

My name is Tanner Maxson

We have free training as described above. You are all welcomed to sit in on the webinars.
Yes we sell marketing leads for $12 residential and $17 commercial leads. Thanks for the discussion guys.

A couple of you have mentioned how we can take over the page pretty fast for Christmas lights related local keywords.

Here is the Challenge. Email me a city where you think it would be hard to dominate for Christmas Light Installation.
Send the challenge to office @ Christmas light installer *dot* com Post on this thread the date and time you sent the challenge to me and then, give me 48 hours to get some results.
Report back to this thread if I was able to provide front page marketing on Google.

I don't have time for 30 challenges... So I will take the first challenge I get from you guys.

Hey while waiting for the results...go get some free training.

Tanner Maxson
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