I run a newspaper ad in the spring for 6 to 8 weeks for cleanups, mowing and mulching and then usually one in the fall for leaf cleanups and plowing. I didn't run the fall one this year. A lot of my work comes from referrals from customers and neighbors passing by. I'm not really trying to grow my business or I would advertise more. I had pretty good luck selling firewood on CL but that's all I've used it for...for the business anyway.
P.S. - I used to run a Yellow Pages ad but cancelled that last year due to cost and lack of response from it.
Last edited by Darryl G; 11-28-2012 at 01:58 PM.