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Old 05-11-2012, 07:47 PM
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Low Cost Advertising?

Hello, My name is Matt and I own Matt's Lawn and Garden in Boise, Idaho. Does anyone have any advice for fairly cheap advertising that will bring back great results? Im having a hard time with door to door solutions. HELP
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:50 PM
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word of mouth is free.

talking to people and handing out business cards. offer free first lawn cuts
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sign up for a bunch of free classifieds.

social media.
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:06 AM
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Get on Angie's list!
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:11 AM
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Get on Angie's list!
Great advice. Except you can't "get" there unless a client PUTS you there.





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fairly cheap advertising that will bring back great results
These are not words that are often found in the same sentence.
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:09 AM
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meet and greet. easiest as long as u can sell yourself. maybe make a binder with some project pictures as well as referals.
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:35 AM
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As the people at my plant nursery say...not cheap LOW COST or Reduced cost LOL.
Don't skimp on your business cards...tried that and it killed me over the long run.
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:35 AM
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Att has a deal that you get an add in the phone book and on the web site with THEIR phone number which is FORWARDED to your phone.

you pay about 11 bucks per call.

in a couple months iv paid about 45 bucks. all iv gotten is a landscape and a coupel bids i didnt get. will make a grand off of the landscape tho.

talk to the post office. i guess they give discounts on mailing out flyers / post cards to every house in neighborhoods.
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:48 PM
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Craigslist. Use Vflyer.com to put together an ad that will make you stand out. Post an ad at least once a day.
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Old 05-13-2012, 12:03 AM
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Craigslist. Use Vflyer.com to put together an ad that will make you stand out. Post an ad at least once a day.
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From Craigslist...

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How often can I post?


You may post to one category and in one city, no more than once every 48 hours.

If you try to post something similar to an active post of yours on the site, you may get a blocked message. Removing the similar active post should help, unless it is less than 48 hours old.
ETA: Maybe you weren't talking about Craigslist.
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Old 05-13-2012, 12:27 AM
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Forget Craig's list nothing but junk leads and lowballers get on Angie's list much higher quality leads from a higher clientale
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