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Old 11-13-2012, 09:42 PM
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Posted my Snowplowing Craigslist Ad

Hey everyone!

I just posted my Craigslist ad for snowplowing. Anything you think I can add to help weed-out the cheapskate, tirekicker & unwanted customers?

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/hss/3408116569.html

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Old 11-13-2012, 09:54 PM
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The only thing I can suggest to weed out those unwanted character listed above is, don't use Craig's list.


I still use them, but I sure get alot of lousy phone calls. Mostly from call centers and people trying to sell some-thing.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:58 PM
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I too, receive many of those annoying telemarketer calls but I just don't answer them. I have had a lot of success with my craigslists ads. About a quarter of my good solid mowing accounts come from craigslist.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:44 PM
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The only thing I can suggest to weed out those unwanted character listed above is, don't use Craig's list.
I'm in the camp that really likes CL for leads. I firmly believe that as high a quality of an ad as possible goes a long way in people pre-qualifying themselves (read: weeding out) before they call you.

As a tip to filter out the telemarketers, display your phone number and email in an image. In fact, using a large image for your entire add allows you to tailor the visual exactly as you want, without conforming to CL's minimal html allowances.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:29 PM
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How do you make a mobile site like yours and can i get that craigslist template please?
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:36 PM
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I'm in the camp that really likes CL for leads. I firmly believe that as high a quality of an ad as possible goes a long way in people pre-qualifying themselves (read: weeding out) before they call you.

As a tip to filter out the telemarketers, display your phone number and email in an image. In fact, using a large image for your entire add allows you to tailor the visual exactly as you want, without conforming to CL's minimal html allowances.

Yup. That's what I do.

A good ad, as opposed to a "classified ad" does wonders for setting yourself apart from those who can't spell.

If you appear to be a cheap business, you will attract the cheapskates.
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Yup. That's what I do.
A good ad, as opposed to a "classified ad" does wonders for setting yourself apart from those who can't spell.
If you appear to be a cheap business, you will attract the cheapskates.
Exactly. Mine all closely mirror the web sites so that when they click over to the site, they see the cohesive branding and image carried through. They're also easy to multipurpose and post to Facebook business pages, etc.

Especially when it comes to Craig's List, getting people to click from the ad, to your site, and finally to either call or email you sets up a very nice, multiple step pre-qualifier for those leads.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:01 PM
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Looks good, how do you make your ads?
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Didn't see the part where it says all driveways 10.00!
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:13 PM
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Didn't see the part where it says all driveways 10.00!
LMAO!!

Gman: I just used html to create it. Craigslist allows very basic, old school html in their postings. Not to hard if you have a basic concept of html.
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