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Old 11-27-2012, 06:42 PM
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How do you advertise?

Hi everyone

I am curious,
How did you get your clients? word of mouth, lots of business cards, postcards, internet, or what?

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Old 11-27-2012, 06:52 PM
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Bidding, word of mouth and knowing the right people.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:52 PM
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Yellow page ad and word of month only.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:01 PM
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I get 80% from the website and the rest from word of mouth or neighbors.

Fall 2011 I spent $800 on google adwords and picked up $4000 new aeration and overseedings. Did not use adwords this fall but still had a full schedule.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:04 PM
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thanks for all of the replies! keep them coming !
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:15 PM
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Word of mouth, directmail postcards, cold calling, lettered trucks and trailers.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:33 PM
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yes i remember picking up at least one account from somebody who read the truck lettering while getting gas at the next pump.

several years ago we used to hang brochures on doorknobs in a neighborhood after finishing up a lawn. got one that way but it seemed like a lot of work for just one account.

might have been a crappy brochure, i don't know
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A big thing ive learned is networking is key. Im doing the interior demolition on three buildings for a buddy who does renovations. I refer him an he does the same.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:55 PM
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I ran a small 1" ad in the yellowpages for the first 4yrs then I got rid of the ad. Most of my customers are from the ad. But the yellowpages are fazing out these days, I think more people use the internet. All I have now is my website and pay $15 a month to be found with search engines. With the yellowpage ad I was getting every tomdickandharry calling me to sell something to me, but it wasnt like that in the begining.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:15 PM
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Seems like internet is popular, So....- How do you get your website noticed more??? I personally have had good luck with word of mouth, getting out there, and being consistent ( showing up when your supposed too) I picked up a customer last week for next season due to the fact i do a nice job every time im at the neighbors house, and dont have a huge ZTR lol
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