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Old 01-09-2013, 10:32 PM
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Thank you Inzane

I'm new to this site. Thanks for the direction.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:31 PM
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Last September, I put out signs that simply said this...LAWN AERATION TEXT THEYARDBOY to 90210. I put those signs out around 6AM and by noon I had 6 jobs booked at $150 each.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:37 PM
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i've always wanted to do the sign thing, but i keep hearing that in my area their are potentially pretty big fines for that. I see them pulling signs out of the ground all the time.. (the county sheriff truck) I thought about putting them up from 5p.m. till dark on certain intersections near communities i'd like to be working in. if i pull them up and don't leave them out there all the time mabee i'll be OK. guess i'm gonna have to check the laws in GA.

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Last September, I put out signs that simply said this...LAWN AERATION TEXT THEYARDBOY to 90210. I put those signs out around 6AM and by noon I had 6 jobs booked at $150 each.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:09 AM
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Thanks for the input.I have decided to go with craigslist,local news paper,and signs
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:16 AM
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i've always wanted to do the sign thing, but i keep hearing that in my area their are potentially pretty big fines for that. I see them pulling signs out of the ground all the time.. (the county sheriff truck) I thought about putting them up from 5p.m. till dark on certain intersections near communities i'd like to be working in. if i pull them up and don't leave them out there all the time mabee i'll be OK. guess i'm gonna have to check the laws in GA.
Where I placed my signs was just outside the city limits on roads people traveled to get to the interstate to commute to work. City pulls them up pretty quick if they are inside city limits. County here is pretty lax about it.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:24 AM
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Personally, I've never seen many results from direct mail... In my opinion, a website is by far your best bet for finding new work. Hire a designer and developer to create your site, and if you can't afford a web designer, there are many cheaper options that allow you to build your own site such as http://virb.com/ or http://www.squarespace.com/ Once you do that, create a budget to start advertising using Google Adwords, and you can target local audiences through their mapping system. I've seen by far the best results from this method, as everyone is turning to the web for their source of info. Just my 2 cents.
Hey Your Site looks really nice who did yours ? Did it come with some type of Sco to help with google ?
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:48 PM
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I put myself on Google Places and Yahoo. My Facebook page is about 35% of my business and the local Chamber of Commerce is another 35 to 40 %. I havent spent one dime on ad words and if you Google Jacobsen Lawn Service Oswego Il you will see all those listings were free. I was forced to advertise with no money
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