Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-09-2011, 11:09 AM
BLC1 BLC1 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 657
Craigslist feedback

Have you guys had any success posting craigslist ads for your business? I tend to think that the response wouldn't be great and the response would also be from bargrain hunters.

Let me know what has worked or not worked for you. What kind of ads did you run on there? Did you run professional looking ads or just run a couple lines of text with your number and website. Is my thinking correct about a low response and the response being the customers you don't want anyway?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-09-2011, 11:31 AM
1MajorTom's Avatar
1MajorTom 1MajorTom is online now
Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 6,098
I posted an ad on there this morning. I don't expect much, if anything at all.
And I would be SHOCKED if we actually obtained a good customer from it.

I ran an unconventional ad, just for the heck of it. Just to try to stand out from the other masses where everything sounded the same.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-09-2011, 11:53 AM
THEGOLDPRO's Avatar
THEGOLDPRO THEGOLDPRO is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: CONNECTICUT
Posts: 5,190
works from time to time, its hit or miss.
__________________
Official THEGOLDPRO fan club.HERE
2012 Equipment/Stripe thread Here
2011 Equipment/Stripe thread Here
2010 Equipment/Stripe thread Here
2009 Equipment/Stripe thread Here
Hurricane blower video Here
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-09-2011, 12:30 PM
kirkmbrown2001's Avatar
kirkmbrown2001 kirkmbrown2001 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: spring city, pa
Posts: 265
Here is my Craigslist ad: http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/fgs/2255766175.html

Made it myself!

I repost every 2 days, I have yet to get a customer from it...
__________________
Kirk Brown
Kirk's Lawn Care


Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-09-2011, 01:45 PM
LoweJ82 LoweJ82 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Springfield IL
Posts: 292
nothing yet this year with it.

Past Ive gotten $100 15 minute jobs and Ive gotten jobs that was $5k+

its hit and miss with it, lately more miss......
__________________
Lowe Landscaping & Excavating

04 duramax crew cab w/flatbed

21", 33" WB, Trimmer & blower let the lowballing begin yes I have chainsaws big & small, polesaws & more..... if it's orange & white it turns me on


Landscaping Design, Installing both Hard & Softscapes
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-09-2011, 07:26 PM
mrlandscaper's Avatar
mrlandscaper mrlandscaper is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Ijamsville, MD
Posts: 39
All I have got so far was spam and one guy that called me asking if I was hiring.
__________________
Van Lowe Lawn Care, LLC
2001 Chevy Silverado 1500
2007 6x10 Carry - on Trailer Corp. Trailer
2010 52" Exmark Turf Tracer HP
52" Exmark Turf Tracer
2010 21" Troybilt Self Propelled
Echo Backpack Blower
Echo Strait Shaft Line Trimmer
Echo PAS230 w/Strait Shaft Trimmer and Edger
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-09-2011, 07:29 PM
FLAhaulboy FLAhaulboy is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: break time
Posts: 854
I gets tons of work from Craig's re hauling jobs. I post under the Labor/Moving section. I try to repost every week.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-09-2011, 07:52 PM
JFGauvreau's Avatar
JFGauvreau JFGauvreau is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,290
Didn't had success yet, but plan using it much more this year. Actually I had 1 quote for a job, but it was way to far for me to drive.
__________________
Gauvreau Property Maintenance
Commercial & Residential asphalt services
Interlock & Landscape
Complete lawn care services
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-09-2011, 09:48 PM
kilgoja kilgoja is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Boaz, Albertville, Guntersville, AL
Posts: 944
i can't stand craplist....i put an add on there last year...i still get spam email from it >.<..and i never got a customer from it
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-09-2011, 11:19 PM
Flatop's Avatar
Flatop Flatop is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 234
Nice website link from your add on CL. I use Craigslist and yes I do get spam but have acquired half my customers from CL. From CL comes word of mouth. You can't beat free advertisement.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:54 PM.

Page generated in 0.09578 seconds with 9 queries