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Old 01-15-2013, 06:39 PM
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:16 PM
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My websites and other online listings generate the lion's share of estimates. Well done Craigslist ads have really helped me out as well. If your craigslist ad doesn't look like you are Redneck Joe looking to mow for a case of Keystone, then I think that helps weed out the price shoppers. I love having most of my estimate requests come in from my estimate request tool on my website. It lets me respond with an estimate way quicker than most in my area. Word of mouth and referrals help tremendously. I don't use Facebook to get clients. I use my Facebook company page to communicate with current clients. Seems to work out pretty well.
who dl you use for your website . Their are so many options
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:49 PM
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I did mine myself. It's not hard, just time consuming.
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:07 PM
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I did mine myself. It's not hard, just time consuming.
I'm in a similar boat as you, have you gotten any interest in your services yet. This will be my first year I am trying to do this full time.

I use facebook, google places, craigslist (best results, made close to $2500 revenue), word of mouth (second best results). Last year was my first year in business, I didn't start until April and I only did it as part time and didn't have facebook or google places setup until too late in the season. When I was younger (probably 5 years ago now) I did door hangers and had very poor results, I got 2 customers this way after spending 2-3 hours placing hangers and both were headaches and not worth the business. This year I am planning on going door to door in neighborhoods I really want to focus on.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:29 AM
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Word of mouth, do a perfect job, and ALWAYS pick up your phone when a customer calls. Dont be scared to ask for referrals from your current customers. I add to all my emails and invoices at the bottom that I welcome and appriciate all referrals.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:01 AM
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If you're confident you can do the best work for the best reviews, get on ANGIE'S LIST!!!!

It has been a free source of GREAT customers for us.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:05 AM
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Snapper: CP218520 Comm Hi Vac
70s Hi Vac
LawnBoy: 10227 wi/bagger
Scag:SW36 Grass Packer/Kawaski engine
Shindaiwa: T242 LE242 RS41T231X
STIHL: MS210C BG55x2
Kawasaki:KRB650B KHDS600A
Toro:1 Stage snow blower
Lesco: 4Gal BP sprayer #80 SS spreader deflector/hopper cover
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:57 AM
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Angie's list has done squat for me. I've got some great reviews there, however.

I get calls every day from organic search, even this time of year. Usually 4 or 5 calls a day in the springtime.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:17 PM
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Tried most of whats listed... Now not sure about the area's you guys are in, but here word of mouth brings work but not very much... I've got jobs on certain routs that I pull up and can't do because both sides of the road there are parked lawn rigs... I get most of my work from the website this year, but most was commercial and very little residential... Newspaper very little this year... Stickering the trucks and trailer not one call... Yard signs about a third here... The city is Dothan AL population is around 45-50 thousand and there are around 1000 licensed lawn care operations...
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:55 PM
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There's your problem. Your going to have to lowball and knock them out one by one!
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