Acquiring New Business

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by kudo148, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. kudo148

    kudo148 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    Im looking for ways to gain new customers. I am curious what people's thoughts are on acquiring business through internet site such as service magic. I believe you pay a $99 one time fee to register and then pay per lead there after. Has anyone used a service like this and what are others thoughts on using a service like this? Basically is it worth your time and most importantly your money.
     
  2. joshman108

    joshman108 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 86

    google adwords. No stupid start up fee, and everyone* uses google.

    *mostly
     
  3. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Stay away from service magic. They will bug the crap out of you.
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  4. gardenkeeper88

    gardenkeeper88 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 347

    I agree!!! they gave me a week of "free" look at types of leads. I saw 1 that would be good IF I got the bid.

    Don't want to use them.
     
  5. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,678

    There's a big sticky on SM at the top of the page. They still call 3~5 times a week and all I did was inquire about their services. That was 3 years ago. Thank god for call blocking.
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  6. kudo148

    kudo148 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the input! I will check out the other threads as well
     
  7. cle.lawn

    cle.lawn LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 17

    I have actually benefited greatly from Service Magic, fyi. Just to give another perspective......specifically on lawn mowing accounts.
     
  8. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,647

    Stay away from Service Magic!!!
     
  9. DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING

    DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,343

    We haven't had much luck with service magic. But all strategies are worth a try. Good luck.
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