Cha-ching , that's 5 new ones this year from CL, not bad for a free ad.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by monoshock, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. monoshock

    monoshock LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,245

    Just picked up #5 today from a free CL ad. [​IMG]
     
  2. JimsLocalLawn

    JimsLocalLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 581

    How?

    All I manage to get on CL is low end property owners that want to pay me in food stamps!

    I have gotten maybe 10 calls from Craigslist, I got 0 customers out of them.
     
  3. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,738

    Will you link your ad, I would love to see it. PM it you prefer.
     
  4. Vecchio Lawn Care

    Vecchio Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 905

    I've gotten 7 jobs this year off CL
     
  5. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    links please, I know it can be done but how
     
  6. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Posts: 2,773

    I've gotten 8 new clients without CL. :) The one call I got was from a realtor wanting a over grown property knocked down. I never called them back.
     
  7. monoshock

    monoshock LawnSite Bronze Member
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  8. TML

    TML LawnSite Senior Member
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  9. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,010

    Do pretty well on Craigslist as well. Very picky about the clients we take on so they are vetted very well. It helps to put nice pictures in your post with links to your website and Facebook page. Also is a good idea to have your minimum or starting at fee posted.

    We are a family owned company me (35) and Dad (55) are each in the field running a truck and Mom is home and she answers the phone for us and takes care of most of the book keeping. Her answering the phone helps as well she tells us daily about the comments people make about somebody answering the phone. Today one guy said he called 6 "companies" before he called us and none of them answered the phone. I think a woman answering the phone helps as well.
     
  10. ShorterGrass

    ShorterGrass LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    Ive been called repeatedly by a middle eastern sounding guy offering to save me money on home repairs. I also got an email tonight asking if I could provide home care to someone's sister for $650 a week. So my CL ad is doing pretty well too.
     

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