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Craigs List

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnkingforever, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. lawnkingforever

    lawnkingforever LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,280

    Bumping around CL the other day and went under "Household Services". There was alot of mowing services in there. I didnot want to advertise my company there. So I just posted a small ad without my company name just saying "Lawncare services offered" with the area I live in. I don't think I will get much response from it, but atleast I am there just in case.
  2. echeandia

    echeandia LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,131

    I have seven or eight craigslist ads that I keep updated every day, so there is always one near the top of the list. It has resulted in a lot of calls but mostly from folks who are looking to spend almost nothing. I have signed up a few customers from my ads and since it is free I just keep on posting.
  3. Scagguy

    Scagguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,522

    I posted on CL when I first got started. Almost everyone was looking for cheap service and bi-weekly mowing. I don't offer either one. I viewed it as a learning experience, not a waste of time.
  4. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,898

    I do Craigslist - it is free, why not.
    I do anticipate (and have already gotten) el-cheapos looking for the $15/cut blue light special....
    But again, its free - why not?
  5. StBalor

    StBalor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 798

    Yep, i also advertise on craigslist. I have made multiple email addys so i can post in more then 1 category a day. I just point them to my website.
  6. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,676

    I advertise on there, no response/s yet though
  7. Herrick

    Herrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 506

    Last year I posted an add on craig's list and got one call. Turns out to be one of my best customers, and even got a refferal from them this spring for a clean up at one of thier friends houses... well worth the 5 minutes in my opinion... got another one up this year, if I get the same response I'll be estatic!

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