Craigslist feedback

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by BLC1, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. BLC1

    BLC1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 714

    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?
  2. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,073

    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.

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,223

    works from time to time, its hit or miss.
  4. kirkmbrown2001

    kirkmbrown2001 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 265

  5. LoweJ82

    LoweJ82 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 365

    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......
  6. mrlandscaper

    mrlandscaper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    All I have got so far was spam and one guy that called me asking if I was hiring.
  7. FLAhaulboy

    FLAhaulboy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 852

    I gets tons of work from Craig's re hauling jobs. I post under the Labor/Moving section. I try to repost every week.
  8. JFGauvreau

    JFGauvreau LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,297

    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.
  9. kilgoja

    kilgoja LawnSite Senior Member
    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
  10. Flatop

    Flatop LawnSite Member
    Posts: 237

    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.

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