Does cragislist really work??

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by goku770, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. goku770

    goku770 LawnSite Member
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    Does anybody use craigslist and have u gotten any accounts that diddnt look like crap or thave 1ft tall grass when you got their?
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  2. TTS

    TTS LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 615

    Its no home run hitter but I got a few good accounts from it last year. For free advertising its worth more than I paid for it
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  3. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
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    A few years ago I got a good account off it in a very nice neighborhood. I don't have it any more though.
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  4. PenningsLandscaping

    PenningsLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I've had good luck, but you need to have a no bs attitude about it. Half of them will be tire kickers looking to have the work done for peanuts.
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  5. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I did OK with it initially. Lots of city dwellers seem to look there.

    The type of ad you present makes a big difference in my opinion.

    If you post this...

    ...you'll get what you deserve.
    ;)
     
  6. Armsden&Son

    Armsden&Son LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,357

    Bwahahahahahah^^^^^^

    Classic!

    It all depends on the market as well....

    Some markets are notoriously bad for C list and some are great...

    Where I am for instance, is a good market for it...

    Therefore I use it...
     
  7. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    See! Proof it works. Jack made so much jack he sold out to bob and ray and retired early.
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  8. deroest

    deroest LawnSite Member
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    I've had great luck from it. At one point, I was receiving 4-5 Calls a day in very nice neighborhoods. Just make a professional Ad.
     
  9. twomancrew

    twomancrew LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 945

    Used to garden-till and got a lot of work from CL. I sell a ton and buy a ton of stuff too. I agree with making the ad look right. If you can't spell, you ain't gonna get good results.

    i need good type working please. i do anyting you ask of me to. i do work many hours for little pay. :waving:
     
  10. B16bri

    B16bri LawnSite Member
    Posts: 96

    When you post ads on CL what do you say anyone care to post there ads ?
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