Has anyone run an ad on Angie's List?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by New2TheGreenIndustry, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. New2TheGreenIndustry

    New2TheGreenIndustry LawnSite Senior Member
    from GA
    Posts: 860

    Hi folks,

    I had a few positive reviews posted on Angie's List and I now have an ad rep trying to sell me on running an ad. He says my listing would go to the top for lawn service(etc), in addition to a 30 sec commercial, all for $84/month.

    Has anyone paid for a feature listing? If so, what kind of difference did it make? I've picked up only 1 customer from a standard listing after 6 months.
     
  2. clydebusa

    clydebusa LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,660

    Nope, I consider them like the BBB.
     
  3. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,927

    I picked up a nice landscape rehab/install from it that I wouldn't have gotten without it. I also picked up a nice weekly mowing customer that gets some add on services. I am hoping it will really pay off in the Spring when everyone is looking for someone or to get better service.
     
  4. New2TheGreenIndustry

    New2TheGreenIndustry LawnSite Senior Member
    from GA
    Posts: 860

    Knox,

    How long has you ad been posted? For that kind of money I would hope to get a little more than 2 clients.
     
  5. lkendall

    lkendall LawnSite Member
    Posts: 157

    put the 84 a month on google addwords and you will be the featured add on any search on google.. Waste of time as said above, as with bbb
     
  6. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,927

    5 months, over all I am still better off with it than without. If I don't pick up 7-10 new customers this spring I may be singing a different tune.
     
  7. JFGLN

    JFGLN LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 942

    I tried it. Won't be doing it again.
     
  8. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,659

    We grew a lot last year from it, we run a featured ad and have over 20 positive reviews we also won the super service award last year which should help even more this year, it's NOT like the BBB, it just another way to come at potential customers, we've had people tell us it's the ONLY way they will hire a contractor. You HAVE to be GOOD though and run your business right or the customers will rake you over the coals. I have a good friend that built a million dollar business over the last two years using primarily Angies list, and yes even the BBB, which is used for credentials not gaining customers, people don't generally go to the BBB looking for contractors but just to verify they are legit.
     
  9. dnc19694339

    dnc19694339 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 208

    they called me too and wanted $200/month!! Seemed pretty steep!
     
  10. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,659

    Angies list or the BBB?
     

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