Low Cost Advertising?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by mattslawns, May 11, 2012.

  1. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Hey, thanks for the linky. It didn't convince me initially because the linked page doesn't "say" much, but when I clicked on the "FAQ", I do see where it says that a business CAN sign up.

    What it says on the main site...

    That's a bit misleading. It implies what I've assumed and stated previously.
    Sneaky wording is what it really is.

    Thanks though. The more I know about Angie's List, the more I realize it's just a business with "profit" as their first priority. The "we help people" thing is a distant second.
     
  2. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    I registered some time ago. I followed the link too. It seems Angie has loosened up a little.
     
  3. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
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    people actually use angies list?
     
  4. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    good question. I think that is part of the reason Angie is now providing more tools to contractors to get their clients to long on to Angie and file a report.
     
  5. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,735

    Absolutely. I gave them my Quickbooks customer list (to cross-reference with their members) to start the process of getting reviews coming in.... and I was amazed at who was a member.

    I think it's the new BBB... more easy to navigate and a bit more "younger customer" friendly.

    I'm a member myself. And OakNut, you're right about the 'business' end of Angie's List. They are always hitting me up for advertising stuff, calls and e-mails all the time cause I have good reviews and they try to sell you on "front page placement." Well, my goal was to get on the front page in Louisville with a number of REVIEWS that I've sought out for the most part, and it worked, for free. lol... so I'm not going to pay you for additional stuff. Maybe one day.
     
  6. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,114

    theres a lot on a busy street. im going to see if i caint get a hold of the person and see about putting up a billboard in return for me mowing it for free. i dunno how well it will go over with them
     
  7. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    check city ordinances
     
  8. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,114

    meh!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. TheBetterDoorhanger

    TheBetterDoorhanger Sponsor
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  10. georgialawn88

    georgialawn88 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,075

    get 10,000 post cards made. get 10,000 baggies. get 10,000 rocks. put them together on the back of your pickup truck. get a lawn chair in ur truck. have your wife/girlfriend drive at a slow pace through subd. you can put out 5,000 in a day. real fast you just toss them out your truck on there drive. 10k flyers in 2 days. calls got to come in! make a nice post card!! people will call.
     

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