Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by lawnproslawncare, Mar 15, 2008.


Do you use to advertise your business

  1. YES

    14 vote(s)
  2. NO

    111 vote(s)
  1. lawnproslawncare

    lawnproslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 437

    How Many of you use myspace to advertise your business?
  2. John Zaprala

    John Zaprala LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 283

    Don't take this personally if you use Myspace for your company, but what message is that sending to your customer? How much does it really cost to have your own domain these days? I know no one in my area is going to buy anything more than a mulch delivery if I only had a myspace site. Their 7 year old probably has one too! Not very professional in my opinion. In today's market, customers are doing more research and referencing online than they are looking through local papers and periodicals. I wouldn't say it's the same everywhere, but there is value to having your own site that offers more than pop-ups, ads, and a few pics of work.
  3. 1cooltreeguy

    1cooltreeguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 630

    Nope, unless I was 14 years old and bored. Advertise - pay for it. it will pay off.
  4. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,945

    Nope, most of the people on there are still in school, they don't need lawn care.
  5. lsu03

    lsu03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 370

    doesn't seem smart to me, but that may just be me....

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,981

    It seems like a weird idea, but someone was just telling me the plastic surgeon that did their nose job uses his Facebook page to advertise his practice. But I bet a lot of his patients are younger females, not the same demographic that hires a lawn service.
  7. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,931

    I will say this. I picked up three accounts last season buy simply posting a bulletin to letmy friends know I was looking for more yards. Here's the thing..yes...the majority of the members are my age or younger in their 20's. However, these people have PARENTS and GRANDPARENTS. Two of those jobs came from one girl who turned me on to her parents and her grandmother. If it is free, what does it hurt and what does it cost you?
  8. nherweck

    nherweck LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 321

    I also agree; in 2006, I had a couple clients come from myspace. They were my friends' parents, so it really does pay off to do some FREE advertising.
  9. Turfdoctor1

    Turfdoctor1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 705

    i don't see how this can possibly be a bad idea.

    What is wrong with marketing to future customers? If presidential candidates have myspace pages, i don't think it can be sending an "unprofessional" message for lawn care companies. You guys that say that obviously take yourselves pretty seriously. it's lawncare!!
  10. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,923

    Their standards are sometimes pretty low. Perhaps a better standard of acceptability is in order.

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