Posted my Snowplowing Craigslist Ad

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by kirkmbrown2001, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. kirkmbrown2001

    kirkmbrown2001 LawnSite Senior Member
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  2. Dr.NewEarth

    Dr.NewEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The only thing I can suggest to weed out those unwanted character listed above is, don't use Craig's list.


    I still use them, but I sure get alot of lousy phone calls. Mostly from call centers and people trying to sell some-thing.
     
  3. kirkmbrown2001

    kirkmbrown2001 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I too, receive many of those annoying telemarketer calls but I just don't answer them. I have had a lot of success with my craigslists ads. About a quarter of my good solid mowing accounts come from craigslist.
     
  4. Gman2310

    Gman2310 LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
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    Looks good, how do you make your ads?
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  5. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    Didn't see the part where it says all driveways 10.00!
     
  6. kirkmbrown2001

    kirkmbrown2001 LawnSite Senior Member
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    LMAO!! :laugh:

    Gman: I just used html to create it. Craigslist allows very basic, old school html in their postings. Not to hard if you have a basic concept of html.
     
  7. Gman2310

    Gman2310 LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
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    Nope don't have that lol
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  8. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
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    I'm in the camp that really likes CL for leads. I firmly believe that as high a quality of an ad as possible goes a long way in people pre-qualifying themselves (read: weeding out) before they call you.

    As a tip to filter out the telemarketers, display your phone number and email in an image. In fact, using a large image for your entire add allows you to tailor the visual exactly as you want, without conforming to CL's minimal html allowances.
     
  9. willretire@40

    willretire@40 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from VA
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    How do you make a mobile site like yours and can i get that craigslist template please?
     
  10. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yup. That's what I do.

    A good ad, as opposed to a "classified ad" does wonders for setting yourself apart from those who can't spell. :D

    If you appear to be a cheap business, you will attract the cheapskates.
     

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