Facebook to advertise?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by lawnsaspire, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. lawnsaspire

    lawnsaspire LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,666

    Anyone here use facebook to promote your business? I set up a business page but I'm not sure where to go from there. Have you had any success with this?
  2. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,669

    I haven't, but I have a customer who is a marketing "guru". Her husband has just opened a restaurant in town and she strongly recommended using it. They have for his business and it has really helped. They offer coupons and the like and the advertising is all free. She says it's silly not to use any advertising no matter what it is if it's free...Makes sense, I suppose.
  3. jada86

    jada86 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 124

    Use facebook to the hilt! As they said above, it's free! Run a monthly special there, talk about current lawn issues, etc.
  4. BeSeenGraphics

    BeSeenGraphics LawnSite Member
    Messages: 82

    I think it's fine for playing around online, but I doubt it will bring you much local business.

    You want new customers? Try doing one of my yard sign promotions.
  5. tinman

    tinman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ga
    Messages: 1,346

    Only sure way to know is try it. But in my opinion only businesses that are "fun" can benefit much from facebook. Restaurants, amusement parks, roller rinks, etc are more suited for social media. However, if you can work an angle where you are doing some community good will... free lawn care once per month to a needy single mom or free landscaping class 4 times per year at your local library. Then facebook could be a good place to spread your message.
  6. LouisianaLawnboy

    LouisianaLawnboy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,199

    Check out his work on his facebook page. Haha
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  7. BeSeenGraphics

    BeSeenGraphics LawnSite Member
    Messages: 82

    ??? :confused: ???
  8. LouisianaLawnboy

    LouisianaLawnboy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,199

    I was joking:laugh:

    I was sleepy when I made that comment:rolleyes:
  9. BeSeenGraphics

    BeSeenGraphics LawnSite Member
    Messages: 82

    LOL...I was gonna say...I don't do Facebook. I don't do Myspace either. I don't have time to do a lot for myself. When I get time off of work, I spend it with my family usually.
  10. JDT Property Care

    JDT Property Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 131

    I have a FB page, but dont update much. It has gotten me a call or two.

    Do you offer a free sample or anything so we can see the product we will get before purchasing? I'm looking for lawn signs in the near future, but have someone local who could do them as well. I have seen their signs, wondering if you do anything like this?

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