How small of a town is it? I use a local smaller classified paper, all it has in it are classified ads and service ads. Just keep plugging away. If ya do get any jobs make sure you do your absolute best and word of mouth will get around.
The size of town is about 3k.I am doing a church right now, and the pastor always says what a great job I am doing. So you would think I would get some referals. I have tried newspaper, got 1 through there, lost it because property was sold. I havent done the flyer thing, that would be pretty easy
with a program like print shop or something...I guess I have just been playing around with this but now I have to get serious, my wife lost her job so................................................................Thanks for the advise
I will be back to let you know how its going..........
I really appreciate the replies,this is a great site. I have just a few hours each week to contribute to my business, but I hope to build it into a full
time job one day.....I am going to try all of these things,actually its kind of
common sense, I have always heard people say that they have so much work,
its kinda nice to know that we are all in the same boat, we have to work at getting customer and also keeping them.I guess its not just a simple answer,
to my question. The other thing is it hasnt rained in about 3 months!!!!!!!!!
Thats not helping matters either.
This question has a lot of different answers but I have a friend in a larger city, and has a part time business like mine ,and he said the hourly rate is 60.00 per hour. Im just thinking for a two hour job 120.00, is that what everybody is charging?
I too work in a smaller city and it is hard to get work sometimes. The best method is referral and word of mouth though. Try the yellow pages and see whether that works out or not.
Also try to get back to basics; go door to door, fliers in local businesses, inserts in newspapers, participate in community events...anything to get your name out there. Even if you don't necessarily get the customers right away, it is great name branding for you
Just wanted to say thanks to all the people that responded to all my postings, I ran an ad in the local paper, and I have more work than I can do(well I will get it done)anway just wanted to say what a great site this is with some good info.......thanks again
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