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Is this advertising?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by paul vroom, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. paul vroom

    paul vroom LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 260

    Hi guys, I was pricing a job yesterday and the potential client for some reason suggested I advertise on craigs list. Has anyone done this? I have looked for things on it but never for a service provider. I wonder if anyone has gotten any calls from it?
    Thanks for your time guys and have a great weekend.
     
  2. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    I have done it and haven't gotten any work from it. BUT....it will put your name high up on the search engines. It can't hurt to put up a free ad, although most on here say that mainly scrubs post on craigslist.
     
  3. d&rlawncare

    d&rlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 741

    Im a scrub!
     
  4. Smith Lawn & Landscaping

    Smith Lawn & Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    Im a scrub too then. cause i posted on craigslist last week and got a big job from it. So who's the scrub now??
     
  5. paul vroom

    paul vroom LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 260

    I am surprised but I will look into it. To be honest I kind of had the impression that it was a scrubs thing. Maybe I have to start looking in the right sections:dancing:
     
  6. SomervilleLawncare

    SomervilleLawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 163

    Guys have asked me why I advertise on craigslist and its this simple: I get good accounts every year from the site and its free. I just signed up a $6,000 pre paid account from craigslist. I would go for it if I were you. Good luck!
     
  7. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,285

    hey imon there, free ads cant hurt, even if you get nothing out of it, it didnt cost you anything.
     
  8. jbpo

    jbpo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    Do it!! I get more calls from craigslist than my yellow page ad. Go figure and it's FREE. You will get some price shoppers but I have also landed some good annual contract accounts from it.
     
  9. ghfire

    ghfire LawnSite Member
    Messages: 97

    Scrubby dub
     
  10. WrightWay05

    WrightWay05 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    i just listed on craigslist as well the other day i have gotten some potentials for a lady and her neighbors im going to bid them on monday
     

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