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The wife has lost her mind

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Frontier-Lawn, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,955

    The wife has lost her mind she wants me to put a add on craigslist for some more biz. She does not believe i will get pita's and cheap skates.
     
  2. billslawn89

    billslawn89 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,365

    don't do it! you are right!
     
  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Well,

    You won't hear the end of it till you do so may as well play along and prove her wrong.....
     
  4. lawnguy001

    lawnguy001 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    Well , it IS getting real close to the end of the season, at least here in N. Fl. Any calls you might get is gravy this time of year. Just a thought......

    Walt
     
  5. billslawn89

    billslawn89 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,365

    frontier-lawn, i was just on craigs list and there are alot of ads for our area! unreal, i can't believe the cheap prices they are charging..how can they make any money?
     
  6. mississippiturf

    mississippiturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 674

    I did an ad on Craigslist earlier this year. I dind't quote any prices, just services. Got two nice clean-ups @ $70/hr. Only one call who wanted a clean-up for little or nothing. I passed and laughed at her as I was leaving her driveway!!
     
  7. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,955

    i saw one for $10 per cut. one reason is the wife cant find a job after taking off to have a 2nd kid and we don't have the xtra $ do any ads anywhere else.
     
  8. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    With advertising, as a rule you get what you pay for.

    You're as well if not better off just lower your prices.
     
  9. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Do like I did....I put my wife on Craigslist last year! :walking:
     
  10. SomervilleLawncare

    SomervilleLawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 163

    I got some great customers from craigslist this year. I did a few quotes where I heard "the neighbor boy does it for $10 bucks" but overall I added a couple of my best clients from craigslist.
     

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