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  • #16
    Since I started my business a year ago or so, I gained roughly 10 accounts from craigslist. Each and everyone of them are the most difficult clients that I have. Clearly, people go on craigslist as bargain hunters and what not, but this is ridiculous. So far, 5 or 6 of them have asked me to lower their cost, "due to the economy". I have a feeling alot of people are going to use that as their scapegoat this year which I am not looking forward to by any means...

    Anyway, has anyone on here actually attained quality accounts from craigslist??
    Customers are what you make of them . . .do cheap work for a low price and you have low paying cheap customers. Hope that helps
    DJ Carroll
    EasyPro Property Services
    502-525-3279

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    • #17
      How do you post an image on the craigslist services area. It doesnt have the normal option like the other posts do.

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      • #18
        you have to use html code

        http://louisville.craigslist.org/hss/1061496592.html
        DJ Carroll
        EasyPro Property Services
        502-525-3279

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        • #19
          Great ad DJ.

          Can you put in html code for the image? So if you host an image on your site, try putting in this code and see if it works.

          :
          <img src="http://www.yoursite.com/yourimage.jpg"
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          • #20
            What kind of program is everyone doing this under to save it as a jpg? I could do it it on word but cant seem to save as a jpg. Maybe im crazy. Would microsoft publisher 2007 work?
            Last edited by usmcman001; 03-05-2009, 08:20 PM.

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            • #21
              craigslist

              Paul,
              could you please post the link to some of your ads? I am interested in seeing how you do it, maybe I can do something similar for my shop. I have posted numerous times and have not received a single cutomer from it.


              you can go to it, it will be better

              www.craigslist.scranton.org
              services
              household

              youll see it there.

              scranton dunmore pa spring clean ups tuscan gardens (570)-983-6725

              Hope that helped Eli

              thanks!
              Last edited by tuscangardens; 03-07-2009, 10:26 AM. Reason: spelling errors

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              • #22
                publisher

                What kind of program is everyone doing this under to save it as a jpg? I could do it it on word but cant seem to save as a jpg. Maybe im crazy. Would microsoft publisher 2007 work?
                you can just download adobe 8 for free anywhere on the net, or any format conversion kit....just type in a search engine , giff to jpeg, you should get like a million sites. just pick a free one. Dont use publisher, it wont work.
                Last edited by tuscangardens; 03-07-2009, 10:29 AM. Reason: wrong info

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                • #23
                  I have thought about posting under the services section but was unsure which topic to post under since small engine repair does not really fit any of the available topics (perhaps under the skilled trade section?). The only section I have ever posted in (I think) is in the "for sale" section under the farm+garden topic. Any ideas which would be better?

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                  • #24
                    I up load my pic on Photobucket.
                    I also put my add in Household,labormove , and skilltrade.
                    http://asheville.craigslist.org/hss/1055243589.html
                    sigpichttp://www.mikeslawncareandlandscaping.com

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                    • #25
                      I actually figured out how to save a document to jpeg on publisher 2007 and the put on photobucket and use the url. Thanks guys. In the works of making something. Will post when done

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                      • #26
                        In the works of making something. Will post when done
                        I am looking forwards to it.
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                        • #27
                          Here is a mockup of something simple I am thinking of putting up. Everyone elses in the area is plain text and no picture or flyer template. I think this may get a bit more attention. Any thoughts on how to improve it a bit?


                          <a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l118/usmcman001/Craigslisttemplate.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

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                          • #28
                            Revised a bit. The girl did this one. Looks better in my opinion. Let me know your thoughts.

                            <a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l118/usmcman001/Craigslisttemplate-1.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

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                            • #29
                              I like the flyer.

                              If you want to experiment, try distributing two different flyers with two different offers. Use this one but on the other one put some kind of offer at the top and put your logo at the bottom and make it smaller.

                              Maybe something like "Free Soil Test" call by 3/15/XX or something like that.

                              Experiment with different offers. Remember if you have 2 seconds to grab their attention, you need something to grab their attention with and a logo doesn't do that.

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                              • #30
                                Also' to help your results try adding text under the image (in the actual ad) to help people find you with keywords. Since none of the words on your flier are searchable.
                                Northern California

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