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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
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.
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.
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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?
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?
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.