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    Here are some ads that recently appeared in craigslist.com. They are promoting lawn care service. Maybe they will give you ideas.

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    Lawn Mowing: Now Adding Customers
    Tired of hauling out your lawn mower, week after week, in the heat of the summer when you could be inside watching the game?

    Two skilled and reliable college students seeking lawns to mow for competitive and reasonable prices.

    Let's talk **** send us an email!
    Here is another

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    Rowley Lawn and Yard Care - Customer Recommendation!!!!!!!
    I am one of Chris Z's ROWLEY Customers and I want to generate business for him in my area. He does a great job and I want him to pick up where he left off, what better way than to find him more customers.

    Service Areas:

    Newbury, Newburyport, ROWLEY, Salisbury

    * Mowing, Trimming & Edging
    * Mulch Application
    * Spring & Fall Clean-ups

    Call Chris @ 978 912 1653
    and another

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    Landscaping @ Cheap Cost !!
    I have close to 6 years in the landscaping business. I can mulch, edge, plant, remove, cleanup, trimming, or just about anything else you could ask. The only thing I do not do is cut lawns. I work by myself and gaurentee to get the job done the right way and within 2 days. I charge 12$hr for labor, the cost of mulch(which I can pick up to save on delivery cost), gas, and dumping/removal cost if necesary. With all considered, I charge muchh less than your typical landscaping company. Send me an email or give me a call @ 1-978-767-6583(leave your name, number, and address). Thanks
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  • #2
    I would have never thought to put anything on craigslist

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    • #3
      I have put ads on Craiglist but I have only gotten 1 customer from it so far.
      I have also put some in the Memphis Flyers back pages. It is free so why not.

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      • #4
        Hey just an update: I use craigs List here in Charleston and have been getting good results with it. I have two weekly and one bi-monthy customer! I got the idea from here and sure enough if you tweak it out, see what works and post it everynight its worth it! There is a faithful craigslist community here. Here is what my post looks like!

        " 1ST cut FREE with PILOT Turf & TREE "

        Pilot Turf and Tree (843-810-0924)

        Finally! Affordable and Professional Green Care service for LESS than you think! We specialize in Residential property beautification and maintenance!

        We have built a great customer base solely on Referrals from other clients! Wont you call for your FREE estimate!

        Dont wait any longer, "Let us put your Green Care needs on Auto-Pilot"
        Call: 843-810-0924 Fully Insured
        Locally Veteran Owned and Operated!

        Mowing, edging, hedge Trim ETC
        Yard Clean-up
        Light Landscape installation
        Tree/ Stump Removal
        1995 Jeep Cherokee Country
        6x12 foot Single Axle Custom Landscape Trailer
        Honda 21\" Self Propelled *
        Stihl and Kawasaki trimmers
        Echo Backpack Blower
        Echo Stick edger

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        • #5
          Quote[/b] (TigerTime @ June 30 2007,7:22)]I have put ads on Craiglist but I have only gotten 1 customer from it so far.
          I have also put some in the Memphis Flyers back pages. It is free so why not.
          that is till really good in my opinion. Whenver you can get at least one customer I consider that a plus

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          • #6
            Quote[/b] ]" 1ST cut FREE with PILOT Turf & TREE "
            Do you require a contract for that or is it simply first cut is free?

            How does posting it every night help? Are the repeat ads deleted? Or do you have multiple ads appear?
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            • #7
              yeah i use craigslist too i just started putting ads on there

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              • #8
                What kind of response have you had to the ads?
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                • #9
                  i had a few emails back to me on the first ad i put i put one on there every night

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                  • #10
                    I have been using craigslist for some time now and usually get a couple of calls a week. In my ad I offered to trade my services, and have gotten many of good deals, such as a 3/4 ton F250, among other valuables. It works well.
                    Northern California

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                    • #11
                      WOW! That is amazing! what did you have to do to trade for the truck? Do you have a picture of it? What year is it?
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                      • #12
                        I installed a 20 ft. french drain for the truck. It took me about 6 hrs. The truck is a 1976 F250 with a NEW 460 motor and C6 trans. New tires all around etc. It is the perfect work truck. I only use it when I need to haul a heavy load like gravel etc. The rest of the time it just sits.
                        last week I put in a 3 valve sprinkler system in trade for a brand new Vermont Castings gas fireplace valued at $1500. It took me 2 days, and the person paid for all materials. I traded for the labor only. I dont have any pics right now, my camera is dead. I do trades all the time. It seems as though people are short on money, but always have something to trade. Works great.
                        Northern California

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                        • #13
                          That is fantastic. When you are considering doing a trade, what advice do you have for other lawn care operators to think about?
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                          • #14
                            Make sure you get the trade in writing just as you would if doing a money transaction. Also, make sure the item is as described, that you are fully aware of its condition etc. Overall I have had some good experiences with the people dealing through craigslist.
                            Northern California

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                            • #15
                              Craigslist is a great way to get new customers. As more and more people become comfortable with the internet, especially the more senior generations, everything you can do to get your name online will only help.

                              That's one reason having a website can be such a huge resource. When you post an ad on Craigslist if you also have a link to your website, it allows potential prospects to visit your site, see what you're about, and get more comfortable with who you are and the services you offer.

                              Now, the only drawback with something like Craigslist list is that you do have to repost your ad quick frequently, as was mentioned previously. This is because as new postings are added, they get added to the top of the list, pushing previous postings down. Most people don't go past the first page or so, making it necessary to repost your ad quite frequently.
                              Chestin

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