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Steve 05-24-2007 04:28 AM

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


tiedeman 06-28-2007 07:01 PM

I would have never thought to put anything on craigslist

TigerTime 06-30-2007 07:22 AM

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.

bogilvie 06-30-2007 05:37 PM

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

tiedeman 06-30-2007 11:45 PM

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Originally Posted by [b
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

Steve 07-01-2007 12:46 AM

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Originally Posted by [b
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?

rudeboy 07-13-2007 09:54 PM

yeah i use craigslist too i just started putting ads on there

Steve 07-14-2007 12:12 AM

What kind of response have you had to the ads?

rudeboy 07-16-2007 06:26 AM

i had a few emails back to me on the first ad i put i put one on there every night

Little's 07-18-2007 12:46 AM

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.


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