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Old 01-21-2011, 10:28 PM
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Is there anything to be concerned with in regards to having my phone number listed in a Craigslist ad?

I'm already hesitant due to the amount of spam that comes in to an e-mail, but do you get "phone spam" as well?

At least with e-mail spam, you just delete it, but I don't want to be answering half a dozen calls a day for no reason.


I want to place a Craigslist ad next week, so I'd like to minimize the CRAP, while maximizing my exposure to real customers.
I've been reposting mine for about a month now and haven't received one call yet.

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Be sure to not use your area code in the advertisment. Make sure your website also does not list an area code. Most spammers are from out of town.
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Be sure to not use your area code in the advertisment. Make sure your website also does not list an area code. Most spammers are from out of town.

What are you saying? Does that mean that I should expect to get "phone spam"?

I mean, if that's the case, then I have to wonder if "free advertising" is worthwhile.


I can't "not" use my area code. We have two here, so it would not be possible for the folks to know what to dial.
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If you cover more than one zip then you have to. I doubt it will be a problem getting phone spam. If you do get marketer calls what i do is mark them in my phone they are telemarketers and then I ignore those calls from then on.
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And guess who the biggest Telemarketers that I get calls from?

The Stupid Phone companies, Yellow Pages and ATT.

Have only had about 6 since last year so really not to bad and I give them such a hard time when they call me maybe they blacklist my number. It is still pretty bad when they troll the Craigslist ads just to try and making cold calls.

The last call was last week from ATT and they guy was trying to sell me google advertising and ranking services. His big thing was I can get you top spot on Google search in my area, I told him that's funny because if you search for Lawn service in or around my town I'm in the top spot so how can you make that any better. He didn't know how to respond to that and wanted to know where I am from so he could see. I said well you got my number from my website since I do not place it in the Cragslist ads so you should already know where I am located and the service area. It took me all of 4 minutes to get him off the phone darn salesman just cant take no for an answer. Kind of like some of those darn Lawn care guys going door to door. LOL,,,,
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And guess who the biggest Telemarketers that I get calls from?

The Stupid Phone companies, Yellow Pages and ATT.

Have only had about 6 since last year so really not to bad and I give them such a hard time when they call me maybe they blacklist my number. It is still pretty bad when they troll the Craigslist ads just to try and making cold calls.

The last call was last week from ATT and they guy was trying to sell me google advertising and ranking services. His big thing was I can get you top spot on Google search in my area, I told him that's funny because if you search for Lawn service in or around my town I'm in the top spot so how can you make that any better. He didn't know how to respond to that and wanted to know where I am from so he could see. I said well you got my number from my website since I do not place it in the Cragslist ads so you should already know where I am located and the service area. It took me all of 4 minutes to get him off the phone darn salesman just cant take no for an answer. Kind of like some of those darn Lawn care guys going door to door. LOL,,,,
Ya gotta prepare for these calls on the daily. I used Craigslist and Backpage for advertisement, but the second I jump into another site such as Webcosmo or Kijiji I get bombarded with calls from telemarketers. I've heard em all from top Google Ranking, to simple Golf publications that will get you infront of your local golfing community. I've had one rep tell me that there was 400+ searches in my area in the past day for landscaping and yard care services.

In a world of business, these calls are hard to avoid, it's up to you to figure out which ones are value calls and which ones are detours.
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Ahh! this brings back warm memories. I got involved in "scambaiting" a few years back and spent some time making these scaming *******s jump through hoops.

http://www.419eater.com/

It's a website that chronicles the efforts of people who turn the tables on scamers.

I'm a bit of an ******* by nature so scambaiting was really gratifying for me. I could be an ******* to people who truly earned it.
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It is called working for a company that dose reo's and hud homes. They pay 40 for the first cut and 35 for recuts. You have to have one mill in insurance min and take 8 before 8 after and one of the street sign and house number.

Max allowed grass height is 8 in and lot size is 100 x 150 with are with out a house on it. Any thing over that and you bid are cut then bid per work order.

If the house has some one in it you take pics to prove it and move on and get 15 for the visit. taking pics and measuring the lot is time consuming so this is only good for a starter business.If you have a real company and crews you will lose money in the long run as if the pics are not done right you will not get paid and they pay on a net 30 for the first week and net 15 after that. they set the rates not you so your not in control of the pricing.but it is not bad for a start up company with no employees to do to get things going for a while.
How do I get involved in this sort of thing. I'm only 17, will be 18 in March, and think this would be a good opportunity to get out there. I do plan on getting insured in the next couple weeks. I just got a smokin deal on 2 great dane stander mowers this weekend. Got a 52" and a 61" for $400 a piece. I also have a 36". So I feel I now have more than enough equipment, but need to grow up my business to take advantage of the equipment. Where or who do I contact to be able to do business for the banks that own the property that needs serviced? I think I could handle about 10 lawns a day or more, so I'm really interested in how to get in touch with this deal. I'm located in Omaha, NE. Any help is extremely appreciated. Thanks
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