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There is somebody calling to have people mow yards for $15 a lawn. The thing thats strange is that they want about 60 pictures on each spot. Why not just one to four before and after photos? It seems kind of strange. A guy that I work with within my business, told me that they don't pay you until the end of the month. They do give you a lot of yards I think like 20 a day and your only at one spot for about 10 minuets. The only reason why he's working for me and not them is because he can't afford to spend a ton of money on gas to get these jobs done and not be able to get paid until the end of the month.
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.
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I got a message from britney jerome asking me to downgrade computer operating systems in 10 computers now wat i dont get is is britney jerome the one scamming or the one being scammed?
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Default I use Craigslist- but limit information..

I use Craigslist alot but in my ad I do not use a link to email address, and I put my website address but not as a link to let the actual people contact me. This is not to say that I dont get spam but it cut down alot and just delete the ones that look fishy.
What I think is funny about Craigslist is that most of the ads listed looks like someone posted them while texting all the missed spelled words and just look like crap. Here is one of my listing ads that I use. It's the only one listed around me that looks half way decent.




Join us in paradise with Paradise Landscaping





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With Paradise Landscaping of Kansas you cannot go wrong, We are Licensed and Insured and a company that you can trust. Satisfaction Guaranteed.


Other great services available and more specials on our website.


 


Personal Garden Assistant


Garden Tilling: Starts @$15


Power Washing


Full Service Landscaping


Mowing: starts at $20 most under $30


Fertilizing: Starts@$35


Storm and Regular Clean Up


Snow Removal


Mulch Install


 


We are booking now, so call us today and get your personal Free Estimate. Paradise Landscaping of Kansas services most of the Kansas side to Lawrence, North to Leavenworth, South to Olathe.


 


Online Payments and Invoicing available.


Licensed and insured for your protection


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(913) 755-8274




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I use Craigslist alot but in my ad I do not use a link to email address, and I put my website address but not as a link to let the actual people contact me. This is not to say that I dont get spam but it cut down alot and just delete the ones that look fishy.
What I think is funny about Craigslist is that most of the ads listed looks like someone posted them while texting all the missed spelled words and just look like crap. Here is one of my listing ads that I use. It's the only one listed around me that looks half way decent.




Join us in paradise with Paradise Landscaping





Images Hosted by Use.com


With Paradise Landscaping of Kansas you cannot go wrong, We are Licensed and Insured and a company that you can trust. Satisfaction Guaranteed.


Other great services available and more specials on our website.


 


Personal Garden Assistant


Garden Tilling: Starts @$15


Power Washing


Full Service Landscaping


Mowing: starts at $20 most under $30


Fertilizing: Starts@$35


Storm and Regular Clean Up


Snow Removal


Mulch Install


 


We are booking now, so call us today and get your personal Free Estimate. Paradise Landscaping of Kansas services most of the Kansas side to Lawrence, North to Leavenworth, South to Olathe.


 


Online Payments and Invoicing available.


Licensed and insured for your protection


References available


 


Call, Text or Email now,


(913) 755-8274




www.paradiselandscapingks.com


Awesome! Every bodies using that new graphical design advertisement template generator. It's already generated me a few leads, that resulted in new customers that turned into monthly maintenance customers as well. How well is it working for everybody else who's using it?
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I have had good success so far with Craigslist. I post my lawn care ad in the "farm and garden services" section. I do not put my e-mail address in there so I have not had any spammers. I do put a link to my website and the only problem I have had with that is that some guy from another lawn company around me goes to my blog and posts how much of an *ss I am and that I'm taking his business. Luckily I have to approve the post before it gets posted on my site so I just delete it.

The trick to posting craigslist ads is knowing how to do html coding. With this you can make your ad like Paradise Landscapings. Everyone else's ads are just plain type and black and white. With html coding you can add logos and color type and pictures. I am one of the only ones in my area doing this and there are about 10 lawn care companies posting on there everyday, but mine stands out and looks professional so I am probably getting more calls which is why that guy keeps posting in my blog.
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I do not put my e-mail address in there so I have not had any spammers. I do put a link to my website
What about your phone number? Do you include that on your craigslist ad or is it just easier to funnel would be customers to your website first?
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I wish I did not have to put my phone number in the ad because of the sales calls, but atleast this tells the possible customers that I am local and not a scammer myself. I have had alot better responses and feedback because of the better ads.
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I wish I did not have to put my phone number in the ad because of the sales calls, but atleast this tells the possible customers that I am local and not a scammer myself. I have had alot better responses and feedback because of the better ads.
Yea Craigslist is Awesome, I've completely developed my landscaping business based on calls that turned into customers over the past year. Some of these customers for long term monthly maintenance.
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I put my phone number and also a clickable link to my website which I can tell people are using by the number of visits I get each day to my website. Craigslist is the best free advertising you can get!
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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.
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