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I think it's hilarious if you read their possible reasons, website, phone # or email address, doesn't everyone put their phone or email address on CL? FWIW, I've tried removing both my web addy and phone with no success.
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That is so strange! So craigslist doesn't want users to link to commercial websites?
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CL is a pain in the butt...however, it can be effective.

One unfortunate problem is you receive all kinds of spam from advertisers trying to sell you stuff. This is a reason I have stopped using CL.

I know how to make full color ads for CL using your website and an editor. It is simple.

On a side note: charging $12.50 an hour anywhere in the US is a tragedy. You should really consider raising your prices. It ultimately hurts you and your industry. It makes us all look like we don't know what we are doing. You should get at least $20 at the minimum.
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Nice flyer, but craigslist is where the cheapskates shop. You should think about different ways to reach your customers and you should charge an amount that a legitimate business would charge. I'm pretty sure the amounts you're charging would not show a profit for an above board insured landscape maintenance firm.
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Which of you guys are running this ad on the Bowling Green Kentucky Craigslist? Glad I'm not close to there the market must really be bad. Here it is.

New landscaping business looking to win some new customers. Priced to be competitive, I guarantee satisfaction. Free estimate.

Services offered:

Mowing $12/acre, 5 acres for $50, less than 3/4 acres $10. Monthly, twice monthly, and weekly service contracts available.
Landscape Design/installation
Landscape maintenance (bush trimming, edging, weeding, etc.)
Tree and brush removal (away from structures only)
Spring and fall clean up
Storm Clean up
Forest clearing
Irrigation design/installation/maintenance and troubleshooting
sod installation
Seeding/fertilizing lawn
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Nice flyer, but craigslist is where the cheapskates shop. You should think about different ways to reach your customers and you should charge an amount that a legitimate business would charge. I'm pretty sure the amounts you're charging would not show a profit for an above board insured landscape maintenance firm.
I thought that would be the case (cheapskates), but it hasn't turned out to be that way at all for me.
Out of about 30 regular clients, I only had one that was obviously "cheap" up front, and ultimately, I dropped her. The rest of my clients who I've gotten via CL run the gamut from low income, to rather well-off, but none of them have scoffed at my quotes, or have tried to screw me over.

As for the rates - yeah, charge what you think you should be getting, not what your illegal competition is charging.
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