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Old 12-10-2011, 06:14 PM
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This is very fascinating. Now what I wonder is, for those that found success, was there still plenty of competition in your area with ads? Or were there few ads?

Could it also be that you who have gotten good results, just created a better ad and implemented it in a better way than others who didn't get good results?
I think it's hard to nail down just one or two factors, since there are so many variables.

Is your location urban or rural? An urban setting will provide a much larger client base - it can also mean there is more competition.

I haven't kept tabs, but in the spring there were TONS of lawn care ads for the Pittsburgh region. That said, there were only a handful in MY section of town. Mine was the only one (locally) that had an image for an ad - all others were "classified" style.

It worked well for me. Most of the time you get what you pay for, but in this case, I got a lot more as a result of going the extra mile to create an ad that stands out from the rest.
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My experience has been that if you post a higher quality ad you get calls from a better clientele. The number of calls you get from Craiglist seems to have more to do with how often you post an ad & when you post it (time of day) than anything else.
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how often you post an ad & when you post it (time of day) than anything else.
What's your advice when it comes to these to variables? Is there a better or worse time to post and also how often is ideal?
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