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Old 07-07-2012, 08:38 AM
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What are you doing for advertising?
Right now I am mainly focusing on the internet side of things. Working with my website. What are you doing for advertising?
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You are hard to find in searches unless I put in your business name.
A google places page would help. Search the internet for SEO tips, there are a lot of things that you could do to your website that would help you show up in searches. Offering more services is going to help you, but being easier to find is going to help you more.
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I am currently equipped for mowing, blowing, edging, hedge trimming, small tree removal etc. The thing is, I only have one customer and it just does not seem as if any body is looking for services. I am afraid I am losing my motivation to keep going on with this. I feel as if I should stick with it though.
It can be a good business to work in. We started our business last year, while building it, I have taken a part time job to supplement our income. You may want to consider this while starting out. This year has seen dramatic growth, but I keep the part time gig as a security blanket, especially when it turns cold. Just something to consider.
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It can be a good business to work in. We started our business last year, while building it, I have taken a part time job to supplement our income. You may want to consider this while starting out. This year has seen dramatic growth, but I keep the part time gig as a security blanket, especially when it turns cold. Just something to consider.
That is something that I am considering. I would like to take you up on that offer.
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I sent you my # via private message to schedule a time to meet and talk.
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I'm in the same boat. all I could do was to stop doing any trimming and mulch work and save it up just in case the mowing comes to a hault. It's time to send out a letter thanking your customers for all the work they have givin you and to ask if there is anything else you can do for them. Even if it's washing their car. lol. Hang in there it will pass.
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Take your truck and do junk removal. Or, organize garages. Doing organizing is really popular. I'm a NAPO member and they let you register to get free referrals. It's out of the sun and let's you be creative too. Check out the national Association of Professional organizers for ideas. Sometimes when you haul away junk, you find some great things that just need some TLC to be like new.
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Something free and easy...check out thumbtack.com it's a free service where people request a service and you get an email. If you want to bid on it, it cost around $3. Worth it in my mind if your a small company with low overhead. It seems like a new website...or maybe I'm a bit slow to the internet world. I've got a few leads from it and cherry pick what I want. POUND PAVEMENT!!!! Pass put as many flyers/business cards as possible. A cheap investment I use is a simple ad on craigslist and pay someone to pass out flyers with me. You get twice as much done. Don't give up, keep staying positive!! It's frustrating, but everything will come together. Just set goals and don't give up!
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