Sample lawn care business craigslist ad idea.

Some craigslist ads will do well and others won’t. Certain elements of an ad will attract readers while other ads may simply be passed. Different locations may bring better results than others as well. There are many elements involved in whether a craigslist ad will do well or not. As we will see in this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, results may vary and testing is essential to finding what works. If your ad is not working too well, consider combining elements of this ad in your own and see if your results improve.

One lawn care business owner wrote “I was wondering how many customers have you picked up through craigslist and in what amount of time? Also how often do you post your ads.”

A second lawn care business owner said “craigslist has been working wonders for me. I’ve actually started getting a lot more mowing customers now than I was getting before, I am up to about 36. I’ve been so busy that I’ve been working with 1 to 2 other employees every day and have been working 14 days straight with no breaks.

Just yesterday, Craigslist got me a last minute job  where they said they were willing to pay a ‘premium’ to get the work done ASAP, so I billed them 1 & 1/2 times my normal hourly rate per man and put in a full 8 hours today…thank you Craigslist!

I get a lot of those kind of calls for sure. When they need me there quickly and I have to put a priority on the job, I give them my price and if they don’t like it, it’s their problem. I find I get some of these desperate last minute type of things, since many of these customers don’t have time to research companies etc. they just look for a quick solution on Craigslist. I may start advertising a quick response service and see how that works.

I’ve gotten a number of good commercial accounts out of Craigslist too and some other jobs for estate sales and things of that nature where people just need to find someone to handle the work, and they don’t want/need to put too much time and effort into it.

My advice is to have a nice, clean, professional looking ad rather than the “I’m a guy with a mower” type of thing, then people know you’re legit.

This is my ad, in case people haven’t seen it:

Lawn Care Business Craigslist Ad Sample

Lawn Care Business Craigslist Ad Sample

To avoid having yourself flagged for spam, set up a user account and delete your previous ads before placing it again. I was going daily/once every two days for a while and I never had any problems.”

A third business owner shared “a couple of weeks into using Craigslist and I am now turning away jobs. I turned down a job this morning from a lady who has 2 acres in a way upper class neighborhood. She told me on the phone that she had used two different companies so far this year and had to stop using them. (That was on Saturday). She wanted me to come out on Sunday morning and give her an estimate and bring the gear to mow the lawn. Then she called me Saturday night and said she had yet another company come out and mow on Saturday but still wants me to come out for the estimate on Sunday.

I called her and told her that were just not interested as we are looking for customers to build a relationship with not someone who is changing companies everytime the sun comes up.

You just never know what you will get out of craigslist but one thing is for sure, the price is right to place the ad. Free!”

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