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    Posted: 15/May/2012 at 12:35pm
Nice ads Mrs Speedy. You have some talent. Can you hook me up?
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Thanks for the Tip! I will try it
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mrs. Speedy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25/April/2012 at 10:54am
Another thing I forgot to ad was try your best not to post a price per room on Craigslist. Below are our examples of Craigslist Ad/Flyers
http://www.speedysteamer.net/craigslistwhy.jpg - http://www.speedysteamer.net/craigslistwhy.jpg
http://www.speedysteamer.net/5reasons.jpg - http://www.speedysteamer.net/5reasons.jpg
 
 
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I'm looking for an affordable website for my new business.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mrs. Speedy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08/April/2012 at 10:31am
We use Craigslist everyday and Backpages every week. We've had major success with our ads, even though Craigslist is mainly price shoppers. Must of our customers off of Craiglist are renters, buyers or sellers. Rarely do we get customers from Craigslist that just want their carpets cleaned. We did get our largest client off of Craigslist, the CEO of a Property Management company. He refers us to other large businesses and in turn he receives huge discounts on his rental properties.
 
I know a lot of people think Craigslist isn't for them, and that is fine. Having a professional design Ad on Craigslist that links back to your web site is key. Many of the clients that use our forum come from Craigslist. And we get their e-mail and phone number to call and do a follow ups. We also send them monthly newsletters via e-mail. Repeat clients from Craigslist is small however, the referrals we receive are quite large. PLUS Craigslist is Free. And you can't beat Free
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I have to admit, I discounted this at first too. I don't have a water damage restoration or carpet cleaning company, but I am a marketing company for those types of clients. I wrote off Craigslist even in my own business, however, I do get reaches and sales from Craigslist, so re-implemented it. It still isn't my most successful place to get business, but it is good enough that we do have it implemented into our company's promotion. I am sure everyone wouldn't mind an extra sale here or there. You're welcome for the plug Craigslist. 
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Craigs list is one area of marketing that I need to focus on. people seem to have good sucsess if it is done right. I tried it once but my add quickly sank out of sight with all the constant reposts.
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That is a great idea that I actually never really thought about when it comes to marketing my business! The only question I have, as someone that has surfed Craigslist quite a few times, how do you make yourself credible? Often I find myself on the site questioning if the listings are worth looking in to because there are so many scam posts on there. I wouldn't want that to make my business look bad amongst some of the fakes.
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Looks like 15" hittin ya today jaymark! Confused I use Google adwords year round.
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I was the one who posted and have since reduced my posting to once or twice a week just to keep my name there.  I look at the posts and you are right, there are some companies posting times a day.
 
I have have a large enough customer base I just use vistaprint and mail out monthly post cards.  This plus Google adwords and google local business it keeps me busy.
 
Though if the snow doesnt let up in Philadelphia I might go broke, just kidding but this endless snow and sub freezing weather is causing everyone to wait until spring. 
I dont predict the future or sell glides, am I allowed on this site?
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Originally posted by prouddadx3 prouddadx3 wrote:

I have also used craigslist and it will pop up on Google the next day on page one for that city. Also if you have a new page that you want to get crawled, link your add to the Craigslist coupon and Google will index the page within a few days since they crawl craigslist every day.


Btw prouddad.  I will try this method I saw someone's ad like this before on the first page.  The question is how long does it stay on the first page?
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let me give an update on craigslist.  If you are posting a carpet cleaning ad on craigslist. or Kiijii or backpage, ebay, olx it depends on a lot of factors still unknown to me.  I've been trying to get some results from one but not one single call.  I am in a tough market and what I mean by that is economy (like us all) and location. Try cleaning carpets in atlanta.  It's like a circus. Everyone's running around chasing everyone instead of collaborating and dividing a market share.  I don't know that's my little piece.  Craigslist probably works better in a market that not over saturated.
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Originally posted by Hammy Hammy wrote:

I had to laugh at this ad on Kijiji,
 

Xmas Carpet Cleaning Special

Ad ID: 91934063
  Visits: 55
Address: London, Ontario
Date Listed: 01-Feb-09

3 rooms  $100
2 rooms $75
1 room $50
Couch Sets or stairs count as 1 Room for combos.
 
Carpet will be damp for approx 2 days
 
Our chemicals are safe for pets and enviromentally friendly.
 


The title for the ad should have been "Start Your Own Mold Colony Today"
Are you in a high paying business or are you just a self employed low paid grunt who thinks this business provides dignity?
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Does your target audience shop by doing its research on the internet or is it the case that the frequency of contacts generated by prospective customers is greater due to your reliance on the internet to generate sales contacts?

Are the people you want to see as customers using the internet or is that where you get so many price shoppers and indoor kennels that waste your time and labor, most of whom are not near future repeat buyers?

Just wondering if you had determined the internet shopper would be your customer by using marketing research surveys performed by you at your expense over several weeks in your target area or did you go with a gut feel?  Not being critical, simply fact finding.


Edited by duckcountry - 13/February/2009 at 2:07pm
Are you in a high paying business or are you just a self employed low paid grunt who thinks this business provides dignity?
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