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placed newspaper ad...

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by mcwlandscaping, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    today i placed an ad in the newspaper thats around here...the telegraph.... listed for 25 days

    M.C.W. Landscaping
    Snowplowing, Shoveling
    603-557-4667 Nashua and Hollis areas

    is how it read

    simple, to the point, glad to have it finally in there!!! :)purplebou payup payup
     
  2. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    ive never done it but guys have had some sucess with them in the past is there anyone else who has an add or is yours the only one in the paper
     
  3. LLM Ann Arbor

    LLM Ann Arbor Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    Let us know how it turns out for ya MC.
     
  4. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    You spelled Snowplowing wrong...lol just kidding
    Hope it works for ya
     
  5. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    my heart skipped a beat there! i looked it over a million times just to be sure......

    there are only two more ads in there now, and there will be a third once james (jglandscaping) gets his in there too.. HUGE newspaper

    will let you know how it works out, starts tomarrow

    my guess is that on the first storm, the phone will be ringing off the hook from all the people that don't plan ahead and call at the last minute
     
  6. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    first day in there....already one call!!
     
  7. LLM Ann Arbor

    LLM Ann Arbor Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    It was me. Just checkin to see if you're lowballing.

    :)

    No sale by the way. I know someone in the business.

    lol
     
  8. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    got her estimated and signed up today!!! payup
     
  9. Rcgm

    Rcgm Senior Member
    Messages: 613

    LOL LLM you crack me up.I can't even start to think why anyone would hate you.LOL;)



    RCGM
    Brad
     
  10. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    another call today, guy with rental properties!! :)
     
  11. LLM Ann Arbor

    LLM Ann Arbor Senior Member
    Messages: 876


    Im misunderstood.

    :jester:
     
  12. LLM Ann Arbor

    LLM Ann Arbor Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    That estimate alone is worth the price of the ad even if you dont get the gig!

    Right on.
     
  13. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Just got a call back from the guy, three residential residential properties with shoveling the walks, if they are average size they will be $35-$40 per push, per drive.
     
  14. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    One thing I did in my AD I just place last week is add a email address and I got 2 emails the 1st day.

    in the 1st week I got 3 new customers :)

    I think you will get a lot of hits on the AD this year if it's like down here.

    Seems to me a lot of people quite after last winter.

    Good luck.
     
  15. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    alright, update....went to see those properties and turned them down....no where to push the snow at all for one and two of the three props are really off route out of the way, so, not worth it for me!
     
  16. jglandscaping

    jglandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    Im actually not going to put the ad back in, I have enough for what I want to do:dizzy: :realmad: payup ....but referals ALWAYS are the best...
    James
     
  17. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    two more calls today....got one drive, and the other call was a small parking lot so i passed jglandscaping's number to the guy to call him because i'm sticking with residentials only for this year! this ad has been well worth my money so far!
     
  18. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    Good job, buddy :D
     
  19. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    got the signiture to go ahead and do that one driveway, then she passed my name along today and one of her friends that lives down the street wants a price too, so need to do that, and got another new call today as well!!!

    it may help a little if we had some SNOW!
     
  20. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    glad to see that the ad was worth it