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Old 03-06-2013, 06:07 PM   #1
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im planning to post this ad on craigslist to fight back everything that's on it.. what do you guys think about craigslist and the ads that show up?

any thoughts suggestion to my ad would be appreciated.
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:18 PM   #2
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If you want literate viewers to take your message seriously, your phrase "will offer" should be "we'll offer".
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YOUR MY FN HERO MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!
Looks Great!

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If you want literate viewers to take your message seriously, your phrase "will offer" should be "we'll offer".
I missed that one. It sounded perfect when I was reading it aloud. LOL
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Also "lied too" should be "lied to" Pretty good for English being your second language.

I like the ad let us know how it works out for you.
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YOUR MY FN HERO MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!
Looks Great!
Hopefully the scammers don't steal it and make it there own.
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Also should read, "lied to" not lied "too"
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Do any serious clients( customers) use CL as a source for finding painters?
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I just got an exterior repaint of a beach house from a post on cl looking for quotes.It's a good job and I should make some $. I know a lot of guys talk trash about CL but I find a job there worth doing once in a while.
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Regardless of how nice your ad is, You are still attracting the same cheap craigslist shoppers. IMO you will be wasting a lot of time dealing with a lot of tire kickers. You may land the occasional job, but I wouldn't spend too much time dealing with "potential" craigslist shoppers.
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thank you so much guys... and yes i apologize for my poor grammar :/
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Hopefully the scammers don't steal it and make it there own.
i hope not!

you guys can steal this tho.. just dont be around nj lol
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For a professional painting...

sounds better but I think it works both ways
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You can use Craigs List as link bait. Your not getting leads from people searching craigs list but for people searching Google where your properly titled CL ad shows up. Its a way to knock local competitors off of the front page of local search results. If you've constructed a good graphic ad with a click-able link, they end up right where you want them.. on your website.
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Geez... Even I can do better...
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You can use Craigs List as link bait. Your not getting leads from people searching craigs list but for people searching Google where your properly titled CL ad shows up. Its a way to knock local competitors off of the front page of local search results. If you've constructed a good graphic ad with a click-able link, they end up right where you want them.. on your website.
You are totally right on this, you can use CL to your advantage to get some SEO, I post some ads on CL from time to time, I've gotten a few jobs, large jobs and small jobs that are always good for filling in between jobs.

Although, it is also easier to land jobs from CL when you are one of the only companies in the city that puts some effort in having a good looking logo and look professional, then the perspective of a potential client would accept and believe there's more value on your services even if you are more expensive.

I have people telling me all the time that I was more expensive but they want me to do their job because they like how professional I am and I said the right thing (And I'm good looking with an accent like puss in boots too so that probably has a lot to do)
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You are totally right on this, you can use CL to your advantage to get some SEO, I post some ads on CL from time to time, I've gotten a few jobs, large jobs and small jobs that are always good for filling in between jobs.

Although, it is also easier to land jobs from CL when you are one of the only companies in the city that puts some effort in having a good looking logo and look professional, then the perspective of a potential client would accept and believe there's more value on your services even if you are more expensive.

I have people telling me all the time that I was more expensive but they want me to do their job because they like how professional I am and I said the right thing (And I'm good looking with an accent like puss in boots too so that probably has a lot to do)
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Craigslist was pretty much where I started all my advertising and like the others said, everyone wants cheap work, I just had a guy ask me if I'd do 2 rooms, a hallway, plus the ceilings for 100 dollars lol. Every job I've gotten from there was about the same. Although I have done a few jobs from there, after all, a man's gotta eat
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I network and sub work from a high end kitchen designer I met on craigslist. The jobs are usually very simple. Did a custom walk in closet for him last year that paid over a grand. I find if you think outside the box craigslist can be very effective. However it's time consuming.
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