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Old 01-30-2019, 10:36 AM   #1
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Who takes advantage of this free service? I use my facebook business page, market place and yard sale pages. I am blown away by the responses I have been getting.
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Old 01-31-2019, 09:17 AM   #2
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That's the only marketing we do other than word of mouth. I generally stay booked 6-10 weeks out all year round. It's fantastic, no money spent on marketing, and if utilized correctly, Facebook can generate 10s of thousands of views to your business pages posts. And 99% of my customers are quality customers, good people that understand the cost of good quality work.

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That's the only marketing we do other than word of mouth. I generally stay booked 6-10 weeks out all year round. It's fantastic, no money spent on marketing, and if utilized correctly, Facebook can generate 10s of thousands of views to your business pages posts. And 99% of my customers are quality customers, good people that understand the cost of good quality work.

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Can you explain how you do it without spending money. I do advetise on FB, find it useful (do not get tons of leads, but some) but I do pay for it.

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Can you explain how you do it without spending money. I do advetise on FB, find it useful (do not get tons of leads, but some) but I do pay for it.

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I make a post on my business page showcasing my recent projects. Then my wife shares it ALL OVER Facebook. She is in a few hundred local garage sales groups, small business groups, neighborhood groups and the likes. She shares it anywhere she can. She can generate over 9 thousand views to a post on our page in under 3 hours. And it really only takes about 10 minutes for her to share that post to 100 groups.

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The groups like Ride speaks of are the way to go. Paying for the facebook ads has gotten nothing for me. Also, set up an instagram. Post pictures often. Hell, REPOST pitcures, just to put yourself out there. People see them. designer groups will see them, etc. It might be worth your while to search local groups and join them. The key is to take lots of pictures and post often (something I need to do more of...)
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You should also try the Yard sale pages on facebook. That's where 90% of my inquires come from on FB.

Posting just to your business page can generate some inquires but FB limits who sees it out of all of your friends as where the yard sale pages do not limit your reach. I started to use that because of seeing other businesses using it for their ads.

I've also tried the paid boosting and didn't get near the response the yard sale pages have generated.
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I just changed the pictures I had on my FB yard sale pages. So far between emails, fb messages, texts and phone calls I have 17 jobs lined up to bid on. All came in in about the last hour and half. This is why I gave up residential painting. I'll be hiring a few people soon. i also have some huge projects coming up. 50,000 sqft and bigger.
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I tried advertising on Facebook but most of the leads were from Moscow and Vladivostok.
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I just changed the pictures I had on my FB yard sale pages. So far between emails, fb messages, texts and phone calls I have 17 jobs lined up to bid on. All came in in about the last hour and half. This is why I gave up residential painting. I'll be hiring a few people soon. i also have some huge projects coming up. 50,000 sqft and bigger.
Can you explain a little more about what exactly you're doing?
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Can you explain a little more about what exactly you're doing?
I go to the facebook Market place. From there you can place an ad. Once that is done there is an option to add the post to more groups. Most groups are closed from what I have seen so you have to join them. Once they accept you go back to your post on the market place and there is a drop down menu to add to more places. You can choose up to 10 places to post in.

This prevents FB from preventing who can and can not see your post. Your personal and business FB pages we are all limited as to how many it actually reaches due to FB being so controlling.

So basically you can advertise in up to 10 groups with an unlimited reach.
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I tried advertising on Facebook but most of the leads were from Moscow and Vladivostok.
Even though I am in local yard sale groups I get inquires from all over. I believe it's due to people tagging or sharing the advertisement.
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I dont see any services for anything at all listed on marketplace in my area.
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I dont see any services for anything at all listed on marketplace in my area.
In the FB search box type in Yard Sale and the ones in your area will show up.
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I've gotten a fair bit of business from the facebook 'swap n sell', yard sale type pages over the years but I certainly don't promote myself via those pages. Mostly just get people referring me when someone's asking for the names of painters in the area. In general I find a lot of the folks on those sites are looking for the lowest prices they can find. Which is fine, just not exactly what I'm looking for in a customer.
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I've gotten a fair bit of business from the facebook 'swap n sell', yard sale type pages over the years but I certainly don't promote myself via those pages. Mostly just get people referring me when someone's asking for the names of painters in the area. In general I find a lot of the folks on those sites are looking for the lowest prices they can find. Which is fine, just not exactly what I'm looking for in a customer.
That was what I had planned on but they replies I have been getting are almost overwhelming. So far I'm locking in almost 50% of my FB leads. My prices are not cheap. I'm not the most expensive but compared to that HD stuff I am very expensive. More and more people are realizing having a pro do the work with their products the floors hold up much better.

I have a gigantic email list I use as well which does produce a good amount of locked in jobs. With FB I'm trying to advertise more locally since my email list doesn't really have many from my area.
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Hmm. I have a problem. On my phone, I actually found a services section, but it looks as if its just Porch, Home adviser and Handy.

On my computer however, I cant get marketplace to function at all, so I cant get into any groups or find anything. It just freezes I'll try with a different browser.

So, let me get this straight: you're posting an ad for your company in the yard sale section? could you possibly post a link, so I could see what your doing exactly? I understand if you dont want to.. You could PM me if you'd like too.
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Hmm. I have a problem. On my phone, I actually found a services section, but it looks as if its just Porch, Home adviser and Handy.

On my computer however, I cant get marketplace to function at all, so I cant get into any groups or find anything. It just freezes I'll try with a different browser.

So, let me get this straight: you're posting an ad for your company in the yard sale section? could you possibly post a link, so I could see what your doing exactly? I understand if you dont want to.. You could PM me if you'd like too.
I have that issue with my tablet. I can't find the market place or when I do it freezes. I can't figure out why and have sent it to FB to figure out.

Did you type into the FB search bar Yard Sale?
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The yard sale pages you have to sign up for for the most part. Some are open groups some are closed meaning you need to be approved.



Click on the Sell Something link. I can't for some reason get this to upload.

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One thing to keep in mind... If you've ever thought cabin fever or internet drama gets bad sometimes on PT, the yard sale pages can be infinitely worse. People around here constantly make jokes about the local one being some of the best entertainment in town. One wrong word and you've got an e-battle starting. The only mod on the local one is a retired little old lady. Half the time, she's begging people to be civil with each other to no avail.
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One thing to keep in mind... If you've ever thought cabin fever or internet drama gets bad sometimes on PT, the yard sale pages can be infinitely worse. People around here constantly make jokes about the local one being some of the best entertainment in town. One wrong word and you've got an e-battle starting. The only mod on the local one is a retired little old lady. Half the time, she's begging people to be civil with each other to no avail.
Out of 10 I am on only 1 is like the wild wild west. There is really no fighting or grammar police. Lots of the spam/scam ads. Most comments just point that out or joke about it. This page the owner already said he doesn't care what happens on it. What stinks is it's the town I had done most of my house painting in and I want to land some epoxy jobs. I have since left that group.
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