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post #1 of Old 11-25-2008, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Everyone ... Im New Here ... Im From Warsaw New York And I Just Opened A Commercial Cleaninmg Business .. But Im Having A Ton Of Trouble Getting Customers ! I Put Out Flyers ... But I Didnt Get Much Of A Response .... Does Anyone Have Other Ideas On How To Get My Business Moving Or Atleast - How To Advertise Better Thanks . Snake1001

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i need all the help i can get here .... i would like to clean full time.
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Snake,

Print advertising can make you or break you. If you have any misspelled words, difficult-to-read fonts, cluttered text, improper punctuation, etc. then it will not garner any attention. In fact, it could even hurt you! If I see an ad with misspelled words, I toss it out. I figure if they make careless mistakes on their ads, what other mistakes can I expect down the road with my service?

Make sure you have someone look over your ads before sending them out in large amounts. Same goes for your website.

Keep it clean, simple, and easy to read. Make sure your contact information is included. Make sure you are giving value-added points on why the reader should hire you. For instance, it's one thing to claim you are "The best in town!" and another to say "We give honest and dependable service" The first example only makes grand claims. The second example states WHY you are better than others. And never, ever, ever criticize your competition. Just outline why you are the best choice of the many in your area.

I hope this helps! If you want me to look over your ad, I am happy to help.

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Thanks Torry . I Put The Ad On Bright Yellow Paper , I Tried To Give As Much Information On What I Do . I Gave Out About 70 Flyers - With Only Two Inquires... But I Did Land A Small Job At A Preschool..... Now Im Waiting To Here Back On A Dentist Quote I Gave Out Last Saturday - Should I Call Them In A Few Days To Check Up On It ? Snake
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"The best in town!"
You mentioned this term,
Did you mentioned anyone or just gave him an idea..
It is to you Torry...
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"The best in town!"
You mentioned this term,
Did you mentioned anyone or just gave him an idea..
It is to you Torry...
?



Please clarify your question?

My response above is pretty clear on what you should or shouldn't do on print ads.

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