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post #21 of Old 02-10-2017, 10:58 AM
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And then write your ass off go hard or go homeless
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For sure - start with a solid foundation. Thanks!!
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Check out this example

http://eco-dumpster.com/construction...-san-francisco

Notice how the title tags and headers contain the keywords as well as the actual website name . Keep your site organized and easy to read. Have others tell you whether your writing style is boring or captures attention.

Hope this helps
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post #24 of Old 02-17-2017, 01:56 AM
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Send a message via Skype™ to Allsum Cleaning
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post #25 of Old 04-17-2018, 08:29 AM
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mostly in Facebook you get clients and their referrals too.
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post #26 of Old 04-17-2018, 04:32 PM
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Just starting out you want to get this biggest bang for the least buck. Websites are not necessarily the best way to go unless you have the cash to have a real pro do it or expertise to do it yourself.

I would suggest you pick 3 marketing initiative and work them hard. I think ads and flyers are a waste at the beginning - you need to build relationships. You want to be in front of people who need your service and can pay for it. Think professionals, working mothers, executives, etc. Join business meetups, go to chamber events visit local BNI chapters any place where your potential clientele might meet. Don't worry about giving them biz card, it is much more important you get their contact info and follow up with them.

Right now you need massive action to get in front of as many people as you can and tell them what you do, and why you are different.

I tend to agree with you. In the very beginning, one needs to do the work themselves and slowly learn how to do things really well. This only comes with time! No short cuts. But as you are working and learning on the job, you should be able to figure ouot what your strong points are, and ultimately, use them to market your business. It may be slow going at first...dont kid yourself! But it can pay off in the end, if you do some hard work/learning on the job. I do not have a website, nor do I need one. My good reputation has given me enough work - I do not have employees, nor do I want them! I LIKE cleaning, and I like doing physical/mental work. That is me and you are you. I get most of my assignments from two websites. And have not much trouble filling any empty spots. There will be slow times - it sort of depends on where you live. I live in Florida and business tends to pick up during the cooler months when the "snowbirds" come home to roost. This year, that didnt happen.....who knows why? I only have ONE open day available now and I am not worried about it a bit.
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And then write your ass off go hard or go homeless


HUH? What the heck does this mean?
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Check out this example


Notice how the title tags and headers contain the keywords as well as the actual website name . Keep your site organized and easy to read. Have others tell you whether your writing style is boring or captures attention.

Hope this helps
Thanks for your note.
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post #29 of Old 10-28-2018, 10:45 AM
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Use SEO is not enough
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post #30 of Old 10-31-2018, 08:05 AM
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You don't need a website to start, sometimes it just helps to send people somewhere if they want to schedule an appointment.
But you could also tell them to DM you in FB Messenger or to call you to set up an appointment, ask questions, etc.

You can definitely use Craigslist.
Do collaborations with non-competitor businesses.
Have flyers.
And run FB ads within a 10-15 mile radius of where you are, against your ideal client.
I would say before and after images or video would help as well.
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post #32 of Old 04-16-2019, 10:02 AM
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Basic website doesn't cost much and won't bring many customers unless it's positioned well in Google search. My friend gets all of her clients from Instagram (though she's in a completely different niche). With any online tool in order to use it for marketing purposes it'll require some work so don't think you need to worry about turning down business. It looks a bit more professional though if you do have a website.
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did you succeed?
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