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RAW Prespray

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I agree. Price is just one factor for me. But I know the price shoppers are out there. I just did a quick search of some top tmfers here, their websites show pricing, in some way or another. My seo company is trying to convince me to do the opposite. Their experience shows them to keep pricing off the website and to sell them you when custys call.

I can see the benefits both ways really.

Just looked at 5 websites, 3 had pricing and 2 did not. For what ever that means.....

I removed my rates a few months back and haven't noticed a difference in call volume. Interesting theory though.
 

RAW Prespray

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"Gasoline" if they don't want to pay the price you want then they aren't your target customer.
I agree. I've found there are two types of customers: quality and quantity. Truth is, you need both to keep busy, but the aim is to have all quality customers, the one's who care more about a job well-done over the price.
 

RAW Prespray

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Question..
Last time I posted an ad on Craigs List, it cost $25.
How is that free?
$25 everyday adds up real quick.
Did I miss something? I'm open to be pointed in the
right direction, especially where free advertisement is
concerned.
You're likely posting in the employment area. It cost me $25 per ad when searching for new employees for my carpet cleaning business.

Post in the services area and make sure you have "carpet cleaning" in your ad.
 

Jason Edwin

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Awesome thread! Really glad I came across it, as I am also a business owner of a startup carpet cleaning company and we are constantly looking for ways to improve our lead generation. We will definitely go over the last half of that as we were only usually focused on our website and making it as user friendly as possible however as pointed out SEO is probably very important as well.

Anyways thanks for the info! I would also appreciate a quick look at our website to see how well-optimized it is in your opinion, Thanks!
 
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Max61

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I think points 8 and 10 are really important. If you continually generate good content that has value to the reader then you will rank. It is long term play, it might take a year to rank. If you do some backlink building you can speed up the process.

Building email list is the most cost effect marketing out there. But it is getting harder and harder to get people to opt-in to an email list because they don't want more emails. You have to give them something valuable in exchange for their email. It used to be a well-written guide would work but today it has to be something exceptional that people really want before they will opt-in.

Once you have your list built it's important that you don't just blast them with promotions. Again send valuable content and scatter in a promotion every once in a while.
 
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Question..
Last time I posted an ad on Craigs List, it cost $25.
How is that free?
$25 everyday adds up real quick.
Did I miss something? I'm open to be pointed in the
right direction, especially where free advertisement is
concerned.
Only in select areas and select categories do they charge. It's the cats and locations that see the most spam. Here is free to post in household services, but not free to post about a job opening in the company.

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aloha one

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Only in select areas and select categories do they charge. It's the cats and locations that see the most spam. Here is free to post in household services, but not free to post about a job opening in the company.

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Like your co name...reminds me of a thirties mobsters name....Here's a slogan for ya "Call today or DIE!"
 

Cathy Akins

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Thanks for sharing such an informative idea. I hope this will prove to be helpful.
 

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Good one. Also, you need to go with offline advertising and promotion along with the online. Both should go hand in hand.