getting jobs without canvassing

Discussion in 'Advertising Offline/Online & Canvassing' started by neil fearnley, Mar 16, 2015.

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  1. neil fearnley

    neil fearnley Member
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    Just after some ideas for getting gutter and fascia cleaning jobs without canvassing
    I currently have a website,yell and leaflet but 90% of my jobs come from canvassing but I hate it!
    Leaflets work out roughly 1 job every 100 but I know if I chapped 100 folk I would get half a dozen so leafleting feels a bit of a waste of time
    Anyone have joy advertising in local papers,Gumtree etc?
     
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  2. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
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    I get all my work through recommendations. repeat busines and new business through my site,

    One thing I have not done yet as have no real need is try local parish mags as I've heard are quite cheap to advertise your services in on a regular bacis that is worth giving it at shot.
     
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    I get all my work through recommendations, repeat business and new business enquires through my site,

    one thing I have not done yet as have no real need is try local parish mags as I've heard are quite cheap to advertise your services in on a regular basis that is worth giving it at shot.
     
  4. adamangler

    adamangler Wakefield Window Warrior
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    Facebook should get 1-2 a week if youre consistent.
     
  5. daveyboy

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    And the rest..got 3 in 2 days yesterday and this morning
     
  6. neil fearnley

    neil fearnley Member
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    I've got a facebook page but to be honest I've no idea how it works and have yet to have any Jobs from it
    Consistent??
    Websites the same only had a couple in the last year,seems well placed on google seo
     
  7. daveyboy

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    Search on facebook things like
    Businesses in wherever you are
    Community sites
    Swap and sell site
    And you will find some local sites
    Then post a message with your facebook web page link to each one daily
    Write it out once then copy it and paste in each site saves time
    You will be surprised how many sites run by local people are on there
    We have one called "i need..." for the local area which is good as people are always posting does anyone know a windie
     
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  8. adamangler

    adamangler Wakefield Window Warrior
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    Facebook is one of those things that depends where u live amongst other factors.

    I have averaged 1-2 customers a week bumping my posts to about 40 groups twice a day.

    Others have said its shite others see m to get a lot more.

    Either way if u cant canvass like me its worth doing
     
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    I am on about 12 sites and get work most days

    How's it going adam??
    I thought you were doing better at canvassing
     
  10. neil fearnley

    neil fearnley Member
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    Thnx for the tips
    Just to be clear I can canvass and I am very good at it
    I've got 15+ years experience canvassing and running canvass teams
    After so long I just hate doing it now,seems to effect me more chapping for myself as well for some reason
    I still work part time canvassing for a local building firm but started my business so I wouldn't have to canvass anymore
    Would love to get it down to 50/50
     
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