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A friend has been insisting that I use FB to promote my landscape business. Personally, I rarely use it and I imagine it's going to be a big effort for me. But I realize that if I have to use it to grow my business, I can probably look into it. 

So has anyone used FB paid/free for advertising campaign? How much time do you spend on it? And how did it work like what's the ROI?

Thanks!


Posted 01 November 2016 - 06:19 PM

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I use it and have paid to "boost" some of my posts (which apparently gets out to a wider community). You can dictate your budget and how long you want your advertising to run for. I've paid $7 for a week on half a dozen occasions and haven't seen any work out of it. 

 

I also promote my page on some of the local community pages (ie share my link) and get the odd inquiry/job that way.

 

Not sure its worth it sometimes, but to be honest once its set up it doesn't require a whole lot of maintenance and people like that stuff these days.

 

Also had one client say she chose me over others because I had a FB page and a website (which i hardly maintain either)


Posted 01 November 2016 - 06:50 PM

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I use it and have paid to "boost" some of my posts (which apparently gets out to a wider community). You can dictate your budget and how long you want your advertising to run for. I've paid $7 for a week on half a dozen occasions and haven't seen any work out of it. 

 

I also promote my page on some of the local community pages (ie share my link) and get the odd inquiry/job that way.

 

Not sure its worth it sometimes, but to be honest once its set up it doesn't require a whole lot of maintenance and people like that stuff these days.

 

Also had one client say she chose me over others because I had a FB page and a website (which i hardly maintain either)

 

Thanks for your input. That gave me a rough idea whether I pay or use FB for free.

 

I guess that client who chose you because of your FB page is on FB most of the time. One thing I learned about marketing is to make sure that you are everywhere and accessible on any medium available.  


Posted 01 November 2016 - 07:02 PM

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I have a FB page. It does not get updated very often and I dont use it like I should be using it.

 

Social media advertising can be very beneficial if you concentrate on it and free.

 

I dont run a website so its handy for me as if a client loses my number or someone remembers my name and not my Number they can google me and my Face Book page pops up.


Posted 02 November 2016 - 06:36 AM

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i reckon 70% of my business comes from the buy swap and sell site on facebook in our local area 


Posted 02 November 2016 - 06:43 AM

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i reckon 70% of my business comes from the buy swap and sell site on facebook in our local area 

 

That's good to hear!

 

Thanks, guys!


Posted 02 November 2016 - 07:51 PM

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I wouldn't say i get heaps of work out of it. I use it mainly to show the types of jobs I do, the over grown ones are very popular as they can see the big difference. 

 

Also nice when customers leave a review :) 

 

It's free so you midas well have one.

 

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 07:32 AM

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might look into it too one day.Does not seem overly expensive.I am afraid I am 'limited' when it comes to this type of think.

 

Worth the OP doing and getting up and running. I did somehow pick up a very good client last month who somehow saw my FB garden business page-earned over 2K from that job alone-so yeah-worth the $7 per week or day fee- even if its just a week here and there.


Posted 05 November 2016 - 01:42 PM

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Is anyone using Facebook for the paid advertising?, I dont want to use it but am curious of the benefits and pitfalls.

Cheers


Posted 03 August 2017 - 08:27 PM

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I started a small promotion tonight, will keep you posted on how I go. Seems like it works, got an enquiry within 30 mins!


Posted 03 August 2017 - 08:42 PM

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I started a small promotion tonight, will keep you posted on how I go. Seems like it works, got an enquiry within 30 mins!


How's it going? I'm thinking of doing the same
Posted 18 August 2017 - 08:53 PM

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Well I spent $63 and have got 3 jobs worth $120 in a month.  Bearing in mind I started from scratch, no friends and no likes.  Also it's winter and very dry.  Overall so far I think it could really take off and over time be very a profitable and cheap form of advertising in a small targeted area, great for a small business. I get all of my work from my website and I am not too concerned about pursuing the Facebook strategy seriously but definately would reccomend it and I will keep my page going out of interest.


Posted 26 August 2017 - 09:16 PM

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Is anyone using Facebook for the paid advertising?, I dont want to use it but am curious of the benefits and pitfalls.

Cheers

 

 

yes used it, 3 months paid about $50 a month, worked really well for awareness.  i picked my area 2km radius and only sent it to locals.  its not the work you get out of it it the it the bran awareness,  i don't even quote FB requests ignore them to many tyre kickers i dont need to chase that, my FB page has a phone number serious clients will ring and they are the one that money isn't a issue they want the right person.


Posted 27 August 2017 - 11:01 PM

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im in the middle of 2 weeks at us$5 a day, aimed at women over 40, so far my page views have apparently gone up but no actual calls yet. 

 

ive been drilling the local community group on their 1 advertising day each week all through winter, trying to be a bit funny and topical rather than the plain ads. aiming at hedges and clean ups mainly. i never used to get much but lately its been getting me a half or 1 day job each week plus a few lawns here and there.

 

i believe in the marketing theory that people have to see your ad up to 8 times before they recognize the brand. so keep pumping the same message and it will sink in eventually.


Posted 29 August 2017 - 09:07 PM




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