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#3235503 - 07/20/12 08:53 PM Getting Work?
Alpha Backflow Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/29/10
Posts: 159
Loc: Lake Co.IL
For just starting out whats the best way to pull in some business? I stopped at the local cop shops dropped off cards. Left cards at gas stations ect. Gave cards to friends and family. Free web stuff facebook ect. Getting truck lettered up. Anything that really works for you? PM's are welcome. Thanks

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#3236070 - 07/21/12 10:42 AM Re: Getting Work? [Re: Alpha Backflow]
SNIPERBBB Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 2247
Loc: Rodney,Ohio
Stop in and talk to the local agencies that get calls about animals, sheriff dept/911 call centers, city police, soil&water conservation, extension office/co-ops, the local farm/hardware stores that sell those junk cage traps.

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#3241200 - 07/24/12 01:42 PM Re: Getting Work? [Re: Alpha Backflow]
traprjohn Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2510
Loc: Central NC
Get Robb Russel to build your website..........

Find him thru the User List
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#3241328 - 07/24/12 02:50 PM Re: Getting Work? [Re: traprjohn]
paul antczak
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Originally Posted By: traprjohn
Get Robb Russel to build your website..........

Find him thru the User List

Yep traprjohn knows what he is talkin about! I'm finally able to take a vacation.
Right now I'm enjoying my time away on Lake Alice in Tomahawk Wi. Thanks Robb!

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#3241381 - 07/24/12 03:23 PM Re: Getting Work? [Re: Alpha Backflow]
Robb Russell Offline


Registered: 03/28/07
Posts: 1875
Loc: Gainesville, Alachua, Florida,...
For starters how does a trapper get a name like Alpha Backflow?

You can't just do one thing but a symphony of many things in unison together. You have heard the term don't put all your eggs in one basket. Invest money back into your business and grow it by having a real marketing plan. Now I may have thrown out a lot words but do more then one thing to drive business to you and keep yourself busy. Always do good work. Always ask for referrals.


New business's don't have name recognition so what ever you do think long term branding of your business. Get a logo and put it on everything.

Again I add . Always do good work. Always ask for referrals.

I have assembled several podcasts on marketing yes the free stuff can work but your gonna need more then that. I know your Lake County market! Some of that stuff in your market is work I do for a competitor of yours wink

A web site is a good idea but anyhting new that I or anyone created today may take months to work right (Google not me for New Domains Only) and its the peak of season now. Feel free to call me anytime if you have questions.

Podcasts About Web Design & SEO & Marketing With Robb Russell

http://www.sitesbyrobb.com/home/seo-the-...h-robb-russell/

Try Pay per Click advertising and listen to Mike Flick tell you how to do it right and not go broke in the process.

Listen To Mike Flick help you understand how to use PPC right.

Its frugal and its the opposite of Yodle and you are in charge. Save paying the overhead its not that hard.

http://www.blubrry.com/wildlifecontrol/945478/poormans-marketing-guide-to-the-internet-2011/

Related Podcast: Marketing In Today's Times with Ron Jones
30 years of experience running a business. and 30 years of trying what works for marketing for him and what never worked out. Good Stuff! He was joined by Mike Flick, Paul Antzak, myself and a few others.

http://www.blubrry.com/wildlifecontrol/878411/marketing-in-todays-times-with-ron-jones/

Here is Warriors tips for Offline marketing and all of them are FREE!
http://www.sitesbyrobb.com/offline-adver...oval-companies/
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#3241805 - 07/24/12 07:36 PM Re: Getting Work? [Re: Alpha Backflow]
Alpha Backflow Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/29/10
Posts: 159
Loc: Lake Co.IL
Robb Alpha backflow is my plumbing biz. Alpha Wildlife Control is the ADC biz. Thanks for the info.

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#3249531 - 07/29/12 07:45 PM Re: Getting Work? [Re: Alpha Backflow]
Alpha Backflow Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/29/10
Posts: 159
Loc: Lake Co.IL
My wife just started the web site today. This is what she got done in one day! I like it would like to know what others think what should be added or taken out. Thanks

http://www.alphawildlife.biz/

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#3250902 - 07/30/12 08:55 PM Re: Getting Work? [Re: Alpha Backflow]
DaveK
Unregistered


Very good work, for one day. Less photos of critters looking stressed in legholds. More text...have species specific pages. Nice banner photo at the top.

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#3250939 - 07/30/12 09:11 PM Re: Getting Work? [Re: ]
Mike K. Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/11/10
Posts: 14
Loc: SW Missouri
I agree with Dave about the animals in traps. That's good ammo for the antis and you may get bombarded with some "not so nice emails". Good content is much better than pictures anyway. Also, you might consider using the term "nuisance wildlife control" instead of "wildlife nuisance control". Great job for a day's work but if you're like me you'll make a hundred changes before you are happy with it!


Edited by METRO FS (07/30/12 09:16 PM)
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#3250960 - 07/30/12 09:23 PM Re: Getting Work? [Re: Alpha Backflow]
DaveK
Unregistered


Use a webform...instead of posting your email address. You are inviting spam.

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#3251047 - 07/30/12 10:36 PM Re: Getting Work? [Re: ]
WTWC Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 1
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: DaveK
Use a webform...instead of posting your email address. You are inviting spam.

Definitely what he said.
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#3251750 - 07/31/12 02:28 PM Re: Getting Work? [Re: Alpha Backflow]
trapper4hire Offline
trapper

Registered: 06/28/09
Posts: 44
Loc: Dayton, OH
I of course agree that showing animals in foot hold traps should be limited or more likely eliminated, even though the guys on here myself included can apreciate those photos, potential client probably will not understand the need for those tools, there is a great public stigma about foot hold traps and advertising their use may effect the responce you get from potential clients. I do really like the top banner with the different animalsstashed hare and there. One other thing I noticed that would greatly hurt my business in the areas I service- on your web form you offer to reply to potential customers within 48 hours. If I dont respond to someone within 5 minutes they have already called one of my competitors. The first company that speaks to a perspective client has the best chance of making the sale.IMO
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#3251824 - 07/31/12 03:35 PM Re: Getting Work? [Re: Alpha Backflow]
Paul Winkelmann Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 1202
Loc: mequon, wisconsin
Now there was some advice that should be etched in gold!

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#3251862 - 07/31/12 04:04 PM Re: Getting Work? [Re: Alpha Backflow]
DaveK
Unregistered


X2

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#3251903 - 07/31/12 04:29 PM Re: Getting Work? [Re: Paul Winkelmann]
trapper4hire Offline
trapper

Registered: 06/28/09
Posts: 44
Loc: Dayton, OH
Originally Posted By: Paul Winkelmann
Now there was some advice that should be etched in gold!


thank you
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#3252046 - 07/31/12 06:21 PM Re: Getting Work? [Re: ]
Robb Russell Offline


Registered: 03/28/07
Posts: 1875
Loc: Gainesville, Alachua, Florida,...
Originally Posted By: Rick Federation
Forget the 48 hours you don't have 48 seconds.


Your gonna get the call and be ready to help them or they will find your competition. so x3 on that!
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#3252234 - 07/31/12 08:18 PM Re: Getting Work? [Re: Alpha Backflow]
RF Wildlife Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/29/10
Posts: 0
Loc: CT
If you are lucky they will leave a voice mail, but typically they will just hang up and call the next guy. A new web site will not place great, so most likely they are already going down the list and are sick of leaving voicemail's by the time they reach your site.

I would rename the work page with something like Animals controlled or removed. Think of how the people are going to look for help, they will never type work, but will type animal control etc may help a bit with you page rank. Your goal is to get your site in the top 5 on a search. I would also try to get very specific with the towns you cover on your homepage at least, area codes can also get you some work.

Thanks for sending me the info on the goose workshop Robb, awsome course just got back.
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#3252559 - 07/31/12 10:18 PM Re: Getting Work? [Re: Alpha Backflow]
Baxter Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/07/10
Posts: 1
Loc: California
I always call back the missed calls. Most of the time it adds up to a job.
Like everyone else you better call back quick.
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#3252618 - 07/31/12 10:54 PM Re: Getting Work? [Re: RF Wildlife]
Robb Russell Offline


Registered: 03/28/07
Posts: 1875
Loc: Gainesville, Alachua, Florida,...
Originally Posted By: RF Wildlife
Thanks for sending me the info on the goose workshop Robb, awsome course just got back.


I am looking for lots of pictures with every task of Canada goose handling to publish in print along with some of the edited info from our podcasts.
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#3253073 - 08/01/12 09:54 AM Re: Getting Work? [Re: Alpha Backflow]
aprophet Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/26/08
Posts: 3369
Loc: Portsmouth Va.
[quote=Alpha Backflow]Robb Alpha backflow is my plumbing biz. Alpha Wildlife Control is the ADC biz. Thanks for the info. [/quote

ya might consider losing the control part of the name and going with removal it save more then a few usless converations it is easy to Segue in to dead animal removal as well
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