Just signed up to this forum. My brother and I are starting up a new gardening business in the kent/surrey borders and I was looking for a friendly site where we could make contacts in the trade and get sound advice. Hope this is the place Peter
there was 21 of the best Marshalls installer attending the awards this year and we are very privileged to have picked up a national award seeing the quality of design and standard of workmanship was so high
With out a doubt Evergreen Services is a worthy winner as you can see from the winning patio
Phil - re. £40 - I had another go on card-less - e-mail came back saying - We will shortly be debiting your bank account ending *****9898* - These are not my numbers (may be my previous card) so I guess it'll fail again - I'm sorry Phil - please advise - will go along with whatever you suggest.
Just a suggestion, that i hope we all benefit from it. I saw that as a pro member i can add few website address on my website. Can you place there the "images"- links of facebook, linked in, Amazon , Ebay Etc . where i can add links to them.
Hi Phil An interesting article - I hadn't seen it before. You're absolutely right that content is king, which is why I say if you can offer something truly valuable and unique that's not available free elsewhere, then you should charge for it. You have pioneered social media in our industry and I take my hat off to you for doing so. If you believe premium is the way to go, then go for it. As your article touched on, social media is massive but the big players can't make money out of it so something will have to change. Interesting times ahead I think. I genuinely wish you well in this venture. I guess I'm one of those wait and see types, rather than an early adopter, but I'm keeping an open mind.
Hi Phil Interesting that you ask me my opinions on the future of social media in the landscape industry. Should social media be free or paid for - its a big question and really depends on what you're offering. There are (and no doubt will continue to be) lots of forums and information services with free and open access, which is great for the whole industry to share info and advice. With so much available foc if you want to charge for a social media platform, you need to offer real added value and unique content.I think LJN is a great resource and congratulate you on all you've achieved but I'm not sure the new Premium membership will attract a critical mass to make it a success. Making money out of social media seems to be the hardest part as Facebook are finding out. In my opinion, free access will surely result in far more joining, enabling you to build a unique audience that is then an attractive proposition for advertisers and sponsors to target loyal readers/followers. But I'm no expert, when I left the B2B media world 10 years ago social media didn't even exist!