Throughout the years of running my handyman business I’ve had a chance to try out a lot of different marketing methods. Some have worked out good and others have just flat out flopped. I think you’ll agree with me that no one really wants to spend money on advertising. You do it because you have to right?
Well, I’ve always tried to find the least expensive ways to bring in the most business. One of them which you might already know is Google Places. If you can show up in the top 3 spots for your area your Places listing can bring in a decent amount of business. It’s also free.
It’s always nice to be able to get business free or at least very cheap. I’ve tried many marketing methods, though most have not proven very profitable, one stands out among them that has blown away every single other. It’s a website. My website costs very little to run and maintain and it’s responsible for bringing in the vast majority of my business; much more than any other marketing method I use.
The importance of a website
Most handymen don’t understand the importance of a website. I know this because I talk to a lot of them all the time. You might also be one of them. I suppose you can’t really understand the importance until you actually see the results that it can produce. Once I saw that my website was bringing in practically all of my business I stopped chasing after all these other marketing and advertising opportunities out there. I started to make my website even better so it could be even more effective. I added reviews and a quote request form. I tried out different things to increase the leads I was getting.
A website is so valuable to your handyman business because you control everything about it. You control the content, the reviews that are posted, everything. This is really the only marketing and advertising method that you can control every aspect of.
It’s not magic. There are certain things that make it work
You cannot expect to throw up any website on the internet and think that it will automatically start bringing in customers. This is something that I see all the time. I’ll get emails from handymen just like you that tell me they are struggling to get business. They tell me they have tried many different things and nothings working. They even tell me that they have a website but aren’t getting any business from it.
I kindly ask for a link to the website and right away I can see why they aren’t getting any business from it. This stuff isn’t magic. You can’t throw just any old website up and expect it to magically start bringing in customers. It doesn’t work like that. If it did, everyone would be rich. If you are creating a website from scratch, it takes work. It’s taken me years of trial and error to get it right.
I did, however, put in the time to learn what works and now I’ve got it down almost to a science.
When I see a problem I help you solve it
I’m sure you know by now that I spend quite a bit of time trying to solve problems for handyman businesses. That’s why I’ve created this site as well as others and products specifically for handymen. My goal since starting this site has always been to help handymen make more money and make running their business easier.
I always strive to give you all the information you need to get ahead and learn from the mistakes I’ve made over the years. When I see a problem that not only I’ve faced in the past but one that many handymen are facing even now, I help you solve it using a combination of articles and posts on my websites and also with products that I create to solve that particular problem. That’s how the Handyman Price List was born.
The biggest problem I’m seeing now is handyman websites. You must have an effective website if you want to succeed is today’s competitive landscape. The fact is that people are looking for your services online everyday. If your not showing up someone else is. It’s either the other handymen in your area or websites like Home Advisor that are selling you leads because they know how to make a website that can bring in leads. Do you realize that when you pay for leads from Home Advisor, you’re actually paying for leads that you could have got yourself from your own website if you had a good one? You don’t need to pay for leads when you have a website that works.
The easiest way to get a website for your handyman business
Most handymen aren’t going to put in the time it takes to figure out how to create a website that actually works. I did but it took me years of trial and error to get it right. So, like I’ve done before with theand other products. I’ve created a product that does it for you. I’m very excited about this because it’s by far the best product I’ve ever created.
It’s called Pro Service Sites.
I strongly believe this is the very best way for a handyman to get a website that actually works. One that brings you business all year long and showcases your handyman business on the internet like it’s supposed to be done; making you look very professional too. Your website should show up when someone is looking for your services and that’s exactly what I’ve created a Home Fixed is a Pro Service Site. It’s the exact kind of website that you can get too for your business.to do. In fact, my website,
I hope you are ready to finally get serious about your handyman website. If you are, don’t hesitate to get started today.