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How to Setup Your Voicemail To Get More Jobs

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In the disaster mitigation and water damage restoration industry, it’s extremely important to be available for your customers. The way in which you answer your phone is critical – and so is the way in which you respond when you just can’t answer.

After all, when people have a water damage emergency, the last thing they want to do get your voicemail. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to answer every call, making your voicemail the last line of defense against losing a prospective customer.

A good voicemail can be a powerful water damage marketing tool. Your voicemail should be professional and informative, encouraging your potential customers to stick with you even if you can’t answer directly. Here are some tips and tricks that will help you to achieve this.

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Contractor Marketing Question of The Week – Mobile Optimized Website

You might be losing out on home service leads with a poor mobile website

Over 60% of all searches are now from mobile phones. If your website is not mobile optimized your business is going to suffer for two reasons:

  1. Users will not convert on your site
  2. Google will not rank your site organically and will increase your bid in Adwords

Watch our 1 minutes video on the importance of mobile optimization and how to find out if you site needs help!

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Contractor Marketing Question Of The Week – Should You Use A Call Center?

Should You Use A Call Center To Take Home Service Calls?

Here at 33 Mile Radius we listen to hundreds of phone calls a day.

Some good some bad, and some awful.

If you are a contractor the benefits might seem huge to outsource your calls to a call center. However, many times this is a mistake. Call center operators are not as familiar with home service issues or your business.

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The Simplest Guide to a Stress-Free GMB Setup

How to setup your GMB page The Right Way

There are many things that you can do to boost your online presence, and setting up your Google My Business page is one of the best—and easiest! Learn How to setup your GMB page the easy way.

If you have not already done so, this is a good time to consider taking the time to list your company with Google My Business. Here are some tips and tricks that will help to make your GMB page shine!

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What The Angie’s List Buyout Means for Home Service Contractors

The merger might not be as good for Home Service Providers as you might think

On Monday this week, it was announced that IAC (parent company of HomeAdvisor, Tinder, Match, and other websites) purchased Angie’s List for $500 million. More importantly for home contractors, it was announced that, as part of this deal, both HomeAdvisor and Angie’s List would merge together to create one larger entity.

While Wall Street seems to be happy with the deal as both IAC and Angie’s List stocks are up on the news,

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Contractor Marketing Question Of The Week – How To Answer The Phone Like A Pro

Do You Know How To Answer The Phone Like A Pro?

The phone rings, do you answer it properly?

No pressure…

But if you slip up you might lose that big job you have been waiting for.

Instead take a call and answer the phone like a real pro.

Want to learn more? Watch the video below!

If you want to learn more in depth on how to answer the phone take a look at our call scripts for contractors guide and learn our 5 step process to close more calls into real jobs.

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How to Setup Your Angie’s List Page to Secure More Jobs

How to Make Angie’s List Suck Less And How to Setup Your Angie’s List Page The Right Way

Whether you’re an old hand at this contracting business, or just starting out, the chances are pretty good that you’ve at least heard of Angie’s List. But do you know how to setup your Angie’s List page to get real jobs?

For those of you who have been living out in the woods,

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How to Make Homeadvisor Suck Less

How to setup your Home Advisor page to make it work

The last few years have brought a strong rise in the number of websites offering to connect your business with people who are using the internet to shop around for services.

Places like Angie’s List, Yelp, and even Facebook have been catering to this growing need for years. When you’re talking about the home service industry, however, don’t miss the opportunity to include HomeAdvisor in your dialogue.

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You Snooze & You Lose $100,000 – It’s Time for Home Service Companies to be Available 24/7

How Technology has Pushed Contractors to have Immediate Response Times

On New Year’s Eve, just before the ball was set to drop for 2017, one of our contractors received a commercial water damage call. Because he made new leads and jobs a priority, this partner was and he was on the scene and starting work within the hour. What he didn’t know was that he wasn’t the first contractor to receive that call. Only moments before the customer called them,

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