Every water damage contractor wants the most lucrative jobs possible, but sometimes those jobs will come during off-hours. If you don’t have a process for answering calls around the clock, you are definitely missing out on great opportunities to land big water damage jobs. Customers that call after normal business hours are more likely to need immediate service. This also means they are more likely to hire the first company that responds to their call.Read More
Water damage and mold go hand in hand. So do mold leads and water damage leads. If you’re a restoration contractor looking to get more water damage leads, consider expanding into mold leads too. Whether you’re getting leads from 33 Mile Radius now or you’re managing your own marketing, expanding into mold leads can increase business and revenue.Read More
As a contractor, you are bound to miss a call from time to time. Unfortunately, your customer isn’t going to wait long before they call another company. In most cases, your voicemail message is the last line of defense against losing out on an opportunity completely. From setting up your voicemail box to keeping it clear, take these simple steps to ensure you don’t miss out on the opportunity.
Setting Up Your Voicemail to Keep Customers
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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:
- Users will not convert on your site
- 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!Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
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,Read More
Do You Know How To Answer The Phone Like A Pro?
The phone rings, do you answer it properly?
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.Read More
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,Read More
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.Read More