Marketing A Contracting Business
As a contractor, it is very important for you to get a steady flow of new, or past clients on a regular basis. With the advancement of technology, many consumers are looking to get contracting services from the internet. As a result, a successful general contractor marketing campaign will need to adopt an effective marketing plan that consists of actively marketing their construction business online. Fortunately for contractors who are looking to market their business online, they have many options that they can take advantage of. Some of their options will consist of things such as a mobile-friendly website, up-to-date Google listings, pay per click ads and more. All of the things we discuss in this post can help ensure that contractors are effectively marketing contracting outfits online and, in turn, successfully growing their business.
WORDPRESS MOBILE FIRST WEBSITE
One of the ways a contracting business can market itself on the internet is to use a WordPress Mobile First website. This is a kind of website where a contractor can design their own template and put in key information and images related to their business. A WordPress website design will enable a contracting business to market itself either for free or at a very low cost. Along with providing content relevant to the business, the contractor will also be able to make their site fully accessible on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. Therefore, using a WordPress Mobile-first website is a great starting point for marketing your contracting business online.
GOOGLE BUSINESS LISTING
Another way in which a contractor can market themselves effectively online is to create their business a Google Business listing. Every business will benefit by listing itself on the top search engine on the internet. When a contractor creates a Google Business Listing they are able to increase their visibility greatly as more than half of U.S. adults Google a business before making any type of engagement (Forbes.) A listing on Google will allow a contracting business to provide easier access to its website, address, and contact information. The process of listing a business is quite simple as you will just need to go on the business listing page and submit your information for review.
GOOGLE PAY PER CLICK ADS
While listing your business on the search engines like Google is very beneficial, it may be difficult to get enough exposure within the first few weeks of listing your business. In order to maximize exposure on the internet, a contracting business will want to consider using pay per click ads. This is a type of advertising that consists of having a website listed with Google, then paying a small amount each time someone clicks on the ad leading them to your contracting business website. This is a great way to manage your marketing costs as you are only charged when someone visits your site. In most cases, your site will appear on top of the search engine page or on the side. As a result, you will get a decent amount of exposure and be in a better position to market your contracting business on the internet.
A good site for any contracting business to list themselves on is Angie’s List. This is a well-known website that provides consumers with a directory of local, reputable businesses. When you list your contracting business on this site, you will be in the position to let consumers know that you are a reputable contractor. This will help assure them that you are a trusted contractor in your community, and will hopefully lead customers to contact you and inquire about your contracting services. Angie’s List is one of the best ways to market your contracting business online due to its reputation of providing reputable, and trustworthy business listings.
HOME ADVISOR ADS
When looking to market your contracting business on the internet, another good source to use is Home Advisor ads. This is a website, similar to Angie's List, where contractors can list their business information for consumers to find, and contact them. On this site and with these types of ads, a contractor will be able to list their website, business address, operating hours, and phone number. Since tons of consumers visit this type of website for service needs, they will likely contact your business whenever they are looking for contracting services. Similar to other options like Facebook and Angie’s List, the home advisor ads cost very little to list your business. Therefore you can grow your business with internet marketing at a relatively low cost using these Home Advisor ads.
THIRD-PARTY REVIEW SITES
A huge part of marketing a contracting business online is to gain, and use reviews as a testimony to your business and the quality of work you do. It is very important to establish a good reputation among consumers when looking to promote your business online. Since consumers are looking to work with contractors who are trustworthy and provide great service, they will want to see what past customers have to say about your contracting business. Third-party review sites are a great way to provide consumers with reviews, and information about your company. These sites allow you to post your business information and customers to post honest reviews of your work – good, or bad. This will provide consumers with relevant comments about your services, fees and projects completed. They will also provide insight into their overall experience with your contracting business. As a result, third-party review sites is one of the best ways to help you market and grow your contracting business on the internet.