Looking for a Side Gig? How to Use HomeContractors101 to Make Side MoneyNov/29/2018 651
You can use HomeContractors101 to Launch a New Business or Earn Money on the Side
You don’t need to be a full-time contractor to join HomeContractors101. There are a number of home improvement pros who join our site for part-time work. Many of these members have gone on to turn their side hustle into their main source of income, but it’s perfectly possible to just earn enough business to supplement your main income.
If you’re looking to use your home improvement skills to earn a little extra money we can help. Here are some tips for how to use HomeContractors101 as a side gig.
Do Competitive Research
It’s important for contractors to do competitive research before purchasing leads and promoting their services. How else will you know what to charge for your services? Do your research and find out what other pros in your area are bidding for similar services.
Area does matter. People in certain areas may be willing to pay more for certain services, so be sure to compare your rates with other professional home contractors near you.
If you bid too high, you’re not likely to win the bid. On the other hand, if you charge too low you might raise suspicions that your business isn’t legitimate.
If you find that you charge more than other professionals, because you offer more or better services, be sure to convey that in your bid or your profile.
Stay on Top of Leads
You have very little time to act on a warm contractor lead. People today are used to instant gratification. If you take too long to respond to a lead, they are more likely to move on to another professional or accept another bid.
If you’re a one-person operation, be sure to keep your phone by you and not on silent, so that you can respond as soon as possible.
One way to speed up your response time is to create generic responses in advance. You can copy and paste those responses to people who email or text you, until you have time to put together a full response.
Work on Your Communication Skills
If contracting is a side gig for you, chances are you don’t have a sales person or team to help promote your services to leads.
It’s important to be friendly, but professional when communicating with prospective clients. Many of these projects are dear to the people involved. They involve their home, so they want to know they’re working with someone they can trust.
Making leads feel comfortable and confident in your abilities can go a long way in growing or sustaining your side gig.
Launch Your Pro Contractor Business with HomeContractors101
Starting a side gig can be challenging on your own. Thousands of people visit HomeContractors101 every day looking for home improvement professionals. By setting up a profile, you can gain access to people actively looking for professionals like you.
Set up your profile, lead filters and only purchase leads you need to keep a steady side business. Sign up to become a HomeContractors101 pro today.