SEO for Tradies – 4 Quick and Smart Strategies

SEO for growing trade businesses

With just about everybody using their smartphones to source new businesses these days, every tradie should have a website and good SEO for tradies practices to promote their business and services.

Having a website is one thing but getting it to show up in the search results is another thing entirely, and this is where good SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) practices come in handy.

SEO refers to the practice of optimising a website, so it has the best chance at being shown as the first result in the search results pages (SERPs). Given that 33% of all traffic goes to the top search result for any given query, it’s a result worth achieving.

Here are a few SEO tips you can use to help your site beat out the competition:
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3 Quick Lead Generation Ideas for Sydney Builders and Trades

Helpful lead generation ideas for Sydney builders and trades

A thriving trade business depends on good quality leads coming in day and day out. Without qualified leads, work can be hard to come by, but if you’re a builder or other type of tradie, what’s the best way to secure good leads, so you always have a new job every day of the week?

Here are a few ideas you can use to keep the phones ringing and keep the paycheques rolling in.
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Self Employed Tradies: How To Get a Home Loan

The banks are hard on tradies which is why….

Financial institutions seem to want more and more proof of income these days, which can make it tough on self-employed tradespeople who haven’t been in business by themselves for very long, or their financial records are a little out of date. Read more

Facebook for Tradies – 5 Smart Ways to Market Your Business Locally

Smart ways for tradies to market their business locally on Facebook

Facebook may be getting slammed in the press lately, but despite all the grumblings, Facebook is still powering along, and it still possesses one of the most efficient platforms for getting the word out about your company – especially if you are a local business. Read more

Websites for Tradies – How to Keep it Simple

Before the internet took over the world….

The printed copy of the Yellow Pages commanded a monopoly on ad spend for businesses of all sizes and was the marketing staple of every tradie wanting to make themselves known in the local area.

But times, they are changing, and internet-connected smartphones have been altering the face of marketing for the last couple of decades. Most marketing budgets are moving towards online portals, while physical media advertising revenue dwindles every year.

In 2012, surveys revealed that only 15% of consumers did not use the internet to search for a new business.
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5 Ways For A Tradie To Screen Customers

Are customers wasting your time?

Being a tradie comes with its benefit as well as its drawbacks. One of the major challenges every tradie faces is time management, especially in an industry where giving “Free Quotes” is expected.

The problem with free quotes is they’re FREE. And because they’re free, it allows customers to use and even abuse your time.

Sadly, “time wasting” customers cannot be detected automatically.

So, how can you ensure you do not waste your time with customers that are just “fishing around”?

As a tradie, one of the necessary things to do is screen your potential customers carefully.

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Networking For Tradies

Yes…networking is also for tradies!

Let’s face it. As tradesmen, business competition is fierce. It is even becoming harder to get attention online and stand out from other local tradies.

That said, many tradies forget that marketing tactics can be a mixture of both offline and online strategies. As a skilled tradesman, you desire a thriving business that you can sustain and this sometimes requires going outside your comfort zone….like taking time to network.

Networking is not only a great way to generate leads for your business, but if you choose to grow and learn from other like-minded business owners, then that’s where networking can be extremely powerful.

Below are some ways you can network as a tradie:

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Tradies, You Need To Focus On Customer Trust

It’s true…customers need to know they can trust you

In business, trust is not just helpful, rather it’s essential. Without trust, customers have no basis to believe that your quality of work, price quotes, and deadlines are what you say they are.

For the majority of people, they want to be straightforward when planning, executing and completing a project with a tradie – whether it’s a small plumbing maintenance job or a complete new home build.  Read more

How Can I Make Cool Customers Offers?

Boost customer offers and sales!

Competition is fierce for all types of businesses including for tradies. And that is why having a range of cool special offers could be a great way to entice new customers and encourage repeat customers and referrals.

Here are some ways you can do this.

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How To Get Tradie Leads From Facebook

Ready to boost your business with Facebook advertising?

Facebook is one of the most powerful social media platforms around.

And it seems that smart savvy tradies are beginning to discover this. In the last two years, we’ve noticed more and more Aussie tradies are tapping into Facebook advertising to reach local customers and generate new leads.

Maybe it’s something you also have been thinking about?

Here are some tips to consider in order to make your Facebook advertising more effective.

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