Even if they don’t know exactly what they need, chances are most people are looking for a skilled contractor who can fix whatever is broken, damaged, or in need of maintenance around their homes. From fence installations to bathroom remodeling and from landscaping to home automation, every homeowner and tenant with access to the internet, will look for home improvement services online, from their computers and even most likely, their phones.
The people looking for DIY tutorials one day are the same people looking for repairs, maintenance, and other related services the next day.
Other people, who don’t have time for DIY projects, are constantly looking for contractors who can take over whatever home improvement project they have in mind. So every day, hundreds of people go online to look for specialized contractors in their specific locations, to assign them home improvement tasks of all sorts.
So we know the internet is one of the biggest sources for contractors to find more customers and make more sales but are people buying?
According to a study by The Farnsworth Group contractors are optimistic about 2017. Their study turned up an increase of 5-10% in 2017.
So the next big question for home improvement contractors is….
What’s A Cost Effective Way To Capture This Business Growth?
There are basically 3 ways to take advantage of online leads.
1. SEO – search engine optimization is the science or art of ranking your business website on the first page of the search engines so prospects can find you. To accomplish this you’ll need some skills and knowledge in modern SEO techniques. Alternatively you can hire an SEO company that specializes in the home improvement industry. Bear in mind that this is a process and will take time to achieve the rankings your desire
2.Paid Ads – Paid ads, PPC or pay per click ads is simply buying ads on the first page of the search results. The search engines will tell you that anyone can create an ad and achieve page 1, this is true but without some working knowledge of the system ad cost can put this out of reach for many. Hiring a company to manage the ads is a great way to go for many companies. But for most small contractor businesses the cost is just too high and out of reach.
3. Leads – Pay per lead programs have become increasingly popular. The popularity is due to the fact that this is a much more palatable option for most home improvement contractors. The cost is much lower and results are more immediate than SEO.
So if you own or manage a home improvement company and are ready to grow your business in 2017, you’ve come to the right place. Social Climb specializes in leads for home improvement businesses across the US. We work with all types of companies, from home elevator companies to roofers to window washing. Schedule a free no obligation consult with one of our experts today!