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Old 08-04-2019, 08:35 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

Iíve been kicking the idea around for a while of having a page on my site this is ďTrusted trade partnersĒ or something to that extent.

Essentially have contact/website info for my sub trades that I trust and recommend on a regular basis. Both as a way to give back to the guys who help me succeed and to get some extra content on the site.

Worth it?
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Old 08-04-2019, 09:04 PM   #2
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That sounds more like giving away one's business advantage which takes a while to establish, cultivate, vet, etc...before you reach that level of trust. Maybe it's better to refer privately (or not) as you see fit. And besides, do they even want to be listed like that, for any random person to call?

Heck, most businesses have moved away from naming even their own people on their sites because the rest of the world is looking for any shortcut to those good people, businesses, etc.


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Old 08-04-2019, 10:07 PM   #3
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Will allow your customers to go directly to your subs and cut you out.

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Old 08-08-2019, 10:26 PM   #4
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Most of the people in my field do exactly that. They list them as “Partners” and even post their company logos all over the page. It’s a double edged sword in my opinion. On one side depending on some of the “Partners” reputations, could make your company look better. On the other side like someone already mentioned, they could take that info and cut you out.
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Iím not really concerned about being cut out. I send a lot of people directly to my sub for things that are along related to their trade.

I also donít want a customer that wants to save a few bucks and cut me out. I know most of my trades donít want them either as owner/Gc isnít usually a very well run job.

I thought it might save me a few phone calls for recommendations for other trades and be a sign of gratitude to the guys that help me provide a service.
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Old 08-10-2019, 08:11 AM   #6
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It would certainly be a good gesture and help to build the relationship with your trades.

As a recommendation I would suggest you let them know and ask for a link back. It will help your SEO!
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You could always have your business Facebook page like those other businesses pages.

My thinking is that people are coming to my website about my services, and not others. It seems like adding a preferred providers list would just be unneeded pollution on the website.
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Bad idea.
Your website is your brochure and should be all about your company.
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I saw this happen when a HO found out who the builder used for concrete and finishing and asked for the bid to start after the foundation was in. Like the HO thought they could save a few $$$ by going to the same people that the builder was going to use (he let the names slip in conversation) Some customers lust after money to such an extent that it's almost not worth getting involved with them at all.

I think it all boils down to many customers are stupid by believing that everything being equal, the lowest price wins. If only they could be educated on the differences between one tradesman and another in materials and installation, then they would see that a Yugo house and a Mercedes house are NOT the same HOUSE...


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