Word of mouth. All other forms of advertising is just a courtesy I perform so existing customers can readily find me again.How do you advertise?
Word of mouth? (What did you do when you started your business?)
Where do you think you get the best return for the buck?
When I first got started, I used yard signs, business cards and truck lettering. All of which led to a bunch of free estimates and no signed jobs.
What did work was the reputation I had established with builders and suppliers over the years while employed by someone else. Once I made it known to them that I was on my own, the word travelled and the rest is history.
Hands down, word of mouth has been my best form of advertising.:thumbsup:
:thumbsup:Word of mouth. All other forms of advertising is just a courtesy I perform so existing customers can readily find me again.
Word of mouth is by far the best advertising.
It's FREE for god sakes!
And, I find that referral customers are usually easier to deal with.
Yep, I think I may have almost screwed myself with that a few weeks ago. I got the job but I think if I had some pictures they would have jumped on it right away.And Pictures! Take lots of pictures of your work. Some of us have been pretty lax for way too long. Plus they look nice hanging in your office too!
Yeah thanks :thumbup: .I have been a self employed sail maker,awning maker (frame and all),boat builder, instrumentation technician (in a large chemical plant),welder, outboard mechanic, and builder of all sorts. Been a "handyman" for just 4 years.
Work has come close to a grinding halt. That is why I am asking this question.
If it weren't for my repeat customers I don't know what I would do.