Some of the trade comments we hear:
► I DON’T HAVE ANY MONEY TO SPEND RIGHT NOW
CONSTRUCTION COMPANY OWNER: The best way to sign jobs is to advertise. The cheapest, most effective means is to ramp up a good website. However, that does take some time. In the alternative, make up some flyer’s and go ringing doorbells on a weekend passing them out. Simply introduce yourself and tell them you’re working in the area and would like the opportunity to bid any upcoming job they may have.
The Contractor Research Guide database walks you through how to setup your own website for $15 for the domain name; and $7 per month to host it.
Take advantage of your free time to setup permanent advertising. Getting your website working correctly so that you have plenty of visitors and leads does take a time. In that sense, it’s perfect timing. Regardless, as a professional contractor you need a professional website. People need to see who you are and what you do. Having free time right now is great news if you take advantage of it.
UNEMPLOYED TRADESMEN: Obviously your first priority is keeping a roof over your head and food on your table. However, working in construction means that you’re a professional tradesman with skills homeowners would love to hire.
Use the Contractor Reference Guide to help get you started correctly.
► I’LL WAIT UNTIL THE ECONOMY GETS BETTER
Perhaps surprising to some, but there are hundreds of contractors in every State making records profits. The trade magazines annually list the top builders and remodelers who have figured out how to still make money.
A new website costs only $7 per month to host. The web reaches 60% of your potential customers. Let them know you exist and that you want their work and their money. Waiting only hurts you?
The fact that the building economy is slow creates a great opportunity for you to master your own advertising. Working in construction means we can’t wait for others to fix our problems. That is why the Contractor Reference Guide was developed.
► WE ALREADY HAVE A WEBSITE
Send us a link. We’ll do a complimentary evaluation for you. Often times, existing websites just need a better strategy. That means an understanding of what the search engines want from you, more pages and better optimized content.
A website should be responsible for 60% of all your income. Our resources allow you to make it better.
Control is waiting for you.
► OUR LEADS COME FROM REFERRALS NOT THE INTERNET
That’s good news and bad news. The good news is that you obviously know how to produce great looking projects while keeping your clients happy.
However, all of these referral profits should go directly into your savings or retirement account.
Do not pass go, do not pay business bills, do not pay personal bills with it.
Referral money should be the rewards for doing perfect jobs and enduring the risks of entrepreneurship.
The bad news is that if your business referral rate is more than 10% of your annual gross profit, then you’re not marketing your successes. That’s like winning a monster poker hand with a table full of chips, but you only take a couple leaving the balance for your competitors to grab.
Use business strategies to realize a better company return on your referrals.
► WE’RE CONSIDERING BUYING LEADS
Yikes. That means we have our work cut out giving you the materials and know-how to do things yourself.
Unfortunately, buying leads put you in competition with too many others. All are chasing after the same not-so-good leads that have already been picked over.
The Contractor Reference Guide is all about giving you the resources to do it yourself. This also happens to be a lot cheaper than buying leads and you don’t have to share them with anyone.
You’re losing money every day by not having your company visible to all your neighbors. Homeowners are searching for contractors using Google and Bing. Learning to master the search engines will stop you from losing out on leads, jobs and money … and it’s not difficult … in fact, it’s very methodical.
► WHY SHOULD I PAY TO ACCESS THE CONTRACTOR REFERENCE GUIDE?
Because as a professional contractor, there are certain things you should know and be doing with your operations, marketing and advertising. You’ll really be amazed at how much you don’t know!
In fact, there are hundreds of business strategies waiting for you.
If you’re reading this, that means you’re still in business trying to make it big (as opposed to sipping mai-tai’s on a private beach somewhere). Each day working should put you closer to achieving a millionaire status.
Business is like a game of chess. What moves don’t you yet know, that are costing you millions?
► WE KNOW WHAT TO DO. OUR COMPANY HAS BEEN STRONG FOR 50 YEARS
The reason most contractors are still in business is because they still need to put more money into their savings or retirement accounts.
Sure builders love the trade and seeing their wonderful projects and the happy faces of clients.
If you’ve been in business for more than 10 years, you may be doing something terribly wrong.
We can say that because when builders and contractors have managed to put 1, 2 or 5 million dollars in their saving account … they close their risky business.
The Contractor Reference Guide speaks to this. It answers, “What can my business do so that I can close its doors and move to South Florida within the next 5 years?” Interested?
► IS THIS RESEARCH FACILITY FOR EVERYONE?
Actually no. The Independent Research Facility is designed for residential contractors working in construction. In fact, the Contractor Reference Guide is filled with hundreds of topics and thousands of pages. This is obviously not a quick fix. For those guys wanting just to put food on their table tomorrow; or those not wanting to focus on business strategies; or those that see their company as only a name to place atop of their tax returns; then this facility is not for them.
If however, you’re a professional contractor that realizes you have a talent both in the field and in the office; you can see the bigger picture of what your business is truly capable of; and you’re eagerly looking to learn and implement business strategies; then your wealth potential is limitless.
Heck, most contractors can build homes in their sleep. The next challenge is mastering the thought process that goes with building wealth. This really brings back the excitement into your day!
► WHAT IS THE BIGGEST HURDLE FOR GUYS WHO DON’T MAKE IT BIG?
They think too small. They’re too focused on the daily activities of their client’s jobs. While they do delegate and ask for help when it comes to plumbing, electrical, roofing, drywall and most other activities out in the field … they don’t ask for help in the one area that can make them the most money.
Business strategy falls beyond the typical knowledge base of most guys working in construction. However,so did everything else in life that they’ve ever learned … before they learned it.
Although in all fairness, we now live in the age of information overload. This is why Building Profit founded the Independent Research Facility. We then spend OUR MONEY and OUR TIME researching and documenting what you need to do. We’ve included all of this in the Ultimate Contractor Reference Guide.
Being that the facility doesn’t sell any products or services, our opinions always stay in your best interest. No Sales Pitches. No Hype. No Hidden Agenda. Just straight-talk on What to Do … and How to Do it.
► CAN I REALLY ASK BUSINESS STRATEGY QUESTIONS?
Yes you can. We confidentially answer emails. We too initiate some phone calls. We love talking strategy. We’ve even been seen out on job-sites.
► I’M A TRADESMAN. CAN YOU HELP ME START MY OWN BUSINESS?
Absolutely, having an experienced mentor behind you is very comforting. It saves you years of trial and error. It saves you mistakes that cost you money. Working in construction can make you and you’re family quite a bit of money … with the right strategy. The Contractor Reference Guide is a great learning tool.
► DO YOU HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
Email Building Profit with your thoughts, questions and your business hurdles. We’d love to hear from you!