Which Lead Generation Sites Are The Best For Contractors?

What Lead Gen Site Is Best For Contractors

As a member on a number of contractor forums, it seems that every day another user posts the same question: “What is the best lead generation site for contractors” or “Has anyone tried?”

These types of posts tend to get replies ranging from flattering to furious. XYZ Contractor swears by a company while ACME Contractor swears AT the same company and Joe The Plumber damns ALL lead generation companies to hell.

So, who should you listen to?

How To Get Free Construction Leads

How To Generate Free Construction Leads

It can be tough for contractors to find construction leads, regardless of how long you have been in the industry. With the ever-changing economy, it’s hard to choose an exact method when it comes to generating construction leads.

Outside of lead generation services, you should be looking for the best way to get construction leads. This may mean a little extra work sometimes, but there is a payoff in the money you can save. Here are a few ways you can get free construction job leads. CONTINUE READING

How To Create SMART Goals

No matter what type of business you run, it’s important to set goals. Your goals keep you focused on what you want to achieve and make it easier for employees to understand why their work is important. If you’re ready to start setting goals, keep reading to learn more about SMART goals and why you should use them.

CraftJack can help you reach your goals. Sign up today. CONTINUE READING

Contractor Spotlight: Ace Handyman Services – Lake Norman

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“Autograph your work with excellence,” is a lesson we can all learn from Regina Scronce, team coordinator at Ace Handyman Services – Lake Norman. In everything this team does, they strive for excellence; within their business, for their customers, and their employees. That is why we’re proud to feature Ace Handyman Services – Lake Norman as a featured CraftJack contractor.s

Scronce shared with us a bit about her business and how CraftJack is helping them on the journey to success. See what advice they have to share.


When Contractors Must Respond To Online Reviews

When Contractors Must Respond to Online Reviews

When it comes to marketing, social media has made it much easier for small businesses to compete with the seemingly limitless marketing budgets of large firms. Instead of spending your limited funds on television advertisements, direct mail pieces, and other expensive promotional methods, you can promote your business by engaging with current and potential customers on Facebook, Twitter, and other websites.

One way to engage is to respond to online reviews that have been posted about your business. Although responding to reviews is a great way to demonstrate your professionalism and commitment to customer service, there are some potential pitfalls to avoid. Keep reading to learn more about using review responses to promote your business.

Want to make responding to your online reviews easy? Sign up for CraftJack Reputation Manager to access and respond to reviews in one place. Start your free trial today. CONTINUE READING

5 Quality Control Tips For A Better Reputation

5 Quality Control Tips

Online reviews are one of the most important marketing tools available, whether you offer quality pest control or custom woodworking services. Potential customers tend to trust reviews more than advertisements because they come from real people who’ve used your services. Reviews are also free, making them especially helpful for small teams of contractors that don’t have the marketing budget to compete with big firms. If you want customers to write positive reviews of your business, one of the most important things you can do is focus on quality control.

What is quality control? In simple terms, quality control is the process of ensuring that your work conforms to certain specifications. The competence of your employees, the quality of the materials you use, and the work procedures you follow are all aspects of quality control you can use to ensure every job is completed to the highest standard. Show customers you’re committed to quality by following these tips for construction quality management for contractors.

You can grow your small business with CraftJack this year. Sign up today. CONTINUE READING

Contractor Spotlight: Around The House – NWA

Customers are key to business success. No one understands this better than CraftJack Pro Jason Peck, owner of Around The House – NWA.

Coming from a background in software development and corporate business, he pays keen attention to detail when it comes to his customers, making sure they know that when he’s around, they’ll receive exceptional customer service. Jason uses CraftJack to help him find more customers in his area and help them get the job done. See what he has to say about his experience.

Looking for more leads in your area? Sign up with CraftJack today.


Los Prospectos Deconstruidos: Los Mitos Sobre La Generación De Clientes Potenciales vs. Los Hechos

mito-vs-realidadSi usted ha estado en la industria durante algunos años, es posible que haya escuchado algunas cosas sobre la generación de clientes potenciales. Ha llegado la hora de aclarar el misterio sobre lo que es verdad y lo que es mentira detrás de la generación de prospectos o clientes potenciales.

Aquí le presentamos algunas de las ideas más comunes sobre la generación de clientes potenciales que escuchamos aquí en CraftJack y la verdad que hay detrás de ellas. Al entender mejor lo que son los prospectos o clientes potenciales, usted puede beneficiar a su empresa.

Si usted es un contratista en busca de más clientes potenciales en su área, ha venido al lugar correcto. CraftJack está ayudando a los contratistas de todo el país a conectarse con los propietarios de viviendas que buscan profesionales como usted. Regístrese con CraftJack hoy y comience a encontrar más oportunidades cerca de usted.


Using Residential Construction Software


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One of the most difficult tasks for many contractors is keeping track of bids, estimates, and projects. This is especially true for contractors who have many residential projects going on.

Residential construction software can make these duties a bit easier for contractors. There are many different types of software available, so you’ll have to review the options to determine which ones have everything you require.

CraftJack offers all contractors access to our Lead Manager software to help manage leads, request reviews, and more. Sign up with CraftJack today to access these exclusive benefits. CONTINUE READING

Mercadotecnia del Antes y Después para Contratistas


Cuando está en el negocio de entregar resultados sólidos como contratista de  mejoras del hogar o remodelaciones, no hay nada que pueda mostrar la calidad de su trabajo de forma más notoria que permitir que los prospectos observen los resultados con sus propios ojos. Es por esto que el arte de la mercadotecnia del antes y después es clave. En este artículo hablaremos sobre algunas cosas que debe y no debe de hacer con este tipo de mercadeo y como puede convertirlo en una poderosa herramienta para venderle su marca al público.

CraftJack les ofrece a todos nuestros contratistas una cartera en línea gratuita. Regístrese hoy y comience a mejorar sus esfuerzos de mercadeo.


How To Start A Painting Business

How to Start a Painting Business

Starting a painting business with no experience is a lot easier than you might think. Unlike restaurants or retail shops, a painting business has several advantages that make success easy. First, you don’t need to be experienced because you can easily teach yourself the skills. Second, there will always be a demand for painting as most people don’t have the time or talent to paint themselves. Additionally, once you see growing success, a painting business is relatively easy to scale. And finally, it requires minimal start-up costs. In this guide, we walk you through how to start your own painting business.

If you’re ready to start your painting business, we can help. Sign up for CraftJack today to begin receiving painting leads in your area. CONTINUE READING