Author Archives: Jaclyn Crawford

Who’s Doing the Most Housework in America?

Whether you’re building a bookshelf, attempting a DIY dishwasher repair, or embarking on a large landscaping project, any housework is hard work. Many things require home service professionals, but for those that don’t, you’re sure to invest significant time and energy. 

According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data, the average American spends 1.5 hours per day—when averaged over the course of a year—cleaning, maintaining, repairing and decorating their home.

In this analysis, we set out to determine where in America people are spending the most time on housework, and how different demographics stack up, including men, women, renters and owners.

Owning a home is typically the most significant investment a person will ever make, in many cases a lifelong investment. Therefore, it’s not surprising that people who own homes spend a lot more time on them than those who rent—1.7 hours per day, versus 1.2 hours per day, respectively.

While both men and women contribute significantly to housework, we found that overall, men spend more time than women. This is true for both interior work (men spend 25 percent more time) and exterior work (men spend 116 percent more time). 

With spring upon us, we also wanted to explore where in America people are spending the most time tending to their yards. Interestingly, the data shows homeowners’ commitment to their yards and outdoor spaces is relatively independent of climate.

Methodology

Data for this report was compiled from the 2018 American Time Use Survey, conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

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Video: How Do Reviews At CraftJack Work?

CraftJack is proud to share special benefits for our contractors. One of them is “Hot Leads.” These are a great opportunity for our CraftJack contractors to find more work in their area.

You may have seen us talk about Hot Leads, but unsure how they work or how they can help you. I’m here to clear up any questions you might have and share more about why you should be taking advantage of this incredible benefit. Watch the video below for more.

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Video: What Is A Lead Generation Service?

Lead generation services exist to help you find more contractor jobs in your area. But often, they can do even more than you may realize. At CraftJack, we offer services that help you find and manage your leads, reviews and more. CONTINUE READING

The Importance Of NAP For Contractors

The number one must-have and do for your contractor business to thrive is to make sure that your contact information is accurate, consistent, and prominent; it’s all part of search engine optimization that everyone is always talking about. It’s imperative that your name, address, and phone number, or NAP, are exactly the same in spelling and format every place it appears on the web; from Bing, Google Maps, Yahoo, and near me searches to contractor review sites and your website.

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Video: Are Leads Guaranteed Jobs?

It’s important to know where you can go to connect with homeowners looking for your services. This can be done in many ways. In our last video, we talked about what a lead really is but when does a lead turn into a job?

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Video: What Is A Lead?

If you’ve ever wondered what exactly a lead is, you’re not alone. Simply put, a lead is a job oppourtunity. But, it also can do so much more for your business.

In the video below, watch as we fill you in on what a lead is and how you can utilize them to grow your business.

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2020 Marketing Trends You Should Know

It’s a new decade, so it’s time to shake up your marketing strategy. There are some new trends on the horizon to go along with the old but effective way of doing things.

Marketing trends seem to change quickly. This change and growth may instantly make you feel anxious and stressed, but that needn’t be the case for you and your 2020 marketing plan. Instead, consider it a challenge and an opportunity to take some baby steps towards using new tools and strategies to potentially grow your business little by little.

Looking for new ways to connect with customers this year? Give lead generation a try. Sign up with CraftJack today and start getting leads from homeowners in your area.

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How to Create a Marketing Plan for Your Contractor Business

With the start of the new year, now’s the time to start thinking of new strategies to help your business grow. If you don’t have one already, a marketing strategy is one of the best things you can do to find new customers and keep old ones coming back.

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The Hardest Contractor Jobs In America

With DIY home renovations on the rise and heavily edited home improvement shows blurring the line between reality and entertainment, it’s easy for everyday Americans to misunderstand how much physical labor and hard-earned skill is required for most contractor jobs.

The question remains: What sort of work is most physically grueling and what’s hardest to learn and master? In order to find out, we surveyed 1,609 contractors and 652 consumers, asking them to rank 32 types of contractor work. Check out the results below.

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SEO For Contractors

You have likely heard the acronym SEO, and maybe you have even read about search engine optimization, but still, its meaning and relevance elude you. Don’t feel bad; by definition, it seems rather simple but understanding the intricacies and implementation are much more complex and ever-changing which is likely what you have found out.

In today’s dominant online landscape, SEO for contractors is as important as a contractor’s ability to do their trade well; so, fortunately, there are a lot of resources and SEO tips at CraftJack to help you wade in the SEO waters.

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