Author Archives: Noah Mishkin

How To Get More Carpentry Work

Looking for more carpentry work? Learn how CraftJack can help you get high-quality leads for your business.

If you're trying to get more carpentry work, it's important to have a systematic process in place for generating high-quality leads. A low-quality lead has no need for your services, while a high-quality lead has a need for your carpentry expertise and has a high chance of turning into a paying customer. Keep reading to learn how to find new customers in your area.

Are you looking for carpentry jobs in your area? Sign up with CraftJack today and start getting more carpentry leads.

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The Key To Success? More Reviews.

If you provide some type of in-home service, such as roofing repair or general contracting, online reviews are essential for growing your business. Read on to find out how contractor reviews can be used as an effective marketing tool.

Whether you do small repair projects or build custom homes from scratch, online reviews are one of the best marketing tools available. Reviews help you build trust in your community, enhance your online visibility, and make it easier to establish a strong brand. Keep reading to learn more about how contractor reviews can take your business to the next level.

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How To Start A Junk Removal Business

Become your own boss and escape the daily grind by starting up a junk removal service company. Discover everything you need to know about the basics of setting up this type of business.

If being physically active and doing something a little different each day appeals to you, consider starting up a junk removal service. Not only do you get to set the rules and be your own boss, but you also benefit from the variety the job offers. What's more, you get to fulfill an essential service while making a tidy sum and working with your hands.   

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COVID-19 Updates

Like many of you, we have been paying close attention to the news about COVID-19. We understand that this impacts many of your businesses and want to be here to support you during this time. Here are a few things we are doing:

We want both you and homeowners to feel safe while working on home improvement projects. We are currently asking homeowners to practice social distancing and contactless payment when possible.

We are working hard to get you leads in your area and help you fill your books for the late spring and summer. We want you to be set for success once quarantines are lifted, and this can only be done if you are an active CraftJack contractor.

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CraftJack Updates & New Pricing

A lot has happened in the 4½ years since launching CraftJack. We’ve brought some new ideas as a fresh approach to the home services industry that have changed the way home improvement contractors benefit from lead generation. Our commitment to providing the absolute best experience with positive results, has been the number one goal continually driving us toward great new ideas.

Since launching CraftJack in 2011, we have always been focused on how to best serve our contractors’ needs. The question of, Is this best for our contractors?, has remained a mantra we repeat continuously in our office. This is in part why, throughout our entire existence, we have only ever increased our prices once. It was then, 2½ years ago, that we began doing something no other lead generation company was doing at that time; speed-to-call discounts.

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Document Projects Start to Finish By Photo Blogging

Our Toolbox contributors here at CraftJack have written several articles about the benefits of blogging, on topics ranging from reasons you should blog, to blogging stats, and tips on actual blogging for contractors. All of these can serve as great tools to help get you started with your own blog. But what I want to focus on here is the idea of creating a blog that specifically documents home improvement projects that you have completed and the building process from start to finish.

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5 Ways to Keep Sales Reps Motivated

Managing a team of sales reps is an ongoing challenge in keeping the energy high, staying motivated and increasing productivity to continue producing great results. Not an easy task, but one that is vital to the longevity and success of your company’s future at every level. Remember, your sales reps are the front lines of your business. They will often be the first impression a prospective customer has of your business, and the conduit for effectively communicate the quality and care of service you offer the world. Here are 5 ways to keep your sales reps motivated and productive:

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Is Your Voicemail Message Scaring Off Customers?

As a contractor, a phone call will likely be the first impression that a client will have of you. However, if you are unable to take the call the first time they try to reach you, your voicemail will set an expectation of what’s to come. This is why recording a professional voicemail is instrumental in your communication strategy

It only takes thirty seconds to set up, but many contractors fail to use their voicemail to their advantage. To learn more about what and what not to do when it comes to your greeting, read on!

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Your Leads May Have A 2nd Life

Buying leads is a well-established form of marketing that is a necessity for many small businesses to increase sales and bring in new customers. Marketing is crucial to winning projects, but unfortunately, it doesn’t come without a cost. In order to accurately analyze your data, you should consider the second life that your leads have.

To ensure you are effectively spending your marketing budget, it’s important to periodically examine how much you spend per job earned. Looking at the cost per job is more beneficial than cost per lead because it allows you to compare the money you spend to the money that is coming in. Remember, a lead doesn’t necessarily mean a customer. And on the flip side, one lead could land you multiple jobs.

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How Mnemonic Devices Can Help Your Sales Process

My father, who was in the insurance sales business for 30+ years, used to have this incredible trick he used in sales. Ever since I can remember, he always wore a watch on his wrist. Nothing overly fancy, but a nice watch. And on the crystal face of his watch there was always a very small neon green dot sticker. Now, my father, being the quintessential sales personality that he was, would always address one’s curiosity the same way when asked about the presence of the green dot. It would go something like this:

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