Plumbing & Plumbers Forum - Advice Needed When Starting out!!!!
Advice Needed When Starting out!!!!
Discuss Advice Needed When Starting out!!!! in the New Member Introductions at Plumbers Forums; Please any advice is welcome.
My name is chadd and I'm starting out on my own. I feel work is slow and I'm trying different ways to grow my client ...
Exactly that, lot of money up front, I know it might seem a good option, gaurantee of 400 jobs a year! But wheres the positive feedback to back up the claims. If you where getting people coming back and saying 'worked for them for the past two years, provided me with 50% of my work in that time and pay their bills on time in full' then yes it may be a viable option.
Your in business to make money, don't pay for work.
Back to the advice side, there's plent of hints and tips already on here for people starting out and helping to find more work. Give the search function a good run and theres probably quite a few hours reading material.
Not easy just starting out, in fact theres many who have been around a while finding times really difficult. Bit easier when you've been around a while, doesn't help at the minute tho, lot more recommendations.
Here's one for you though, do you play sport? I was playing cricket last night, always take the van, bloke comes across to me, he looks after an estates alms houses and never can get hold of a plumber am I interested.
Just in the local paper, advert runs every week but don't get a great deal from it directly its more of a reference for people. I took the advert out of the paper at the start of December and got a lot of comments about people not being able to find my number, people would get in touch and say so and so gave me your name and said you advertised in the paper, its taken me two weeks to track down your number etc.
It's been mentioned before that the parish newsletters/magazines are quite good to get into.
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