Small Business Marketing Tools You Need

For busy tradesmen, the idea of crafting a marketing strategy can feel overwhelming - we outline the top tools you need to get your business seen!

In the competitive world of trades, standing out from the crowd is crucial. You might be the best plumber around, but if nobody knows your name, your skills won't pay the bills. That's where marketing comes in. But for busy tradesmen, the idea of crafting a marketing strategy can feel overwhelming. Fear not!  There are plenty of user-friendly tools available to help you reach new customers and build your business.

Top Marketing Tools for your Small Business

Here's a look at some essential small business marketing tools specifically for tradesmen:

1. Website & Online Presence

In today's digital age, a website is your online storefront. It's where potential customers can learn about your services, experience your professionalism, and most importantly, contact you for a quote. Why not get a website designed by BUILT? We offer tried-and-tested templates as well as bespoke sites designed specifically for trades. Such a website will allow you to showcase your services, include high-quality photos of your work and even integrate online booking options.

2. Local SEO & Google My Business

Even with a website, getting found online requires some effort. Local SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) helps your business appear higher in search results when people in your area search for tradesmen like yourself. Google My Business is a free tool that allows you to manage your online listing, including your contact details, service areas, and customer reviews.

3. Social Media Marketing

Social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram are powerful tools for connecting with potential customers.  Share high-quality photos and videos of your completed projects, offer helpful tips related to your trade, and even run targeted ads to reach people in your local area who might need your services. Remember, consistency is key! Regularly update your social media pages to stay top-of-mind with potential customers.

4. Review Management

In the trades industry, positive online reviews are gold.  Encourage satisfied customers to leave reviews on Google My Business, Facebook, and other relevant platforms. Respond promptly and professionally to both positive and negative reviews. Remember, addressing negative feedback shows potential customers that you care about their satisfaction.

5. Management & Communication Tools

Keeping your bookings organised and your customers informed is key to building trust and ensuring repeat business. Tools like BUILT Booking or Calendly help organise your work calendar, saving time on admin and communication apps like Whatsapp can streamline communication between you, your team, and your customers.

Contact BUILT to help market your trades business

At BUILT, we understand the unique challenges tradesmen face because that's exactly who we cater to. We handle everything from website development to social media management, freeing you up to focus on what you do best – providing exceptional service. Get in touch with our team to find out more!

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