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Contractors: Boost Your Revenue with This Google Hack!

Contractors: Boost Your Revenue with This Google Hack!

Contractors, want to make more money and book more deals? Your website needs to be dialed in. Google looks for E-A-T: Expertise, Authoritativeness, and Trust.

Build this with before-and-after photos and videos. Use your phone to show what’s happening in your business and upload it to social media. These signals, along with blog posts on your website, can help you rank better on Google and get more business.

It’s simple: do a before video, do an after video, and get it on social media where your audience is—Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, or YouTube Shorts.

Document your day, collect content, and share it. This boosts visibility and drives traffic to your website, leading to more revenue. That revenue can help you build your business and achieve the lifestyle you want.

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Contractor Marketing

How to Build a Simple High Level CRM Automation | Step-by-Step Guide

How to build a simple High Level CRM automation step by step.

Welcome to HUMAN TOUCH CRM! In this comprehensive training video, we walk you through the process of creating a simple yet powerful automation sequence using High Level CRM.

Whether you’re a contractor, home service professional, or local business owner, this step-by-step guide will help you leverage automation to streamline your operations and enhance customer engagement.

What You’ll Learn:
✅ Introduction to High Level CRM Automation: Understand the basics and benefits of using automation in your business.
✅ Form Integration: Learn how to collect essential customer information directly from your website forms.
✅ Automation Sequence Creation: Follow our detailed instructions to set up an effective automation sequence that keeps your customers engaged and informed.
✅ Practical Examples: See real-world examples of how this automation can save you time and improve your customer relationships.

Why Choose HUMAN TOUCH CRM?
HUMAN TOUCH CRM is an all-in-one sales and marketing platform designed specifically for local businesses.

We provide a user-friendly interface, powerful tools, and unparalleled support to help you grow your business efficiently.

Who Should Watch:
✅ Contractors and Home Service Professionals
✅ Local Business Owners
✅ Marketing Enthusiasts
Anyone looking to simplify their CRM and automation processes

Resources:
Get Started with HUMAN TOUCH CRM: https://humantouchcrm.ca

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Facebook Ads

Facebook Ads for Beginners 2024: Step-by-Step Guide to Boost Your Business!

Facebook Ads for Beginners 2024: Step-by-Step Guide to Boost Your Business!

Welcome to the Facebook Ads training for contractors and business owners. Today, I’ll walk you through how to use Facebook Ads Manager in 2024 to create ads on Facebook and Instagram that generate more revenue and results for your business. Let’s get started.

Step 1: Accessing Facebook Ads Manager

First, you’ll need to access Facebook Ads Manager. You can find it by googling “Facebook Ads Manager” or “Meta Ads Manager.” Once you’re in, click on “Facebook Business Manager” to enter Ads Manager. Here, you’ll be able to create and publish your ads with various triggers, optimizations, and audience customizations.

Step 2: Creating a New Campaign

In Ads Manager, start by clicking the “Create” button. You’ll need to choose an objective for your campaign:

  • Awareness Campaign: Shows your ads to people who are likely to remember them.
  • Traffic Campaign: Sends people to a destination like your website, app, or event.
  • Engagement Campaign: Aims for more messages, purchases, video views, post likes, comments, and shares.
  • Lead Campaign: Gets people to send you their information so you can reach out to them.

We’ll focus on creating a lead ad campaign. Click “Continue” to proceed.

Step 3: Setting Up the Campaign

When setting up your campaign, choose “Manual Lead Ads Campaign” for more control over the process. Click “Continue.”

There are three layers to setting up your ad campaign:

  1. Lead Campaign Objective
  2. Ad Sets
  3. Ads

Start by naming your campaign (e.g., “Test Facebook Ads Campaign”). If you’re in a specific category like housing, make sure to select it to avoid issues with your ads being shown.

Step 4: Ad Set Details

  • Budget and Schedule: Set your budget (e.g., $10/day) and decide when your ads will run.
  • Audience Controls: Define your target audience by location, age, gender, and interests. For example, if you’re targeting kitchen renovations, you might choose interests like HGTV, Property Brothers, and Mike Holmes.
  • Placements: Uncheck “Advantage Placements” and select “Facebook Feed” and “Instagram Feed” for better results.

Step 5: Creating the Ad

Name your ad (e.g., “Ad No. 1”) and select your Facebook and Instagram pages. Upload an engaging image or video created with tools like Canva. Add primary text, a headline, and a call-to-action button like “Learn More.” This button will lead users to a form where they can provide their information.

Step 6: Building the Form

Create an instant form to capture leads. This form should include fields for name, email, and phone number, as well as your privacy policy. Once the form is complete, it’s ready to be linked to your ad.

Step 7: Publishing the Ad

After setting up your ad, click “Publish” to launch it on Facebook and Instagram. Monitor your campaign for three to five days to allow the Facebook algorithm to optimize it. After this period, review the performance data and make adjustments as needed.

Optimizing Your Campaign

To optimize your campaign, create multiple ad variations with different images but the same text. Monitor which ads perform best and turn off the underperforming ones. This will help you focus your budget on the most effective ads.

Conclusion

Creating a Facebook Ads campaign in 2024 is straightforward and can significantly benefit your business. If you need more guidance or want to join a community of contractors, visit ContractorsMarketingHub.com. It’s a free SKOOL community where you can find additional training and support.

Thank you for watching. I’m Paul Meyers with Clark Communications in North Bay, Ontario. We’ve been in the digital and traditional marketing space for over 20 years, helping contractors, home service pros, and business owners succeed. If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out. Happy advertising!

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Funnels

Unleash Funnel Magic: Get 5X More Leads with This Secret Strategy!

Unleash Funnel Magic: Get 5X More Leads with This Secret Strategy!

Hey everyone, this is all about funnel magic! Why should a contractor care about this? Because it gets more leads into your system and your pipeline, allowing you to nurture them and grow your business. This process builds a relationship through the “know me, like me, trust me” stages of marketing.

Step one: Imagine you’re running an ad on Facebook. This ad should offer a free gift – something of real value. Remember, even the best websites convert at around 2%, while landing pages convert at about 10%. That’s a five-fold increase in conversions! So, definitely consider this approach.

Your website is great for many things, but it’s not the best at converting visitors. If you’re running paid traffic, like an ad on Facebook or Instagram, direct it towards a free offer. For example, “Get my free renovation tips” or “Download the 2024 Kitchen Renovation Guide.” This free offer will attract prospects.

When they click on the offer, it brings them to an opt-in page. This is where the magic happens. Here, you collect their name, email, and phone number, so you can market to them later.

Once they submit their information, send them to another landing page. This page might have a video sales letter from your team, tailored to your specific service – whether it’s kitchen renovations, HVAC, or something else. Make sure to email them a link to download their free PDF or document right away.

What have you accomplished? You’ve educated a potential prospect and added them to your pipeline. Now, you can continue nurturing them with an email sequence. This could be a 10-part series, a 50-part series, or even a 3-part series – whatever works best for your business.

This method, from the ad to the opt-in to the landing page, works so much better than just sending traffic to your website.

And hey, don’t forget to join our free contractors community at ContractorsMarketingHub.com. It’s a space where other contractors are discussing the best marketing strategies and accessing a plethora of free training to grow their businesses.

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Contractor Marketing

Double Your Business in 12 Months with These Simple Tweaks!

Double Your Business in 12 Months with These Simple Tweaks!

Good morning! Today, I want to talk about doubling your business in 12 months or less. This strategy has been successful in various businesses by making small incremental changes. These small levers can move big doors and make a significant difference.

As a business owner, it’s crucial to know your numbers. I’ll show you how. Let me share my screen.

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Assuming you can see my screen, where it says “Double Your Business in 12 Months,” let’s look at a business owner’s current numbers. On the left, we have current metrics: 10 new monthly leads, an average sale value of $5,000, and a 20% close rate. This translates to $10,000 in monthly revenue and $120,000 annually.

Now, consider a 25% increase in each of these areas. Leads increase from 10 to 12.5, average sale value from $5,000 to $6,250, and close rate from 20% to 25%. These small increases nearly double your revenue from $120,000 to $234,000 annually.

You might wonder, how do we achieve this 25% increase in each category? Here’s how:

1. Increase Leads:

  • Deploy Digital Assets: Create additional websites (rank and rent or lead gen) to generate more leads.
  • Paid Traffic Campaigns: Use platforms like Facebook, Google PPC, Google Display, or TikTok ads to drive traffic.
  • Join BNI: Business Networking International chapters are global and help increase lead flow and referrals.
  • Join the Chamber of Commerce: For SEO benefits and networking with local business owners.

2. Increase Average Sale Value:

  • Upsell: Add complementary services (e.g., gutter cleaning, pressure washing) to existing ones.
  • Increase Pricing: Evaluate and adjust your pricing to see what the market can tolerate.
  • Add More Products/Services: Expand your offerings to include upgraded services.

3. Improve Conversion Rates:

  • Answer the Phone: Ensure you or someone on your team answers calls promptly.
  • Follow-Up Process: Implement a follow-up system, ideally within the first five minutes of contact.
  • Scripting: Develop scripts for your sales team to ensure consistency and efficiency.

To summarize, know your numbers: leads per month, closing rate, and average sales value. Apply a 25-30% increase, and you can significantly boost your revenue.

Remember, small levers move big doors. Consistently applying small tweaks to your business can yield massive benefits. I’ll share a screenshot of this and leave it in the channel.

If you have questions, hit me up. I love helping business owners grow. We specialize in digital marketing, SEO, lead generation, CRMs, and more. Visit ContractorsMarketingHub.com for our free community on Skool, where you can access training and connect with other contractors.

I’m Paul Myers from Clerk Communications, working with contractors and home service entrepreneurs since 2016. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Thank you!

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Contractor Marketing

Top Contractor Struggles in 2024: What’s Holding You Back?

Top Contractor Struggles in 2024: What’s Holding You Back?

Hey contractors and home service pros, what are you struggling with right now in 2024? Take a look at these common challenges:

  • Is it cash flow? Are you having cash flow struggles?
  • Are you facing labor shortages?
  • How about quality leads? Is getting quality leads a problem?
  • What about social media? Are you struggling with all the different platforms and trying to get attention for your company?
  • Are material costs giving you a hard time?
  • What about technology? Are you struggling with integrating technology into your business?
  • And how about work-life balance?

These are some of the issues I’d love to hear from you about. What are your current pain points? What are you struggling with?

Hop over to ContractorsMarketingHub.com. It’s a free contractor community where you can ask questions and connect with other contractors. Plus, I have a bunch of different training modules to help out as well.

So, check out ContractorsMarketingHub.com. I’d love to see you in there, and I would love for you to post what you’re currently struggling with so we can get some answers.

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Contractor Marketing

Websites vs. Funnels: What Every Contractor Should Know!

Websites vs. Funnels: What Every Contractor Should Know!

Hey, coming back at you. Today I want to talk about websites versus funnels. Funnels are sales funnels, and they both have a purpose. It just depends on what you’re trying to accomplish.

Okay, so I’m going to flip the camera around and show you this board that I designed to quickly walk you through some of the differences. Okay, coming right back at you.

Alright, it’s a little crude, but I just wanted to show you here: websites versus funnels. A website is typically designed to inform people about what your company does, what services you offer, and how they can get a hold of you. It’s also for your branding as well; it’s kind of like a catch-all.

But if I was running, let’s say, Facebook ads, I wouldn’t necessarily send that traffic to my homepage. A funnel is designed basically for one thing: top of funnel (Tof), middle of funnel, bottom of funnel, and sales. Funnels are designed mainly to capture the lead and convert it. This is where you get their email or phone number so that you can reach back out to them.

After you get that information on a sales page, you might push them to an offer of some sort. Typically, if I’m running Facebook ads, I will run them to a single sales funnel or landing page so that I get the lead contact information and can further connect with that customer. Sometimes, when you send traffic to a website, they get lost in everything that’s on there—you know, five or six service pages, about us, contact us—and you never get that lead. I’d rather have the lead and then be able to reach out to them when I deem appropriate.

So, that’s just a quick nutshell view of the difference between a website and a funnel. Both have their purposes and are typically needed when you’re in business. It just depends on what you’re trying to accomplish and what the end goal is. What do you want the website to do? What do you want the funnel to do?

Now, some people will tell you, “Look, if you’re running paid ads, you want to send that traffic to your homepage, to your website, because Google likes to see traffic coming in from different IPs.” I 100% get that, but if my ad is designed to get the lead, I want that lead. I don’t necessarily want to send that traffic here. But I do understand both sides of the conversation—the benefits of driving traffic to your website, where you can build up on SEO and dwell time with different IP addresses coming in, versus a sales funnel, which is primarily to get you the lead.

So, there’s two schools of thought. There are different things you can do, and there’s a place for both. It just depends on what you’re trying to accomplish.

There you have it: a website versus a sales funnel or landing page. They both have their purposes; it just depends on what you’re trying to do. One isn’t necessarily better than the other. I would consider both, depending on what I was using it for.

I hope that helps. Have a great day. Thanks.

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Digital Marketing Tips

Facebook Ads Strategy

Facebook Ads Strategy

Revolutionize Your Lead Generation Game: Ditch the Usual Platforms for a Superior Strategy

In the bustling world of renovation contracting, generating quality leads is the lifeblood of your business. However, many contractors are stuck in a rut, relying on traditional platforms like Homestars, HomeAdvisor, and Angie. It’s time to change gears. Here’s why these platforms might not be your best bet and what you can do instead.

Why Move Away from Traditional Platforms?

Traditional lead generation platforms often lump together a wide array of contractors, from novices to experts, making it hard to stand out. Moreover, these platforms can bombard you with leads that are more about “kicking tires” than actually committing to a project. If you’re tired of leads that don’t convert, it’s time to explore a more targeted approach.

The Power of a Tailored Facebook Ads Strategy:

Instead of waiting for leads to come to you through generic platforms, why not go where your potential clients are already spending a significant amount of their time? Facebook is not just a social media platform; it’s a powerful tool for targeted advertising. By implementing a strategic Facebook ads campaign, you can:

  • Reach the right audience: Customize your audience to target homeowners interested in renovation.
  • Engage with compelling creative: Use high-quality images and engaging copy that highlight your unique services and past project successes.
  • Ask the right questions: Craft your ads to prompt potential leads to share their project details, ensuring the leads you receive are ready to engage in meaningful conversations.

Join ContractorsMarketingHub.com – Your Free Resource Community:

To dive deeper into making the most out of your marketing strategies, don’t forget to visit ContractorsMarketingHub.com. It’s not just another website; it’s a thriving community where you can:

  • Connect with fellow contractors and exchange tips and strategies.
  • Access a plethora of free training resources on topics ranging from customer relationship management (CRM) systems and search engine optimization (SEO) to detailed guides on Facebook advertising and Google PPC.
  • Ask questions and get expert answers that can help you fine-tune your marketing approaches.

Embracing a new approach to lead generation by leveraging Facebook ads and joining an online community like ContractorsMarketingHub.com can dramatically increase the quality of your leads and the growth of your business. Remember, successful marketing is about reaching the right people with the right message at the right time.

Maximizing Facebook Advertising for Renovation Contractors:

For renovation contractors looking to improve their lead quality, Facebook advertising offers an unparalleled platform for specificity and creativity in your marketing campaigns. Here’s how you can leverage it to your advantage:

  1. Segmentation and Targeting: Facebook’s advanced targeting capabilities allow you to define your audience based on demographics, behaviors, and interests. For instance, target homeowners within a certain age range, income bracket, or those who have shown interest in home improvement. This precision ensures that your ads are seen by individuals who are most likely to need your services.
  2. Visual Storytelling: Utilize the power of visuals to tell your brand’s story. Before-and-after photos of past projects, videos showcasing the renovation process, and testimonials from satisfied clients can make your ads more appealing. Visual content not only attracts attention but also builds trust and credibility with potential clients.
  3. A/B Testing: Regularly test different elements of your ads, such as headlines, images, and call-to-actions, to see what resonates best with your target audience. This data-driven approach helps refine your advertising strategy, ensuring better performance and higher ROI.
  4. Retargeting: Use retargeting strategies to reach individuals who have visited your website but haven’t taken action yet. Showing them tailored ads can remind them of their interest in your services and potentially convert them into leads.

So, take action today! Hit that like button, share this post with a fellow contractor, and start transforming the way you attract business. Let’s make every lead count and propel your business to new heights!

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CRM

The power of a database reactivation campaign

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, the importance of owning and meticulously managing your prospect and customer data cannot be overstated. Central to this practice is the consistent integration of this valuable data into your Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. This approach not only streamlines your operations but also sets the stage for more personalized and effective marketing campaigns.

Let’s delve into a real-world scenario that underscores the power of effective data management and targeted marketing. We collaborated with a renovation contractor based in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) on a project designed to breathe new life into their database. Our strategy? A carefully executed database reactivation campaign that leveraged the simplicity and immediacy of SMS messaging.

Our approach was straightforward yet impactful. We crafted an offer that was both compelling and conversational in tone. This message was then dispatched on a schedule that optimized visibility and engagement—Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday—totaling 150 messages each day. Over the span of six weeks, this meticulous planning culminated in a comprehensive outreach effort that consisted of 450 messages weekly.

The primary aim of this campaign was to prompt potential customers to initiate a phone conversation, a crucial step towards discussing their renovation needs in more detail. The results? They were nothing short of remarkable:

Over the six-week period, we sent out a total of 2,500 SMS messages.
This effort led to 112 phone appointments being scheduled.
From these interactions, 26 in-house appointments were arranged for more precise measurements.
Ultimately, this resulted in 12 successful renovation contracts.
Impressively, this campaign generated $400,000 in top-line revenue.
It’s worth noting that these outstanding results were achieved without any additional advertising expenditure. The success hinged on a proven offer that resonated with the target audience, coupled with a robust follow-up system that nurtured leads through to conversion.

If you’re looking to elevate your business but are unsure of where to start, this case study serves as a testament to the power of leveraging your customer data effectively. I’m here to help navigate these waters and explore whether our strategies could be a good fit for your business needs.

Let’s have a conversation and unlock the potential of your customer database together. For a deeper dive into this process and its outcomes, I invite you to check out our case study video that outlines every step of this successful campaign.

Video Case Study – hit this link

Embrace the opportunity to transform your business through targeted, data-driven marketing strategies. Your next success story might just be a phone call away. Contact us today – Use our calendar link here.

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Technology Software Stacks for Local Small Businesses

Technology Software Stacks for Local Small Businesses.

Paul from Clark Communications, reaching out to discuss optimizing your business’s technology stack.

This crucial set of tools and software can often be overwhelming, especially when selecting, integrating, and utilizing them effectively.

If you’re facing challenges in managing your technology infrastructure, I am here to assist.

At Clark Communications, part of our services are digital marketing which encapsulates CRM software and more. We specialize in tailoring software solutions to streamline your business processes and enhance efficiency.

I invite you to connect with me for a consultation to address your specific needs and find solutions to improve your business operations.

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