1. The computer in your pocket
It’s a fact a smart phone is now a computer in a tradesman’s pocket and consumers are increasingly calling for business to be done via their smart phones and mobile devices, giving them the opportunity to reach tradesmen like you directly while old fashioned platforms such as Yell and Thomson decline as texting has become the norm. Try Textatradesman.com on your mobile now and let your fingers do the talking.
We are already assisting builders, handymen, locksmiths, roofers, and more with our unique mobile solution. Tradesmen are using our database to find other trades when their own sub-contractors maybe busy or their customers need a pacific service they don’t offer. Thus making it easier for them to gain entry into our expanding trade circle. A business profile is included in your membership to view an example click here.
Finding and hiring trusted tradesmen online is far more difficult than it should be as most sites are complicated and not user-friendly with excessive fees that they charge to tradesmen who work in this industry. We are in the industry and we bring a far superior and affordable offering to the market place for just 50p per day backed up with our included piece of mind workmanship guarantee for the customer.
2. Smart phone and mobile devices
We set out in 2014 become the market leaders in mobile technology for tradesmen. Hundreds of hours have been spent by our IT team optimising our sites ensuring they display perfectly on all devices as well as enabling them to be found on the first page of major search engines. To view the concept click the left screen and the right hand screen to test and view the optimisation of Textatradesman on smart phones.
3. The marketplace
Across the internet there are 4 to 6 prominent lead-generating sites. Some have little vetting in place, bringing negative feedback towards the industry. The latest recruit to join is Gumtree, part of eBay who have no knowledge of the building trade. To join Gumtree you only require a valid credit card and a mobile phone, but they do contribute as there is a UK workforce out there they are keeping very busy? Click here
Textatradesman.com is run in co-operation with Handyman.co.uk a bonafide home and business service with a 15 year unblemished online history offering customers a workmanship guarantee backed up with a with a 24 hour dedicated customer service. The competition offer 5 stars and feedback to customers (if the job is wrong what good is that?) Only textatradesman.com offers a guarantee on their member’s workmanship
Our main ingredients
- A unique workmanship guarantee click here.
- An App’ that does not require any downloading.
- 25 most popular trade sites for selected tradesmen.
- On street marketing campaigns, not just search engines.
- Membership includes a free online profile of your business.
- We also operate the concept in EIRE, Textatradesman.ie
4. The Texta Concept
Founder of Handyman.co.uk Andy Morrison has set out to rectify the bad reputation the trade has on the internet due to a minority of so called “rogue traders”. Andy decided to amalgamate top tradesmen in one place with a simple way for customers to reach them directly. His IT team have built over 100 niche smartphone websites. Some ask why a 100 sites? Because this enables the customer’s search to be defined, also 100 urls bring 100 more search results than just one url. We have it covered ie Textatradesman.co.uk Textatrader.co.uk/ Textatrade.co.uk/
Textatradesman.com was created when Andy realised the phrase “text” is used by 60% of the population, and consumer’s search for individual trades, hence the reason he chose to bring the word ‘text’ into a search term to find tradesman, i.e textaplumber.co.uk textaplaster.co.uk textatiler.co.uk.“Texta is memorable; Plumber is memorable so Textaplumber.co.uk is unforgettable.” Andy’s motto is you can have the best website in the world, but it needs to say what it does on the tin and be easy to remember, if not thousands will be needed in branding.
5. Finding your business online
Our search engine optimisation ensures customers will find your business. We’ve established key positions on the internet with a specific focus on the impact of text messaging to receive work. You and your business could be on the other side of that next text in any given territory with only 2 other tradesmen, at a low cost of just 50p a day.
At textatradesman.com you will only ever find your business with 2 others trades on any listing thus avoiding quoting wars and any upset to the customer. When any 3 listings are taken on a search then that membership area is closed to any new members.Customers turn to tradesmen they can trust. Being part of Textatradesman.com will give you that credibility and combined with the workmanship guarantee. Your services will be mostly used in preference to any competitors as we like to be known as the ‘John Lewis’ of the building trade.
6. Marketing 24/7
Street marketing and exhibitions are an important part of our marketing strategy. Founder Andy Morrison has lead a popular and successful advertising campaign at Handyman.co.uk that is recognised nationwide for it’s unique and entertaining high street presence.
The Textahandyman.co.uk concept was bought into this, delivering a fantastic response. People love the phone costumes bringing us new customers and interest wherever we go. View our YouTube presence with Andy Morrison as ‘the Singing Handyman’ click here to view.
Search engine and search site advertising can run into hundreds of pounds very quickly indeed. Also often involving money to be paid up front, without any guarantee of work as a result. Any member of Textatradesman.com who is not totally satisfied with the service and the amount of work they receive from us will receive a no quibble refund.
We guarantee our workmanship, have pride in our service and have built the business by forming strong relationships with customers. If you work to the same high standard and would like to be part of our trade circle as a member not an advertiser, then we would love to hear from you.