1. “Mobile is eating the world.”
Andy Morrison, founder of Handyman.co.uk, has built an online reputation as a reliable and innovative provider of home and small business repair and Handyman services in North and central London. Due to Andy’s workmanship, customers would always ask him to recommend other trades. By using the experience gained in developing Handyman.co.uk, Andy, with David Murphy, has now developed the concept of Textatradesman.com to run alongside Handyman.co.uk – an online established and trusted brand that will now also provide a reliable and easy conduit between homeowners and builders, specific tradesmen as well as handymen via their mobile devices across the UK.
The biggest single mobile B2B & B2C opportunities lie in the field trade world due to its inherently mobile nature the product has been designed as a lead generating platform built to achieve major time savings and other benefits for field based service businesses and customers. The key design aims are ease of use, mobile access, minimal keyboard strokes required and records kept of all jobs. Coupled with all this, it also solves the real business problem most tradesmen have of trying to deal with the internet and IT companies.
3. The marketplace
Across the internet there are 4 to 6 prominent lead-generating sites. None appear to be pursuing a similar breadth of vision as us, or taking advantage of the importance of smartphones to tradesmen and customers. Many competitors have little vetting in place, bringing negative feedback towards the industry. Just one example is Gumtree, part of eBay, who have no knowledge of the trade, and to join the advertiser only requires a valid credit card and a mobile phone. (To read about the darker side of Gumtree, click here.) join us we are in the industry.
Textatradesman.com is run in co-operation with Handyman.co.uk, a bonafide home and business service with an 18 year unblemished online history, offering customers a workmanship guarantee backed up a with a 24 hour dedicated customer service.
The competition offer their gold stars feedback and regular invoices Our Members automatically receive a £50 investment share when they become a partner and are then proud to display the texta logo on their mode of transport and tell the world about texta.Only we use the words workmanship guarantee: other use words like ‘trusted’, ‘rated’, ‘checked’ , endorsed.We enable the field service industry to grow their business using our unique mobile technology for an annual subscription of 50 pence per day, a weekly cost equivalent to a large Starbucks coffee.
View videos just click the clicks below
- A preview of the joining procedure for tradesmen click.
- An overview of the concept and the founder Andy click.
- We offer our customers a workmanship guarantee click.
- Our mobile Hard App’, no downloading is required click
- All sites optimised for smartphones and mobile use click We have the concept in EIRE, Textatradesman.ie click
4. The Texta Concept
As an early internet pioneer and one of the first tradesmen to use a mobile to gain business, Andy foresaw the impact the internet would have in winning business. As far back as 1996, when the internet was still in its infancy, Andy saw the potential to buy relevant construction names for future use with search engines such as Handyman.co.uk, Generalbuilders.co.uk, Smallbuilders.co.uk, Derelictproperty.co.uk, Endoftenancy.co.uk and many more, whilst his competitors looked – and still look – on.
The phrase “text” is used by 60% of the population as part of daily life and Google stats reveal that consumers’ search for individual trades on search engines that say what tradesmen specialise in, i.e. “bricklayer”, “plasterer”, “builder”. Based on these findings we chose to bring the word ‘text’ into a search term to find tradesman, e.g. textaplumber.co.uk, textaplasterer.co.uk, textatiler.co.uk. “Texta” is memorable, “Plumber” is memorable, so “Textaplumber.co.uk” is unforgettable. By combining “text” with these high value search terms, we have been able to secure high ranking positions on all major search engines. Our motto is “ease of use and memorable”, and we have bagged over 100 trade related URLs, ensuring this concept cannot be emulated or copied.
The product has been designed as a lead generating platform built to achieve major time savings and other benefits for field based service businesses and customers. The key design aims are ease of use, mobile access, minimal keyboard strokes required and records kept of all jobs. Coupled with all this, it also solves the real business problem most tradesmen have of trying to deal with the internet and IT companies to view how simple profiles fit on a mobile gotoTextalocksmith.co.uk and enter i.e. Barnet into the search box.
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 we only ever display 4 trades on any listing thus avoiding quoting wars and any upset to the customer. When any 4 listings are taken on a town search then that membership area is closed to any new members. Customers turn to tradesmen they can trust. partnering with us gives you that credibility ,combined with our unique workmanship guarantee. Your services will be mostly used in preference to any competitors as we have pride in our service and have built this business by forming strong relationships with customers.
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. People love the textatradesman.com phone costumes bringing us new customers and interest wherever we go while making the brand unforgettable. View our YouTube presence with Andy Morrison as ‘the Singing Handyman’ click here to view.
Search engine and trade site advertising can run into hundreds without any guarantee of work any member of Textatradesman.com who is not totally satisfied with the service and the amount of work they receive will receive a no quibble refund.If you work to high standard then we would love to hear from you.