Before you chase: Get your profile in good shape
It’s essential to have your profile in good shape before you chase a lead because it’s the first things clients see — and it serves as your digital business card.
When you chase a job, your profile gets sent to the client along with an intro note (we’ll cover that in a second). When clients look at your profile, they will read your business description, look at photos of your work, and decide whether they want to get in contact.
So, if you haven’t already, invest some time today and ‘Build a winning profile’.
Then: Write a personalised intro note
When you chase a job, you have the opportunity to write an intro note. Tradies that have success on our platform often include:
- A friendly and professional greeting
- A short sentence about their experience, specialty or how long they’ve been in business
- A statement acknowledging they’re read the client’s job description
- A suggestion for how they might approach the job, and any experience they’ve had with similar jobs
- A recommendation of a day and time of when they’re available for a site visit
- Next steps of what to expect if the client wants to progress with them.
Clients love receiving personalised intro notes because it shows that you’re interested in the job — and it’s a great way to stand out from the crowd.
Benefits of chasing work
What to expect next
After you’ve chased a job, and the client decides they are interested in your services, they can grant contact. This means the homeowner has selected you and two others to quote for the job.
If you’ve received a notification that you’ve been granted contact, the ball is in your court. Keep reading to find out how you can keep the job moving.