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Old 05-02-2010, 10:30 AM   #1
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Cool How To Generate Free Leads For Your Plumbing Business

Many of us spend huge funds on paid advertisements, some with credible returns and some a total waste of money.

Not every business owner wants to share the secret of how or what works for them in marketing their plumbing business.

We will be sharing our tips on how you can make your phone to ring more with customers who need your services. These tips work for us and i thought i should share.

  • Create a Website with targeted keywords
  • Make sure major search engines got your website - Google, Yahoo, Bing (submit to them yourself)
  • Use free classified ad websites - Craigslist
  • Use social media - Facebook, Twitter

This topic is open to suggestions - Let's hear from you
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Old 05-02-2010, 11:42 AM   #2
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I got the web site, and I got the key words.....

I go tthe domains for around my town, and I am always #1 or 2 on the google map searches for my town...

recently I am hearing more about face book and twitter,
and the networking you can get going .....


I am too stupid to understand how this is supposed to be good for me...or how to set it all up to my advantage.

could you please explain this to me
if you have the time


perhaps plumbingzone could do a facebook network thing
so people all across the country could plug in and see who
is available in their area????

thank you

mark


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You are welcome Master Mark. Ok to set up your twitter and facebook as lead generating tools, there is a number of things you need to bear in mind.
1. Use your niche when setting up your account - both in your user name and on profile description under settings.
2. Look for users around your area and interact with them
3. Tell your existing customers you re on twitter and facebook and have them follow you.
4. Be friendly, share love, avoid frequent advertisement, never spam your followers

You may want to read this article on how to use twitter for business
I hope this helps. And feel free to ask more questions if you get stuck at any point.

All the best!
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You are welcome Master Mark. Ok to set up your twitter and facebook as lead generating tools, there is a number of things you need to bear in mind.
1. Use your niche when setting up your account - both in your user name and on profile description under settings.
2. Look for users around your area and interact with them
3. Tell your existing customers you re on twitter and facebook and have them follow you.
4. Be friendly, share love, avoid frequent advertisement, never spam your followers

You may want to read this article on how to use twitter for business
I hope this helps. And feel free to ask more questions if you get stuck at any point.

All the best!
Just to clarify from your website, if I call you at 11:00 p.m. on Saturday night with stopped up main line, you will come out that night and assuming it takes an hour or less to clear, my total cost will be $49.00?

P. S., Sorry for the thread drift.

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Old 05-05-2010, 01:54 PM   #6
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Just to clarify from your website, if I call you at 11:00 p.m. on Saturday night with stopped up main line, you will come out that night and assuming it takes an hour or less to clear, my total cost will be $49.00?

P. S., Sorry for the thread drift.
You are a plumber smellslike$tome, i am both a marketer and plumber. This is how best i can answer your question. You go figure it out. LOL!
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You are a plumber smellslike$tome, i am both a marketer and plumber. This is how best i can answer your question. You go figure it out. LOL!

So you make most your money off of Marketing then? That's how I take it anyways.
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It means that he uses his marketing expertise to get in the door and capture the customer. Then the plumbing kicks in.

For the small business owner, plumbing is just one part. You have to get the customers before you can plumb. (Rock, we are really going to tick off the new guy with using 'plumb' incorrectly ).
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$49 for drain cleaning! hold smokes! you should advertise on craigslist I think. Thats where the rest of your buddies are.
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