Plumbers always save the day. Whether it is to install or repair water pipes, unclog pipes and drains or installing fixtures, plumbers can get it done. Being a solo plumber is very challenging because of stiff competition in the industry. For that reason, one will need to get tips on how to gain credibility. How to do it entails;
This is the first step for any professional to be acknowledged. Go to the authorities and get the required license for you to jump start your name in the plumbing field. Customers are empowered and will want to confirm your credibility. Certification will create trust in your customers and they will call you up when need arises.
Partner or start a company
In this tough economy, you may not survive when you are alone. This calls for partnering with other plumbers or better yet, start your own company. The reason for this is that with a team in place, customers will enjoy reliable services any time they have plumbing issues. With a company in place, you will be able to pool resources and skill to give your clients nothing but the best.
Know your worth
It is hardly possible that you are the only plumber in your locality, if you are, then you can set your own costs. It is common that there are other service providers in the market. Get to know how much they charge and set your costs gauging from it. Do not set your costs to be too little or too expensive. Let it be around the price margin in the market.
Build your name
With the few customers you have attended to, you probably have made connections. Do not leave without offering your contact either through a pamphlet listing your services or a business card. Your name will be spread by word of mouth and if you have worked in one neighborhood, you will probably get a second call from there. Be efficient and professional to enhance your credibility. Always ensure to adhere to any feedback from your clients.
Get a website
Now that you have established your name locally, spread your wings to the digital platform. Do this through getting yourself a website. Most clients nowadays are online looking for solutions and that’s where you should be too. Be ahead of your competition by providing solutions online and see how your profits increase. A website is cheaper and an easier form of advertising as compared to channels such as newspapers. With a website, you can easily update your clients when any changes arise.
Take a back seat and hire
Once your company has grown, the calls you get from clients also increase. At this level, you should now consider hiring and focus on the management issues. Doing so will give you ample time to conduct more marketing as well as planning for the future. As the leader your roles have shifted and it is thus necessary to employ other plumbers.