The Coronavirus pandemic left quite a few businesses struggling and some closing permanently. Home service businesses saw a bit of a drop due to social distancing rules but this has since recovered. No person is going to live without air conditioning in hotter climates simply to adhere to distancing restrictions. Home service businesses have led the way in protecting their customers through wearing personal protection equipment. The ease of maintaining distance cannot be understated as an HVAC professional will be in and out of the home multiple times. The following are tips to grow a healthy base of customers over time to ensure future success.
Social Media Ads
Social media can provide the ROI on advertising campaigns that you desire. Most home service businesses are not going to have massive budgets so conversions are important. Social media contests are another option which the winner can win a reward of a free inspection or maintenance. The number of likes or shares on a specific post about the company is one idea. Engaging with current customers to allow their followers to see who they pick for a specific service can work wonders. Everybody seems to be looking for a trustworthy HVAC professional or plumber regardless of area.
Website Management and Marketing
The website of a home service business needs to be set up with setting appointments in mind. Enlisting the help of a professional marketing agency is going to be of paramount importance. You are going to need a professional that understands lead generation strategies for HVAC, plumbers, and electricians. Hiring someone in-house does not guarantee results like that of a company that works with home service businesses on a regular basis. Local marketing companies are going to be preferred so you can meet face to face with them to go over marketing campaign results.
Creation of a Referral Program
Local companies are going to need some form of referral program in order to leverage their current customer base. Incentivizing these customers with free services or gift cards can work wonders. People always ask friends and family first if they need something done. Blasting out an email to let customers know about this is important as is leaving some form of brochure that highlights the benefits of the program. Some people delete a bulk of their emails so having a physical form that outlines the program is essential.
Running Seasonal Specials
Seasonal specials are important in HVAC businesses as it can be the perfect opportunity to offer maintenance discounts. HVAC systems will last far longer when they are taken care of. The last thing anyone wants is to have to replace their system in the middle of summer or winter. Offering packages for annual maintenance can help stabilize income while providing a discount to loyal customers. Creation of this type of program will take time but understand that maintenance can lead to repairs that might need to be done.
Expanding your business is going to take time along with a dedication to customer experience. Take the time to list out different growth tactics that you should be using today!