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Offline mike k

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Want to go from part time to full time in appliance repair
« on: September 08, 2011, 09:04:27 AM »
Hi All,

I have been running a part time appliance repair business for about a 1 1/2 years and would like to jump up to a full time status.

Looking for some advice as far as getting the phone to ring more.

Thank You!

Mike


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Re: Want to go from part time to full time in appliance repair
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2011, 06:14:17 PM »
Hi Mike,


Are you doing any type of advertising now?



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Re: Want to go from part time to full time in appliance repair
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2011, 07:47:39 PM »
Yes, Have an ad in the local phone book and an ad on google places (the free one).


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Re: Want to go from part time to full time in appliance repair
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2011, 08:01:31 PM »
Does anyone even use a phone book anymore, lol..

Google places is good. I get calls from all over the country from warranty places that find me online that way.

I use magnetic business cards, lettering on truck. I don't place ads in the paper anymore like I use to.
I have worked the same area for years and get a lot repeat customers or new work from word of mouth.

I think having a website for any type business is good too.
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Re: Want to go from part time to full time in appliance repair
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2011, 08:05:33 PM »
Do you have a steady job now?
Word of mouth is the best advertising you could get so when you do a repair talk up yourself and pass out a coupon like if ya get me a cust I will take %? off my next visit.
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Re: Want to go from part time to full time in appliance repair
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2011, 12:37:43 AM »
  You have to get in the yellow pages. Most people still use it. Thats where most of my calls come from. Dex or Yellowbook. Also, I recently got calls from the catholic and lutheran church bulletin advertising dept. in my area. I bought an ad in both, $135 per year each.
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Re: Want to go from part time to full time in appliance repair
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2011, 06:48:33 AM »
Check out the major appliance retailers and find out who the 3rd party extended warranty companies are.  Sign up with them.  They don't pay as well but you will get calls.  Another place the check out is the Home Warranty companies through the realtors.  They will refer calls to you when they have a problem with certain appliances.  After each of those calls are completed, tell the customer to give you a positive review on either Yahoo Yellow Pages or Yelp.com or Angie's List.com.  People nowadays look up businesses on the net to see the reviews of each company to see if they're good at what they do. 


It will take time but if you get a lot of positive reviews, you'll start to get more calls than you can handle.
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Re: Want to go from part time to full time in appliance repair
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2011, 02:24:04 PM »
  If you want to waste your time with warranty companies, good luck. Buy lots of Ramen noodles. :'(

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Re: Want to go from part time to full time in appliance repair
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2011, 02:34:47 PM »
  If you want to waste your time with warranty companies, good luck. Buy lots of Ramen noodles. :'(

I get calls for warranty work, but I have yet to take one of them jobs. :)

If I was looking for work it maybe a different story, but I have enough to do the way it is.
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Re: Want to go from part time to full time in appliance repair
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2011, 03:07:27 PM »
Wow! great info  :D

 Yes JW I have a job, but woudnt call it steady.
Going to make this happen one way or the other

Thanks Everyone! Greatly appreciated

Mike



 

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