Websites For Tradesmen
Tradesmen traditionally get a lot of their work from word of mouth. When people hire somebody to do some work on their house and they do a good job, they will recommend that tradesman to their family and friends. This is still an important part of a tradesman’s marketing strategy, but a lot of people make the mistake of thinking that they don’t need a website.
While word of mouth can be effective, most people will still look for businesses online when they need any work done. If they do not know anybody that can recommend somebody, searching online will always be their first port of call. That means that if you do not have an online presence, you are missing out on a lot of potential customers.
How Can We Help?
If you are in need of a website for trades, we are here to help. We will design a professional, bespoke website that meets the specific needs of your business. Whether it is a simple brochure website that showcases your work or a larger website with an extensive list of services, we can do that.
The basic brochure website, starting at £995, will be built by a dedicated project manager and include a homepage, services, and contact page. It will also be SEO friendly, which drives traffic to your site and helps you to find new customers. We can also add a blog for an additional £350.
The Extended CMS package offers everything included in the brochure package, along with an RSS news feed and blog, and content managed pages. You also have the ability to add your own pages at a later date, and 30 minutes of remote training will be provided. This package starts from £2,150.
The fixed CMS package, starting at £1,400, offers everything on the Extended CMS package, aside from the content managed pages and the ability to add your own pages.
Monthly Pricing Plans
We understand that managing costs is important for a tradesman, so we can offer a website for trades on a monthly pricing plan. We have a range of plans starting with the basic package for £15 per month.
All of our websites are professionally designed using the WordPress platform. It is simple to learn so it will be quick and easy for you to make changes to the website if you want to. All of our websites are optimised for mobile, which is vital as over 50% of all web traffic comes from mobile devices.
If you want to find new customers and take your business to the next level, get in touch right away to find out how we can help you get your tradesman website up and running.
Why Are Websites Important For Tradesmen?
There are a number of different ways that a website can boost your business and help you find new customers.
A Professional Image
All businesses are expected to have a website these days and if you don’t, it can affect your image. If you have a modern website, it gives the impression of professionalism and helps to build trust with potential customers. But if you do not have a tradesman website, that gives the impression that you are a small outfit that doesn’t necessarily have the resources to take on big jobs. If you want to land larger contracts, you need a website to help create a professional image.
Improved visibility is one of the most important benefits of websites for tradesmen. A website that incorporates SEO effectively will place highly on search engine rankings for important keywords like ‘tradesman’ or ‘contractor.’ These are the terms that people will use when they are in need of services like yours, so your website will attract a lot of new customers.
Showcasing Your Previous Work
The easiest way to convince a customer that you are the right person to go with is to let your work speak for itself. Websites for trades are one of the best ways to do this because we can create a great gallery and fill it with pictures and videos of work that you have carried out in the past. Your website is also a good place to give details of all of the certifications that you have.
You may not be able to give accurate quotes on your website because they are unique to each job. However, a tradesman website with a quote estimation tool can give customers a rough idea of what they are likely to pay. This is a great feature that can convince people that you are the right business to go with.
Different Types Of Websites For Trades
Your website needs will be different depending on your trade, and we can provide a professional, bespoke site that meets those specific needs.
Websites For Electricians
If you are an electrician, you do not have as much opportunity to showcase work on your website. The average person will not be able to tell whether your work is good or not based on a photograph. Instead, your site will focus on your training and all of the certifications that you have. It will also list the different services that you offer and give an outline of possible prices. We can also include a blog that gives advice on different electrical issues.
Website For Plumbers
Like electricians, plumbers do not tend to showcase their work on their website and instead focus on certifications and training. The blog will be an important part of a plumber’s website as well, offering good advice on fixing small plumbing issues and advising when to call in a professional.
Websites For Carpenters
A carpenter’s website will focus more heavily on images of past work. The quality and finish on any work that you do is very important and that is what potential customers will be looking to see on your website.
Websites For General Contractors
General contractors that offer a wide range of services will need a more extensive tradesman’s website. It will include different sections on each of your services with pictures of past work. You may also want to include details of other tradesmen that you work with on jobs if you subcontract people.