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1. Maintain a blog and share valuable articles, videos and Images with your current contacts or customers. Send an email to your list of contact every two weeks to educate and inform.

2. Distribute door hangers, flyers and postcards in a target area. You can cover a large area quickly if you target town homes or condos.

3. Treat ever person you come in contact with as a prospect. Be courteous, kind and show enthusiasm as your greet them.

4. Keep up to date with your profession. Always be eager to learn, grow and expand your expertise. Overtime you will separate yourself from those that are ordinary and the word will get out that you are the best at what you do.

5. Don't miss anything. Attend the little league games, church, networking events, parent teachers meeting, family get together etc. Be everywhere you can be.

Which other method do you use that work's for you?
 

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Those emails sent to me every week go into spam....
Electrical customers want 2 things.
1- if theres no power fix it.
2- we need to add power here.

Usually price is a factor, however not always.
I have better things to do than write an electrical blog.
Like do electrical work.
People who read electrical blogs will usually be diy type anyway.
 

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Those emails sent to me every week go into spam....
Electrical customers want 2 things.
1- if theres no power fix it.
2- we need to add power here.

Usually price is a factor, however not always.
I have better things to do than write an electrical blog.
Like do electrical work.
People who read electrical blogs will usually be diy type anyway.
Ditto. We do need a website though.
 

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A little off topic but ask yourself, "What customer is the best fit for me and my company?" Indiscriminately looking for customers means you will get a blend of winners, losers and in betweens and will spend too much time weeding out the undesirables. If it isn't a good fit between you and the client than it's almost a waste of time. It's not simply a matter of looking for customers, it's a matter of establishing a quality client base.
 

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NacBooster29 said:
Those emails sent to me every week go into spam.... Electrical customers want 2 things. 1- if theres no power fix it. 2- we need to add power here. Usually price is a factor, however not always. I have better things to do than write an electrical blog. Like do electrical work. People who read electrical blogs will usually be diy type anyway.
You are correct sir.
 

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1. Maintain a blog and share valuable articles, videos and Images with your current contacts or customers. Send an email to your list of contact every two weeks to educate and inform.
If I had a plumber replace a toilet and he proceeded to email me every 2 weeks about plumbing chit I would not only never use him again, I'd make it a point to tell as many people as possible that the guy is a ****.

I mean really, a customer gets some electrical work done and you think it's a good policy to harass them endlessly 2 times a month?!

I guarantee you this diddy will not only not work, it will backfire.

2. Distribute door hangers, flyers and postcards in a target area. You can cover a large area quickly if you target town homes or condos.
Just like the landscapers every spring, I'm tired of picking up their flyer in a bag with pebbles they throw on every driveway in the neighborhood.

If someone wants or needs an electrician, they will seek you out.

3. Treat ever person you come in contact with as a prospect. Be courteous, kind and show enthusiasm as your greet them.

4. Keep up to date with your profession. Always be eager to learn, grow and expand your expertise. Overtime you will separate yourself from those that are ordinary and the word will get out that you are the best at what you do.
Not if you email them bi-weekly.

5. Don't miss anything. Attend the little league games, church, networking events, parent teachers meeting, family get together etc. Be everywhere you can be.

Which other method do you use that work's for you?
Throughout life I've met many people and many of them are like "Oh you're an electrician?! I need a..." and then proceed to tell me what it is they're dying to have done, but for 50% or less what they were reasonably quoted for at least once, but refuse to pay because they want everything at a 1/2 off clearance price. Once people think they "know" you they expect to be treated like family.
 
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