Company Recommendation : WebsiteTroubleshooting.com

Here at the RestorationMarketingBlog.com we’d like to think we experts at everything – but we should probably just stick to marketing. Which is why, when I came upon some over-my-head web issues, I ran to Elance (an online website where end users submit a job bid upon by internet savvy freelancers all over the world) where I found my website match-made-in-heaven. WebsiteTroubleshooting.com run by Rob Docherty waltzed into my Elance […]

 

PushBullet - Instantly Connect Your Phone (tablet, PC, Kindle, etc.) & Your Browser

If an app can make my life more efficient, I will THROW money its way. And when that efficiency-inducing app is free? I will tell the world about it. Such is the case with PushBullet – the application that connects your smart devices with your browser instantly. Here’s Why You Need Pushbullet in Your Life. If you’re like me, you are getting contacted incessantly through email, voicemail, text, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, […]

 

Easily Connect all your Social Profiles to Facebook (for free)

Edit: This post was written on November 3rd, 2014. The print screens and instructions reflect Woobox’s website on that date. Instructions may be subject to change, so keep an eye out for design changes. This post will be quick and dirty because we’ve all got things to do, people to see, and homes to restore (right?). The cardinal rule of social media as a social media marketer is this : Better to have […]

 

Stop Tracking your Online Reviews and Let this Website Do it For You

It’s SO important to track your online reviews. People will talk about you, and it’s up to you to jump in the conversation. You don’t know how many times I’ve heard the whole “I was going to use XYZ Business, but I saw their reviews and went with ABC Competitor.” One bad review can really mess you up, that’s why keeping a watchful eye on the interwebs is a key […]

 

5 Linkedin Restoration Networking Groups You Should Join Right Now

Let’s be honest – Linkedin is a GREAT resource for not only connecting with clients, but also connecting with competitors. *gasp* Yes, yes you read that correctly – I said connecting with competitors. We all have plenty of stuff to learn from others, and goodness knows we have learned plenty of lessons ourselves. So, now that you’re past the initial shock of actually sitting down with those you spend all […]

 

6 Review Websites You Should be Watching

Review sites – it’s the 21st century gossip column and let me tell you – people are listening. Whether the information on business review sites is true or not doesn’t matter all that much since perception is reality. What your clients think about you will dictate how they respond to you. Your online brand is pretty much the first impression you will give your clients whether you like it or not which is why […]

 

5 Websites to find Great Restoration Marketing Ideas

The best place to find great restoration marketing ideas, you ask? Obviously, I’m a little biased on this one… but, I’m woman enough to recommend some great websites to use as resources for marketing ideas in the property restoration, because, if we’re honest with ourselves, there’s no such things as too many marketing ideas, right? www.RestorationMarketingBlog.com Ok yes, that was a shameless self promotion, but let me explain – this website […]

 

The Importance of a Yelp Review

“Angered by what she thought was shoddy work on her home, Fairfax resident Jane Perez did what has become the go-to form of retail vengeance in the Internet age: She logged on to Yelp and posted scathing reviews of the D.C. firm that did the job. Perez ticked off a list of accusations, including damage to her home, an invoice for work the contractor did not perform and jewelry that […]

 

3 Great Online CRM Programs for Your Restoration Sales Team

Marketing isn’t done by just your marketer (if you’re fortunate enough to have one). It’s  done by you, your sales team, your mitigation crew, your rebuild guys – marketing is everybody’s job. Which is why it is oh so important to keep tabs on everyone’s marketing efforts. Say adios to the archaic lands of Excel spread sheets (Excel and I have a love / hate relationship) and welcome online customer […]

 

Discount Graphic Design : A Website To Save You Design Dollars

When it comes to anything “graphic design,” most business owners shriek in horror at the thought of spending money on classy brochures. But what if I told you about a magical land where graphic designers bid for YOUR design project? Well, just call me a magician, because the site is called 99designs.com. 99Designs.com is a marketplace of sorts where those in need of design skills post up their projects including the description, colors, type, and finally, […]