Your website is essentially your store front. Its where potential new customers come to have a look at your work and where first impressions are made.
If you already have a website, look through and check everything is up to date. Ensure you have the correct information displayed, especially telephone numbers, email and other website addresses. While you have time, update your skill set by highlighting all of the skills you offer, to make sure you’re considered for as many jobs as possible.
The best thing you can do for your profile is to get customer feedback. You never know what other great opportunities you may miss by not having recent reviews. You can collect these from the ones left on your social media or on Google business reviews. Don’t be afraid to ask customers if they could write a review for you. Most happy customers would be pleased to do so - and may have extra time on their hands at the moment.
Finally, take a step back and look at everything from a new customer’s point of view. How good a website looks, doesn’t count for much unless your visitors can find the information they are looking for. The last thing you want on a website is a lot of waffle or long paragraphs. People scan web pages quickly so short sentences and bullet points work best.
If you don’t have a website, this is the time to set one up. Don’t worry if you don’t know where to start. There are a number of resources out there to help you create a professional looking website in a few hours. We’ve put together a guide to building your website that you can read here.
Our Dulux Select Decorators scheme also allows you to easily build a profile to showcase your work - why not consider if this is the time to join the scheme alongside other like-minded professionals who are recognised for being at the top of their decorating game.