There are many different freelance roofing jobs available in your area. Whether you are just starting out, or have many years of experience, there are several tips that you can use to score a great gig. For example, one of the first things you can do to secure more freelance jobs is to act professionally. So many roofers are rough, crude, and annoying to their customers that they are never able to successfully win word of mouth generated work. By being polite and answering customers questions quickly, you can win extra points and gain word of mouth referrals which will turn your current customer’s friends, family, and neighbors into customers of your own.
Another good way to find freelance roofing jobs is to visit local home building shows. These shows are often great places to meet potential new customers. One thing you need to make sure to do while you are at these shows is to try and meet as many customers as possible. Reach out to them, introduce yourself and ask them what they are looking for. Recommend materials that meet their needs, and hand them your business card in order to seal the deal. By providing quick, calm and courteous service you will win a large number of freelance jobs. Just be sure that you take the time to talk to them and be genuinely interested in what they have to say. Listen more than you speak and ask intelligent questions. People love nothing more than the sound of their own voice as well as someone else saying their name – so listen well and remember names!
A trick that may work in subdivisions and communities is to offer a neighborhood discount. Most subdivisions have homes that are built within a few years of each other. Unless a home has had a previous incident requiring the roof to be replaced, most homes will need theirs replaced within a few years or a few months of each other. You can offer a small discount based on the number of neighbors who want theirs replaced within one year, and pass the savings on to the entire group. While this may require a small upfront loss from you, it will save the homeowners money, and make you even more popular in the larger community through word of mouth referrals.
Freelance roofing jobs are sometimes difficult to come by, especially in an economy where people do not have a large amount of extra money to spend, even if necessary. Using a few simple techniques, you can bring in an amazing amount of extra freelance work. Being upfront, polite and knowledgeable about your products will allow your customers to trust you, as well as recommend you to their friends and neighbors. Do not forget to offer an incentive if a customer refers a new client to you!