Contractor Blogging: Just Do It!

Blogging for contractorsThe most important quality in a successful home improvement blog is to write good quality content.  And as an owner of a home improvement company, I am going to assume that you are the expert when it comes to the services and products you provide. So the best solution is to simply share some of the expertise with your audience. Yet due to time constraints or “fear of writing”, I see many contractors avoid writing blog posts.

This is where we say, “Just Do It!” You do not have to be a professional writer, or novelist looking to win a Pulitzer.  Simply write what you know in your own voice. Be Yourself. You should always write to help your readers and potential customers. You do not need to impress the readers with your writing. Keep it simple and solve a problem, and people will continue to read your work. Each of us has our own personality and can express it through writing, so do not worry about every single word. Many visitors are more interested in the meaning of what is being said then the actual tone.

And once you get started, DO NOT go back and edit. Over editing a blog post will simply deter you from continuing to write.

Quick Tips To Get You Started

  • Write a post on what homeowners should look for when hiring a contractor
  • Bullet point the misconceptions about a home improvement project or service call
  • Showcase projects you are working on and go into detail. Even have feedback from the homeowners.

Allow All Your Employees to Post

Treat your website and blog as an educational magazine in home improvement. Have different authors (your employees) write on a regular basis. This helps you cut down on your own work and shows some authorship and spreads the professionalism of your blog.

Blogging allows you to share with your potential customers and solve problems that they may have. There is also a strong search engine optimization benefit when you are writing your blog posts. So get started today and remember to share your blog posts with us.

About 

Aaron O’Hanlon is a marketing consultant with Footbridge Media , a marketing firm, specializing in the contracting industry. It is his mission to create awareness of marketing online to the home improvement industry, and to educate, inform and assist contractors on taking over their own online presence.




  • Angelina Stylez

    Hi!
    For a reliable source of home remodeling contractors visit http://www.channelconstruction.com/

  • Pingback: 4 Reasons Contractors Should Be Using Social Media | Contractor Marketing Tips()

  • Mindy L.

    Hi there. Which blogging platform do you believe is best for contractors who wish to blog outside of their company website, and who are authorities in their field locally but have no online presence/followers? Thanks!

  • Pro Color

    For blogging we use our company websites; and blogger. We started on blogger 10 years ago, lost access and reclaimed it recently.

    Regards