Entries by Profitable Tradie

Is Your Website Mobile Responsive?

Hey guys Tony from Profitable Tradie. If you are wondering about your website, you have heard and all this talk about making sure that it is mobile responsive, then this quick blog is going to be super helpful, so stay tuned.

So, the world of internet marketing and websites and marketing in general is a brave new world, it is really changing quickly and that is mainly because of the mobile platform.

Now 50% or more of traffic is viewed on mobile sites these days and it is increasing all the time. So, it is absolutely critical that your website is mobile responsive.

Sick Of Bad Cash Flow Over The Christmas Period?

Hi guys, Tony from Profitable Tradie here. Hey look, do you find you are flat out busy now in December heading up towards Christmas but you are actually worried that your cash flow and how it is going to pan out over the January and February period. Stay tuned, I have got something that is going to be super helpful with that.

Look guys I know that everyone is flat out during December trying to cram in all the jobs you can before Christmas, clients screaming at you to get things done.

So often you are not thinking about how things are going to pan out in January and February in terms of your cash flow. But if you think back to last year or maybe the year before you will remember that January and February can actually get a bit tight with the cash flow.

Are You Paying Enough To Get Good Tradesmen?

I want to talk about hiring today and one of the key reasons why you might actually be struggling to hire.

So are you like a lot of Plumbers and Electricians out there who are desperate to hire some good tradespeople but you are just finding it hard to get the right people?

Well I am going to start with a story actually, it’s about the property market and an experience that my wife Bronwyn and I have had over the last, sort of, 12-18 months…

Are You Pricing To Make Profit, Or Just To Win The Work?

I’ve got a question for you; are you pricing to win work, or you are pricing to make money?

I am going to kick off with a quick story today. Now I met a guy yesterday, a young guy just starting out in business. He has been in business six to twelve months and he was telling me about his pricing strategy. Now this stuff will make your hair curl.

You Don’t Know, What You Don’t Know

Hi guys. Have you ever heard the phrase “You don’t know what you don’t know”?

Tony from Profitable Tradie here and I want to tell you a little bit about one of the key lessons I have learned in business, both with our own businesses and coaching plumbers, electricians, drainers and guest fitters for the last eight years. And it is all about not knowing what you don’t know. So stay tuned.

Hi guys do you sometimes look at some of your mates or other businesses in your town or your area that seemed really successful? They seem to grow their business, they seem to make more money, drive a nice car, have good holidays and generally seem a bit more relaxed than you.

And you wonder how they do it. Do you wonder have they got a secret recipe or have they just cooked things up in a different way? And have they read or learned something that you don’t know? Well the answer is pretty simple, the answer is yes. And one of the key things to growing your business is to realise that you don’t actually know what you don’t know.

How To Create A High Performing Team?

Are you finding that your team are not behaving the way you want, are not performing? Maybe the attitude is not quite what you want it to be. I’m going to share something with you today that will really help.

Now creating a high-performing team is all about getting the right culture. And here’s something people don’t understand about culture. Now most people think that if your guys are happy, you make them happy, look after them well, that’s going to make them productive.

Are You Frustrated With Rework & Call Backs?

Look, do you have lots of reworks and call backs on site, you find that your guys make the same mistakes over and over again and it’s really frustrating and doing your head in?

If that’s the case, then something in this issue today will be super helpful.

Now are you checking your jobs more than you have time for and you just think your guys should be able to remember what you tell them, even though you have told them over and over again and you just can’t seem to?

Are You Relying On Just One Marketing Strategy?

I’m going to share with you today why the number one is the worst number when it comes to marketing your business.

So guys, here’s what I have learnt from experience while coaching hundreds of trade businesses over the last seven and a half years. What I found is that if you don’t have a proactive plan for marketing your business, you’re at the mercy of waiting for the phone to ring or just hoping that the phone rings through referrals and word of mouth.

Are You Struggling To Make Time To Work On Your Business?

Look, a couple of days ago we finished a one day training for our million-dollar plumber clients and there was a massive lesson there that was really helpful for you to grow your business, so stay tuned.

Now if you’re like a lot of the plumbers and tradies that we work with, you’ll be flat-out busy and from time to time you are going to struggle to actually make the changes you want to in your business because you just don’t have enough time.