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How to Offset the Dip in Job Leads During the Holiday Months
By Katherine Oakes


When the temperature drops and the weather takes a turn during the holiday months, prospective job leads and new clients start to fade away for most contractors. Although the work slump is inevitable and more people are doing less home improvement projects outdoors, there are still plenty of ways to stay busy.

Don’t let your business go into hibernation during the holidays. After all, timing is everything and the winter season brings in a whole new set of business opportunities that you didn’t have before. Here are three effective ways to offset the dip in job leads during the holiday months.

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It used to be that simply finding leads was the hard part for contractors. However, with the rise of the internet—social media and blogging especially—that isn’t the case anymore. Many businesses are now flooded on a daily basis with potential patrons asking about their particular expertise. So how do you know which of these leads will actually turn into paying customers and which won’t? By implementing some of these tips from Home Improvement Leads, you will be well on your way to differentiating between the two.

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Anyone who’s ever worked in a customer-interfacing position knows there’s a fine line between being particular about a product or service and being downright belligerent. A displeased customer is already a challenge when it comes to something as simple and affordable as coffee. When it comes to home construction, however, the stakes are at their highest.

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