How Homerun can help home-based service pros

August 29, 2020 / / Tips

Even as the pandemic continues to disrupt our economy and daily lives, the need for essential household services has not diminished. More and more people are looking for ways to supplement their income by becoming solo service entrepreneurs. 

If you are a gardener, house cleaner, repairman, or any other type of service professional, you are most likely looking for a way to get MORE CLIENTS without the time and hassle that come along with it including; marketing your services, scheduling appointments, billing clients and collecting payments.

Homerun is here to help!

Build Your Own Website

First and foremost, in order to be successful as a service professional, you will need a website. When you build your own website with Homerun, you create a shareable online calling card. You will be able to post your branded website link to your social media account so your friends and followers can learn about what you offer. They can easily view your calendar and book appointments directly on your website, saving you both the time and energy of connecting live. Homerun also offers help from experts on how you can grow your customer base outside of your personal social network.

Take care of the old and welcome the new!

Start building a stronger relationship with friends and family and turn them into clients. You will be able to forward them your unique website link to share with others who might be interested in your services. In this way, you are able to maximize the power of referrals to grow your client base. 

Homerun does not charge any commissions like other freelance websites. You will keep all your hard-earned money to pass along to your clients through discounts and other savings.  Keep them happy so they will keep coming back and spread the word of your great services!

Manage your business quickly and easily

Your Homerun website will act as an easy-to-use online booking tool. You can now accept, schedule, and monitor appointments anytime, anywhere!

Homerun takes away the hassle from lengthy phone calls and emails to schedule client appointments. Available time slots are easily found on your calendar where clients can book your services directly. This will allow your calendar to manage itself while you are busy working, and Homerun will automatically send out reminders to both you and your clients for upcoming appointments.

Payments through your Homerun website are simple. Just send an invoice with a click of a button before or after a service appointment, and your clients will be able to pay with Paypal or Stripe. Unlike other freelance companies that have long holding periods up to 2 weeks, you will receive payments immediately.

Homerun vs. Marketplace websites

These days, you need a business partner who understands that every dollar counts. At Homerun, we value your hard work and talent, which is why we take ZERO commissions from your earnings representing up to 30% or more in savings compared to other leading freelance websites that do take high commissions. Homerun will charge only $10 a month, and only after a third order had been placed.

While Marketplace freelance websites have jobs to offer, it is important to understand the disadvantages of relying solely on them for work. 

  1. You may have to spend money to bid on projects against other service professionals.
  2. You are typically charged 20-50% in commissions from your earnings.
  3. New requests from the clients you have established on the marketplace may be sent to different service professionals and not directly to you again.
  4. You may be penalized or banned from the marketplace if you try to work directly with clients.
  5. Your profile may be removed if you are “inactive” for 30 days.

On marketplace websites, you have very little control of your business. To them, you are simply a gig worker. With Homerun, you are free to market your services to any clients and work with them directly. We are not the middleman and don’t want to be. We will support you while you take full control of your business, and grow your client base, and as Homerun is a commission-free platform, you will save money to put back into your business.

With help from Homerun, you can get more clients outside Marketplace websites which means more business. Save time, keep more of your earnings, and build long-term client relationships.

Jumpstart your new service business now!