Running a Business on Gumtree

Carpenter’s Workspace

Carpenter's WorkspaceThe second #findagem competition winner we’d like to introduce you to is Mark, a lawn mowing contractor. Mark has plenty of loyal clients and he uses Gumtree in his spare time to make some extra cash selling odds and ends, quickly and efficiently. Mark found that “by using Gumtree to advertise, you save money and time because you don’t have to pay for an ad in the paper or print out flyers” – meaning he has more time to spend running his business. As a small business owner, Mark also sees the potential of Gumtree as a way to increase his client base.

From gardening to hairdressing, tutoring to catering, there are countless listings in the ‘business services’ page on Gumtree.

Here are Mark’s tips to get the most out of your Gumtree business listing:

Tip 1: Come up with a catchy name

Make sure your business name stands out among the crowd and give as much detail as possible about the services you’re offering.

Tip 2: Choose an appropriate thumbnail image

A logo or professional image gives your business a head start from the get-go and users will be more likely to choose you over a business listing with no image.

Tip 3: Provide correct qualifications and contact details

Make sure you share business hours, contact information and of course, qualifications. Providing this added detail means you’re more likely to be chosen over a business that doesn’t share as much information.

Tip 4: Set your price

If you have fixed prices for your services, be sure to include them, especially if you’re confident that you offer better rates than your competitors. If you’re happy to negotiate your charges, it’s a great idea to mention that on your listing too!

If you’re considering putting your services on Gumtree, these tips are sure to help you get started. So what are you waiting for? Get posting today!

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