Short on Clients? Register for the Directory
When I first wrote The Not So Big House, it occurred to me
that though I was telling my readers to find a good architect, designer, builder
or remodeler to help them realize their Not So Big dreams of home, I also knew
that it was quite a challenge to find such people. So to help homeowners search for
professionals in their area with the skills and the Not So Big know-how to
assist them, I launched the Home Professionals Directory on the Not So
Big House website. I invited those
wanting to design and build Not So Big houses and remodelings to register
there, and in short order I had a substantial listing of professionals on the
website to which I could refer eager readers.
It wasn't long before I
began receiving rave reviews about the directory from both registrants and
Marketing Bang for the Buck
If your work is concurrent with the aims of Not So
Big, the directory is the best way you can spend your marketing dollars. It's just $50 per year for a featured listing,
which includes a company description and link to your website, or $25 per year
for a basic listing. One can easily
spend more than this on a meal at a restaurant.
A less obvious, but
equally valuable feature of the directory is that many of the journalists and
reporters that interview me use it to find examples of Not So Big projects in
the area they are covering. This makes
it an excellent way to get noticed and featured by the local media, something
that is worth more than any amount of advertising.
At times like these, when so many architects
and other home professionals are out of work or struggling to sustain their
businesses, it's important for all of us to pull together to help promote good
solutions to the problems confronting fellow professionals as well as the homeowners
who need their services. I am quite
certain that there's plenty of work out there for all of us. We just have to be a bit more innovative in how
we go about finding it. So, if you
know of any firms or other talented professionals with a Not So Big
please forward this article to them.
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suggestions for how we can improve our services and help the networking process
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Search the Directory for Professionals in Your Area
The directory allows
visitors to search by state for all the different types of professionals they
may need to help them with their project. Though I don't vet registrants, all those
listed are familiar with the Not So Big book series, and are interested in
serving clients who want such a house.
Here's a list of all the different professions that are searchable:
real estate agents
Click here to search the directory for professionals in your area.
There are more architects,
designers, builders and remodelers than any other group, so if you know of
someone in your area that you think should be on the list in any of the other
categories, please let them know about the directory by forwarding this article
to them. We'd like to make this as
useful for readers as possible.
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