My website launched in August, and I received LOADS of great advice when I last posted. The website is called www.JobSiteJoe.com, and its designed to help connect homeowners in need of home and garden estimates with local professionals in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia. Its key feature: "Joe`s Estimator" where a Homeowner uploads an "estimate request" with their first name, phone number, email address, city, job category, time to call, job details, etc. I`ve had plenty of press/media exposure in the local area and continue to have average traffic to the site (never enough of course).
Thanks to the advice I got last time, I`m on AM and FM radio and even have some short TV commercials on HGTV and another channel.
My goal is to get the website to the next level -- self-sustainment, where more homeowners and businesses are regularly drawn to the site. I already try to foster return interest: I upload home repair/improvement interest stories on the site daily, and I have an "Ask a Joe" technical question bulletin board which receives modest traffic. I`ve also tried an online giveaway, but now I`m looking for something more interactive which will make people want to visit the site throughout the day. There are 1.6 million people in the Hampton Roads area, and plenty of construction / remodeling / landscaping to facilitate online discussion, exhange, ideas, etc.
Similar to StartUpNation.com, I`d like for JobSiteJoe.com to become the online area venue for local homeowners and handymen to flock to, meet, communicate via, network, help others, etc -- A vibrant Hampton Roads H&G forum.
Would appreciate any advice you may have to help me take this to the next level! Thank you!
Michael Crockett Founder www.JobSiteJoe.com "Find a Pro at JobSiteJoe.com" Hampton Roads Virginia