Quality contractors are in great demand right now. According to the Association of Builders and Contractors, businesses must employ 430,000 more contractors in 2021 than in 2020. Wage hikes are also being brought on by a lack of trained employees, particularly for the highly sought-after specialized labor.
To put it briefly now is a terrific moment to be a contractor. Let’s discuss the many categories of contractors, where to look for contractor tasks, and how to simplify your operation so that you can take on more work.
How To Find Work as a Contractor?
You may use Google to hunt for independent contractor employment nearby, or you can check out job sites like Indeed, Monster, or Zip Recruiter. You could have greater luck searching for employment on websites made especially for contractors, such as the website of your local union, job boards, or contractor job sites. Here are a few illustrations:
Networking organizations for contractors are another great location to hunt for jobs. A lot of regional chapters of the Association of Builders and Contractors provide a website or job board for independent contractors. Networking events are also held by the Association of General Contractors and the majority of Builder Associations.
You may also use online networking resources for the construction industry on websites like MeetUp, which were created to link professionals with networking opportunities in their neighborhoods. Frequently, general contractors may post open positions that need full-time employees, subcontractors, or independent contractors. Finding these websites is easy; just type “general contractors near me” into Google.
These days, seeking contractor work requires the ability to advertise oneself. You should definitely put effort into building your own website, even if you’re a one-man show. Having your independent contractor services listed online makes it simpler for people looking for services similar to yours to discover you. The websites listed below are a few examples of places you may advertise your services to assist increase business.
- Angi (Formerly Angie’s List)
- Facebook Groups
Make sure Associated Builders and Contractors has placed your company in directories like Google My Business and FindContractors.com. Although promoting and advertising your services might generate new leads, word-of-mouth referrals remain one of the most reliable ways to acquire new clients.
The process is straightforward: deliver high-quality work on time and under budget; be honest and open with your clients; and constantly seek recommendations.
Manage Your Workload and Business
Regardless of what type of contractor you are and the type of work you do, you’ll need an easy, efficient way to manage your workload and business from wherever your day may take you. You need to manage your entire workflow digitally. This eliminates the need for paperwork, which can easily get lost in the shuffle.
You’ll need all the information in one place to take care of your customers, no matter where you are. You’ll also need Quickbooks integration by which you can avoid that scramble to pull all the necessary documents together as the tax season approaches.
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