Put Your Skills on the Map!

Most of us have few other skills in addition to our main career path. One may be doing tutoring over weekends, and the other one plumbing in the afternoons. There are millions of occasional freelancers that don’t have a website, and cannot afford spending thousands of dollars on marketing. eLance and Fiverr are more suitable for programmers, Internet marketers and other web related projects, however freelancers would find LocoBiz more suitable for serving services that require physical presence and involvement.

If you are a freelancer providing business coaching, a mom working from home, or a student working part-time to pay for his or her tuition how would you reach out to your customers? How would you present your skills online? What are your social media and Internet search marketing plans?
Big names such as Yelp, Facebook and Google have a focus on small to medium size businesses. The focus of LocoBiz is the local, home-based, freelancers and part-time workforce that there is not a single medium appropriately designed to address their needs.

 

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Posts on local coffee shops is a traditional approach, but proved not efficient enough. Often freelancers end up posting their classifieds on Kijiji, CraigList and even Facebook. The former is a good platform for sales and buy of goods, but not the services. And the later is a social channel good for tracking trends, and socializing. Classifieds post on Kijiji and Facebook get lost in the long list of comment posts and often missed by your audience. Lack of geo-location search and directory structure makes social networks incapable to connect you to your local customers.

LocoBiz is designed to complement your social media marketing strategy. Your profile and your classifieds on LocoBiz will be indexed by search engines. LocoBiz is a proper place to build your small and local business profile, and promote it in social media networks such as Linkedin, twitter and Facebook.

LocoBiz puts you on the map!

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  • LifeStyle Alchemy

    Hello, I am thinking of offering pet sitting and house sitting services here in Calgary. I wonder if Locobiz would be a good place to advertise my services? Would my services be of interest to the Locobiz audience?

    • LocoBiz

      Hi, pet sitting in one of the popular home-based businesses in Canada. Most of the pet sitters (mostly dog-sitting/walker) circulate paper ads or yard-posts in their neighborhoods. Nowadays people are more and more online. Plus only online profiles can give the customer more about how happy your clients are, or what are hours of services and more details about you. So yes, setting up a profile with multiple Ads in few neighborhoods that you plan to cover for your pet-sitting would be the best step forward. please let us know if you need any help. Oh, and since our directory is map based, it would help your customers find you much easier. Specially when they search Google for pet or dog sitter in around them.

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