Lee Godbold is the co-founder of Junk Doctors and built it to a $2 Million a year Business by year 5. He has now started Junk Removal Authority to teach you how to do the same with your junk removal business. In this video he answers a common question. Should I have a local area code or toll free phone number? www.junkremovalauthority.com www.junkdrs.com Subscribe to this channel for all the best junk removal industry info Like and follow us on Facebook at Junk Removal Authority
What’s up guys? I just get a bit more work done here on a Sunday afternoon. I got a little bit of reading. It’s cold and wet outside. Met up with a friend for lunch. Now, just doing a bit of work on the computer. One of the things I came across that somebody was asking me. Should you have a local phone number or a 1-800 number? No question at all. You want a local phone number. We get a tremendous amount of business from people who choose us because we’re local. No matter what market you go in, you have a local number. For example, we’re only in North Carolina, but what we do is in the three markets we’re in and we have a local number to that particular market. In Raleigh we have a 919-area code. Greensboro, we got 336 area code. Charlotte area code is 704. If you have a different area code, what you don’t want to happen is to be in the Charlotte market which is 200 miles away from the Raleigh market and still be shown on you 919 number. A lot of people, they might not consider that to be local. It’s more local than the majority of our competition, the franchises. They also might not think that you’re really in that area. They’ll think that the Web search has problems and bad information. You’re not really in an area. So, have a local number. There’s no question whatsoever. The 1-800 numbers are for the large franchises. A lot of people used to be back at like in the 90s. People like seeing a 1-800 number. They figured that were the companies who are real professional. Shop locals are big now all throughout the country. Have a local phone number. You can be getting a lot more business.