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Hello my name is Ryan and I am the owner of Shelve It. I enjoy building shelves of all kinds. Id love to help you build your pantry, closet, or garage shelves. I can also help you build floating shelves or an accent wall. Please contact me with a description of your project.

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Messing with the influencers

Messing with the Influencers As a current stay at Home Dad, I inspire to one day be a famous influencer in the Home Service Trade Business industry. With my influence I hope that I can raise awareness of my website business srvcly where I am currently marketing a course that helps individuals start their own […]

Messing with the Influencers

As a current stay at Home Dad, I inspire to one day be a famous influencer in the Home Service Trade Business industry.

With my influence I hope that I can raise awareness of my website business srvcly where I am currently marketing a course that helps individuals start their own home service business.

This course focuses on the bare minimum essentials needed to start any home service trade business.

the future pro starter course

Where I currently create

My favorite place to hang out online is X, formally known as twitter. I enjoy X because you can communicate with people. You can be heard. This is a power you might not otherwise get on the other apps.

I recently got back on Facebook/instagram because I want to share my journey with my friends and family. I’m also interested in the home service trade Facebook groups, but I haven’t done well at getting along with these people. I am to blame for this.

I use Youtube and Google to build my funnels. I have had some success with this in the past and will use this as my strategy for srvcly.

I will use paid advertising in the future but for the time being, Im trying to show up where people are searching.

What I like to do on X

Understand that, the majority of my time spent online is work related. I research developing stories, work on my brand, and sometimes become a personality.

One of my favorite pass times on X is getting impression bumps. This is like a metaverse drug.

With the X premium subscription you can track the analytics of your content. This is valuable information for anyone perusing the influencer status.

All sites have analytics but I trust Elons platform the most. One reason worth mentioning is that he actively fights against bot accounts. So I’m going to believe the numbers I’m looking at are accurate. 

What I stopped doing on X

I was being a troll in search of  impression bumps. I’ve since stopped and instead am trying to see if I can get these bumps to chase me.

My plan is to do this by creating quality content.

Trolling was also completely distracting me from getting the foundation of srvcly online.

Things got bad. I was even going into other areas of the internet, like facebook groups, with this troll attitude in persute of my next bump. This was clouding my vision.

So, I stopped.

My symptoms

After my announcement to get clean from trolling, my analytics hit its apex for the week. This was organic growth! Located left. Green means good, right?

Five days after the decision to stop chasing these bumps, my analytics are dropping. Lets say that red is good for now. Helps me stop the noise and focus.

Messing with the influencers

*Yes im using this picture as click bait. Nicole wanted to show off her 49ers gear, and I wanted to grab her butt. 

Current Path

I’m not going to troll for now.

I think that being a troll has its place in the meta. People like the drama. I just need to finish getting the foundation of srvcly laid before I go back to trolling.

So for now its about keeping my head down and grinding.

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How to start a Handyman business

How to start a handyman business Im going to teach you how to start a handyman business in just four steps, so stay with me here! My goal is to make this super easy for you. The faster you get these four steps taken care of, the faster you can start making money as a […]

How to start a handyman business

Im going to teach you how to start a handyman business in just four steps, so stay with me here!

My goal is to make this super easy for you. The faster you get these four steps taken care of, the faster you can start making money as a handyman.

There are other steps that you can do after these four, but you don’t necessarily need them. If you are interested in branding and even how to set up your quickbooks you can, but these first four steps are all you need to be successful.

The future pro starter course

I have created a step by step online course called the future pro starter course. This course will show you everything we are about to cover and more.

While you are reading this article on how to start you handman business, you can refer to this course, so just go buy and really start your business. 

Its possible to make a great living for yourself in the home service trades. There are a lot of businesses you’ve never heard of making a fortune in the home service trade, and so can you.

Lets get started.

The hardest part.

The most difficult part of this process is mentally deciding to start. I understand this, but if you have not yet made this decision, I cant help you. 

The good thing is that, once you make the decision to start, everything else can be learned.

– Ryan Lunsford

The First Step

The first step is to file an LLC or Limited Liability Company for your business. You want to operate as a LLC because it helps protect YOU and YOUR personal assets in the event litigation happens. Everything we are going to do here is to protect you and your business. \

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I like to file LLC’s using legalzoom for two reasons.

  • They no longer charge a processing fee 
  • Their website makes filing a LLC very easy.

You are still going to have to pay your states filing fee, so it will cost you some money. You can see me filing my LLC in The Future Pro Starter Course. 

The Second Step

The second step in starting your handyman business is to file for a EIN. A EIN is a nine-digit tax identification number given to you by the irs.

Think of this like a social security number for your business. You need need a LLC and a EIN in order to set up a business bank account.

You don’t have to pay for a EIN just go to the irs website and get one for free. 

The Third Step

It’s important to remember that your business is not you! and you! are not your business.

Make sure that you are not taking your customers payments through your personal bank account. Also! Don’t make personal transactions out of you business account. 

Walk into the bank of your choice and tell the banker you mean business. Open up a business bank account that suits your needs and make sure that you load some money in there.

We are going to need it for step four.

The fourth Step

This is the most important part so listen up!

Make sure that you cover your business with general liability insurance. Also known as GLI, this insurance is going to cover you business in the event there is a fault.

You can get a free quote using NEXT INS. If you find the quote reasonable, make it your businesses first purchase.

You’re all set

Congrats! You have your very own handyman business and are open for business.

If you are interested in setting up your business’s

  • Branding
  • Website
  • Google My Business
  • And Quickbooks

You can enroll in The Future Pro Starter Course. I cover how to do all this in short videos that are easy to follow along.

 

Now what

Make sure that you submit your newly formed business to the srvcly referral system. You have a chance at showing up if a customer is looking for a handyman in your service area.

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There are thee ways you can start making money as a handyman.

 

Have fun. Its important to enjoy what you do. If you have any questions please contact me.

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How to start a house painting business
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How to start a House Painting Business

How to start a House Painting Business Right now is a great time to get started in your house painting business! We are between a shift of the older generation of house painters leaving the industry and the new entering. Most of the new house painters entering the industry aren’t even the ones painting the […]

How to start a House Painting Business

Right now is a great time to get started in your house painting business! We are between a shift of the older generation of house painters leaving the industry and the new entering.

Most of the new house painters entering the industry aren’t even the ones painting the houses. Let me explain.

It has become a popular business model for owners owners to be more like brokers of deals, rather than tradesmen. These business owners are selling house painting jobs to the costumers, but are not the ones actually doing the work. They find subs to paint the houses for them.

If you want to get into the house painting business and are willing to paint the houses yourself, you are at a huge advantage.

How to make money

One really easy way to start making money in the house painting business is to approach these businesses and ask for work. This is called business to business or B2B. There is currently a lack of labor in the home service trade industry. Businesses that are selling these house painting jobs cant even find reliable workers to fulfill these orders.

Business owners put their contact info everywhere! You can cold call these businesses all day until you fill your schedule. I’m telling you this WORKS!

Be honest during these calls. Let them know you are just starting out. Don’t try to hide anything from them. Being upfront and honest is your best strategy.

Getting started

Unless you plan on becoming a w2 employee for a house painting business, you need to form your business. This is easier than most may think and if done correctly, will come at a minimal cost. No matter what business model you choose, this is how you get started…

Set up your LLC

Setting up your LLC or Limited Liability Company is the first rule of order.  A LLC will help protect you and your personal assets in the event of litigation. You will not have this protection if you are not covered under a LLC.

Legalzoom no longer charges a processing fee to file LLC’s through their website. They are going to try and upsell you on every page during the filing process, but if you deny all of it you will only have to pay your states filing fee. There is no way around this fee even if you go directly through your state. Which is why I suggest you file through Legelzoom. Very easy.

Get your EIN

EIN’s are nine-digit tax identification numbers giving to you by the IRS. Its much like social security number for your business. Your business  needs it for many reasons and it’s a good idea to memorize it.

People all over the internet will charge you for one, but if you go to the IRS website you can get one for free. Just make sure you go during business hours. M-F 7am – 10pm Eastern Standard Time.

Open your business bank account

Now that you have your business’s LLC and EIN you can open up a business account. Walk into the bank of your choice and tell that banker you aren’t there for personal matters, that this time you mean business.

Make sure to load some money into your new business account. After all you are starting your business and need to make some business purchases.

Get Covered

The first business expense you are going to have should always be insurance. General Liability Insurance or GLI should be established before you set foot onto any one of your customers properties. This insurance helps cover you in the event there is a fault having to do with your business being on the customers property.

I like getting GLI through Next Ins because you can get a quick quote and buy your coverage right then and there. Of course its a good idea to shop local but if you either want to know about how much ins will cost you, you can go to NEXT.

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Now what

Few things, If you want to know about branding, setting up a website, and your accounting, take the future pro starter course. This is my step-by-step video instructed online course where I show you how to do everything. Just keep in mind the four steps we already covered is all you need to be safe and can bring a lot of success. Other than your an accounting program, its all you need.

Make sure that you submit your home service trade business of any kind to the srvcly referral program. It is my goal to grow this business to the point where customers will search this website to find service providers. I hope that you are one of them.

Get your ROC. This stands for Regester of Contractors and youll need one in order to take on larger jobs. You’ll hear a lot about it.

Good luck out there! Please contact me if you need any help.

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How to Start a House Cleaning Business

How to Start a House Cleaning Business Out of all the home service trades you want to know how to start a house cleaning business? Did you know the house cleaning business is the largest sector out of all the home service trades? So if you want to learn how to start your house cleaning […]

How to Start a House Cleaning Business

Out of all the home service trades you want to know how to start a house cleaning business? Did you know the house cleaning business is the largest sector out of all the home service trades? So if you want to learn how to start your house cleaning business then you better pay attention.

There are two business models when it comes to house cleaning.

  • The owner operator
  • The Remote Cleaning Business

How to run your business

The owner operator is the “old school” way of running a house cleaning business. You start your business, find your own customers, and clean those customers houses. 

The Remote Cleaning Business or RCB model allows the owner to broker deals between owner operator business owners and customers. They take a fee off the top for their profit.

Getting started

Either way you choose, the start up process is the same. The first item you need when starting your business is a Limited Liability Company also known as LLC. Having your house cleaning business in a LLC is going to help protect YOU and YOUR PERSONAL assets.

I like to file my LLCs through Legalzoom. They no lager charge a processing fee to file with them. All you have to pay is your states filing fee. Here in Arizona they are $85. So for $85 I filed my LLC.

Then you need

Now that you have a LLC you need to get a EIN. This is a nine-digit number given to your business from the IRS. This is going to be needed for a few reasons. The first being opening a business bank account, which we will do next.

It is a good idea to save and even memorize this number. Especially if you are going to doing any sub contracting work with real estate agents, property managers, apartments, Airbnb owners, or other cleaners.

So now that your house cleaning business has an EIN, you need to open that business bank account.

Make that Money

Take your business LLC and EIN into the bank of your choice and open a business bank account. You are going to have business expenses so make sure your account has some funds in it.

Please LISTEN. You are not your house cleaning business and your house cleaning business is not you. Your business is its own Entity. So make sure when your business transacts money, it’s ran through your business bank account.

Protect the business

Before you step foot on any customers properties, please make sure that you have general liability insurance.

General liability insurance, or GLI, is used to protect your business in the event that a fault happens. In my opinion this is the most important part in setting up your business.

I like to get my insurance through NEXT INS.

You can get a quote right now.  You will have to pay your first and last month up front. Request a quote and if able, purchase your businesses coverage.

Your a business owner

There you are! A real business owner. Congrats! Now lets get to work.

I have an online course that me going in and doing everything we just talked about step-by-step. I also go into getting a;

  • Logo
  • Business Card
  • Business T-Shirt
  • Website page
  • Google My Business Account
  • Quickbooks setup

You can run a very successful business with just the four items we covered in this article, but I wanted you to see how to do this rest if you buy the course.

Now what

Submit your business to our website to be apart of the srvcly referrals. If a customer in your area searches for house cleaning, your business may show up!

Its free and you get a single page site out of it.

REGISTER for srvcly

Other than that here’s three ways you can start making money in the house cleaning trade.

Love you sis. I’m proud of you!

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How to Start a Pool Cleaning Business

How to Start a Pool Cleaning Business Do me a favor and try to block out the noise while I teach you how to start a pool cleaning business, Okay? My name is Ryan with srvcly and I’m going to teach you what they aren’t. And that is, how to form your business. Its very […]

How to Start a Pool Cleaning Business

Do me a favor and try to block out the noise while I teach you how to start a pool cleaning business, Okay? My name is Ryan with srvcly and I’m going to teach you what they aren’t. And that is, how to form your business.

Its very simple. The hardest part you are going to have is mentally making the decision to start. Once you do that, I can teach you the rest.

You can make so much money cleaning and repairing pools, its insane. Most people don’t believe me when I tell them I was making over $100,000.00 a couple years into my pool service and repair business.

I’m no longer trying to get you kids to believe me, I’m now using my time to focus on the ones who are serious about getting started, so if that’s you then listen up!

First do this

Once you’ve mentally decided to start your own pool cleaning business, you’re going to want to file a limited liability company, also referred to as an LLC. This is going to protect you and your assets in the event that you get sued. So get one!

I like to use Legalzoom because its simple and easy. You can have it done in minutes. I show you how to do this in my online course. Check it out.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this, but if its answered in the future pro starter course, I’m just going to ask you to buy AND COMPLETE this course.

Then do this

Once you have your LLC you are going to need a EIN. This is a nine didge tax identification number that you need in order to open a business bank account. Its kind of like your businesses social security number.

Many people, including Legalzoom, will try and charge you for this EIN, but you can get yours for free by going to the IRS website. Look here!

 

They are going to ask you a lot of questions when you’re filing your EIN. Buy my course and learn how to do this on your own. .

Almost done!

Once you have your LLC and your EIN walk into the bank of your choice and tell the banker you want a business bank account. You and your business are separate from one another. Your pool cleaning business is its own ENTITY!

Don’t take payment to your personal account when you are out there collecting on invoices. Make sure that money goes to your business account.

Load some money into your new account. We have some business expenses coming up. 

Final step

The four step is so gosh damn important, I would not recommend stepping foot onto any customers property before you complete it. With the work that you’ll be doing, being in backyards, working with water, adding chemicals, working on pool equipment, you need insurance.

General Liability Insurance will protect you in the event an accident occurs due to you being on the property. So listen…… GET IT!

I like to use NEXT INS because you can get an instant quote. Go ahead and get yours. Use that money you loaded in your business bank account and get this now!

And Das it

These four items are all you are going to need to get out there and start making money with your pool cleaning business. 

In MY COURSE I continue to teach out how to 

  • Create a Logo 
  • Make Business Cards
  • Make Business T-Shirts
  • Create a quick Website
  • Get on GOOGLE MY BUSINESS
  • Start Your Quickbooks

You dont need these in order to be successful I just go over them in my course because its how I run my businesses. 

Now what?!

Once you have formed your business I aske that you submit your business to the srvcly referral system. It is my hope that some day we will build a community of Home Service Providers.

 

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If you need me contact me 

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How to Start a Pressure Washing Business

How to start a Pressure Washing Business. Alright kid listen up. I don’t have a lot of time here, so we have to do this fast. I’m going to help you on how to start a pressure washing business. I don’t want to waste my time trying to teach you if you arent going to […]

How to start a Pressure Washing Business.

Alright kid listen up. I don’t have a lot of time here, so we have to do this fast. I’m going to help you on how to start a pressure washing business. I don’t want to waste my time trying to teach you if you arent going to listen. 

So if you’re serious about starting your own pressure washing business keep reading.

The Hardest Part

Look kid, The mental discission to start your pressure washing business is the hard part, I get that. You have to figure that out on your own. I’ve already done it. So I know what you are going through. But if you cant take this first step, then I cant help you.

The good thing everything after that point can be learned. – Ryan Lunsford

Don’t sweat the small stuff, the important part is starting. You aren’t going to learn how hoses, reals, nozzles, and these pressure washing tools work by watching videos none stop. 

The videos are great. Keep watching them. When you are out in the field working, you’ll be glad you did. But eventually your going to have to START! 

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Learn the trade work as you go. You’ll never stop learning. – Ryan Lunsford

Step one - Read what I type

The first thing you need is an LLC. This stands for Limited Liability Company. It’s important to have because it protects you in the event that you get sued. These things are important when you get out there in the real world, so make sure you are paying attention here!

. An LLC protects YOU and YOUR PERSONAL assets. So get it!

There are a few different ways to file your LLC. I personally have used Legalzoom many times and its easy. Plus they don’t charge a processing fee. The only payment you have to make is your states filing fee. All through their website.

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Step two - Slow down

I know you want to scroll off but keep with me. Step two is super easy. Im going to give you a link that will take you to the IRS website. You need to file for your business’s EIN. This is a nine digit number given to you by the IRS. They are going to ask you a lot of questions so be prepared for that. If you need me I’m here for you, its all in the course!

Now that you have your LLC and EIN you can open a business bank account.

 

Step three – Almost done

You and your pressure washing business are not the same thing. Your business is its own entity. Keep the two an arms length away. Always remember this!

Go into the bank of your choice and tell the banker you are there to do some business. Open the business account that best fits you and your situation. Put some money in there as well, we are going to use this account. Which brings us to the next step.

Step Four - Cover your ass

We filed an LLC for protection. We opened a business bank account for protection. And now we are going to protect the business with GENERAL LIABILITY INSURSNCE.

This insurance comes into play if a fault happens and money needs to be paid out.

Please here this! If you do nothing else, make sure you get GLI coverage on your pressure washing business.

Its very easy to get a quote using Next INS. You can go on right now and see if you can afford it. If you can you need to pay the first and last month through your business bank account. 

If you cant afford this figure out how you can. Do not start working without it.

next ins logo

Congrats!

There you go, you now have a business. Lets get to work.

If you buy the course I also go over how to get a

  • Logo
  • Business Cards
  • Tshirts
  • Build a Website
  • Get on Google My Business
  • Start your Quickbooks

Although these are important they aren’t needed to be successful in your pressure washing business. The only things you 100% need is the four we covered.

I personally had the additional items when I ran my business and want to show you how to do it. I like the branding it creates.

Now what

When your business is fully formed I need you to submit it to the srvcly site so that we can grow this community. Also I hope in the future customers will come to you through srvcly referrals. 

Second thing you need to do is watch this video to learn how to start making money.

If you have any questions contact me here. Id love to help.

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How to set up a new quickbooks account

How to set up a new quickbooks account Quickbooks, in my opinion, is the most important tool you have in your tool bag. Accurate books makes decisions so much easier, whether you want to hire a tech, upgrade tools, or buy a new service vehicle, QuickBooks can help. Im going to show you how to; […]

How to set up a new quickbooks account

 Quickbooks, in my opinion, is the most important tool you have in your tool bag. Accurate books makes decisions so much easier, whether you want to hire a tech, upgrade tools, or buy a new service vehicle, QuickBooks can help. Im going to show you how to;

  • Buy QuickBooks
  • Enter your logo, business name, EIN
  • Link your bank accounts
  • Add customers
  • Make custom line items
  • Produce invoices
  • Receive payments

QuickBooks is a monster of a tool that will require a lot of learning over your entire career. If you can at least start off with the information that we are going to discuss you will have a good base to run reports on in the future. Lets start.

Two different types of QuickBooks

There are two forms of QuickBooks. You can buy the desktop or the online version. QuickBooks desktop allows you to download to your computer and the only way to access this version is from that computer. The online version can be accessed from anywhere so long as you have internet access. Quickbooks also has an app that allows you to access your books from your phone in the field if you have the online version.

We are going to buy the online version, so lets go to the Quickbooks website and make our purchase.

How to buy

Here Im going to purchase the “Essentials Plan,” I have found that this version allows for the best results as a home service trade professionals. You can purchase the “Simple Start” plan to get started and upgrade at any time. QuickBooks does not have contracts so feel free to upgrade or even cancel whenever you see fit.

essentials plan for QuickBooks

Follow the prompts, eneter your credit card info and make the purchase. 

Your dashboard

This is your dashboard. This is what you are going to see each time you log onto your QuickBooks. Becoming familiar with all the prompts on the left is going to allow you to navigate through QuickBooks easily. In the top right you will see a setting gear icon. We will be using that in this tutorial as well.

Enter Business name, logo, and EIN

The first thing I suggest you do is enter your business name, your business logo, and your business EIN. You do this by clicking on the gear icon at the top right and then selection “Account Settings.” 

You will see at the top of the page you can enter your business name, upload your logo, as well as enter your EIN number.

Link your bank account

To link your bank account from your dashboard select “banking services” on the left hand side and then select the “link account.”

How to link your bank account to quickbooks

 Here im going to level you on your own. QuickBooks does a good job guiding you along this route. Make sure that you link all of your business bank accounts that you will use. This includes your business checking account, savings account, and credit cards.

If your bank is not listed you can enter your banks website URL into the top space provided.

Select all your accounts and link them. Done.

Add Customers

To add customers first start from your dashboard. Select the prompt on the left side that says, “customer and leads.” This is where you can always return to your list of customers.

On the top right select the green button that says add customers.

Fill out all of the customers information. Don’t forget to add their email address. This is important when sending out invoices.

enter customer information in quickbooks

When you have finished filling out all of your customers information hit “save”

Create line items

Line items are a very important part of your QuickBooks. You should be as descriptive as possible as the reports are very heavily produced on how you create your line items and how you fill them out.

Starting from your dashboard, click on the gear icon on the top right and  under “Lists” select “Products and Services.”

This is where your line items live. To add a new line item, click the “New” button at the top right then select “Service.” Enter your new line item info here.

add services to quickbooks

Now, when you go to invoice out a customer, these line items will show up under the drop down of “Products/Services.”

You can also enter new line items on the fly by selecting the “+ Add new” under the product and service of your line item when invoicing out. 

Invoice out your customer

From your Customers & Leads page select the customer you wish to invoice out.

Once you are in the customers account, select the green button on the top right of your screen labeled “New Transaction.” A drop down will show up and you select “Invoice.”

 

Once in this screen I like to switch the view to “old layout.” you can see this on the top right of your screen while in the invoice.

switch to old layout for invoicing on quickbooks

Terms

The terms on a invoice is the amount of time the customer has to pay the invoice once invoiced.

Any invoice set at a “net” allows the customer the amount of days to pay the invoice following the net.

For instance, invoices are commonly set for a new 15 or a net 30. This allows the customer either 15 or 30 days to pay the invoice from the invoiced date.

On the other hand you can have an invoice that is “Due on receipt.” This informs your customer that the invoice is due when they receive it.

It is common practice to have customers that are on a monthly service plan set up on a net invoice for their regular service and a due on receipt for repairs or one time jobs.

how to change the terms on an invoice for quickbooks

Product/Service

These are your line items we just went over. Select which one or ones you need in order to represent the work you provided to your customers.

Description

You can have this information hard entered so that when you select it, the description pops up. If you don’t wish to hard enter anything for the description while setting up your line items, you can enter it as you see fit while invoicing out.

description of product service in quickbooks

Quantity

When you are invoicing out, it is important to note the quantity. Don’t always select one and then adjust the amount to fit. Be aware of what you are invoicing out and know that QuickBooks is tracking it. Enter the quantity of the items you have sold so that you can run reports against it later.

enter the quantity of product and service in quickbooks

Rate

The rate is the amount you are charging for the line item you have selected. It is a good idea to have this hard entered but you can change it if need be. Enter in the rate of ONE and QuickBooks will automatically multiply it by the quantity auto populating the amount for you.

enter the rate for a product and service using quickbooks

When you are completely finished with the invoice click the button in the bottom right hand corner labeled “Save and Send.”

Send Invoice

This is your invoice memo allowing you to overlook everything one final time before you send.

You can see the sender and the subject of your invoice that your customer will see as well as the body of the email. These can all be adjusted here now or permanently in your settings.

I would suggest customizing all of this in a creative way but for now, just select the “Send and Close” button at the bottom right.

send the invoice using quickbooks

Receive Payment

Let me show you how to receive a payment from Cash, Check, or Credit Card.

From your customers account page find the invoice you wish to collect on and select the blue link to the right labeled “Receive Payment.”

how to receive a payment in quickbooks

Once in the receive payment page, first choose what form of payment you wish to process under the “Payment method” prompt.

Cash

Select cash then choose which account you are depositing it into under the “deposit to” prompt. Hit save and close.

Check

Select check, put the check number in where it asks for the reference no. and then select which account you want this money to go into. Then select save and close.

Credit Card

Customers can pay with their credit card from a link in the email you sent the invoice in. If you wish to collect over the phone, select the payment method credit card.

A new screen will pop up for you to enter the customers credit card when you select the button “Enter credit card details. Once entered hit use this info.

All set

Even if you arent doing that much work for your new home service trade business, its a good idea to have QuickBooks. This way all your information is saved because the true magic of QuickBooks, is running reports.

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How to get your business on Google

How to get your business on Google I am about to teach you how to get on google my business. There are many forms of getting on google when it comes to your home service trade business. You can get blogs to rank on google, you can get videos to rank on YouTube (google) you […]

How to get your business on Google

I am about to teach you how to get on google my business. There are many forms of getting on google when it comes to your home service trade business. You can get blogs to rank on google, you can get videos to rank on YouTube (google) you can get on Google Guarantee, you can pay for google ads, or you can get on Google My Business, GMB. In this article what I want to show you is how to get verified on google my business.

This may not shoot your business to the top ranked spot on google my business, but it is the first step in getting your business on google. The most important part about getting your google my business account set up is making sure you get verified.

How to get your business on google my business

What is google my business

Go to google and search for a provider that is in the same home service trade you are in. For example type in “Landscapers” or “pool service and repair.” You are probably already familiar with seeing the red ballons pinned on the google map of your area. This is google my business. My job is to show you the proper way to get on GMB.

Two steps

There are really only two steps that you need to know in order to properly get your business listed on google my business. The first one is to go to the google my business page and start the prompts. We are going to go over these in greater detail below, but if you are just here for a quick answer, that is step number one.

The second step is to get verified. Google is going to request your business address. This is not to post it on their site. Most of us home service trade professionals work out of our personal residency and dont wish to have that information floating around on the web. The request is so that google can send you a verification post card.

Being Verified on GMB

In order to even have a shot at being seen on google you need to make sure that your business is verified. During the questions that google asks you when setting up your business google page they will ask for your home address. Once they have this address they are going to send you a verification post card. This is the most important part of setting up your google my business account.

Once you receive the google my business post card in the mail follow the prompts. Google wants you to return to your GMB account and enter the six digit code on the postcard into your listing. This is googles way of verifying your business. You will not be seen by anyone on google EVER, if you do not verify your business.

Step-by-step

If you are the type of person that quickly understands how to do things, go ahead and get it done. If you want to see the step-by-step process of me listing my own business on google my business, here we go. Go to the google my business page Here.

Enter your business name

The first question google is going to ask you is, “What is your business name.” Make sure that you do not select a business that has a similar or same name as you. If your business is not reconized by google and you do not see it on there select the top prompt of “create a business with this name.”

Choose your business type

Being that we are a home service trade business we want to select the last prompt of service business. We make visits to our customers houses.

Enter a business category

Google is asking what trade you are in. Make sure you select the correct one.

enter your business catagory

Where do you service your customers

Here google wants to know what cities or towns you work in. Enter a town you do business in and select it. Repeat this process over until all the areas you service are entered.

Contact phone number and email

In order to do this step properly you are going to need to have a website. If you do not have a website you can get one for free using the srvcly website. See that how to video here. So once you have your website built using srvcly follow these prompts.

Go to srvcly and sign in

Under your dashboard select share my business

in your srvcly dashboard choose share my business

Copy the link.

Return to the google my business page and paste it your link here. 

Enter your phone number.

Enter your mailing address

We already went through this once but Ill do it again for those of you who like to bounce around blog posts. Google is asking for your address so that they can send you a verification post card. When you get this card you will punch in the code to your google my business account. You will then be verified and will be visible on google.

This is NOT to show your customers your address of operation. In fact you can choose not to show your address in your profile. If you do not add your address, you will not be verified and you will not be seen on google by potential customers.

Verify your phone number

Now google is going to verify your phone number. Send the code and then enter it. Easy.

verify your business phone number with google my business