You may not want to date your plumber (butt cleavage is not for everyone), but RSVP and ServiceSeeking.com.au have more in common than you may think.
On last night’s commute, an article in MX on online dating site, RSVP, caught my eye. Not because I want to sign up (I’ve actually already been there, done that!) but because I’ve always thought the site has lots in common with ServiceSeeking.com.au
In the same way potential suitors woo with emails and (frequently over-photoshopped) pics, ServiceSeeking.com.au businesses also try to put their best foot forward to win your work.
The article touched on RSVP’s Date of the Nation Report, which revealed “that people who posted a photograph on their profile were 10 times more likely to be contacted than those who didn’t.”
Although people are becoming more comfortable with “transacting” online – whether that’s finding the perfect partner or pair of pants – they are still incredibly wary.
Seeing is believing – which is what makes visuals so important in the online world.
For this reason, we encourage businesses to post a logo and pictures of their previous work on their public profiles to help boost credibility and increase customer response rates.
Here’s a business that’s got it spot on – S&L Tiling Services
We’re not sure if their odds of winning work are 10 times higher but from what we’ve heard from customers, businesses with a portfolio and logo are generally favoured. There are bunch of other things for customers to consider including whether a business is verified or has feedback (side note: how great would it be if you could leave a review for every bad date you went on!?)
Online dating has now gone mainstream, with half of the Aussies surveyed admitting to having given it a go. Online is not only an accepted way of meeting someone – it’s now the preferred way.
It’s taken RSVP 15 years to convince the nation that when it comes to finding a mate, online is the way to go.
ServiceSeeking.com.au is here to show Australians that it’s also the quickest and easiest (read: best) way to find reliable service providers.
In the same way you don’t want to spend your Saturday night’s trawling the dance floor for the perfect husband only to kiss a bunch of frogs, you shouldn’t have to waste hours calling disinterested businesses either.
Instead, you can post your requirements online – whether it’s for a dark and handsome man to sweep you off your feet, or a hard-working cleaner to sweep your floor – and let the perfect suitors/businesses come to you!
So there you have it: ServiceSeeking.com.au and RSVP – two very different sites, with lots of similarities!