How BoatEasy Works
Whether you're looking for someone to help take care of your boat, a captain to show you the ropes, or a great deal on gear from other boaters, BoatEasy is for you. Search by category or just type what you're looking for and your location into the search bar and easily find what you're looking for. BoatEasy has thousands of members offering services to boaters around the country and boaters can use the site to easily buy and sell gear, parts, and even boats.
Where Can I Use BoatEasy?
Posting an Offering
Creating a Great Post
Quality Photos - One of the most important aspects of creating a high quality post is including photos of your product or service. Include photos relating to what you’re offering such as before and after pictures from a recent project or pictures of what you’re offering. We realize this can be difficult for some services but having several quality pictures helps customers get a better sense of what you’re offering and makes your post stand out from those without pictures. In addition to photos, if you have YouTube videos you can embed them directly in your post.
Transparent Pricing - After your photos catch someone's eye, they will usually look at the price you're charging. At BoatEasy we are frequently asked by users how much they should charge for something, particularly when it comes to services. While BoatEasy has no say in what our users decide to charge, our response is always the same, charge a rate that you consider fair for what you're offering. Lower prices don't always equate to more successful posts. Be up front about what you charge when discussing your rate with a potential customer and make sure to mention any additional fees or charges that could be involved.
Search Friendly - Many of our users find posts through a keyword search through their preferred search engine. Make your post, especially your post's title, as visible as possible by including relevant keywords that someone searching is likely to use. If for instance you offer boat cleaning in Miami, your post title should include boat cleaning in Miami, with any adjectives you use to describe your service as well.
Clear and Readable Description - Having a great description of your business is key. Your description doesn’t have to be long, what it does need to be is easily readable. Feel free to include details such as your location and the distance you’re willing to travel, availability, your experience, and any thing else you think is relevant. Be descriptive of the services you’re offering and give potential customers a reasonable idea of what your pricing is.
Get Reviews - Nothing makes a post stand out like great reviews. Whether you're selling something or offering a service, encourage your customers to leave a review that other users can see. This is the easiest way to build trust and let potential customers know that what you're offering is right for them.
Creating Verification - Already have a website or Facebook profile for your business? Great, you can include a link to it in your post on BoatEasy by copy and pasting it into your listing. Potential customers can then follow it in order to learn more about your business. BoatEasy also offers users the option to create a profile where you can provide a brief bio about yourself and your experience. Creating a profile, linking your post to your site or page, or doing both help establish trust with potential customers.
Offering Multiple Services - Want to offer multiple services to boaters? Perfect! BoatEasy’s platform is designed to make it easy for users to search for a wide variety of services through categories. Creating a listing in the appropriate category makes it easy for users searching for a specific service to find it by searching by their location in that category. For example if your business offers boat detailing as well as boat cleaning, you can create one listing in the boat detailing category and another within the appropriate boat cleaning category. Additionally, if you decide to offer multiple listings, you can include links to your other listings on BoatEasy in your posts allowing users to easily view your other offerings.
Optimizing Your Location - BoatEasy's platform uses Google Maps for location data. Make sure the location you selected for your post is close to where you actually work. Someone searching for services by location will view results by distance from the location they searched for. It can help, especially if you are a mobile service provider, to choose a location close to where you usually work.
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