How The Individualist can help the hair and beauty professionals who are self employed as well as the clients
Its a well known fact that a lot of hair and beauty professionals are seeing the benefits of setting up their own little business offering their services freelance, from home and renting space with in salons. With so many ready to start out their career self-employed it is critical that the correct platforms are in place to help these professionals build an online reputation.
The Individualist was made for that specific purpose. We want to give the professionals a reliable platform to register their business and be able to revolutionize the way they move forward. The Individualist lists the freelancers as well as the people running home salons this opens up to the clients wanting the personal one to one service either in their home or if they would like to visit the professional, in their home salon. The Individualist allows professionals to create a profile, enable the client to get to know them by writing up about themselves and their business, showcase their work, integrate all social media links, apply for jobs posted on to our site, make use of our online booking system, receive payments or deposits and send clients thorough invoices. All bookings are saved onto professionals profiles as well as the invoices that have been generated which makes book keeping really simple when it comes to the end of the tax year. A professionals profile gives the clients reassurance when booking that the client is qualified and insured as all their personal documents can be found via their profile and also the profiles will allow clients to leave reviews on the services they have received. Uploading documents is at the professionals personal preference but we highly advise this.
How this will help your business
Booking made simple: Making use of all the features your profile provides, you will be able to cut out a lot of the back and forth messaging that comes with booking in a client. The client can simply search your profile, pick a service, time and pay for the appointment or secure with a deposit. Less time going back and forth via message or email allows you to take on more appointments.
Send your client invoices: The invoice feature is great as this allows you to ditch the receipt book and send the bill through your profile. You can add discounts and tax to your bill. You can select multiple services at once and the invoice generates the bill for you. So if numbers aren’t your strong point the system will do it all for you. This also cuts out having to tell a client they need to pay or discussing prices face to face. All instructions are clear on your profile.
Grow your business: The individualist helps you build your online reputation by allowing you to showcase your certificates and insurance as well as all your trusted reviews from clients who have previously used you. Reviews have a big impact on how a potential client views your business. The more good reviews you have the more likely your business will be top choice.
Brand exposure: With constant advertising of The Individualist it automatically gives the businesses listed on our website exposure of their brand. It allows people who may not follow their social media accounts a chance to see their work and potentially book.
Multiple locations: If you cover a wide area of the UK you can add all the areas you cover on to your profile. This is great as you may not want to just be found by people in your city and with multiple location this is easier! Not only that but if you are traveling to a city and have a long stay there and would like work you can simply add that postcode to your profile and be found by people searching the website for that area.
Email notifications: Emailing is automatically set up for when a client uses your profile. Yourself and the client will receive notification of new bookings, invoices generated, payments due/made and reminders of their appointments. This makes it easier for your client to remember the appointment and have all the relevant details to hand. This will make your bookings easier as you personally will not have to remind the client anything as they will receive it all via their profile.
Specifically for the hair and beauty professionals: The individualist is providing a community of professionals all on one platform which makes it easier for clients who want to find professionals and not only that you can have full reassurance that clients searching The Individualist want the services the professionals listed provide.
This is only the beginning of what The Individualist can do for your business.
Why clients should use The Individualist:
The Individualist is providing clients all over the UK with a trusted website that you can find hair and beauty professionals on. It allows you to have ease over who is providing your service. Not only will you get to know a bit about the professional you will see an image of them so you know who to expect when you decide to make the booking. You will have a feel for the type of person they are after reading about them and their business. Also you are able to read reviews from other clients who have used their services. The Individualist lists the self employed of the industry so it will be easier to book convenience appointments including out of hours and at locations of your choice. We have listed a few key features of the clients profiles;
Booking appointments: Appointments available to book at your finger tips. After a browse of the profiles you can book appointments through your profile. Select a service, pick a time and date and book! Its that easy!
Secure payments: Making payments for services via The Individualist is convenient not only for the client but the professional. The Individualist does not hold any of your bank details as this is all done through the trusted company STRIPE.
Receive and store invoices: Receive all your bills through your profile as well as pay them. This allows you to know whose services you have used and have a secure bill for future reference if needed.
Convenience appointments: Whether it be at home, the office a hotel or traveling city to city The Individualist can give you a professional to fulfil any hair or beauty needs. No matter were you are whether you want early in the morning or late on an evening be reassured that one of the professionals listed will be able to honour an appointment.
Post your job: If you are a client or a company looking for hair or beauty professionals you are able to go to your profile and post a job to our site! This is a great feature as if you simply don’t have the time to search and have time to wait for a response you can pop your job up for professionals to find you. This will let know professionals who cover that area and will allow them to get in touch with you. We think this feature is good for clients and events managers such as wedding planners, Party planners, Bridal parties. video and photo shoots.
Please let us know what you think. If you have any questions that we can answer just drop them into the comments and we will reply ASAP!