Meet Katrina – Magician and Illusionist

Today we’re jumping across the pond to speak with Katrina, a self-employed magician and small business owner. 

Let’s hear how Katrina has grown her business on Bark!

Tell us a bit about you and your background 

I’m an award-winning magician and illusionist for high-end affairs, such as weddings, corporate events and more.

I’ve worked as a professional magician for over 9 years, performing all over the world, including Africa, India, Mexico, Europe, and America. 

Despite our changing world I continue to dazzle audiences with my interactive virtual magic shows and in-person magic shows.

What made you want to branch out and start your own business? 

This is gonna sound funny but honestly, I never liked waking up in the morning and having to be at the same place at the same time or having a boss. I love having the freedom to work from home or travel whenever I want. 

I love exploring the world. Being a professional magician grants me the freedom and flexibility to travel and live the life of my dreams.

When did you join Bark, and why did you join? 

I joined Bark in 2020 after the pandemic hit me hard and I lost many of my jobs. I joined it because another magician and mentalist told me all the super high-end events were on there getting booked such as weddings, corporate parties and more. He was right. I’ve had much success since joining Bark. I’ve connected with a lot of wedding planners who want magic at their events and even some corporate holiday parties.

What has your experience on Bark been like so far? 

I’ve booked several weddings and corporate events as well as virtual magic shows. It’s been a really wonderful experience. Bark customer service is really attentive. When I have issues they always respond right away and fix them.

What do you like most about Bark? 

The best part of Bark is how they connect me with clients that wouldn’t know I exist. It helps grow my fan base and company.

Do you have any tips for success for professionals new to Bark? Or for new business owners in general? 

Always contact the client right away. Do it all the different ways you can. Be polite. Don’t sound desperate or pushy. Be informative and offer them advice, information and a quote as a helpful expert. I make it as easy as possible to have them book their event and talk to me on the phone. 

I always send an email right away and call the client. If they don’t answer I leave a voicemail and text and I always am sure to include my website, email and phone number to contact me at.

We were spellbound after chatting with Katrina! If you’re looking for a world-class, award-winning magician to wow your kids (or yourself!), check her out on Bark

Want to meet more professionals? Check out the professional spotlight section of our blog, where you’ll find plenty of inspiration from people who have built successful businesses on Bark. 

Could the next success story be yours? Join as a professional on Bark today.

Meet Ian – Artist and Illustrator

Happy Friday – and World Book Day to our friends in the States! While your weekend may be fully booked (excuse the pun!), take a moment to read Ian’s story, a freelance artist and illustrator on Bark.

Ian’s current focus is illustrating children’s books, maps and general cartoon and character work – pretty appropriate for World Book Day right? Let’s hear how Bark has helped Ian to pursue his passion as a freelance illustrator!

Tell us a bit about your background

I started out as a graphic designer and have been a freelance artist and illustrator now for over 25 years, producing work in a variety of styles and subjects for clients such as Mars, The National Trust, Paul Lamond Games and Reader’s Digest. Nowadays, most of my work is for children’s books, maps and general cartoon and character work.

When did you join Bark? 

I joined Bark in 2017 when work was a bit thin on the ground and other advertising wasn’t working, and I soon found it was an excellent platform to find potential new business leads.

It has a nice balance of business to business client work and also private individuals who may be on a budget. I use other forms of advertising less and less now, as around 90% of new clients come via Bark. 

How have you found your overall experience of using Bark? 

It’s been great to see the Bark site develop from its early days and the whole experience has been very fulfilling. The best thing about Bark? The fact that I can find and help out so many people across the whole of the country, purely down to the effectiveness of the Bark website. I’ve actually had to turn potential work down recently as I have too many leads to reply to!

How have you navigated the challenges brought about by the pandemic?

I’ve been very lucky in that the pandemic has not really affected my work too much (I’ve been self-isolating for years!). In fact, it’s meant a lot of people had a lot of time on their hands to sit and come up with amazing stories for me to illustrate!

What are your hints and tips for success on Bark?

Reviews are a must I think and, especially in my line of work, if people can see samples of my work that’s very important. I get dozens of leads a week and I can’t answer them all, so it’s important for me to be able to pick and choose carefully the right ones to chase for the kind of work I prefer to do.

How have you found our Customer Success team? 

Whenever I’ve dealt with the Customer Success Team they have always been quick to communicate and always friendly and supportive.

It’s great to hear that Bark has enabled Ian to continue doing what he loves! That’s what we’re all about, after all. Ready to take a leaf out of Ian’s book and make money on your own terms? Sign up as a professional on Bark today. 

If you’re looking for an illustrator for your next creative project, find Ian R Ward Illustration on Bark!

Check out his portfolio, read customer testimonials and get in touch! Ian’s work is also social – find him on Facebook

Feeling inspired? There’s plenty more where that came from! Read more success stories in the Professional Spotlight section of our blog!

Meet Jordan – Director of Pink Plan

Meet Jordan, director of Pink Plan, a property marketing company specialising in real estate photography and videos, while also providing virtual tours and staging.

Positioning themselves as your ultimate property marketing sidekick, the team at Pink Plan know a thing or two about making real estate shine online. 

From tripling their headcount in just one year and landing a £300,000 deal through just one lead on Bark, Jordan’s journey has been nothing short of incredible. 

Let’s hear how Pink Plan went from zero to one hundred in a matter of months on Bark.

Tell us a little bit about your background and business

I’ve been working with B2B property marketing for over 11 years, but Pink Plan has only been around for a couple of years. 

We provide estate agents with photography, floor plans, EPCs and virtual tours. We also help with graphic design and social media management. Photography is a powerful marketing tool for real estate. After all, photos are what piques a buyer’s interest in your home and prompts them to contact a real estate professional. So it pays to get it right. A good photograph makes all the difference, and the team at Pink Plan understand that. Our photographers have years of experience and are highly attuned in every sense of visual composition to showcase the best of any real estate property. 

We also provide virtual tours, which have become increasingly popular as a result of the pandemic. It’s been a unique opportunity to provide our clients with a service that’s been in incredibly high demand. 

What were you doing before you launched Pink Plan?

I’ve always been involved in the industry! Over my 11 years working in the industry I’ve built up relationships with some of London’s largest network agents, placing me in a strong position to build Pink Plan from the ground up. 

What made you decide to start your own company?

I have always preferred working for myself, so it was a natural progression. I started off as an Estate Agent which only lasted for 4 months. I then threw myself into the self-employed world and it all started there. 

When did you join Bark, and why did you join?

I stumbled across Bark last year when I was searching for a platform to market my services. It appeared on the top of Google and I thought to myself ‘I have to be on this!’ 

Tell us about your experiences on Bark

The great thing about Bark is that you choose the customers. Bark lets you find the odd job when things slow down but it’s also a fantastic platform for special opportunities that will create repeat business leads. 

We were able to secure a £300,000 deal through one job alert which we picked up on Bark back in 2020. Turns out the agent managed a multi-network branch of over 12 offices across East London. Pink Plan took on the whole contract, which has lead to an ever-expanding relationship with 9 to 10 appointments a day. We’re currently in conversation to move over to another network agent that they’re linked to. Our headcount has grown from 3 to 15 within just a few months! 

What’s the best thing about Bark?

Other than being clear and easy to use, the best thing about Bark is finding those big leads! 

Many people would have the opinion that Bark is just about finding one-off jobs when it’s really a lead generator – it only takes one point of contact to get repeat work. 

What are your top tips for success on Bark? 

Make sure the relevant information is on your profile. Add some pictures and make sure you appear active and up to date.

What do you value most as a company? 

The one thing we value highly is our human to human approach to real estate marketing. It’s important to listen to your client so that you can capture what they want to convey through your images and videos. If you want to sell your property it’s important to communicate a lifestyle, not just a room. That’s why we call ourselves ‘your property marketing side kick’ – we want our clients to trust us as if we’re part of the agency ourselves, there for them every step of the way. 

Well, there we have it – living proof that one lead can go a long way. It was a pleasure to chat about all things photography and virtual viewings with Jordan today. If you’re looking for a photography expert to showcase your property beautifully, search for Pink Plan on Bark. 

View their portfolio, read reviews, and request contact – all in one place.

Pink Plan are also on social! Check out examples of their photography on Instagram.

Feeling inspired? Read more stories like Jordan’s in the Professional Spotlight section of our blog!

Meet Phil- Private Chef and Owner of Chef Phil

Today we’re heading to the big smoke to catch up with Phil, top chef and owner of Chef Phil, a London-based service providing private and personal dining experiences. 

Let’s hear how Phil successfully made the leap from working in restaurants to becoming his own boss, and how he was able to secure a steady stream of clients for his new role through Bark.


Tell us a bit about you and your company

I’m Phil, and my company is Chef Phil (you can guess where the name inspiration came from!). I currently use Bark to gain business as a private/personal chef for lunches and dinners within people’s homes.

I’ve been a chef since I was 18, building my experience working in top restaurants in London, Australia, and America, before moving into corporate dining. 

When did you join Bark? 

I joined Bark in the middle of 2020. 

What made you decide to join Bark?

My work has temporarily stopped because of the Covid-19 pandemic, and I wasn’t sure when I’d be returning to work. Cooking isn’t just my career but my passion – so not being able to work felt like I was losing my passion. 

Signing up to Bark and starting fresh as a private/personal chef for lunches and dinners within people’s homes allowed me to maintain an income and continue doing what I love.

How have you adapted to your new role? 

Pre-covid I was employed in corporate/contract dining as a senior sous chef, where I was in charge of the running of the kitchen and putting out daily staff dining, business lunches, private dinners, canapés functions and buffets.

Switching to private functions has been an exciting new challenge. I now bring the restaurant to people’s homes, making them feel like they’re in their own private restaurant. I can honestly say that I get the same amount of enjoyment out of it as my clients get from being cooked for. 

How have you found Bark so far? 

Since joining Bark, I’ve managed to pick up plenty of business in the last two months which has helped to boost my profile and gain more clients.

Bark has helped me to able to get work during this pandemic and be able to do what I enjoy but has also helped me to provide a service to people who are looking for something special during lockdown.

Any tips for succeeding on Bark? 

Be precise about what you can offer, but also allow flexibility in terms of promoting your service through positive reviews and word of mouth, even if digital marketing isn’t an area you’re familiar with. Once you understand how to leverage your Bark profile it will be much easier to win new clients through Bark. 

How have you found our Customer Success team? 

I have found the customer service team pleasant and helpful with navigating the site or any issues regarding my profile.

It was a real pleasure to speak to Phil about his culinary journey. We’re seriously impressed to hear how Phil pivoted to an entirely new career in the midst of a pandemic – his cooking must be good!

Looking for a fine dining experience from the comfort of your living room? Search for Chef Phil on Bark! For a taste of Phil’s cuisine, head over to his Instagram page (Warning: browsing not advisable when hungry!).

Meet Kyle – Founder & CEO of HypertroFit LLC

We’re off to Cincinnati this week to chat with Kyle, Founder & CEO of HypertroFit LLC. HypertroFit LLC is a fully online personal training and nutrition coaching company servicing clients across the United States – quite literally from Alaska to Hawaii! 

Tell us about your company

I’ve been involved in the fitness industry as a personal trainer and specialist in fitness nutrition since 2015 and started HypertroFit in 2017.

HypertroFit is a fully online training and nutrition coaching company servicing clients anywhere across the United States.  

We specialize in body composition transformations, so weight loss, muscle growth, etc. as well as strength and performance.

What were you doing before you launched HypertroFit? 

I was working as a personal trainer in a commercial gym, moved up to a management role and immediately knew that climbing higher up the corporate ladder wasn’t for me. 

Not only that, I was already reaching a point where my entire day was full of in-person training clients and the only path I had for further growth was to charge more or completely revamp my business.

What made you want to start your own business? 

I started HypertroFit to allow me to expand the reach of people I could help. Not only that, transitioning to online-based training and nutrition programs allowed me to take greater control of the aspects of my clients lives that lead to lasting progress, namely the habits they follow when they aren’t in the gym with me. 

While nothing quite beats a 1:1 training session in person, the truth is you need to be much more focused on the 23 hours outside of the gym to really accomplish a fitness goal. And don’t get me wrong, my clients train HARD, but nutrition and recovery are paramount to creating physical adaptations, and being able to develop a program that details every aspect of the journey was exactly what I knew I needed to be doing to deliver at the highest level.

Why did you choose to join Bark? 

I joined Bark in 2020 to explore another avenue for lead generation. As a business owner, I’m constantly looking for new ways to grow and reach more people. Things started to slow down a bit during the beginning of the pandemic, which allowed me to experiment with different platforms like Bark.

How have you found Bark? 

Overall my experience has been great with Bark. It took a little bit of trial and error to find the right messaging and cadence to begin bringing in leads and converting them to new clients, but the platform has been great and the software is top-notch.

What’s the best thing about Bark? 

The sheer volume of leads. I couldn’t possibly reply to all the potential people looking for help, even if I wanted to!

What are your top tips for success on Bark? 

  • Know your target market. As I said earlier, I couldn’t possibly reach out to all of the people that come through looking for help with personal training or nutrition, nor would my message and approach work for every individual. Knowing the space you occupy and why you’re the best at what you do will help you find the right people to connect with and grow your business consistently.
  • Build up reviews as quickly as you can. This is one of the fastest ways to stand out.
  • Respond to direct messages and requests for quotes immediately. These are your hottest leads. If they have made the effort to reach out to you specifically, beyond just looking at your profile, you have a much higher chance of landing the job.

How helpful have you found our Customer Success Team? 

Customer service has been great. I’ve honestly hardly had to interact with them because the process of using Bark has been so straightforward, but the few times we have crossed paths any issues I presented were resolved instantly.

Has Bark been useful for your business during the coronavirus pandemic? 

Bark has been a great addition to my business through the pandemic. I’ve set multiple records in monthly revenue and already surpassed my annual revenue from 2019 with a month and a half to go, and a big part of that is due to Bark.

Anything else you’d like us to include!

This is a great platform for any new or seasoned entrepreneur. New features roll out frequently and the team behind the scenes are top-notch.

Kyle, you’re making us blush! It’s pretty amazing to hear about the rise of Kyle’s online business – we’re tempted to dial PT session ourselves… now where did we leave those DIY dumbbells?

Looking to get in shape but unwilling to move from your living room? Find HypertroFit LLC on Bark – guaranteed to get you moving wherever you are in the world.

You can find HypertroFit LLC on social media too! Check them out on Instagram at @hypertrofitceo and Youtube at HypertroFit.

And if you fancy some lunchtime inspiration on all things fitness, nutrition and business, check out their podcast on Spotify: Yesterday’s Coffee. You can get it on Apple too.

Inspired by Kyle’s story? Join as a professional on Bark to see a step-change in your business. Whether it’s improving your online presence or connecting with more customers remotely, we’ll get you there.

Meet Richard – Managing Partner at RFS Marketing & Communications Ltd

Today we’re in sunny England meeting Richard, Managing Partner at RFS Marketing & Communications Ltd. Richard & RFS have been using Bark since 2017. 

The team at RFS help private companies and charities of all shapes and sizes grow their business through social media marketing, website development, paid social media advertising, email marketing, and search engine optimisation – businesses supporting businesses, that’s what we like to hear! 

But how has Bark helped Richard to grow his business? Let’s find out… 

Tell us a bit about your company and what you do

We are a digital marketing agency based in the UK. We support businesses and charities with website development, social media marketing, paid social media advertising, email marketing and search engine optimisation (SEO).

What you were doing before you launched your business? 

I was a board-level director at a leading UK behaviour change consultancy, creating a positive impact through person-centred design. 

What made you take the leap to start your own business? 

I was really motivated (and still am!) by helping businesses to grow through the use of innovative digital marketing. So I put this into action, using my extensive experience in digital communications to set up RFS. 

What made you join Bark? 

We joined in 2017 as a way of identifying potential leads in a crowded market place.

Tell us about your experiences on Bark…

To date, Bark has delivered us an incredible 2343.4% return on investment for our company!

What’s the best thing about Bark?

There are dozens of leads in our niche delivered to our inboxes every day, with enough information to allow us to make an informed decision about whether or not to pursue each lead.

What are your top tips for success on Bark?

When you identify a good potential lead, get in touch with them immediately and don’t be surprised to have to call and email several times. Don’t expect them to get back to you, even if they specifically asked you to get in contact.

How helpful have you found our Customer Success team? 

Very. Whenever there has been an issue (which has been hardly ever) they’ve responded immediately to resolve it.

How has Bark supported you during the coronavirus pandemic?

The pandemic has largely been business as usual for us, if anything there’s been a greater demand for digital marketing support as more consumers needed to go online, and new startups requiring websites and social media campaigns have emerged.

We’re proud to support the team at RFS Communications, an incredibly talented bunch who continue to support businesses grow and thrive through digital marketing. 

Want to make a real difference with your digital marketing strategy but don’t know where to begin? Search for RFS Communications on Bark. Check out their profile, read reviews, and get in touch today. 

You can find RFS on social media too! Search for rfs_marcomms on Instagram, rfsmarcomms on Twitter, and @rfsmarketing on Facebook.

Check out more professional success stories on the professional spotlight series of our blog, or if you fancy yourself as the next success story, sign up as a professional on Bark today! 

Meet Brandon – CEO of Brave Top Construction

Today we’re jumping across the pond to Ontario, Canada, to chat with someone who really knows the definition of hard work – Brandon, CEO of Brave Top Construction and Clean Er Up Bin Rentals. Let’s dive in!

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your professional background. 

I’m 26 years old from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. I started Gutter Cleaning as a side job while running a bin rental business. 

I spent around 10 years doing roofing working for my father so it came naturally to me, watching him and my mother sell to people either on the phone or in person. 

That, combined with reading, and the fact that friends my friends were concerned about money during Covid 19 motivated me to start a side hustle on top of an already busy business. I wanted to show that you can juggle two businesses at the same time. 

Lots of my friends were complaining about how difficult it was to make money. I also wanted to prove them wrong – that it was actually achievable if you took the time to educate yourself about an industry by reading books, learning from YouTube, and applying that into action!

When did you join Bark, and why did you join? 

I joined Bark in June 2020. I wanted to challenge myself, and Bark seemed like the perfect platform to grow my second gutter cleaning business.

I started off with a goal to reach $10,000 in gross income in 1 month, and I knew I could do it as there were so many leads coming through on Bark – I just had to plan it accordingly. 

Did you experience any setbacks in the early stages of your business? 

Absolutely! When I first started I failed on every single lead. I was in a brand new role and industry, so I didn’t know what I was doing wrong. It was only through trial and error that I started to see some success. 

Within a few months, the business started to grow from strength to strength. My income was $200 in June 2020, and six months later I’d crossed my personal goal of $100,000 gross income. 

After that, the business just blew up. My favourite moment was when a major rainstorm happened – I got 52 Leads in one day and I had to turn off my business phone, it was going crazy!

What do you owe your success to? 

I focused on customer service, not money. The money will always come when you offer great service and care about the customers. 

Before launching my business, I also read a lot on sales, stocks, economics, business and decision-making skills. This gave me the foundation to deal with the everyday challenges of business. 

What’s the best thing about owning your own business? 

My favourite thing about having this business is being able to meet new people, which has also led to opportunities for business partnerships. 

For example, I’ve created a partnership with Alu-Rex where I upsell Leaf Guard to customers who are tired of having their gutters cleaned. 

Working with Alu-Rex has shown me different ways to approach customers, as well as teaching me how to educate customers on how Leaf Guards work. It’s a win-win scenario.

Tell us about your experience with Bark 

It’s been absolutely amazing. The customer support team respond to my queries on the same day. I owe a lot of my success to the team at Bark 90% of success comes from Bark, the other 10% comes from me doing the job. Bark is there for you all the way. 

What’s the best thing about Bark? 

The customer support is like having free employees so why not leverage their amazing team?! They’re with you all the way, from teaching you how to be successful, to providing tips on how to sell to customers. You’ll have instant success if you understand how to engage with customers, Bark gives you all the tools to succeed.

Do you have any tips for success for professionals new to Bark? Or for new business owners in general? 

  • Respond instantly to every lead you know you can complete right away or you know you can book it in for the next day or so.
  • Make sure you have good credit so you can leverage your borrowing power for tools/materials. 
  • Customer Service first, money ALWAYS last.
  • Be prepared to reinvest your money and buy a bigger credit package, as this will give you a better discount per credit.
  • Ask the Bark team for help when needed. Let them know what they can do better to make your experience better.
  • Be honest to customers & don’t do poor work. Follow this and your life will change positively.
  • You can still do business on Bark if you don’t have a work vehicle. Just book your jobs in for the weekend and rent a van/truck for the weekend so you can complete the jobs. No excuses to not work for yourself.

How helpful have you found the Customer Success team? 

Extremely helpful. Occasionally I’ll send over suggestions on how to improve Bark. They scratch my back so I scratch theirs.

Anything else you’d like us to include? 

Bark has changed my life forever and they will change yours as well.

I want to say thank you Bark for the opportunity to change my life and inspire the friends and family that are closest to me. I always tell customers to go onto Bark if they need help finding any other services. Bark is the present and the future and I recommend it to everyone – customer OR professional. 

Wow – it’s pretty impressive to get your side hustle off the ground in the middle of a global pandemic, while holding down a busy full-time job – serious props to Brandon! 

If you’re looking for Gutter cleaning, demolition services, skip hire or waste management check out Brave Top Construction’s Bark Profile. Read their 5-star reviews, view photos of their work and request contact! 

Want to get to know more professionals? Head over to the professional spotlight section of our blog, where you’ll plenty of inspiration from people who built flourishing careers despite Covid-19.  

Could the next success story be yours? Join as a professional on Bark today. 

Meet Ivan – Founder and CEO of Magic Pro Cleaning

This week we’re off to Burnham in the UK, where we have the pleasure of chatting with Ivan, founder and CEO of Magic Pro Cleaning! 

Let’s hear how Ivan’s company has flourished into a thriving business, with a little bit of Bark magic. 

Tell us a little bit about your company and how long you’ve been operating for 

Magic Pro Cleaning was born in 2013 with the idea to create a unique experience for our clients. 

In the beginning, we provided carpet cleaning only. As demand grew for more and more services, I knew that if Magic Pro Cleaning was only a carpet company, the competition would devour it. Shortly after, I added deep cleaning to the list. Not long after, I added window cleaning and pressure washing to our services. Our goal is to be a one-stop-shop for cleaning. 

If you aren’t competitive and you don’t change according to your clients’ demands, it’ won’t be long before your business stagnates. 

What made you join Bark? 

Magic Pro Cleaning joined the Bark family in 2020. I’ve used Bark from the customer side, so I knew how it worked and wanted to give it a go. In less than a year, Magic Pro Cleaning has become one of the top-rated providers on Bark – we’re very proud to have been awarded the Bark Certificate of Excellence for our services. 

Tell us about your experience with Bark! 

On Bark, I managed to find many of Magic Pro Cleaning`s clients. It is also really helpful to know how our customers rate our services through the review section on our Bark profile  – it gives me the strength to go on!

 

 

What’s the best thing about Bark? 

It is really great to have a clear view of what the clients want before your first contact with them. When you call them with an offer it is a lot easier to convert the lead into a booking. 

Bark has provided me with a steady flow of clients, even in the coronavirus pandemic. 

What are your top tips for success as a professional on Bark? 

To succeed with so much competition out there you must offer a top service and listen to your clients.

How helpful have you found Bark’s Customer Success team? 

They are always there when I needed them! 

And there you have it, one man’s mission to change the world one cleaning service at a time, and a little bit of Bark magic. If you’re looking for a reliable, top-rated cleaning service, check out Magic Pro Cleaning on Bark. 

Magic Pro Cleaning is also on social! Check them out on Instagram, Facebook, Tik Tok, and Youtube

Want to reach new heights with your business? Join as a professional today on Bark today. 

Meet Adrian – Owner of Ristin Construction

Today we’re off to Bedfordshire to chat with Adrian, proud owner of Ristin Construction. 

Let’s hear Adrian’s story about his company and how he’s grown it through Bark. 

Tell us a bit about you and your background! 

I’ve been in the construction industry for about 9 years. Before Ristin Construction, I started my journey in a labourer position and worked my way up to a site supervisor. It was in this role that I learnt the importance of health and safety, leadership, and teamwork. After years of learning and working hard, I decided to open up my own company and try to work on my own because I have a passion for what I do. 

When did you join Bark, and why did you join? 

I joined Bark in October 2018. I saw an advertisement for Bark and thought I’d give it a go – it looked like the right platform for what I was looking for. 

What has your experience on Bark been like so far? 

I’ve had the best experience since joining Bark. It’s really helped me get closer and closer to my goal, from the regular product updates to the staff that answer our calls and offer us insight and guidance. 

What do you like most about Bark? 

The best thing about Bark has to be how straightforward the whole process is, from making the account to the point where you start getting jobs – you feel supported by the team from the very beginning. 

Do you have any tips for success for professionals new to Bark? Or for new business owners in general? 

  • Visualise your goal, work hard, and never give up.
  • Don’t forget to ask for help and guidance from Bark’s Customer Success Team.
  • Insist on getting jobs, and work hard.
  • Finally, be polite, be friendly, and be yourself. Speak on the phone with a smile on your face (the clients can feel that). 

What do you think of the Customer Success team at Bark? 

The customer success team is amazing, very hard working, always there when you need them. 

How has Bark helped you through the Coronavirus pandemic? 

During the pandemic Bark was with me every step of the way, from phone calls to very useful updates, making it even easier to get in contact with the client to secure the job. They also offered information and guidance to take a professional and the clients through every day of the pandemic safely. 

Anything else you’d like to include?

Maybe this will inspire you. 

Before Ristin Construction I went through a bankruptcy, it was a very tough time, I suffered from depression and Bark helped me fight it and leave it behind. The feeling of being useful and to see that it might just be possible to reach my goal. I cannot stress how much Bark has helped me, I am very grateful. Thank you for not stopping, waking up early, and working hard. 

It was an absolute pleasure to chat with someone as motivated and hard-working as Adrian – we could all benefit from adopting some of his work ethic! If you’re looking for handyman jobs, decoration, driveway works, and much more in Bedfordshire check out Ristin Construction’s Bark Profile. Read their incredible 5-star reviews, view before and after photos, and request contact!

Want to meet more professionals? Head over to the professional spotlight section of our blog where you’ll find tonnes of inspiration from people who have grown their careers on Bark during Covid-19.

Could the next success story be yours? Join as a professional on Bark today.

Meet Debra – Personal Trainer at PlatinumFit PRO

This week we’re off to White Plains in the US to speak with owner of PlatinumFit PRO personal training, Debra Ann. 

Let’s hear about Debra’s journey growing her business with Bark. 

Can you tell us a little bit about what you do? 

I’m a certified personal trainer and health coach, with 20 years of experience in the field. I’m a muscle specialist, providing muscle centric movement to prevent, treat, or in some cases reverse chronic conditions that arise from being under muscled. 

By age 30, we are no longer in a growth phase; we experience shifts in hormones and bone mass restructuring. Having a solid resistance training and nutritional plan in place are the foundations to ageing with strength and beauty. 

Resistance training is not about looking like Arnold Schwarzenegger or…it could be. It’s about building on the strengths you already have, addressing concerns and achieving goals.

What made you join Bark? 

I joined Bark in November 2020. I found it by accident when I was browsing the web. I surveyed my clients and a few were familiar with the site and had positive results. On that, I decided to roll the dice and set up a profile and purchase credits.

Tell us about your experience on Bark 

Since joining a month ago, I have successfully anchored new clients. Bark has ample and qualified leads. I love the many distinctions on the client profile.  

What’s the best thing about Bark? 

Personal training is just that…personal. It is a one-on-one service that is a custom fit and tailored to the client. I feel Bark shares the same philosophy with its providers. 

The Bark support team is on call 24 hours a day. They are kind, courteous and helpful. My questions are answered quickly and they provide clever suggestions which have been helpful when setting up my profile. I appreciate having Bark to help grow out my personal training business.

Anything else you’d like us to include? 

Your customer service is the best I have come across. I feel supported by you all.

It was a real pleasure chatting with Debra and learning about her fitness philosophy – we wish we knew that much about how the body works!

If you’re looking for a Personal Trainer or Health Coach in the New York area, head over to PlatinumFit PRO’s Bark profile. Read reviews, find out more information and get in touch – all from one place! 

Keen to meet more professionals? Head over to the professional spotlight section of our blog where you’ll find plenty of inspiration from people who have built fantastic careers on Bark, in a global pandemic! 

Think the next success story could be yours? Join as a professional on Bark today!