How Bark works

Your step-by-step guide to securing more business with Bark

If you're looking to grow your business, generate some extra work in slow periods or just starting out, Bark helps you find new customers that are perfect for your business.

How Bark Works

Customers come to Bark looking for a local professional

Customers will come to us looking for help with a project - this could be anything from photographing the family Christmas card to building a new conservatory. We verify the customer, find out exactly what they need, and then it's our job to find a professional to help.

We pass this qualified request on to you

When you register with Bark, you tell us what sort of business you're in and which locations you cover. We then send you leads that match the potential customers you're looking for. You'll be able to see all the information that they've given us - except for the contact details. You can receive as many leads as you'd like completely free.

All you pay for is the initial contact

You choose exactly which customers you want to contact. You get to write a crafted response directly to each customer, and once you've sent your reply, we'll even give you the customer's phone number, so you can follow up with them on the phone. All Barks are priced in credits which are worth £1.10 each - and most jobs are between 1 and 20 credits, depending on the type of job. You're always in control - we will always be very clear how much each request will cost every time.

Get chosen by the customer

The customer receives quotes from interested professionals and chooses who they want to work with. Customers usually receive two to three responses - and rarely more than five - which gives each seller a fair chance of securing the business. If the customer has further questions, then they have your full contact details and can call you or contact you directly. We don't ever take commission or get in the way of you negotiating with the customer - you can do that as you would with any other potential client.