You may know that Facebook has a marketplace for people to discover, buy and sell items listed on Facebook within their local community. You can find lots of used or new things on Marketplace, from clothes to TVs and even vehicles and real estate.
Did you also know that you can use it for your business? Service professionals can sign up with one of Facebook's partners ( Homeadvisor, Handy, or Porch) to list home services on Facebook Marketplace. When someone uses their phone to search for a home service on Marketplace, they'll fill out a form to answer a few questions about their project. Facebook can use the details provided to show them service professionals in their area. Then they can use Facebook Messenger to contact a professional, get a quote or set up an appointment.
Facebook doesn't charge service professionals or earn fees from their partners to be included on Marketplace, but there may be fees for creating a profile with one of their partners. Also, Marketplace connects service professionals with people. Facebook doesn't participate in any transaction.
Working with one of Facebook's partners allows you to:
Get discovered by clients looking for professionals to complete a home project
Respond quickly to potential customers' questions with Messenger
Highlight their ratings, reviews, credentials if applicable, location and more
This is just another great way to market yourself through social media. If you have a home service that you provide, Facebook Marketplace may be the way to go!