Barber Battle Winner to Patrick Zuniga, our winner of the Mobile Barber Battle. Here’s what Patrick had to say about his winning…

“At first it was a quick way to make money. Now it’s a profession I want to exceed on, skills and success! Owning my own barbershop and it succeeding is my goal. Winning this battle helps me get closer to that goal. I appreciate all of my family and friends that are helping me get this far in my success.”



Barbers can make setting appointments easy with Genbook

Phone call after phone call after phone call… When you establish a steady customer base your phone will be ringing off the hook even during late night hours. I don’t blame my clients for calling me late at night for appointments because we develop semi-personal relationships with them and they feel comfortable with us. But sometimes I want to tell my clients to have a heart, however it’s all a part of the game. That is until I discovered Genbook, an online appointment scheduling system.

The Genbook appointment scheduling system is amazing and it’s the most convenient way to manage your customers and keep them happy. I highly recommend that every barber evolve to an online appointment system because it puts the customers in control and takes more stress and work off of us. My clients love being able to go in and set up an appointment whenever they need to whether its at 2pm or 2am. The Genbook system is very user friendly and has a lot of tools that you can use to track your business. The analytics give you the ability to see what services make you the most money, how much you average per appointment, and a few other important reports. I find this very helpful during tax season.

Another important feature this service does is capture the email address of everyone that sets an appointment. Once my clients set an appointment I add them to my email lists and that way I keep them up to date on every that’s going on with Mont da Barber.

I researched several other online appointment systems but nothing compared to Genbook which is priced pretty reasonably. What online appointment system do you use? Have you considered going online yet?

Barbers do you email market to get new customers?

Emailing your customers will definitely set you apart from other barbers and they’ll love you for it. I’ve been using email marketing for a couple of years and it generates good feedback and plenty of referral business. Customers love the fact that I email them to let them know when I have an upcoming vacation or time off, if I have any specials or discounts for the month, or if I even just want to give them some advice about how to care for their hair. After all, we are their hair doctor in a way. Aweber email service is the best that I’ve come across because its very user-friendly and its great at helping me automate my business. I spend more time cutting hair while my business runs itself. I love the Internet and I love Aweber.



Mobile Barber Battle is awesome…

20130619-132250.jpgThat’s Right! The world’s first Mobile Barber Battle is HERE. Do you want to expose your work? Do you want to have fun while creating a world wide brand for yourself? Well participate in the world’s first Mobile Barber Battle. This idea came to me one day as I was thinking about the power of MOBILE INTERNET. It allows all barbers to connect and have competition with good sportsmanship of course. The best thing about it all is that it is completely FREE.

How to Enter:

In order to participate in the competition you have to download the Successful Barber app to your mobile device which is free. The app is currently available on Apple and Android markets.

Its important to subscribe via email to Successful Barber in order to receive information about the competition such as the dates to upload your pictures, when the competitions will be held, and the announcement of winners. Connecting to Successful Barber via Facebook and Twitter is also recommended to receive these updates.

How to Play:

The competition will be pretty simple. I will set a date with a 24 hour window for barbers to upload their picture to the Successful Barber app. There will be a Barber Battle photo gallery icon on the app and this is where barbers will upload their pictures. If you do not upload your picture to this photo gallery within the 24 hour window then your picture will not be included in the competition. Attention – Each barber may only upload ONE picture. ONE picture per barber per competition.

When you upload your picture be sure to add your name, city, state, and email address (required to compete) to the comment section of the picture. This information will be used to contact the winner and also give the world your contact information for your services.

Once the 24 hour window has expired and all the pictures have been uploaded, the photos will then be added to the Successful Barber Instagram page where the audience will begin to vote on the best haircuts. So, if you don’t have the Instagram mobile app then now is the time to download it (which is also free) so that you can begin telling all your friends and followers to come and vote on your picture by “liking” it. You can find the Instagram page by searching Successful Barber.

How do we determine the winner:

Once the photos are uploaded to Instagram a 7-day window will pass while followers vote on the best photos by “liking” the picture. At the end of the 7-day window who ever has the most likes will be the winner. There will be a 1st place and runner up winner.

What’s the prize:

The 1st place winner will receive a t-shirt and a spot-light as the winner on the website. The runner up will receive a t-shirt. To see an example of what the spot-light page may look like click here.

Are you ready to display your best work? Well if so, then let’s go. Download the app!