Getting started with Bark
Refer a friend!
We are always looking for ways to help you grow your business, and we’d love to help your friends grow theirs too!
If you know anyone/any businesses who would benefit from using Bark then you can refer them today and you’ll both receive 2 free responses when they sign up and buy credits.
There’s no limit to how many people you can refer and you’ll receive 2 free responses each time they sign up and buy credits for the first time.
Your unique referral link will be emailed over to you – save the email or copy the link and keep it safe – then simply share your unique referral link with your friends.
If you have any questions, just reach out.
What makes a great Bark profile?
A great Bark profile catches the attention of the customer whilst showcasing your business and the services you provide.
Great Bark profiles include:
- Up to date contact details
- A clearly formatted and well written profile description which includes the key points customers should see without being too long
- A completed Q&A section
- Images such as a company logo, team photo and product photos
- Links to your own business website and social media pages
- Videos (if available)
- Multiple positive reviews from happy customers
What is my Bark profile for?
To help you get hired!
To show potential new customers why they should hire your company.
Your Bark profile is what customers see when you respond to them.
Your Bark profile should catch the attention of the customer whilst showcasing your business and the services you provide.
Why is my Bark profile important?
Your Bark profile helps you get hired.
Your Bark profile should include important information about your business to complement your pitch or proposal to customers and help distinguish you from the competition.
It should also include your contact details so customers can reach out directly if they would like.
Having a profile that is 80%+ completed, makes you 3 times more likely to secure new business.
Should I keep my Elite Pro subscription?
Visibility is one of the most important things for any business. As an Elite Pro member, your business is highlighted to 100s of customers every month, boosting your profile and providing them access to your contact details.
The Elite Pro fee is a small price to pay for a service that works round the clock to boost your profile and ensure you get seen by more customers than ever before.
It just takes 1 extra customer a month to have Elite Pro pay for itself. With the service showing your profile to 100s of extra customers per month, who can opt to contact you directly or through Bark, it’s most certainly worth the money and works hard, so you don’t have to.
- Get regular exclusive discounts on your credit packs.
- Your profile will be seen by x3 more customers than a standard professional.
- You’ll be shown first in a customer’s search results.
- We will highlight that you’re an Elite Pro, and give you a gold badge, so customer’s know that you’re gold standard.
- We show your contact details on your public profile, so any browsing customer can reach out to you directly.
To ensure you get the full benefits from the Elite Pro service, you must have a completed Bark profile with lots of information on it. You don’t want customer’s to find your bare profile – first impressions count!
How do I set up or edit my Bark profile?
You can set up and edit your Bark profile in My Profile
You can read tips for creating a great Bark profile and see an example profile here
How do I add photos and videos to my profile?
You can add photos and videos in My Profile
Follow the on-screen instructions to upload photos and embed Youtube videos onto your Bark profile.
Why is the Q&A section important?
The Q&A section helps your profile stand out from the competition by giving customers a better understanding of you and your business.
If your Q&A section is completed and the rest of your profile looks great, Bark can feature your profile on our website for customers to see. This is 100% free!
You can fill in your Q&A here
Do I have to fill in everything on my profile?
We recommend a profile completion percentage of at least 80% to ensure all the key points are included.
Certain sections may be more relevant to some businesses than others, so the profile is designed to be flexible and can be tailored to your own specific business.
It is great to aim for a 100% completed profile, however in practice this is rare. As long as your profile includes all of the key points and you are confident it gives the best possible impression of your business, it is not necessary to reach 100% completion.
Can I link my Bark profile to my own business website and social media pages?
Yes! We highly recommend it.
You can link your Bark profile to your own business website and social media pages in Social media & web links
Follow the on-screen instructions to link your Bark profile to your business website and social media pages.
How do I write a great profile description?
Your profile description is a great opportunity for you to explain in your own words what you do and what sets you apart from other businesses in your industry.
A few key things you could include are:
- A list of the different services you offer.
- A brief company history e.g how long you’ve been in business etc.
- What makes you different from your competitors.
- Any current offers you may have.
Remember, you want to make a good first impression, so:
- Format your description so it can be read clearly.
- Space things out and avoid big blocks of text.
- Make sure there are no spelling or grammatical errors.
Can Bark fill in or help improve my profile for me?
You know your own business best, so we can’t fill in your profile for you from scratch.
However, we can certainly help if you need us. Bark’s customer success team is available to help review your profile and provide tips and advice if needed. Contact Bark’s dedicated customer success team here.