Why should I become Bark verified?

Get ready to elevate your professional game with the Blue Badge, a mark of distinction that doesn’t just verify – it amplifies your credibility! 

Over the years, we’ve listened to the feedback of our customers, understood your concerns around trust and safety, and worked to craft a solution. 

We’re absolutely thrilled to introduce our new verification process. The checks include a comprehensive background check, a fraudulent and active card check and registered business confirmation. 

We’re investing heavily in trust and safety because we know how crucial it is for you to establish your authenticity and for customers to feel confident in choosing you. 

The Blue Badge isn’t just a status of verification; it’s a powerful beacon and a recognised status (think IG and Twitter) that draws customers to you. It’s a widely recognised symbol that in Bark communicates: “I am a professional who has been thoroughly vetted and verified.” And let’s face it, customers will always gravitate towards professionals they trust. 

In this hyper-competitive world, having that badge on your profile isn’t just recommended, it’s practically essential. The professionals who carry the Blue Badge will likely see a significant boost in hiring rates, as it gives customers the reassurance they’re looking for.

So, here’s the question: are you ready to take this small step for a giant leap in your professional journey? It’s not just a monthly investment, it’s an investment in your future success, an investment in enhancing your visibility, and an investment in securing your reputation. 

Invest in the Blue Badge today!

How can I find my Companies House number?

  1. Go to www.gov.uk/government/organisations/companies-house
  2. Select Find Company Information.
  3. Select Start Now. 
  4. Next Search for your company by Entering the company name, number or officer name.
  5. Once you’ve entered your company details, press the search icon.
  6. Next search for your company and select your company when it appears on the list.  
  7. Once selected, it will open up the company details. You’ll find the registered Company number under the company name. 

 

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

 

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.

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.

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!

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

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.

 

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

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.

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.

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.

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