I am having a hard time getting the General Contractor that I know and have worked with before to refer business to me. He acts like I am a bother to him and appears to be disinterested.
I feel like I have been trying to get this to work for a long time, what should I do?
Move on! Find another contactor that “gets it.”
If this guy doesn’t understand the value of a referral relationship then it is time to move on. There are many contractors who are ready to develop their business and would welcome having a designer on their team to help them.
This contactor does not have to be someone that you have worked with before. It could be someone that you met in a networking meeting or a referral from a client who has used him.
Don’t forget that your favorite vendors could be a great source of referrals as well.