You may think that there is a single thing that will assist a painting business to produce money. You keep reference saying to yourself, If Joe Blow would only work harder and smarter, or if you lived in an alternative area, or this and that or various other lame excuse or reason you do not make any money. Maybe the brainstorm occurs and you think that if you purchase your paint cheaper you will earn money on your own jobs.
Why do our jobs result in a scramble to finish before another hours wage is subtracted from your personal pay? Why does it seem so unfair when the dog owner requests only a little thing to be done once you practically gave the work away? Mostly, why do your entire jobs end up getting peanuts left over for you personally?
One simple answer could make most of these problems go away. This 1 thing will make the jobs fun again. Hey! Mr and Mrs. Homeowner ask you to go their wicker furniture outside on the porch for the summertime, no problem. Most of a sudden you want to do the absolute best work for your clients. Now you understand that instead to be the lowest priced painter, you feel referred to as the painting company with the best quality.
This can be a answer. No other single thing is going to do it. Charge enough money to create a good living, and still do the same job. Oh sure you say, I can’t raise my prices because the going rate is…….this or that. Or people want the least expensive job. Wrong and wrong again. We are typically the highest bidder. And do you know what else? I get freaked out if learn that I am the best bidder; because I will need to have missed something on my estimate. Solutions when I am low or at the center; because, there are always a few painters around who have a rep of being high priced. You know, they are those who you can’t believe which they do any business, or have fantastic connections. Know what? Nonsense!
One half of the 800,000 businesses that launch this year is going to be gone next year. Why? Do you think it’s because they are making an excessive amount of money? Why do painting companies have bad reputations? Is it because they do quality work? Why would be the oldest companies the one that are known if you are “High Priced”?
OK you say. For only a minute you think me; but, then you definitely say, people want an inexpensive job. That is purely not true. What are you wanting once you buy a comb? Most painters buy quality brushes simply because they go longer, execute a better job and in the long run will cost less because you’ll buy 2 or 3 cheap brushes for the price tag on one good one. Do you buy the cheapest food? Did you ever skimp and purchase a cheap tool just like a cheap broom or mop or something and have it break apart in both hands?
Some guy called me up last summer (June) and sounded like he would cry. I asked him what he wanted; he said he needed a painter. I told him we could do anything until September because we were booked solid. I was still intrigues as a result of his voice being so upset, so I said I would try and refer him to a great painter or whatever I possibly could do. Asking him to tell me his story was an actual treat, not for his pain; but, to prove this point. He explained he’d a referral of the painter from his brother-in-law, and he got 4 bids and this person was lowest. The values were the cheap referral $2300, next $2500. Then $3400 and $3600, and there clearly was one at $11000 (maybe he gave this to blow the guy off or whatever, obviously he didn’t need the task that badly) just what exactly I said, what happened to cause you to so upset? He explained the low-baller started painting his condo, and quickly the bat he was making the guy upset. The dog owner was a commuter to work that made him leave early and come home late. The first thing this painter did that upset him was he smoked in the inventors house, (the owner wasn’t a smoker), the next thing to upset him was they painter was paining his bedroom ceiling by walking on the people bed together with his shoes on and no drop. The next thing that actually grossed him out was that the painter would utilize the toilet and not flush, and it wasn’t just pee. Finally, the guy gave him the 2nd installment of the task, and the guy never came back. He was the least expensive price, so I ask you, how a lot of your web visitors will want this kind of employment?
Price is not the greatest factor. Most people would say quality is. But, if you were to think of what exactly this owner mentioned, never once did he say the quality was bad; but, I will bet it did. He was upset as the painter was blatantly disrespecting him. People buy due to plenty of things; but, mostly buy on emotion. They buy because they “feel” that all things are right. Then probably quality, if the customer perceives that everything is equal then they will buy on price. And it is that ignorance of theirs that triggers the trouble. The sad thing is that painters continuously play this game with them. When the work is over and it has been an absolutely horrifying experience. The owner will cry to any or all who’ll hear that all contractors are bad, failing continually to realize that he created the mess himself, by buying a painting job based on price alone.