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Archive for December, 2011

Facebook-Friends, Fans or Frustrations?

By on December 29, 2011 in Published Articles, Social Media with 2 Comments
Facebook-Friends, Fans or Frustrations?

Are you using Facebook for your business? Facebook is still an enigma to many contractors, but many do find it to be an great way to intact with customers, friends and colleagues, and to broaden their online reputation. I wrote about it here in the latest edition of the The Paint Contractor. Facebook can be […]

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WordPress-Plugins

By on December 27, 2011 in Wordpress with 1 Comment
WordPress-Plugins

WordPress Plugins are like little apps that you can install on your blog to customize it, add features, functionality and increase SEO. In this video we will locate and install a few plugins.   Here are the plugins that you should install and the links for more details. You can also download them from these […]

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Why Profit Should Be Your Most Important Goal

By on December 27, 2011 in Daily Pick with 0 Comments
Why Profit Should Be Your Most Important Goal

Today’s Daily pick is courtesy of John Janstch of Ducttape Marketing This time of year many business owners revisit goals and objectives for the coming year. I know that I do and it’s a practice that helps me focus on what’s really important all the way to the task level. Why Profit Should Be Your […]

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The ROI on Social Media

By on December 26, 2011 in Daily Pick with 4 Comments
The ROI on Social Media

“There is no such thing as Social Media” says Gary V! What!? So what have we been doing all this time? Gary V has a lot to say about this! Check out the keynote speech on his channel as well. What do you think?   photo by linkedmediagroup.com

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PDCA Expo 2012-Rivers of Revenue

By on December 25, 2011 in Expo 2012 with 1 Comment
PDCA Expo 2012-Rivers of Revenue

I recently sent in my registration for the PDCA Expo and while I was looking at seminars offered, I was getting pretty excited about attending some of the sessions, as well as seeing new products and old friends. There is wide variety of information being offered, check the PDCA site for a complete list. I […]

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Brandt Domas

By on December 25, 2011 in Associates with 5 Comments
Brandt Domas

Brandt Domas owned and operated a commercial and residential painting and historic restoration company for 30 years. He continues to work in the painting industry as subject matter expert, working with contractors, design pros, owners and owner representatives as a consultant completing project management assistance, expert witness and paint problem analysis work. In 1994 he […]

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Content-Sharing or Stealing?

By on December 24, 2011 in Websites and SEO with 13 Comments
Content-Sharing or Stealing?

We have been talking a lot about content and SEO lately here at Blogging Painters. We are fortunate to have some great contributors here and they are generating a wealth of valuable content. Our goal is to create and share the information that helps build our businesses, educate our customers and build a network of […]

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Starting from Scratch: A Writer’s Guide to Blogging | Goins, Writer

By on December 23, 2011 in Daily Pick with 2 Comments
Starting from Scratch: A Writer’s Guide to Blogging | Goins, Writer

Thanks to fellow blogger Heidi Nyline, I have been following an interesting writer, Jeff Goins. He talks about writing, and does it well. Like many, it is something I struggle with, and he says it’s ok! He even offers advice on how to nudge yourself. Here is a great opportunity, he is offering a 12 week […]

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WordPress-General Settings

By on December 22, 2011 in Wordpress with 0 Comments
WordPress-General Settings

Here we learn about the General Settings and which ones we need to take care of now. By now you should have the items we talked about here and be ready to set up some plugins next time.

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Social Media-Deeper, not Wider!

By on December 22, 2011 in Social Media with 8 Comments
Social Media-Deeper, not Wider!

The surest way to make social networking pay is to build deeper relationships with fewer people. Likes and follows and witty tweets may create awareness for your brand and open doors for actual networking, but nothing can deliver the payoff of actually helping someone else get what they want or connecting with someone who can help you get what you want.

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WordPress-The lay of the land

By on December 21, 2011 in Wordpress with 5 Comments
WordPress-The lay of the land

You picked a domain, chose your hosting and installed Wodrpress and now have a sterile looking page that says “Hello World”! Now what? Let’s take a look under the hood, some things we won’t discuss until later, but let’s get familiar with the dashboard. In the next few weeks we will go over each item […]

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Selling RRP Projects, Part Three

By on December 20, 2011 in Lead Paint, Marketing with 5 Comments
Selling RRP Projects, Part Three

Part three is where compliance cost are over 10% and the lead test showed your project has lead based paint. A prime example of a job would be exterior painting.

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PDCA in Vegas, Why I’m There Baby…

By on December 18, 2011 in Daily Pick, Expo 2012 with 4 Comments
PDCA in Vegas, Why I’m There Baby…

Feb 19th to 22nd, Las Vegas is going to be even more colorful than usual. The PDCA Expo 2012 is being held at Planet Hollywood and it promises to be a huge event. If you are a paint contractor or involved in the painting industry, it really shouldn’t be a hard thing to convince your significant […]

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If You Haven’t Got Anything Good to Say, Please Shut Up

By on December 13, 2011 in Websites and SEO with 25 Comments
If You Haven’t Got Anything Good to Say, Please Shut Up

I wish bloggers would stop listening to their SEO guy so much about how daily, constant posts, full of keywords is the only way to get to the top of Google. For the last few weeks I have been really busy and not had the time to write, so you know what I have been […]

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ben Exterior Semi Gloss

By on December 11, 2011 in Products with 2 Comments
ben Exterior Semi Gloss

There are a few times when I first use a product that is so easy to work with I find myself smiling. This week was one of those times when I chose ben semi gloss for some exterior doors I was painting. There were two different substrates – fiberglass and smooth steel, and two application […]

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