Chris Haught is the editor of Blogging Painters, the leading resource for paint contractors. Chris also works with contractors to improve their website and social media presence. When not blogging about the painting industry, she works in the educational sector as a media and technology mentor.
As a successful painting company, an opportunity might present itself to expand your business to other locations. When this happens you need to consider how this change impacts your marketing strategy. Here we will review various marketing strategies you can implement today to help you dominate the local markets for your multi-location painting business. How […]
Bidding on commercial painting jobs isn’t easy. The process demands detailed planning. It also differs from usual residential painting gigs. Painting a 30k sq ft warehouse doesn’t have much to do with painting a single two-story home. However, you shouldn’t be scared of doing large-scale jobs since you’ll undoubtedly get to that point. We’ve prepared […]
In today’s world, marketing has become synonymous with digital marketing. This is because channels like social media, blogs, emails, etc. are more prevalent than traditional channels like newspapers and radio. If you have been leveraging digital marketing for a while, then chances are, you already know about popular techniques like social media marketing, content marketing, […]
Outpak Slurry Solution is specifically designed to help you save time, money and labor at your job site. Our innovative product makes your slurry waste cleanup easier to manage and much more efficient. Just mix Outpak Slurry Solution into the slurry waste, wait a few short minutes for it to solidify and then you will […]
FieldPulse is an all-in-one business management application for your painting company – operating on iPhone, Android, and Computer WebApp. Schedule jobs for your team members, manage customer relationships, create estimates and invoices, and more! Source-Field Pulse The team at Field Pulse has provided some trials to our readers, see what they, and others have to […]
Here at Blogging Painters, we often are contacted by inventors, software developers and industry representatives. They are very interested in the feedback from our readers on products and ideas. Recently the folks at Field Pulse contacted us, they want to refine their product to make it better suited to the painting industry. I posted in […]
In the service industry, existing customers are your bread and butter and you need to make sure they have an amazing experience. Yes, you might get additional business from them for add-on work, but that’s not how they are most valuable. According to a Nielsen survey, people are FOUR TIMES more likely to buy when […]
How many passwords do you have, or even better to ask, how many different passwords do you have? Do you use the same combination of your pet’s names and your birth year over and over? Password protection is a big deal these days. It used to be that the faulty thought “no one would target little ole […]
Brad Bolinger of Swatchdeck was at PDCA Expo in New Orleans and I stopped by his booth to check out the app. I was impressed with the improvements he has made since I first saw it. The pdf it generates are ideal for keeping track of paint colors and orders. It had a very user friendly […]
The PDCA Expo is off to a great start in New Orleans, if this morning is any indication of the caliber of speakers and presentation topic, there is still much to be learned and value by attending! Chris Schank, PDCA Educator started off by welcoming everyone to the Hilton and with breakfast and tips on […]
Contractors from around the nation have submitted their videos, and now it’s your turn to decide who will make it to the top ten! Voting ends February 18th and you can vote once a day from now until voting closes.
I recently noticed Devyn (Owner of DE Web Designs) giving advice to members at a popular paint forum I visit and was impressed with his responses. He has created a website generator that can create a professional looking website for a minimal monthly cost and optimize it, a challenge for many paint contractors. I was […]
We were recently contacted by Bill over at Noodle Buddy to see if our readers would be interested in a new way to secure their cargo loads. They were kind enough to send us a few to try out and review here. I can’t wait to try mine and not have to deal with things sliding […]
If you are a one man show, you probably have no problems being on time for estimates and jobs, and are able to communicate with clients if you are running behind. But for those running multiple jobs with several employees, often driving company vehicles, it can be difficult to keep track of everyone. The worst […]
“How much should I charge?” One of the most divisive topics in any contractors group is pricing. Ask that question, and watch the fireworks begin. May as well ask “How much is a bag of groceries?” There are several unfortunate methods like Despermating, WAG (wild ass guess) and RID (rent is due), or asking strangers […]