In all truthfulness, a LOT if you go about starting a painting business the wrong way. Going into any new business venture without all the facts is a scary way to do business.
I started my painting business with just a handful of painting tools from my garage, a step ladder and I borrowed an extension ladder for a while when I needed it. I worked out of the trunk of my car until I could afford to get a van.
Another business owner told me, “Buy tools as you need them or as the jobs come in.” Each job may require a new special painting tool – just buy it with your down payment when new work comes in.
But the truth is, not knowing how to effectively estimate new paint jobs can cost you a fortune if you consider the amount of money you could have made and all the lost labor spent from under-bidding. There is nothing more pathetic than seeing new painters giving away their work and eating up hours of low or no pay.
Plus, there is nothing worse than actually making good money and then all the sudden having business dry up. Especially around Thanksgiving and Christmas time. Not only does having consistent work lined up keep you profitable, it also adds to your estimating confidence. So knowing how to advertise your new business effectively is important.
So if you really want to know the least expensive route to go for starting a new painting business, it is to get the “low-down” on advertising and estimating. This way you can make a nice income right off the bat and keep business going on a consistent basislook here.
I have all the painting tools I need now, but once in a while I will buy something new. The right tools speed up any job. As a matter of fact, I have never invested in a single painting tool yet that did not make me more money. Most of these tools are not that expensive. Your work vehicle may cost you the most.
Just as having the right painting tools will help you to turn your jobs faster, having the right knowledge will help you make better money faster. And making that better money on a consistent basis. Not just busy this week and laid off the next, poke-it-with-a-stick type of mentality. Instead, we are talking about having jobs booked up 6 months in advance.
Getting a good manual written by a professional painter is the first tool I highly recommend that you should buy. If it highlights on estimating and advertising secrets it is a tremendous shortcut to profits. This type of painting tool will definitely put your painting business years ahead.
It is a wise investment in your painting business that I promise you won’t regret. It will pay for itself over and over again. My first years as a painter were rough and you do not have to go through that same slow learning process.
Get yourself a fast start to profits today and not only will your customers be impressed with your expert service, your family and friends will be amazed at your success also.
Lee Cusano has owned and operated his own successful painting business for over 16 years. He has also helped many others to start their own painting business with his “Paint Like a Pro Estimating and Advertising CD-ROM”.