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How to Start a Faux Painting or Mural Business: A Guide to by Rebecca Pittman

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By Rebecca Pittman

The full how-to advisor for turning fake, mural, and ornamental portray talents right into a conceivable, home-based occupation! masking every little thing from the basics of shopping for provides to dealing with the starting to be pains of a winning company, this crucial sourcebook presents a wealth of validated counsel and strategies on such the most important themes as getting referrals, purchasing coverage, construction a portfolio, facing provide shops, comparing activity websites, negotiating costs, interviewing consumers, and lots more and plenty extra.

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And any measurements needed to complete the job. If the client is supplying you with a keypad number to their home or a location for a key, write this down. Any other pertinent information should be listed. Believe me, you will forget things from time to time. You can never take enough notes! List the number of sample boards to be delivered ahead of time to the client and which room they’re for. Finally, write down the client’s check number and amount of check under deposit. Write “balance due upon completion” and list that amount.

The more accessible you are to clients, the better. If you’re running late, you can phone ahead or ask for directions if you’ve already circled their block several times. Mine brings me peace of mind, since I know that, if an emergency arises at home, my family can reach me. I do inform my clientele that, due to the nature of my business, I may be on a ladder, my hands covered with paint, when they call, so please leave a message and I’ll check them periodically. OFFICE SUPPLIES. You don’t need much in the way of supplies for your office: letterhead stationery, invoices, a Rolodex of client information, pens, paper clips, file folders, and printer supplies.

The burden of selling yourself to the client is greatly reduced. As these decorators see several clients a week, this source of clientele is huge. The moment I receive a half-down deposit, I cut a check for the 15 percent to the designer for the amount of the deposit only. I give them the balance when the job is completed and I’ve received my balance due. The reason for this is that the job description could change during the course of the project. As mentioned before, things vary sometimes once the job is started.

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