Have you ever wondered if you really need a website? Do faux painters and mural artist get new customers from websites?
The answer is Yes and Yes!
Part 2 of my interview with Dawn Papandrea-Khan of Surfaces With Paint in New York proves it. Dawn took several months to learn to build her own website, and boy did she do a fantastic job.
You have to remember that Dawn has two small children ages 2 and 3 and she is painting of course… so for her to have learned everything that is needed to put up such a professional looking site is downright amazing.
I share an advertising secret I have used when painting at businesses. You have to use this simple idea… you will be amazed at the calls you will get.
Should you charge for client consultations? Dawn and I discuss the pros and cons of this sticky issue and why she has switched from free consultation to paid consultations.
Do you charge for samples? You should… Dawn tells us why and we share a tidbit on copyrights for your sample boards.
Have you checked out the MuralsPlus forum yet? Dawn shares one tip she got from this forum that has helped her weed out lots of potential clients that aren't really serious. She shares it with us in this interview.
Can you take Credit Card Payments for your Faux Painting and Mural work? If not… find out how Dawn does this…. so easy! I was stunned at how easy she makes it for her and her customers.
Oh… and how about a discussion on hiring assistants? Yep… we go into that as well. I describe my perfect assistant and how I wish I could clone her… yes, she was the perfect assistant.
The biggest question for all of you that do have websites? Have you submitted yours to any directories? Dawn has done some of the legwork for you and listed many of the faux painting directories for you… check it out in this interview. You will also find out why it is so important to have your website linked in these directories.
Visit Dawns Website: http://www.surfaceswithpaint.com/
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