Monthly Archives: March 2014
Positive recommendations can go a long way when it comes to securing jobs as a tradesperson. If you want to get people talking about your business for the better, here are six ways you can make this happen.
1. Talk to them
Conversations are a two-way process. If you're truly keen on getting people to talk about your business and recommend you as a great tradesperson, it helps to come across as friendly and likeable.
As a professional painter, chances are you've come across more than your fair share of water stains.
Often DIYers will attempt to cover these stains with coats and coats of paint, but they always come back.
So, what's the best way to deal with this persistent problem?
Firstly, you must identify the cause of the problem and make any repairs necessary to prevent reoccurrence.
You are then ready to paint over the stained area.
While walls painted in simple, block colours pair well with single-shade carpets or polished wood floors, there is a more daring option available for your home.
Painting stripes on your walls can really bring a room alive, adding personality and a unique colour scheme.
However, this approach doesn't necessarily scream "over the top" – in fact, stripes can add an elegant sophistication to your living room, kitchen or even a child's room.
Tradespeople have a wealth of opportunities ahead of them when it comes to marketing their business.
The ability to utilise social media can help your marketing activities, whether you're offering painting services or otherwise.
However, there are some things that need to be kept in mind when using social media to connect with clients.
While social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram give you the opportunity to connect with existing and potential clients like never before, it can become overwhelming if a few simple steps aren't followed.
The NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards 2014 have highlighted innovation in the building industry that both New Zealand and Australian tradespeople can gain inspiration from.
"Innovative designs in wood are giving us a whole new kind of building. The best of what is being built today is strong, sustainable and thermally sound," announced Associate Minister for Primary Industries Jo Goodhew in a March statement.
From weatherboard to timber, there is an array for options for tradespeople looking to create the perfect home for clients, or complete renovations on an existing property.
Every property owner and manager knows how frustrating it is to complete a beautiful new paint job, only for the finished product to be tarnished by unsightly graffiti.
Tagging is prevalent in many neighbourhoods, but luckily communities are beginning to work together to combat the vandalism. You can form or join your own neighbourhood support group to discuss taking action against tagging, and perhaps hold a community paint-out to target graffiti-affected areas all at once.