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HomeAdvisor Pro – Reviews and Complaints

If you run a painting company, or any home service business, you’ve probably heard of HomeAdvisor Pro – a site that connects homeowners with professionals. I’ve worked with HomeAdvisor on and off for several years, and have hundreds of customers who have used their services and given me feedback. In this article, I’m going to […]

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Guest Post Requests

As of now, Painting Business Pro blog is accepting guest posts. Unfortunately, I can’t accept every request that comes in, so here are a few guidelines for writing guest posts on Painting Business Pro: What am I looking for? Most of the posts on Painting Business Pro are intended to help business owners (in the trades […]

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Double Your Painting Business Every Year

Learning how to estimate is important for running a painting business… but what is even more important, is knowing HOW to run a painting business that turns a profit. I started Foothills Painting in 2010 knocking on doors and offering free estimates. I did just a few jobs in the fall to make enough money […]

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Free Painting Leads: How to Get Your First Jobs for Free

I love being an entrepreneur because I create my own income. For example, lets say I want to take me and my girlfriend on a month long trip to Costa Rica this December. I need to make an extra $10,000 to make that trip happen. That means we need to do an extra $100,000 in […]

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How to Oversee 400+ House Painting Projects Per Year

Video: Our production system from when a client books with us until they write the final check. Paul is our production manager. He’s 25 years old and will oversee the painting of 400 homes this year, for over one million in revenue. For 90% of those homes, he will never even step on their property. […]

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How Vidal Booked His First $35,000 in Paint Jobs

Meet Vidal. He is 22 years old and lives in South Carolina. Like you, he found me online and was thinking about starting a painting business. Also like you, he had no clue how to start earning profit as a painting business owner. However, he bought my course, Painting Business Pro, July 31, 2014. Then […]

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Mike Quit His Job, Started a Painting Business, Grew to $1 Million in 2 years

I want to tell you the story about how Mike went from working 40 hours per week, hating his job to working less than 30 hours per week, growing his income, and running a business… and loving it. …. and it only took him 3 months to quit his job and grow his income …. […]

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How to Build Your Painting Website & Get Ranked on Google

Over the last 4 years, I’ve done a lot of different stuff with my Foothills Painting website. I made some mistakes. I lost some money. I made some shitty websites. I’ve learned along the way, and I’m going to teach you the lessons I have learned. In 2010, Foothills Painting started and my roommate was […]

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Why People Spend $1,000,000 on a McDonalds Franchise – and How it Can Help Your Painting Business

A McDonald’s franchise cost $1,000,000 to start… give or take a few hundred thousand. Why would anyone risk that kind of money? Because it is not a risk. When is the last time you saw a McDonald’s with a “closed” or “out of business” sign? Probably never. If you go into a McDonald’s anywhere in […]

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Frequently Asked Questions

Any questions about the course, go here or contact me. How do you bid or estimate a job? Do you have an estimating system? I have estimating standards that I use to come up with the total number of hours and total gallons of paint that a job will take. Once I know the hours […]

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I’m Eric Barstow, creator of Painting Business Pro, founder of National Painting Group & Foothills Painting, Co-Owner of Painter Choice. I’m disrupting the painting industry, and helping thousands of painters start or improve their businesses. I love what I do!

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