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Old 02-26-2008, 08:03 PM   #1
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I recently posted about selling while you sleep. This is an update.

We were originally hired to paint 2 gates for a community of 30 homes. The job was less than $1200. We then marketed directly to the home owners, offering them services on their individual homes. I set up a web page so they could order and pay via PayPal.

We started the job yesterday. To date we have another $3200 of work, more than half of which is paid in full.

We utilized a number of methods for doing this. All of it was word of mouth. The words were mine. The mouth was mine. I marketed directly to the home owners.

Word of mouth is a great way to market.

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Hey Brian
How did you set up the web page for Paypal. Did you use your existing website, or did you make another site just for this job?
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Great idea. Thanks for sharing.
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How did you set up the web page for Paypal. Did you use your existing website, or did you make another site just for this job?
I have a company that focuses on multi-family properties. I used that web site, and set up a page specific to the property.

I also have a PayPal account for that company. We use Virtual Terminal for most cc payments, but can also accept web based payments. That in short, is how I did it.

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Thats was a great business decision Brian, stuff like that separates one paint company's success from another.I've been busy and haven't had time to read your first post, but I will.
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