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i’m excited to design brochures for builders, realtors and even flippers who need a subcontractor. i think it will add to my marketing portfolio that i intend to distribute in my sales endeavors. currently, i have a price list in that particular brochure, and i feel confident it’s the wise thing to do but feel free to add your two cents if you think otherwise. any advice is helpful.

but my predicament is if i should include a price list for homeowners too.. currently, i hand out doorhangers/flyers doing door-to-door visits. the info on them is very simple, just says the services i offer and contact info. but with this other idea, i want to be transparent with them without giving too much info that might turn them away. i guess i’m just a little sick and tired of hearing “i can do the job myself but maybe i’ll just pay someone” to “you don’t charge by floor square footage? but that’s how i’ve always dealt with painters”. basically any comments that imply they expected dirt cheap costs and likely looked to the internet to guess what price they should be expecting. i feel like most have no grip of the reality to how much an independent painter needs to charge to sustain a business and how much time and consideration goes into painting but i fear that giving price list would turn down opportunities for me to do estimates and then discuss further of what would go into the job. other than all of that, i’m also apprehensive to share a list that would go straight to the hands of competitors.

what is your recommendation? or is there a way i could tailor the price list so it doesn’t give too much info?
 
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what is your recommendation?
My recommendation would be to when waltzing in here to show some respect and first to introduce yourself, aka, Hi my name is Karren Arrogant.
I'm here to ask you to spend you personal free time to read my quite complex post and to use your personal time to solve my issues.
You know, like when you're coming to somebody's house for the first time, you knock first, then you introduce yourself, then you start a conversation on the topic that is on your mind.
Basics.
 

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My recommendation would be to when waltzing in here to show some respect and first to introduce yourself, aka, Hi my name is Karren Arrogant.
I'm here to ask you to spend you personal free time to read my quite complex post and to use your personal time to solve my issues.
You know, like when you're coming to somebody's house for the first time, you knock first, then you introduce yourself, then you start a conversation on the topic that is on your mind.
Basics.
Simmer down. You're pretty new around here yourself...
 

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i’m excited to design brochures for builders, realtors and even flippers who need a subcontractor. i think it will add to my marketing portfolio that i intend to distribute in my sales endeavors. currently, i have a price list in that particular brochure, and i feel confident it’s the wise thing to do but feel free to add your two cents if you think otherwise. any advice is helpful.

but my predicament is if i should include a price list for homeowners too.. currently, i hand out doorhangers/flyers doing door-to-door visits. the info on them is very simple, just says the services i offer and contact info. but with this other idea, i want to be transparent with them without giving too much info that might turn them away. i guess i’m just a little sick and tired of hearing “i can do the job myself but maybe i’ll just pay someone” to “you don’t charge by floor square footage? but that’s how i’ve always dealt with painters”. basically any comments that imply they expected dirt cheap costs and likely looked to the internet to guess what price they should be expecting. i feel like most have no grip of the reality to how much an independent painter needs to charge to sustain a business and how much time and consideration goes into painting but i fear that giving price list would turn down opportunities for me to do estimates and then discuss further of what would go into the job. other than all of that, i’m also apprehensive to share a list that would go straight to the hands of competitors.

what is your recommendation? or is there a way i could tailor the price list so it doesn’t give too much info?
no prices.

Your pamphlet should be brief and let people know:
1. who you are
2. What you do.
3. Where you are located (and your coverage area)

Add pictures and contact info.

A headshot will make it appear more professional, and when potential clients contact you for an Estimate they feel like they already know you a little bit when you show up to go over their project details.
 

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My recommendation would be to when waltzing in here to show some respect and first to introduce yourself, aka, Hi my name is Karren Arrogant.
I'm here to ask you to spend you personal free time to read my quite complex post and to use your personal time to solve my issues.
You know, like when you're coming to somebody's house for the first time, you knock first, then you introduce yourself, then you start a conversation on the topic that is on your mind.
Basics.
the Internet is so entertaining 🤣🤣 get all that hate off your chest, dear! if nowhere else, do it here i guess lmao
 

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no prices.

Your pamphlet should be brief and let people know:
1. who you are
2. What you do.
3. Where you are located (and your coverage area)

Add pictures and contact info.

A headshot will make it appear more professional, and when potential clients contact you for an Estimate they feel like they already know you a little bit when you show up to go over their project details.
i never considered the headshot. that’s important. thank you for your insight!
 
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