When people search painters Pittsburgh they see you.
They visit your website and read all your fancy marketing and then either pick up the phone and call you or they fill out your free quote form.
The phone rings and you answer and as soon as you hear the other person start asking questions you freeze up.
Lots of people are uncomfortable talking to strangers because they are afraid for several reasons.
They could be afraid that the other person will judge them and have issues with being judged.
They could be afraid of putting themselves in a vulnerable situation because they may be used to keeping to themselves or just have a quiet demeanor.
What ever your fear the fact remains that the person on the line thinks you’re an expert painter and is looking to you to act as such.
How should a professional, confident painter act?
What are some characteristics of a successful painting company ran by confident painters that know all about painting.
The best way to overcome your fear of talking to customers is to become confident in what you do.
This sometimes can only come with time, but there are things that can take you there faster.
After completing a job ask your customers to review your work.
If you do well they will say so and this will boost your confidence.
Another thing you can do is start small.
You don’t have to take on ever job that comes your way.
You could even sell the job to another painting company to make some money if you don’t feel confident doing the job.
Generating painting leads is a legit business model.
Bottom line is to remember that you’re the profession and the caller is in need of your help and that there is no judging going on until you give them a reason to judge you.
Just be yourself and practice to improve your skills.