Pros: payroll events, learned to sell a service/product, manage others, and complete a project.
Cons: long days sometimes over ten hours, driving to and from the jobsite and paintstore, having to constantly have ads up for job openings
A typical day at work varied. In the off season when we got sales I would go door to door for eight hours a day every weekend, while going to college, to sell house painting. I had to do all of my own estimates for the leads that I did gather. My booking percentage for booked jobs per estimates done was right around 50% so I had a 50% closing rate when – more... I did every estimate. I sold over $80,000 worth of house painting, but since the summer does not work for everyone it changed to $75,000. During the summer I had to hire painters and teach/manage them on the jobsite. I would have to leave the jobsite to pick up supplies and to go market more in the surrounding neighborhoods. This was basically what the typical days were like.
I learned how to manage others, convince/persuade others to buy a service that you supply, and produce the houses that I did sell.
The hardest part of the job was getting painters to stick around since the pay was not that great. I would constantly have ads up for positions available as a painter because of this.
The most enjoyable part was collecting the check once the project was complete or going with the company on payroll events. – less