Many people, as well as business contractors are in need of a job for extra cash during the winter months. If you are like most people, then you look into a seasonal job which does not pay a lot just to add some income around this season. What many people do not know is that there is a lot of money to be made by starting your own holiday light business.
Christmas light installers can potentially make more money than they have made in the last few months (easily surpassing your typical seasonal job) hanging Christmas lights. Christmas light installers bring to the table solid expertise and the ability to be very meticulous – far beyond that of a regular home owner hanging their own displays. Prior knowledge is not required as long as you receive the proper training. However, you should not be afraid of heights (i.e. climbing ladders, roofs, etc.).
No existing clientele is needed, although having an existing customer base can put you a few steps ahead of the pack, so to speak. One way to practice — as well as attract potential customers — is to hang lights on your own home – before Halloween! This is typically when the installations take place, but the perk of having your lights up before this period is a lot of people can see your lighting display, and some curious folks will ask you who hung your lights. A nice Halloween display will do for this occasion.
Another great way is to market yourself is to get your home listed in your local and home newspaper. Also think outside the box. If you are a landscaper, tell your clients that they can get a discount for an installation, or even get a discount for their next landscaping job is they allow you to place a yard sign with your information in their yards.
Now it is time to decide if you want to do the installs yourself, or hire and manage a team to do the installs. It is not unusual for the business owner to install the lights right along with the Christmas light installers. You also do not need a lot of money to start up your own business. It typically costs less than $4,000 to start in this business. There are some franchises that charge as high as $80,000 to help you with your business, but you do not need to spend that much cash to learn how to start your own holiday lighting business.
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