I was nearly broken a little while ago, and had no idea how I would earn enough money to give my family the Christmas they deserved. A friend suggested I start a service hanging Christmas light and I haven’t looked back ever since. I nearly hit six figures in my first year of business and will share how you can do the same.If you would like to learn more about this, please check out Renew Exteriors gutter cleaning.
You need to know, before you start, that this is an extremely short season. You have to get into as much business as possible from November 1st to roughly December 18th. That means that the more preparedness you make, the more money you’ll make.
The good news is that the part of everything being prepared is not really that difficult. All you really need to do is get ready to send out a flyer. I highly advise you to hire a local graphic designer to design your flyer. Your flyer needs to be flashy and catch the eyes of the people, because mail is sorted over the trash can and if your flyer does not stand out. The best advice I can give about your flyer is to make sure it includes a bunch of pictures of beautiful Christmas light installations and make sure that your contact details (phone number and email address) are prominent.
Now that you’ve built your flyer it’s time to have it shipped. I usually start sending them out starting on 1st November and every 2 weeks after and ending on or so 7th December. You can deliver them yourself if you’re strapped for cash or you can get the post office to do so. But you can’t just send them forth randomly. You have to reach places where customers really want your services. I propose that businesses and the upper class homes be targeted.
When you’ve sent your flyers out you can sit back and relax … At least before the phone calls begin to roll in. Will potential customer wants a consultation to find out exactly what they want and provide them with a quote. However, most customers have no idea what they want so it is a very good idea for you to put together a picture book that shows different types of light installations. If they don’t know what they just want to haul it out and find something they want.
There’s always an opportunity for you to gain a little extra money during the meeting, in addition to what you spend. If possible, let them know you can buy the lights (just add 15 per cent to the cost). You should offer a deposit at the end of the appointment (if things have gone well). I usually ask for 25% for smaller workers, and 40% for larger jobs.