Interior Decorating

Income $100,000       $200,000

The range of income for the first year should be around $100,000. Often the key to achieving a higher income range is to develop a resource of clients who are located in upscale neighborhoods.

Description

Interior Decorating covers a much broader scope than home staging. Interior decorators work with homeowners who want to change the look and feel of their homes. They also work with businesses, in government offices especially with restaurants.

Clients

Your clients will consist of restaurants, homeowners, apartment managers, owners of bed and breakfast inns, as well as business owners.

Marketing Plan

Most jobs can probably be acquired by placing an ad in the paper, and by leaving your cards at local furniture stores, at plant nurseries and especially with Realtors. Read the newspaper to find announcements of new business licenses being issued and for bed and breakfast inns or new restaurants.

Power Partners

Your Power Partners will consist of residential Realtors, handymen, general contractors, landscapers, sign makers and anyone working in the home improvement.

The conversations with these Power Partners should indicate your willingness to include them as you become aware of clients who need their services. It is important you meet with these Power Partners in person the first time, and then keep in touch with them weekly by email or by phone.

Requirements

You will need an accreditation from an interior decorating educational course.

Resources:

Here are a number of resources I have come across: 

www.mymommybiz.com/ideas/interiordecorator.html

http://www.fabjob.com/Decorator.asp

http://search.universalclass.com/i/search/5082.htm

http://www.decorate-redecorate.com/popunder2.html

Personality Type: Expressive, Amiable

Total Start Up Costs:            Less than $5,000

(includes business cards, samples, phone, portfolio)

 

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