Start An Interior Decorating Business
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Interior Decorating is a wonderful idea if you have the creative visual talent to decorate and arrange spaces in a way that is pleasing to the eye. It can be a fun field to work in with very little time needed to educate yourself like other careers require. Interior Decorating allows for new and challenging projects on a regular basis, making it hard to find yourself bored. Most people who hire interior decorators are new home builders, wealthy homeowners, and businesses like law firms, hotels, and restaurants.

The cost to startup an interior decorating business is typically on the low side. Most of the items you'll need for each project will be purchased as they are needed so it will be important to establish connections with furniture outlets and other suppliers. In return for repeat business, they may be able to offer you discounts. The flexibility is on the high side as you'll have the ability to set your own schedule and make your own appointments. The income potential varies, and because almost anyone can try to decorate, the barriers to entry are low. A lot of money runs through an interior decorator's hands for each project, however, in order for someone to make such an investment they must trust the decorator's taste, ideas, and history of work.

Practice on your own home and offer to decorate homes of friends and family for free and take pictures to build up a portfolio of work that you can show to potential clients.

Build relationships with new home builders, local businesses, architects, and anyone who you believe might be able to refer new clients.

Look through photographs, magazines, and books for new ideas and to keep your decorating taste fresh.

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