I am continuing my series on 30 Ways to Earn Cash for Christmas. If you missed out on the previous posts you can go back and read them here.
Do you love all the FUN and festivities of Christmas lights? If so consider being a Christmas Light Installer on the weekends or in your spare time. This is the perfect time to start this so if you are interested you will want to get a jump start on it now. This is a great example of another business with little start up costs.
Also if you build up a clientele list this could be something you do every year as a seasonal job and stash it in your savings! Here are some simple marketing tips to get yourself on the right track.
- Get your lights on your home and place a sign in your yard offering Christmas light installation :Don’t forget to place a small spotlight on the sign so your potential customers driving by can see the sign during the prime time – at night while they view your beautiful lights!
- Make a vinyl sign that you can place on your vehicle : If you call your local print shops they will often get you set up pretty quickly. I got one of these put on my car for Sea of Savings and only paid $20!! Well worth the advertising I get from it.
- Get your listing up on your local free classifieds – Post it on your Facebook page, Craigslist and anywhere else you can think of.
- Offer incentives to your current customers that you’ll offer them a $5 gift card for referred customers or s discount off of their installation – Not only are you getting word-of-mouth referrals (which are the best kind!) but you are giving them an incentive to do so and helping them reduce their overall cost of service – the more they refer, the cheaper their overall price is!
- When you are done ask your clients if they would like for you to take them down as well for a reduced rate!
You will want to call around other places in your area that offer these services however a basic installation may be worth $100 or more and this might take you less than 1 hour to complete.
Do any of you have any experience with this? If so I would love to hear your tips!
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