Do you love working using your hands? Do you enjoy arts and crafts? Are you looking for a job that will unleash your creativity? If you answered yes to these questions, painting and decorating might be perfect for you.
There is a misconception when it comes to this type of job. Many are thinking that it is easy and low-skilled thus one can easily earn. Finishing the task is easy but the result will be different between a trying hard worker and a skilled decorator.
Painting and decorating is a broad industry thus your skill will dictate the type of services that you can offer to your customer. The key to a successful business is to be reliable, consistent and thorough at all times. Majority of decorators get their clients by referral through word of mouth from previous customers after they have done a good job.
Once you have decided that you want to be a self-employed painter and decorator, the next thing you have to decide on is your target market – you can either service residential or commercial or you can service both. Commercial projects will earn you more but it also requires a lot since it is large scales such as a large team and more advanced equipment. Residential jobs, on the other hand, will pay less and the connection with the client is more personal. You can finish the job faster as long as you have full communication with the homeowner. It is important to do the job right because you will be painting a space that the people inside love the most.
Marketing is another aspect you have to think about when becoming a painter and decorator, you must know the area that you will be able to cover – it could be a town or an entire city. Once you have identified your target area, this should be the focus of your advertising. There are many ways to advertise for painters and decorators in reading such as local paper, leaflets, flyers but the most effective and most common method nowadays is through the use of social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.