Friday, December 18, 2009

Let there be Light....Christmas Light I mean

Victoria Island lights up in Christmas, as all the banks want to outdo themselves, with all sorts of Christmas decorations, and it is a beautiful sight, I must say.

This led me to wonder aloud, what of residential apartments? Is it only banks that can be lit up? I have seen houses that are decorated with lights during the festive season. This is a pointer that there may be people out there who will like their houses to be decorated with Christmas lights. Decorated homes are a nice way to create an impression on neighbours and an amazing way to celebrate festivities as a house owner.

Some people may have the power to go through the stress to do this themselves, and many won’t. That’s where you come in.

Start a Christmas light installation business.

It does not require any huge capital, so nothing is stopping you.

Step 1: Identify a target market and advertise.

You can start with word of mouth, or make colourful flyers to advertise. I must warn you that you should be careful how you distribute your flyers. You should be able to discern the kind of people that may be willing to pay for such services.

Step 2: Meeting with potential customers.

The client may or may not have a clear idea of what they want so it's always a good idea to bring pictures with you. If you don’t have, you can get them off the internet or take pictures of some lit up buildings. Once they've figured out what they want you can give them a quote. Another important thing to do during the meeting is to get an advance. This gets you some start up cash which you don't have to get from your own wallet. Lastly, agree on a date to take down the lights in the New Year.

Step 3: Feedback

When you have done the job, ask them if they like it and if they'd like to change anything.

Step 4: Request for referrals

Step 5: Smile to the bank.

This is not rocket science



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