Selling window art is like any other sales gig. You may have to take a lot of rejection before you make your first sale, but don’t give up. If you are prepared correctly you will find clients who will welcome your services. Older men like us are best off choosing one general look and then sticking to it. For example, if you feel good in a blazer and jeans, then don’t ditch the look just because you’re getting a little older. By all means, adapt it to fit your touch of gray.
Demand means how many people want your product or service. Live in a neighborhood with a lot of rock gardens, or with very few yards? Not as many people need their lawns mowed, so the demand for your service would be lower than if you lived in a place where everyone has a lawn.
You can join an existing website. You set up your own profile and promote yourself. A percentage of what you charge goes to the company that owns the website. Joining these kind of companies allow you to set your own rates and get started for free. I can not tell you which websites are the best for you but I can tell you about the websites that I have tried out.
A simple business license will be needed and you will need to keep good records for tax purposes. Make sure you save your receipts and all invoices. You will need to file a tax form for itemizing your deductions and for claiming and paying your taxes. You may choose to use this as a hobby for profit or it can qualify for a small business. These factors depend on if you have made over $600 or more when painting windows.
For larger events you could approach your local newspaper for their events page and community radio for a brief mention. Don’t forget to make use of the internet too… community notice boards and radio station what’s on web pages have worked for us.
I can help you grow your business. I know I can because I’ve grown mine from scratch, without a big name (I’m not famous), without a large number of existing clients, and without tons of referrals. I built it from the ground up and I can show you how to do the same.