Decorative Window Painting Small business for Artists
Window painting is done all year to attract customers and bring in business. Window painting is a form of advertising most often use to promote special prices and sales. You’ll notice this at car dealerships on an almost constant basis.
Large window displays grab potential customers attention. They are in essence an effective way for store owners to advertise.
Some business owners use the service of window artists to create the “look and feel” of the store, design permanent logos and display feature prices. Once you’ve realized it you’ll see window paintings just about everywhere. Just think about furniture stores? They always have a big display most often done by professional window painters.
The Benifits of a window painting business
You’ll be working for yourself enjoying your own schedule, you can work as much or as little as you like. As a window painter you can work full time or part time and you’ll have the freedom of creative expression.
As a skilled window painter once you’ve gained some experience and become efficient you can make as much as 50.00 per hour.
During the Holiday Season you’ll notice a big spike in business.
The holidays will be here before you know it and if you’re creative and want to earn some extra money this year, you just might want to get started now painting decorations and designs on store front windows.
In keeping in line with the scope of pennyroll.com of course this business can be started with a small investment.
What do you need to get started?
Ladders (for large store front windows)
Window Cleaning Supplies
Stencils and Patterns
Getting Started as a Professional Window Painter
When you’re just starting out and if you’ve not painted a window decoration or advertisement in the past I recommend practicing first on your own windows or contact a few business owners in your area and offer you’re service for free to gain a bit of experience. Let them know you’re goal is to gain experience in your new business. Most small business owners will be happy to help out a fellow small business owner and if you do a great job for them you’ll not only have a new paying client the next time they need an advertisement done but will most likely pay you for your first work in the form of a tip.
Be patient this is a skill and will take some time to become efficiant and get the hang of it but as you learn you’ll be earning money. It’s a win win situation.
Take pictures of your work. A quality portfolio will do wonders when offering your services to new clients.
Don’t be intimidated talk to business owners every day and before you know it you’ll be well on your way to painting your first window.
Ask for referrals. Business owners know business owners. Simply asking for referrals will result in new clients.
Create flyer and business cards to leave with everyone you contact but don’t let this be your only approach. Many people getting started with a small businesses of this nature get nervous when approaching and selling their service and as a result simply rely on leaving a flyer and business card. A flyer and business card are good second and third level approaches but not without talking face to face or at least on the telephone first.