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Make A Fortune Installing Christmas Lights


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How You Can Make A Fortune Installing Christmas Lights
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I m going to kee! each section o" this re!ort as short as !ossi#le$ I" you re like me% you re #usy% and you don t want to s!end the ne&t week trying to su""er through '(( !ages o" e)#loat in the ho!es that you get a "ew nuggets o" wisdom that you can really use$ *ith that in mind "eel "ree to ski! to the meat o" this re!ort$ Be"ore I go on% let me tell you a #it a#out mysel" so you know where I m coming "rom and why I know what I m talking a#out$ My name is Tanner Larsson and I own and o!erate one o" the largest Christmas light installation com!anies in my state$ My com!any generates in e&cess o" +,((%((( o" gross income each year during the Christmas season$ I am also the author and creator o" #oth a window cleaning training kit and holiday lighting #usiness !ackage that hel! !eo!le start their own success"ul #usinesses$ -ow I am not here to sell you on the .irtues o" my !ackages in "act I will make only a "ew re"erences to them in the "ollowing !ages$ My !ackages sells and don t need an e&tra sales !itch$ The reason I wrote this re!ort is that I am constantly emailed #y !eo!le who are looking to start a #usiness and are considering Christmas light installation or holiday lighting as a .ia#le o!tion$ The !ro#lem is that due to the scarcity o" in"ormation a.aila#le and the su# !ar /uality o" the in"ormation that is a.aila#le0 these !eo!le are getting the wrong im!ression a#out this #usiness and wind u! either u! or starting a #usiness without the "aintest idea o" what they are getting into$ There"ore this re!ort will !ro.ide an in"ormati.e look into the Christmas lighting industry as well as !oint out the true #ene"its o"
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starting a holiday lighting #usiness so that you can make an in"ormed decision o" whether or not this #usiness is right "or you$

*hy Install Christmas Lights1
O" all the home #usinesses out there% Christmas light installation #usinesses may #e one o" the #est ke!t secrets around$ Most !eo!le think o" hanging Christmas lights as a hassle they must deal with each year and e.en consider the "act that they could make .ery good money #y installing lights "or other !eo!le$ But% in reality lighting and d2cor installation is a highly !ro"ita#le% low o.erhead% easy to start and run #usiness$ The holiday lighting #usiness is growing to #e one o" the most !ro"ita#le seasonal #usinesses in the world$ *ith home and #usiness owners s!ending in e&cess o" +,((%(((%((( each holiday season and with and with industry growth !ro3ections e/ualing ,,$45 each year it s easy to see that there is !lenty o" money to #e made in this #usiness$ 6ro"its are huge in this industry with the a.erage "our man work crew #ringing in #etween +'4(( and +7((( each day or more$ Most residential installations !rice out with a la#or charge o" +8(( to +'((( and commercial 3o#s are much hire than that$ From a strictly hourly !ers!ecti.e you should earn less than +8( to +'(( !er hour during the entire season$ Com#ine that with low start u! costs% low o.erhead% low market saturation% high !o!ulation growth and a 84 to 94 day high demand
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and high !ro"it season and you can see why holiday lighting #usiness is #ecoming so !o!ular with entre!reneurs$ The holiday lighting #usiness is also an e&ce!tional add on or #usiness "or most #ased #usinesses as most #usinesses e&!erience a huge slow down in work during the Christmas season and money can get e&tremely tight$ *hat #etter to o""er your customers than one that is designed to #e the most !ro"ita#le during the slowest !art o" your year1

A#out The Industry
*hether this is your .ery "irst #usiness o!!ortunity or you are an e&!erienced #usiness owner who is adding Christmas light installation as an additional to your e&isting #usiness% I am willing to #et that you .e e&!erienced an industry /uite like the holiday lighting #usiness$ This is an industry where within a .ery short window o" o!!ortunity a massi.e amount o" money changes hands "or a high end lu&ury that !ro.ides no lasting #ene"it and then the market dries u! com!letely until the same time ne&t year$ This section will !ro.ide you with the knowledge you will need in order to ca!itali:e on and !ro"it "rom this uni/ue o!!ortunity$ The "irst thing you need to understand a#out the holiday lighting #usiness is that it is a seasonal #usiness$ -ot only that% #ut it is only !ro"ita#le during the e&tremely short winter holidays% which means that you ha.e less than a three month window to work with% so literally e.ery second o" that time counts$
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The Christmas light installation season ty!ically starts the day a"ter Halloween as on a.erage this is the earliest that !eo!le will let you start installing their lights$ The installation season then runs right on u! until ;ecem#er ,7rd% and then you ha.e a little downtime where all you ha.e to handle is the occasional call until <anuary ,nd o" the -ew Year which is when you return to your customer s houses and take down and store their lights$ The takedown !eriod ty!ically lasts u! until <anuary '(th% #ut should last more than the "irst two weeks o" <anuary$ Two weeks is a#out all the !atience many o" your customers will ha.e% so the sooner you can get their lights down the #etter$ *hat this means is that your holiday lighting com!any is only !ro"ita#le "or #etween 8( and 9( days% so e.ery a.aila#le working hour during this time !eriod is worth its weight in gold$ Most Christmas light installers work 8 or 9 days a week during this short season to ma&imi:e their !ro"ita#ility as the more 3o#s you can com!lete% the more money you will make$

To! '( things you should know #e"ore you start a Christmas light #usiness
1. Take advantage of your existing customer base.

I" you already own a #usiness% start talking a#out Christmas lights and decorati.e lighting to your customers right now$ Aside "rom the "act that time always !asses more /uickly than
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you=d e&!ect% !eo!le use Christmas lights "or a lot more than 3ust Holiday decorations$ There are trees to #e wra!!ed "or !arties$ >a:e#os to #e accented "or weddings$ Christmas lights are an easy way to make e.ery !arty more "un ) so let your e&isting customer #ase know that this is a that you o""er$
2. Surf the web to find out the latest trends in lighting.

As a !ro"essional lighting installer% you=ll want to #e aware o" the di""erent styles and ty!es o" lights a.aila#le so you can s!eak like a !ro"essional when you start your seasonal ad.entures$ C9 and C? Christmas light #ul#s are a traditional "a.orite that you must understand$ These glass #ul#s with "ilaments are the #rightest o" the Christmas lights and de!ending on your region o" the country are the most e&!ected$ They are #est !urchased #y the !ro"essional in cases o" '((( with se!arate cords so that you can tailor the sets to your customer=s .ision$ Clear and multi #ul#s are generally the "a.orite$ Mini lights are incredi#ly .ersatile and come in a huge array o" wiring and #ul# colors$ Match the lighting wiring to their #ackground i" you can$ Most mini lights can only #e run in sets o" 7 #ut some commercial .arieties do allow you to run 8 in series @kee!ing in mind that you don=t e&ceed any #reaker limitsA$ Commercial LB; Christmas lights ha.e #een on the scene "or a#out 7 years and make installation really easy$ Their incredi#ly low !ower consum!tion means that you can connect u! to ',4 sets o" lights together in a single run$ They use a single !ower ada!ter at the #eginning o" each run$ Twel.e% ,(% and 4( "oot 3um!ers are a.aila#le to 3um! #etween trees% doors and windows$

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Make A Fortune Installing Christmas Lights 3. Use a good quality commercial clip.


The last thing you want to do is re.isit an installation #ecause some cli!s #roke in a storm or "ace an homeowners e&treme disa!!ointment @can you say understatementA #ecause you thought installing lights with a !ower sta!ler would #e 3ust "ine$ Some cli!s and attachments can #e !ermanently installed ) es!ecially on stucco and .ertical sur"aces$ Be sure to re.iew these o!tions with your client$ I=.e gi.en my customers a ta#le o" common a!!lications and the a!!ro!riate installation hardware to use #ased on the ty!e o" dis!lay they want% this way you ensure that the customer knows what they are getting$
4. Order some lights right away to see what they look like

in real life$ Think o" yoursel" as a lighting designer$ Trying to descri#e lights and their colors without actually holding them is like trying to descri#e a color the !hone$ You=ll #e on the hook "or !urchasing all the materials "or your lighting 3o#s$ Minimi:e disa!!ointment #y showing your customers sam!les$ You 3ust cannot underestimate the .alue o" this ste!$ For e.ery !erson who the ethereal glow o" LB; lighting there will #e a neigh#or who re/uires the su!er no.a /uality glow o" a run o" C? trans!arent #ul#s$ The colors o" the LB; lights tend to .ary and are a little di""erent than traditional incandescent lighting$ The white and #lue colors tend to ha.e the most color shi"t$ LB; lights come in , kinds o" white ) warm white and winter white$ *arm white led lights look white until you com!are them to something #lue$ The winter white or !ure white led lights ha.e a #luer look to them and are !o!ular with "olks who like #lue or are com#ining them with halogen landsca!e or commercial lighting$
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Again% actually !lugging them in "or your customers a"ter dark is the #est way to hel! ensure that they like the "inal color o" their installation$ I" you start early enough% you might e.en consider installing one set o" the lights they choose on their house #e"ore you !urchase all the materials re/uired "or their 3o#$ As a new installer% you 3ust can=t a""ord to take the chance o" !icking out what you like and "illing your garage with !roduct #ecause your customers may not share your o!inion and your .endors won=t take them #ack$

nstall the lights on your own home$ -ot only can you ha.e your customers dri.e #y @you can coordinate turning them on so all your neigh#ors won=t start turning you into your homeowner=s associationCA #ut you can !ractice and make any mistakes on your own home$ *alk the measurements o" the roo"line and start #y adding 7(5 o" the length "or the ele.ation o" the$ I" you "ind yoursel" working with a !articular ty!e o" architecture ) i$e$ Danch Es Tudor ) you=ll "igure out !retty /uickly what you need to allow "or in the !itch o" the roo"$ As you are hanging your own home% time yoursel" to gi.e yoursel" an idea o" how long it will take to com!lete a lighting 3o#$ -othing is worse than coming u! short in an installation where a"ter you !ay your crew you take home a #ig thank you and nothing at all "or #uying Christmas !resents this year$

6. !ave as many of your orders as you can lined up by

October$ All the country% Christmas light im!orters and distri#utors start their Christmas light !roducts in Se!tem#er and
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Octo#er$ The most !o!ular light sets and lighting !roducts with 8 and ', inch s!acing can run out #y the #eginning o" -o.em#er$ ;on=t e.en think that you are going to "ind hea.y duty e&tension cords in stock on -o.em#er '$ They will most likely all #e gone$ And the ones you "ind won=t #e chea!$ More than likely% i" there aren=t .ery many Christmas Light installers in your area% once you start doing your installations @and they are starting earlier and earlier in -o.em#erA you=ll start re"erral calls so make sure that you ha.e good relationshi!s with your .endors and order early$ Be"ore Octo#er '4th% orders are generally !rocessed and shi!!ed within ')7 days$ A"ter this magic date% shi!!ing times can e&tend to F)4 days #ecause o" the incredi#le demand$ Sa.e on e&!edited shi!!ing and order early$
7. "ive your first few customers a discount if they#ll let

you display a yard sign. A !otential customer #y a #eauti"ully lit house and sees your sign in the yard% you can #et that they ll #e you a call "or an estimate$ *ord o" mouth and dri.e #y ad.ertising #eats e.ery other kind o" marketing ) ask any real estate agent a#out the !ower o" cur# a!!eal$ Be ready to answer your !hone and change your !hone message to re"lect your new sideline #usiness$ You=ll #e sur!rised to see your #usiness grow$
8. $e ready to say %&o%.

I hear a#out this e.eryday$ Be ready to walk away "rom the grand F((( s/uare "oot mansion with guest house 3o# where the "olks think your e""orts are worth +,(($ In this #usiness @or any other "or that matterA its not worth it to work "or chea! !eo!le$ And as you will o"tentimes the chea!est
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customers are the ones with the most money$
9. Try to build your business to continue year #round and

be innovative in your marketing. As I mentioned #e"ore% there is always a demand "or decorati.e lighting$ Call on nurseries to wra! their dis!lay trees ) great "or drawing in customers$ B&!eriment with !atio lighting$ Medium #ase cords and #ul#s are great "or this ty!e o" a!!lication$ Call all the local wedding !lanners and let them know the ser.ices you can !ro.ide$ Setting u! your own sideline Christmas light #usiness can #e !ro"ita#le all year long$ You are only limited #y what you want to do and how much time you want to gi.e to it$ As sel" em!loyed !eo!le% we can all use that e&tra stream o" income$
10. Seek education and training before you 'ump into this

business. This is im!ortant G This #usiness is relati.ely sim!le to o!erate once you get o"" the ground% #ut trying to start your #usiness without "irst knowing the ins and outs o" the industry% installation !rocedures% legal re/uirements% and #usiness o!eration s!eci"ics% you are setting yoursel" u! "or a .ery rough start i" not dooming yoursel" to "ailure$ Take the time to do some research% #uy a "ew #ooks or a training !ackage like Cashing In On Christmas and really educate yoursel" as to what you re getting into and what is actually re/uired to run a Christmas light installation #usiness$ -ow !lease understand that I am not saying this to scare you% #ut to instead hel! you make an in"ormed decision so that your #usiness .enture is !ro"ita#le and success"ul$
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