Do you love interior design? Have you always wanted to be your own boss? How about combining the two and starting your own interior design business?
Starting your own interior design business takes work, but the rewards are worth it. You will get the satisfaction of working for yourself. And you will be able to do something you love for a living. Sometimes people get stuck in a job they hate, and it can have a negative influence on their whole life. Why not go after your dreams?
You Don’t Need A Degree
You don’t need to go to school for interior design, although of course it won’t hurt. If you do have a degree or certificate in home design, make sure you put that on any promotional materials you have printed.
Don’t forget the business side of things. Running a business isn’t like launching the space shuttle, but you do need to have the basics down. That means accounting and business math. Sound boring? It won’t be, because it’s all going towards a business you are going to love.
Name Your Business
You can call your business whatever you want. You might want to put your name on it, although some business owners advise against this. Maybe you can come up with a catchy name that states what the business is about.
This helps a lot. People like it when they can tell what a business does as soon as they read the name. They also like businesses that are personalized. So don’t give your interior design business a cold sounding name. Use your creativity. Naming a business can be real fun.
You don’t want to go broke, so start out small. Ideally, you won’t have to take out any loans. Banks are hesitant to loan money to start-up companies. They know there are a lot of failures, especially the first year. Of course, your business is not going to fail.
You can advertise for free. How? Easy. Facebook, Twitter and Blogger. You can open accounts on all three of those sites and start advertising your business, and you won’t have to pay a dime.
Show Off Your Success
Most cell phones can take pictures. Use your cell phone to take pictures of a room you have designed. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have any customers yet. Take pictures of a room you did in your home or apartment.
People want results. They don’t want to read a bunch of stuff about design. They want to see a sample of your design ability. It’s only fair. So impress people by showing off your best room.