Landscapers - Cashing In On Christmas Is Now Easier Than Ever

Here’s a profitable home-based business opportunity, which brings in over $1000 a day. You do have to work for a living; this is no envelope stuffing scam but an often-overlooked industry that has been steadily growing year after year for many decades. The holiday lighting industry is a multibillion dollar a year business all over the world. The U.S. season begins around Halloween. Home and business decorations begin to appear and elaborate lighting designs sparkle through the night. Many of those luminescent creations are installed by professionals.

My landscaping business was very lucrative but always came to a screeching halt in the end of fall. Like many other business owners with seasonal operations I now switch to indoor and outdoor lighting design installation. There are a few basic design ideas that you should be aware of as well as electrical installation safety procedures. It's probably best to do what I and many others who got in this business of years ago did; go online and find a good course in running your holiday lighting business.

Some of the basics that you're going to have to learn of consist of how to match the lighting to the style of the home or building. For instance you'll know how to treat a ranch or Victorian a little differently from a multi-story or a basic tract box home. You'll need to learn how to accessorize and add ornamentation that fits within the clients preconceived style and taste.

You're going to have to be familiar with all the different varieties of bulbs for indoor and outdoor decorative lighting installation. You'll need to be familiar with the kinds of fasteners and hangers; how to use and how to splice and customize your cords. Experts have already put together guides to help you learn the ropes.

This year we're going to be installing three-dimensional lighting sculptures as part of our new service. They are more elaborate and more expensive but many residential and commercial clients gain lots of attention from these amazing animated displays. Quite a few of our vendors carry a wide assortment of animated characters in a wireframe mesh complete with lighting already established. Custom designs are also available and of course, we charge more for that service.

If you could make a lot of money with the basic equipment that you have now wouldn’t you want to take a closer look at making it happen? Many landscapers have been beating themselves up every year trying to supplement their income during the off-season. You cannot only supplement your income with a profitable home-based business opportunity, you can take home income that you would make in a year and have yourself a very happy holiday.
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The Best Work At Home Job For Cashing In On Christmas

If you are one of those people who dreaded the winter because there is no income from your seasonal work-at-home job, I found a solution that might work for you. A few years ago, I discovered that seasonal contractors such as roofers, painters and landscapers like me were making additional income during the winter months. They had learned how to create beautiful lighting displays during the holiday season and were making good money for their efforts.

The use of decorative lighting during the Christmas holiday season goes back as far as the early 1800s. By the mid-19th century, inexpensive electric power made it possible to use incandescent lights for decorations. Edward H. Johnson back in 1882 displayed the first electrically hand wired Christmas lights and every year since then we just can't get enough.

Every year starting around September, holiday light installations pros get started all over the country. They usually market their business with flyers and mailers to middle and upper income neighborhoods in their area. Many of the seasoned pros are already booked up before the season begins. Their prices can range from as low as $200 all the way up to several thousand dollars for an installation.

Working with local businesses can also be very profitable. Some holiday lighting experts are busy all year around starting with weddings in April and June, Fourth of July celebration lighting displays, Halloween lighting designs and of course, Christmas displays. Many business owners use the lighting displays as elaborate signage to attract public attention. In many towns across the country and even across the world, people flocked to see the local annual displays and end up patronizing the businesses.

So how do you get started in a small operation? This is the kind of work at home job, which requires you to climb ladders, and know a bit about electrical installation. You also need to have an eye for design along with people skills. If you feel you have these necessary characteristics, you could be pulling in from $500-$2000 a day.

Getting started in your own holiday lighting business isn't very expensive; if you already work with homes or businesses throughout the year, you have a head start. Roofers, painters and landscapers tend to do well in this business because of their work ethic and their lists of clientele. They also tend to have trucks and ladders in their business, which makes their business start-up super simple.

You see, it's entirely possible to create a full-time income working part-time in your own work at home job. Holiday lighting is a seriously lucrative income opportunity for many business owners who have seasonal operations such as landscaping, window washing or even house painting.
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Start Cashing in on the Christmas Lighting Business Now

Many contractors, painters and landscapers find the holiday season to be fairly slow. The late fall and winter months can seem like an eternity if you're not doing much work. Why not turn that around and start cashing in on one of the most lucrative holiday businesses?

If you want to create a solid income during the holiday season a Christmas lighting business is definitely one to investigate. What many don't realize is that homeowners and businesses spend over $200 million a year on Christmas lighting installation. This was money spent on having someone else do their installation!

This is the kind of business that landscapers, roofers, painters and others who work with residential and commercial customers throughout the year can begin to seriously use to impact their bottom line. You can retain your customers all year long while adding new and exciting services to your portfolio.

Many entrepreneurs who decided to include this service in their roster, have realized earnings of over $1000 per day during the season and in some cases have been raking in up to $3000 a day on commercial projects. Many contractors are transitioning from seasonal projects to year-round services.

Their new revenue source is being used in a number of situations:
- nighttime party lighting decoration
- evening wedding lighting design
- special events lighting design

There are folks who've taken the time to research the market and take appropriate courses to build a year-round service model. They hire the right people for the job; thus allowing them to continue to work at what they are good at.

Like any new business venture, it is prudent to investigate the business model thoroughly. Get proper training in managing the Christmas holiday decoration business. Go online and study with those who are already successful in this venture.

It is unwise to make the same mistakes others have when you can learn from their experience. Avoid the expensive franchises because you will be investing more money in them than in you and your family. This business can be started on a small budget if you know how to do it properly.

If you take the time to study the holiday lighting installation business, you can start making money doing your very first week. There are experts available to teach you the proper way to do it. This venture can bring you and your family many happy holidays.
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4 Secrets to Running a Successful Holiday Lighting Business

Below you will find 4 secrets that have taken me years to discover... why I believe you need to know them... and how you can quickly copy my exact formula for success in the holiday lighting business. The best part is there's nothing for you to figure out if you follow my simple plan.

Secret #1: Get Fast Cash

All savvy business owners know cash flow is the single most important part of their business. Without cash your hands are tied, your options limited and, your opportunities closed. It's like trying to walk with your feet tied together... You haven't got a chance.

Getting fast cash when you first start your business is crucial.

Secret #2: Secure Repeat Business

Cash in the bank is great -- it pays your bills and eliminates your debts. But if you want to build a long term successful holiday lighting business, you need high levels of repeat business. Meaning customers who come back year after year. Most successful business owners know that it is easier to cheaper and easier to retain an old customer than to find a new one.

Secret #3: Distinguish Yourself From The Competition

This secret is missed by so many people, yet, it's the most obvious one of all!

The simple fact is, well known companies with solid reputations get paid more money... are most often referred to others... and have virtually no competition. Look around your town at the most successful well known companies. Don't believe for one second they accidentally fell into the role... in nearly every case these companies had a very deliberate plan. Why? Because they knew it would earn them more money! The good news is, it doesn't take anywhere near as long to brand your company as most people think.

Secret #4: Create a Real Business

Making money isn't as hard as many people would have you believe - it's not easy, but once you know how to do it, the process is fairly straightforward. However don't kid yourself...

If your business is NOT built on a solid foundation then it is only a matter of time before you lose it all (happened to me, not once but twice!). I don't mean to sound harsh... but it's the truth. If you don't have real customers... if you don't have business assets... if you're at the mercy of your competition... then you could wake up one day to find your entire business wiped out.

As you can see, these secrets ARE simple...but honestly... how many are YOU using?

When you follow these 4 secrets -- You will generate fast cash almost immediately. You will turn your customers in to fanatical repeat buyers. Your holiday lighting business will standout light years ahead of the competition. You will have a real business that puts you in control of your financial future.

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What is the Easiest Way to Cash in on the Holiday Decoration Business

Right around this time of year many people look forward to increasing their income by $30-$40,000. How do they do this? They have their own holiday decoration business. What would it take to create this kind of income in three months?

Many holiday lighting decoration specialists have been doing this for years as a part-time business. They have a regular number of projects that they do every year and they get so many referrals that they are guaranteed a healthy income even in January.

Quite often, seasonal business owners such as landscapers, roofers, and even painters transition to Christmas light decoration. They often get their contracts from their existing pool of customers. Many of these business owners can realize $2-$3000 income in a single day from their holiday decoration business.

What does it take to put together a holiday lighting and decoration business? If you have an existing client base that you work with from year to year, you might have a willing market. Many new Christmas lighting specialists will contact their friends, families and neighbors with flyers announcing a discounted special as a means of introducing the new business.

Once you've started your first project, be sure to put up a sign while working that promotes your business as you work. You should have your website and your business information so that people in the neighborhood can contact you. Be sure to get permission from your client of course. Since you're giving them a discount for the project, there shouldn't be much of an objection to you promoting yourself as you work.

Take photos of the finished project for promotional purposes. Get a testimonial from your new satisfied client and place that on the website as well along with a picture of the home or business. Once you do have your first job and testimonial, place those on another flyer and get out there and promote like crazy.

Once you know exactly how to set up your Holiday lighting business, you can be making money in your first week. In order to conduct your business properly, you'll need some guidelines. There are ways to conduct business that will bring you a lot of money and a lot of referrals, if you start out on the wrong foot, you can end up with a lot of headaches. That's why it's important to get started properly with all the right tools and information.
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Triple Your Landscaping Revenues With This Winter Income Opportunity

A few of us landscapers got together during our Christmas downtime a few years ago and complained to each other how our businesses always dried up right at the end of fall. That was then, this is now. If you have not heard, holiday lights installation is a big deal for many homeowners and businesses. Installing and setting up these lights can bring in thousands in winter income.

One thing that landscapers know an awful lot about is grass. When you transition to holiday lighting installation you're going to have to learn a lot about lighting. This is going to call for some studying. There are holiday lighting companies that you can contact and get lots of information about the wide varieties of holiday lighting bulbs available.

Find out about the latest trends in lighting for holiday decorating. The traditional bulbs (C7 and C9 Christmas light bulbs) have been around forever and are still popular. You’ll want to know about bulk purchasing and when will be the best time to make your purchases. The last thing you want to do is place your entire order only to find out that everything is out of stock.

Mini lights are also pretty good for special lighting situations. They can add cool accents in various locations when clustered together. Some of these mini lights can be run without to three sets in a series while others with heavier gauge wiring can be run with up to six sets in series. These are great for decorating shrubbery and trees.

LED lights are a big deal right now. Each set is powered by three AAA batteries; which makes them incredibly portable. You can get conical shaped lights, small mini ice and traditional Mini lights. They are available in a wide variety of colors and sets. These lights allow you to decorate in places without having to trail power cords everywhere. They're perfect for parties and wedding receptions as well.

Contact a licensed electrician if you're getting started. Just pick their brains about everything you'll need to know about lighting and installation. If you know them well enough have them inspect your work to verify that it meets safety regulations and add that to your marketing. Let people know that your work is certified by a licensed electrical contractor. This is an incredible business and a great way to literally double or triple your annual income.

During the worst year of the financial implosion, the holiday lighting business did not miss a beat. Get ready for the kind of income that makes your friends in the landscaping business green with envy. Learn the simple strategies that can push your holiday lighting business into lucrative winter income.
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Start Cashing in on Christmas Holiday Lighting Business Now

You may be sitting around wondering how you're going to afford those Christmas gifts this holiday season. Although last year, store purchases were down, the Christmas lighting business was as strong as ever. What I mean is, people may be frugal about buying luxury items, but they still want to enjoy the holiday spirit.

Part of that holiday spirit is the tradition of decorating and lighting. You may be saying to yourself "but don't people decorate their own trees and their own rooms?" Ask any photographer if their business is hurt by cell phone cameras. The market for well produced Christmas holiday lighting is strong because many affluent people take pride in their homes.

Many prefer to leave the job to an expert for several reasons. Safety is a very big issue when it comes to outdoor Christmas holiday lighting. If you can provide the level of professionalism that will ensure an outstanding Christmas lighting experience, clients will not have to concern themselves with climbing onto a roof.

Let's face it, some people would love to have the ability to layout, design and implement a great Christmas lighting scheme but lack the skill, tools, time and materials. When looking at your local market, don't neglect the seniors. They may have been putting Christmas lights up forever but now are not in the best shape to do what they envision. This is where you can come in and fill the gap.

There are quite a few overlooked markets that you can tap into once you have a few testimonials and samples under your belt. Residential homes can be a staple for your business but don't forget commercial opportunities as well.

In order to conduct this business properly you'll want to invest in the right training. The right tools and the kind of marketing will get you up and running with profits in your bank account starting with your first job. There are people who try to transition into Christmas lighting decorating without being fully aware of the pitfalls that may occur. This can be a disaster.

In order to avoid making the classic errors in this unique business, you need to study experienced players in the field. This means taking the time to learn from the experts. Find out what the proper methods of running the Christmas lighting business are to make the most money with the least amount of headaches.
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Looking To Make Christmas Cash This Year? Let Me Show You How

Looking to make Christmas cash this year? Christmas lighting installation businesses can do just that. This multi-billion dollar industry has flown well below the radar for many decades. There are companies making over $1 million each season just from putting a lot of pretty lights around homes and businesses.

Learn from the experts before you get started.
I can't overstate this enough; learn how to do this the right way from the beginning and you will profit tremendously. There is very little time before the season starts, so get online find a reputable trainer or mentor who actually does holiday lighting installation for living. They will save you many headaches and make you a lot of money.

Work on your own home or that of a friend for experience.
However, everything you learned to practical application on your home. Get the tools and the lighting and learn by doing. If your living space is not appropriate, find a friend who has a home and is linked decorated for free this holiday season.

Offer a killer discount for the first five sign-ups.
This business costs very little to start up although it can pay you a six-figure salary in no time flat. It all starts with the first few set of houses so invest in your customers and give them a nice discount for jumping in early. Remember, they trust you to do a great job even though you're new at this.

Get your marketing done early.
Remember the season starts earlier every year. Don't wait until Halloween to order your supplies and market your business; just close your window of opportunity and drastically reduced your own profits.

Take many pictures.
Every home that you decorate should be photographed. Handout permission slips along with the bill. Get a website and a photo album and place the pictures on both.

Don't leave a job without an endorsement.
Never leave a satisfied customer without an endorsement. When you ask them how they feel about the job and they describe it in positive detail, ask them if you can quote them on that. Take out your voice recorder and have them repeat their statement.

Get some referrals from your existing customers.
Once you're done send him a thank-you card. If you're not already booked up for the season, call them up and ask them if they know their neighbor.

There is absolutely no doubt that this business can make you a lot of money if you do it right. Take the time to learn from the best in the holiday lighting business. Take the guesswork out of getting started and move up on the fast track to bringing in a lot of Christmas cash.
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Landscapers - Make Your Winter Income Cashing In On Christmas

Landscaping work is great money for many people; the problem is what to do when winter comes? Many landscapers have found that they can bring in an extra $500 - $1000 or more each day during the holiday season starting in late September. Many of these small businesses have been doing this for years and can realize $30-$40,000 in their off-season business. What could they possibly be doing? Holiday light installations have steadily grown into a multibillion-dollar industry over the recent decades.

Holiday lighting installation is about the easiest and quickest way to start generating cash in a service business. You'll need a few simple tools, a ladder and good transportation for your production. You'll need to be able to speak clearly and convincingly to homeowners and small businesses and conduct a presentation. That sounds like about 80% of the general public (including you since you're reading this).

You'll need to have access to a mailing list to find your target market. This can be done quite easily on the Internet. Simply send out letters or flyers to your targeted areas. 1000 letters  will usually get you about 10 or 12 jobs. That should get you started on the right foot. It's important to note however that you'll want to get some training before you step in front of a prospect.

Nothing kills enthusiasm more than making dumb mistakes on your first project. You can avoid many of the usual errors by taking the time to learn about business from experts who been there and were still doing it. You can go online and find other holiday lighting specialists who coach and train new business owners.

Landscapers usually have an existing list of customers that they deal with each month; this makes a great start because you are already a known quantity. One way to jumpstart your new seasonal business is to decorate one of your customer’s homes to use as your sample. Be sure to get their permission to take photographs of finished result along with a written endorsement. Placed the image and the testimonial on your flyer along with other marketing information. Then get this out to your current customers to let them know what you're doing.

Quite a few landscapers have discovered how to make money all year around with a simple off season business. Let the people who have been doing this for years show you how simple it is to double your annual income workers part-time business. Holiday lighting setups and installation have been around for many decades and have withstood recessions and depressions. Take the time to get more facts on this booming business because you can definitely cash in on Christmas now.
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Finally An At Home Business That Brings In Christmas Cash

If you're self-employed and you have been trying to figure out how to increase your income around wintertime, I want you to give this some serious consideration. If you've ever driven around town from late October to the end of December, you've seen many Christmas lights. Some of the most amazing displays aren't done by your neighbors or the local business owner. Folks have been paying from a few hundred dollars up to as much as several thousand dollars for holiday lighting displays.

There are people making a great income from this at home business. You would have to learn on the job how to operate. You're going need to be familiar with the following:

• Party in holiday lighting
• Mini  lights
• LED battery operated lights
• C7 and C9 bulbs
• Net lights
• LED Christmas lights
• 12 V LED lights
• Rope lights
• Icicle lights
• Illuminated Christmas wreaths
• Illuminated Christmas garlands
• Holiday light controllers
• Light clips and hooks
• Lights stakes
• Rope lights
• Sculpted clips for mini  lights
• Timers for Christmas lights
• Light repair tools
• Color caps
• Blackout cats
• Assorted electrical plugs
• Electrical cord strippers
• Wire cutters
• Assorted clips for grooves, tile, gutters, fences, trees and shrubs

You're going to be learning how to maneuver safely on a ladder, a roof, in, and around trees. I no longer do the installation myself; I have people that do that for me but when you're just starting out you may have to get on the ladder to get the work done. The work itself is fairly easy and simple; once you get started time passes by fairly quickly.

Getting the work relies on your marketing skills but if you take a few courses offered by holiday lighting experts, you'll quickly learn what works in your field and what doesn't. Take many pictures of your finished work in order to promote yourself. Don't forget the testimonials; they go a long way to getting you the next job.

Let's talk a little bit about the money. Depending on your location, you can average anywhere from $500-$1000 a day as a startup. Learn how to market yourself properly and follow one of the online courses and you may be able to double that next year. This business is not rocket science and can be a heck of a lot of fun.
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Create Insane Profits in Your Own Christmas Light Installation Business

If you're self-employed in the contracting field, you know that the winter months are usually reserved for catching up on your television viewing. If you are smart and socked away as much as you could during the regular season, you might coast through Christmas and New Year's on your savings.

I discovered something amazing a few years ago that made all the difference in how I looked at the holidays. If you know anything about the window cleaning business, it's very much like landscaping and painting contracting businesses. In the wintertime, there's usually not much work to look forward to. Sure, there are a few loyal customers will want something done but your chance to make a killing for the holidays is very slim.

That's all changed now after taking the time to do some research on the Christmas light installation business. This growth industry has weathered the worst recession in modern history and is still growing by leaps and bounds. Every year businesses and homeowners are hiring experts to handle the job of outdoor lighting during the holiday season.

They are doing this for any number of reasons; chief among them time and safety concerns. Affluent homeowners are now competing with each other with elaborate Christmas light displays. Elderly homeowners who wish to continue their traditions are hiring professional installers to do the job rather than risk injury or electrical mishaps.

Some Christmas lighting installation owners have been so successful at this that they are now booked way in advance of the season and even make themselves available for special events year-round.

So what does it take to get into the Christmas light installation business? Some people have started on a small budget, using their existing equipment and buying supplies as they need it. Because this is a cash business, they've been able to canvass prospects, set appointments and use their immediate income to fund the business.

There are easy ways and difficult ways to make this unique business opportunity work. Successful Christmas light installation operators have taken the time to study the business and learn the tips and tricks necessary for avoiding problems and creating immediate profits.

Without this knowledge, the learning curve can be quite steep. Many have avoided the outrageous franchise fees in favor of the more common sense home study courses that allow them to get quickly up to speed and manage their own business.
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