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.