A prominent doctor had a Christmas party in his home in an exclusive part of town. While enjoying the festivities my wife and I took a walk through the neighborhood and gazed at all the gorgeous Christmas lighting. We got back and commented to our host how beautiful the lighting was on all the streets in the area and he commented that several of the companies that come out each year compete unofficially against each other for the best lighting display.
When I remarked why his neighbors would hire someone to do the lighting for them, he looked at me as if I had three heads on my shoulder. My wife later commented that there was no way any of the people in this neighborhood making half a million a year would risk going up on their roof for the sake of Christmas lighting and decorations. Many of his neighbors would not think twice about spending $3,000 or $4,000 to get the job done properly.
That's when I understood why there is over $200 million a year spent on professional Christmas lighting installation. The truth is, if someone is busy, stressed out, or just plain tired, they don't want the headache of putting up Christmas lighting if they can hire someone to do it for a few hundred dollars. If they have a huge home, that makes matters even worse but the job even more lucrative.
So, if you thought that every one of your neighbors actually do put up their own Christmas lighting, you would be in for a pleasant surprise. The more affluent the areas, the less likely it will be that they're putting up their own Christmas light display.
If you want to make $10,000 a month during the holiday season I suggest you take a close look at becoming a commercial Christmas lights installer. The market is definitely out there for that service and growing more each year.