Opportunity: The Top 7 Reasons to Start a Painting Business
By: Andy Thompson
House painting is a skill that most people can pick up quite easily. It
is one of those rare home based business opportunities that actually
work and it is very possible to make $30- $50 an hour without much
Here are the top 7 reasons why anyone with basic painting skills should
consider starting a painting business of their own:
As you can see the sky is the limit for painters. Unlimited work
and top pay draw a lot of people to the painting trade every
Commercial Painting is a 22.5 Billion Dollar a Year Industry!
Every day homeowners across the country (and around the world) spend
millions of dollars to have a living room, bedroom, kitchen etc
painted. This is an industry that indeed has an unlimited amount of
work available. There is far more work then there are
Listed in the top 10
businesses in 2006 and predicted to grow into the foreseeable feature,
there has never been a better time to start a painting business then
Painting Skills Are Easy to Learn.
It doesn’t take much time at all to develop basic painting
skills. Just about anyone can do it. Most painters who learn through
“On the job training” pick it up in just a few
weeks. All it takes is a little practice.
Low Start-Up Costs.
A painting business is one of the best businesses because it
doesn’t require a lot of money to start. For under $250.00
(depending on where you live) you can get a painting business up and
running and earning money.
With start up costs this low it doesn’t take long to become
profitable and if you target small high paying jobs your overhead costs
are next to nothing.
Expensive Advertising Needed.
Unlike most other business, a painting
business doesn’t require a huge monthly advertising
budget. In fact it is completely possible to build a profitable
painting business without any traditional advertising at all.
Smart painting business owners spend time building relationships with
people who “know people” that can refer them jobs.
Professional Income Working Part Time Hours.
Many successful painting business owners earn $60,000 - $100,000 per
year working less then 35 hours per week. Once you develop your skills
and become proficient, it is not uncommon to make $300-$500 per day
working just 4-6 hours.
It is possible to earn more in one day then most painting employees
make working a 40 hour week. Every day painters sell their valuable
skills to a boss for a measly $12-$15 when they could be earning top
dollar running their own
Lifestyle and Security.
The best thing a house painter can do to secure their future is to
start a painting business of their own.
The potential to earn an above average income working part time hours
is one of the biggest benefits of owning a successful painting business.
Many painters are making a great living running their own painting
business. They drive nice vehicles, live in nice homes and have the
time and money to do the things they love.
Running a small painting business out of your home offers many
outstanding advantages like high profit potential and low over head.
Expenses like gas, tools and your vehicle may be write offs. (Be sure
to check with your accountant) But the tax benefits of owning a small
business are wonderful.