Interior Decorating For Fun & Profit!

Written by Randy Wilson

Interior decorating has grown 11% inrepparttar last five years and will continue to grow as more people are working outsiderepparttar 149009 home and acquiring more money. If you are constantly being asked for your interior design ideas, this could be an incredible opportunity for you. All you need to do is make a few decisions and love to create beautiful home interiors.

The first thing to decide is if you want to be an interior designer or just do interior decorating. It may not seem like a big difference, but it actually is. An Interior Designer has to graduate from an accredited Interior Design program, and in many States,repparttar 149010 person must take an exam and are licensed. However, if you donít want to attend school right now or ever, you can opt to be an interior decorator instead.

Before selling your interior decorating services, you must practice. Learn some ofrepparttar 149011 tricks to decorating on a budget, and get ideas about what services you want to provide to your customers. Try these services out in your own home, and offer them for free inrepparttar 149012 homes of your family and friends. It is great practice and can help to build your portfolio.

To build your portfolio take before and after pictures of each project you do, whether it is large or small. You should have fifteen to twenty pictures in your portfolio and letters of recommendation from happy clients. It is also a good practice to create design boards for each project, and keep them with your portfolio.

Once you have decided on opening an interior decorating business, you should call around to different competitors to get an idea ofrepparttar 149013 services they provide andrepparttar 149014 fees they charge for their services. This is a great way to decide on how to charge your clients.

There are several ways to price your interior decorating services. They include using a flat fee, hourly fee, percentage fee, cost plus, retail cost or per square foot fee. Most interior decorating businesses userepparttar 149015 cost plus method for their fees.

To userepparttar 149016 cost plus method, you must contact wholesalers and retailers who offer interior decorating businesses discounts. This way you purchase everything forrepparttar 149017 project from paint to furniture. You then, sellrepparttar 149018 products and your services torepparttar 149019 client for your cost ofrepparttar 149020 products plusrepparttar 149021 twenty percent going rate.

The Easy Money Picture

Written by Elaine Currie, BA (Hons)

Most people would like to be able to earn easy money. Even if we have never consciously considered it, I doubt if anyone would turn down a genuine opportunity to earn some easy money.

What do you think of when someone says "easy money"? I get this image I call my "easy money picture" of a man sitting on a porch, chair tilted back, feet up onrepparttar rail, tie loosened, tall glass of something cool within reach, enjoyingrepparttar 148983 afternoon sun. This man has made his easy money forrepparttar 148984 day and hasrepparttar 148985 afternoon to himself. Want to know his secret, so you can earn easy money and take afternoons off? It's no big secret actually:repparttar 148986 best way to earn easy money is by working onrepparttar 148987 Internet.

Would you like to be in that easy money picture? It certainly appeals to me so I'll turn it into a woman relaxing inrepparttar 148988 sunshine after earning her easy money forrepparttar 148989 day, maybe she'll be holding a baby or reading a magazine. There's no reason why a woman can't earn easy money online;repparttar 148990 Internet is an equal opportunity environment and most women would be able to earn easy money online successfully because they have a natural eye for detail (ok, I admit this is personal bias).

Although few people would turn down a chance to earn easy money honestly, most are suspicious ofrepparttar 148991 idea of earning easy money. Quite rightly, anytime we hear "earn easy money" we start to look forrepparttar 148992 catch. Take my man onrepparttar 148993 porch, maybe his way to earn easy money is illegal: perhaps his easy money comes from being a conman who tricks people out of their hard earned money. That sort of scam artist is as common onrepparttar 148994 Internet as offline so you need to be careful ofrepparttar 148995 offers to earn easy money which leap out of so many online advertisements.

You need to find a way to put yourself in your own earn easy money picture without needing to worry about getting ripped off. You can protect yourself by takingrepparttar 148996 following precautions:

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