Is The Christmas Light Business Profitable?
By Bill Tincu, Creator of Christmas Kings
According to several sources, the Christmas Lighting industry has had an amazing 1000% increase in growth over the last 10 years! I have been in this business for over seven years. I saw it when it was small and have seen it grow exponentially! Also, residential homeowners as well as commercial and professional business owners spend over a billion dollars each Christmas season for this service and its associated products. And, with the Christmas lighting industry being fairly new, this quite possibly will be the perfect ‘add-on’ service to your existing business. It is also the perfect business that can earn you enough in 90 days so you can either take the rest of the year off or run another seasonal business during the other 9 months of the year.
As a general rule, the installation season begins in early October focusing mainly on commercial properties. This is when you will start to look for leads and begin your installations. The season ends in mid to late January when you’ve finished taking down all the lights from your clients’ homes and businesses.
Christmas light installation businesses can make more than $1000 per day per work crew during the season. Well-organized installation crews can make more that $2000 per day. It is also not uncommon for installers to earn upwards of $3000 in a single day when installing larger residential and commercial jobs. I recently managed to get a lighting contract with a local hotel. The quote I gave was for $3200. My light costs were $600 and I paid my 2 employees $160 each for an 8 hour day. Do the math. At the end of the day, I had over $2000 cash profit in my back pocket and a huge smile on my face!
A smaller Christmas light installation business can easily expect to earn more than $20,000 in their first year of hanging lights as long as they have a solid business plan. Try to begin with the end in mind. I know of many midsize Christmas light Installation companies that make between 100 and 150 thousand dollars each year – in only 90 days! There is a ton of money to be made in this industry. You are providing an essential service that people will use year after year.
This Holiday light industry is the perfect add-on for seasonal businesses like, construction workers, window cleaners, junk removal services, landscape architects, painters, roofers, and framers. The main thing that attracted me to this industry is the fact that this business is extremely low risk. I have been able to use my current client database to create leads and get contracts. I have also been able to keep my employees during this season whereas in other years, I have had to lay them off and often they never came back because they found other work! This business changed all that!
The Holiday Lighting industry is one of the fastest growing service industries in the United States, Canada, and the UK! Each year, the demand for this service increases. For some reason everyone wants to outdo their neighbors with a bigger and brighter display of lights. In a recent study, it was shown that the thing that people despised most about the holiday season was putting up the Christmas lights. People want the Christmas spirit without the hassle of putting up their own lights. This is where you come in and cash out!
This wonderful business opportunity is now more popular than ever and you are a part of it! The biggest benefit you have is the fact that this industry is still relatively young. It’s new and you got in on the ground floor at the beginning. That means there is a ton of room for growth. There is also room for small business owners, like you, to make a ton of money in a short period of time. It’s going to be some work, but once you get rolling, you are going to look back and think that taking the first step was the best decision you could have ever made.
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