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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Low-Cost Startups by Gail Margolies Reid

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Interior Decorating

Estimated startup costs: $500-$1,000
Estimated first-year revenue: $35,000-$60,000
Even as home-design shows and magazines inspire more people to beautify their homes, the trend in do-it-yourself projects is on the decline. This leaves the field wide open for new interior decorators.
Customers expect that you will come to their home, define the scope of the project (the whole house, or perhaps just the family room), and come up with an evaluation.
At this point you would present a contract for agreed-upon services for them to sign, with you receiving a retainer to start. Your next step would be to generate some drawings that would outline the furniture to be purchased for a recommended room layout. After approval from ...

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