For those who love nothing more than browsing décor magazines, dreaming of new color schemes, and shopping for home accessories, it’s often tempting to take it one step further.
Luckily, it is possible to transform this passion into a profitable business!
Whether your talents lie in creating beautiful rooms, crafting your own accessories, or even just being a fount of knowledge, there are a few steps you can take to start turning a profit.
Start a Blog
Blogging is hugely popular across a vast number of industries.
Writing and publishing your own blog gives you the opportunity to show how knowledgeable you are with regards to all things decorating, and if you can build a good following, there are ways to monetize the blog for a profit.
Earning a significant wage from a blog does take time, effort and a heap of dedication.
Success with this venture is not instant; rather, it can take some bloggers years before they can begin to bring money in. SEO is vital for your blog, along with link building, so before you start publishing posts, it is worthwhile to research keywords and tips and techniques to get yourself noticed.
It is important to brand yourself as a professional and not a newbie. Invest in commercial photography, professional videography (if you are going to show DIYs and other tips), and a professional logo.
However, if décor truly is your passion, a blog is a fun and interesting way to keep the flame alive.
It’s also pretty simple to get going. For example, you can set up a WordPress site in mere minutes.
Start an E-Commerce Venture
More and more people are turning to e-commerce, and it’s not hard to see why.
Selling longed-for items for the comfort of your home is a fun and often simple way to bring in extra money.
There are a variety of popular e-commerce sites which are ideal for those starting this venture as a beginner.
eBay, for example, is one of the biggest online marketplaces and allows people to sell a vast variety of items, from tech accessories and books to exotic and unique decor items.
For budding e-commerce entrepreneurs, a great way to begin is by looking further into eBay dropshipping.
Dropshipping is a straightforward business model which allows you to resell products, without having to create, store and ship the goods yourself.
If you know of a home accessory supplier, why not inquire whether they would be interested in working together to turn a profit?
Create Tutorial Videos
Vlogging is a lucrative venture, with certain YouTubers earning six-figure sums per year.
If you craft your own furniture, accessories, or are skilled in decorating a home, this is a great way to build your authority in this sector.
Create tutorials where you showcase your skills and talk those watching through the techniques you use; for example, the painting techniques to create a smooth, streak-free wall.
Ensure you post regularly, however, to keep viewers coming back for more. There is a variety of content you can record and publish, both on YouTube and on your own blog.
For instance, you can record reviews of specific products you have used in the past.
You can create videos which tour your home and show viewers how you’ve used paint colors and tones to create a certain atmosphere in each room.
You can showcase how to create a cushion or artwork from scratch.
The possibility is endless, but before you turn on the camera, make sure you have a script prepared and practiced how it sounds.
Additionally, don’t forget to edit your video to make sure it shows your talents in the best possible light.