If you have a bit of artistic skill, and have some spare room in your home or shop, you could easily start a part-time picture framing business. Think about this for a moment.
There are two ends of the spectrum. You have professional framers, which can be pricey and there’s the inexpensive ready-made frames you can buy in a store.
There’s nothing in-between and that is where you can fit in with your part-time picture framing business. It won’t cost much to start if you already own some basic woodworking tools in your shop. If you can cut a straight line and use a ruler, then you can master the skill behind matting and framing very quickly.
What you really need to know is that you could make a few bucks working part-time with this business opportunity which could make it the perfect fit for semi retired or retired couples or can make a great add-on to an existing business.
Once the word gets out about your affordable picture framing business among local artists and photographers, you’ll likely be as busy as you want to be. Some of the benefits of starting your own picture framing business are related to hours and stress.
Think about it, if you are running your own part-time business you get to choose when you are working. This can take away a great deal of the stress that accompanies the need to be open six days a week from nine to five or six or whenever the last customer leaves.
Also, if you are running your part-time picture framing business from your home, you won’t need to worry about rent or the other added expenses of operating a brick and mortar storefront which also reduces the stress.
Get the word out by contacting professional photographers and artists in your area and offering your service as an affordable alternative to their clients. Who knows? Maybe one of them will take you on and incorporate pricing of their photo sets to include framing done through you.
There are other ways of letting people know you are providing this service including advertising or by setting up booths at local farmers markets and community events showing off some of the work you can do.
Regardless of how you do it, once people catch on that your service is available and at a fraction of the cost of the professional framers, expect to be busy at certain times of year including ‘Wedding Season’ and at graduation.
Starting your own part-time picture framing business is easy, affordable and allows you the freedom to pick and choose when and how long to work per day, week or month which frees you up to do other things to enjoy your retirement.