The dream of being self-employed is something a lot of people hold onto (and with the state of the economy being what it is at the moment, being self-employed can actually be more stable than being employed by a regular job!), but one mistake a lot of people make in pursuing this goal is that they get locked into a specific idea of what they want to do in order to be self-employed, rather than keeping their eyes open for various opportunities; if you want to be permanently self-employed, the best thing you can do is open up various avenues for yourself - and one avenue that is especially worth pursuing (and that can be especially profitable!) is hanging Christmas lights. You will need to make sure you take all the preliminary steps before you get started: first off, you will need to make sure you are fully insured for the work before you get started; the next thing you will want to make sure you do is have plenty of Christmas lights purchased and ready to go before you start collecting customers; and thirdly, you will want yard signs that you can put in the yards of the people for whom you hang Christmas lights. Once these preliminary aspects are all taken care of, you will want to offer to do a few houses for free; even though you will make no money directly off these houses, doing a few houses for free will make you money in the long run, as you can put your yard sign in these yards and start collecting new customers. And even though you may be able to handle the bulk of the business on your own, make sure you have someone who will be able to help you if you need it; after all, you might be surprised at how quickly your business booms, and you will not want to have to turn down jobs just because you failed to secure someone who could help you! You should be able to get started with your Christmas lights business with these tips in mind - which will carry you even closer to being fully self-employed in a variety of areas!
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