I quit my job and now only work 3 months a year charging $1,000 for 2 hours – this came from my love for Christmas
A FORMER teacher has revealed how she quit her job to turn her passion for decorating Christmas trees into a full-time career.
Amanda Ware now claims she can charge an average of $1,000 per tree that takes her between two and five hours to decorate — and she makes all of her money in the last three months of the year.
She decorates at least 100 Christmas trees a year starting in October, with most of her clients coming to her in November.
“The magic really starts when people put up their Christmas decorations. My job is to make people happy,” she said news week.
“I may not teach in a classroom, I still teach people how to upgrade their living spaces to invite others with confidence.”
Most of the trees she adorns are covered with well-placed, highly ornamental pieces.
“We specialize in over-the-top, more is more, so we like more. This is a general estimate, but for a 9-foot tree decorated all around, we like to use 3-5 rolls of ribbon, 40-60 branches, flowers, and 30-50 ornaments,” Ware explained.
The price she charges depends on the size of the tree, but customers should expect a hefty price tag.
“I’ve decorated a tree with $10,000 worth of decorations before, and the tree only cost $200,” she said.
Ware loves using ribbons on the trees and calls them “one of the reasons I got into this business.”
https://www.the-sun.com/money/6893632/quit-job-work-charging-decorating-christmas-trees/ I quit my job and now only work 3 months a year charging $1,000 for 2 hours – this came from my love for Christmas