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Are you thinking of working from home? If you have just qualified as a professional nail technician then you may be considering setting up on your own. After all, working from home provides you with flexible hours, great pay, convenience and it can often be really rewarding. However, you also need to remember that it takes a lot of hard work to set up a home business in nails industry and there are certain things that you also need to think about.

What you Should Know

The first thing you need to do before you can set up a salon in your own home is seek permission from local authorities. You need to be given permission before you set up the business otherwise the local authorities could close the business down. This is mainly because they need to check that you are qualified and that your home is a safe place to run a business from. Once you have permission and you have registered yourself as self employed, you then have to think about your family life.

Working from home can be great for your family life. You get to spend more time with your children and your partner and for new mothers this is also a great option too. However, if you do not successfully separate the business from the home then it could lead to a few problems. Your family life could become disrupted and your children may start to feel uneasy about strangers being around them all of the time. You also need to think about the security of your home if people are just able to walk in and out as they please.

Before you purchase your equipment you should make sure that you have adequate space for everything in the room. Plan the layout as effectively as possible and consider everything that you will need.

Of course one of the main benefits of running a business from home is the fact that it does cost you a lot less than it would if you were to set up in different premises. If you were to look for a place to rent then you have to think about travelling expenses, rent, tax and utility bills as well as the initial cost of equipment. When you work from home you only have to think about the initial costs and a little extra for utility bills. Apart from that there are no added expenses.

Overall running a nail business from home is hard work and it does require a lot of preparation. So it could well be the right choice for you, but first you need to do everything properly and ensure that you meet health and safety guidelines too.

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nail-art-1When you complete your nail technician education, you may be wondering what the next step should be in your career. Should you apply to various nail salons? Should you become a mobile technician? Could you even start up your own business with so little experience?

Here you will find out what it takes to be a mobile technician. Hopefully this will give you a better idea of what career path would be better for you.

The Advantages

There are many advantages to being a mobile technician. The first is that you get to work whenever you want to. You are not governed by a set routine and if you need to work flexible hours it is not a problem.

Another advantage is that the start up costs for running a mobile nail technician business is quite low. You only need to purchase the equipment and a satisfactory vehicle to carry your equipment as well as yourself in. If you were to hire out business premises then it could be quite expensive. Not only would you have the rent to worry about, but you would also need to pay utility bills and tax. Mobile technicians simply worry about the fuel and the cost of equipment and that is basically it.

You also don’t need any experience to become a mobile technician. You need qualifications, but as you are working for yourself you do not have to prove to anyone what you can do. As long as you have faith that you can do some services really well, then you can provide a good service to your clients.

The Disadvantages

One of the main disadvantages that comes with being a mobile technician is that you are working for yourself and that does come with many responsibilities.

Firstly you have to ensure that you understand your obligations as a self employed person. You can get more information from the Inland Revenue about tax obligations and how to properly set up a business. You should also consider insurance in case you are ever ill as you will not be paid sick pay.

One thing that you could potentially find is that you do not make enough income to pay your bills one month. This will mainly come from not advertising correctly or providing the right services. A lot of thought needs to go into what your clients want and what they are willing to pay for. Advertise in a number of different ways and monitor how effective each method is over time. If one method isn’t working for you then stop doing it. You need to advertise and market your business in order to gain new clients.

Overall working as a mobile technician can be exciting and potentially financially rewarding too. However, a lot of thought does need to go into the services you will offer, the insurance that you will need and any costs that you will need to pay. If you follow this advice you have the best chance of succeeding in your mobile technician career.