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How to Start a Career in Photo Framing

How to Start a Career in Photo Framing

Photo framing is a business that is gradually growing and it would be great for someone who is capable to venture in. you could either be working for a gallery, a store or better yet start our own business so that you can control your own hours and how you do business.

Since the mystery of time travel has not yet be unravelled, the best way to go back in time is through the use of photographs. If you are looking to capture that great moment, you should always take photos and preserve them. Using photo frames is one of the best ways that you can use to make sure that the photos you have taken remain in good shape for a long time to come. There are people who are making a living working as framing photos and artwork for other people. If you think that you would like to be in such a business of assisting people to preserve their most fond memories, here are some tips that you can use to start you off in the right direction:

• You need to be Artistic

If you are planning on starting a career as a photo framer; you need to at least be artistic and interested in the job. When it comes to forging photo frames out of metal, wood or even plastic, you should be able to get the customers instruction without any problems. Custom frames are designed according to customers’ guidelines and if you are not capable and artistic enough to get it right, you will not have repeat customers and eventually, your business will go under. If you are a bit artistic, try and work on some projects of your own from time to time; this will help you become well versed with the materials and most designs that are already in the market.

• Applying for a License

The next step will be to apply for a business license so that your business is legit and you will have no problems with the authorities. Even if you will be running photo frames business from your garage, it is wise that you apply for a license when you are starting a business. It is not a long process and all you need is to visit the small business administrations’ offices and apply for one. This license will not only help keep the authorities off your back, but it will also show your customers that you are a professional at what you do –all you have to do now is prove it with the job you get.

• Get Materials and a Shop

Now for you to start your business off, all you need is some materials and shop. You can go for wood, metal, or plastic; however, if you are looking to be working with all types of clients, you better purchase all the types of materials that customers could ask for. The working space that you will rent or purchase should have enough space for both your working area and a display section. The display section will be showcasing the photo frames you have already made –this gives the customers a hint of the type of work that you can do.

Custom photo frames are quite popular and they can fetch you some good money. All you need is to have the artistic ability to come up with unique and great frames for the pictures you are asked to frame by your customers.

Sally Andrews