Are you an artist who is looking to find ways to make additional income? Instead of going out and taking on a part or full-time job that will leave you with less time for your art, you may want to consider starting your own paint and sip business.
I wrote a specific guide on how to start a sip and paint business, you might want to check it out.
There are many great reasons for starting your own paint and wine business. First and foremost it is a way to generate additional income.
Let’s say you are teaching at a paint party where there are approximately 15 guests. Each guest will pay about $40 to attend the class.
After paying for the art supplies each guest will need as well as other expenses, you will be left with about $15 to $20 per guest. Multiply that by 15, and you will be making a profit of $225 to $300. That’s not bad for a total of four to five hours of work, and it is so much fun that it won’t even seem like work!
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Now, let’s take a look at the top ten reasons (besides extra income) to start your own paint and drink business.
#1. Filling a Niche
Do you live in a small town or a rural area? It may be that there are very few people, if any, who are teaching paint and sip parties.
I live in a small town, and within my county, there are several other small towns. I have often been called by people living in these other towns and asked to teach at paint and sip parties.
When I have to drive any distance to teach at these parties, it is necessary to increase my prices to be able to profit. After all, with the cost of gas as high as it is these days it is going to cost a lot more to travel to other areas to teach.
So, if you live in an area where there are no instructors, or even just one or two, you will be helping to fill a niche.
#2. The Work is Rewarding
Starting your own sip and paint business can be a very rewarding experience. Not only are you helping others learn about various painting techniques, but you will also be doing something you love and be able to make money at the same time.
What I love about having my own paint and sip business is that I get to enjoy what I am doing. I can honestly say that I am truly blessed to be able to work at something I enjoy, and you will have this same feeling.
#3. Get Discounts on Art Supplies
There can be all kinds of perks when you operate a paint business. For example, you can get discounts on your art supplies, even the ones for your personal use.
I suggest doing some research to find out about all of the ways that you can get discounts. Start by getting a tax number. That way, you don’t have to pay taxes on any of the supplies that you use for your business.
Also, there is a good chance that you will be buying art supplies in bulk. Many companies will offer discounts for bulk purchases.
#4. Be Your Own Boss
Few things are more rewarding than being your own boss. You get to do something that you truly enjoy, and you get to set your own terms.
Being your own boss allows you to set your hours. If you only want to work part-time, you have that option. Chances are that once you become established you will be taking on more and more work, and you will be doing this on a full-time basis.
#5. Get Lots of Exercise
You may be wondering how you can get exercise by owning a paint party business. You might be quite surprised to learn just how much movement you will be doing in the run of a day!
First of all, you will be spending a lot of time shopping for supplies and running other errands for your business. This means that you will likely be doing a lot of walking, especially when you are shopping in stores.
You won’t have much time to sit down during a paint and sip class. You will be moving from student to student to help them while they are learning various art techniques.
#6. An Easy Business Model
One of the great things about starting a paint and wine business is that the business model is a simple one. This means that it is going to be rather easy to launch your business.
This is a pretty simple business to learn about and get into. I started by teaching at one party. Guests at that party enjoyed it so much that they booked their own parties. Suddenly, I was a business owner!
#7. Develop a Following For Your Own Art
It can be difficult to sell your own artwork. Before I got into painting, I made sterling silver jewelry. I would have to travel to different markets all over my province to sell my work.
When you run a paint and sip business it won’t be long before people know who you are. They will be familiar with your work, and you will start selling more of your paintings in addition to making money by teaching the classes.
#8. You Can Work From Anywhere
When you run a painting party business, you can work from pretty much anywhere. If you don’t have enough space in your art studio, you can teach at parties that are hosted at other locations.
You can choose different venues to use for painting parties, and even teach parties outdoors when the weather is nice. You aren’t limited to sitting behind a desk and looking at the same four walls day in and day out.
#9. Meet New People
Having an art studio means you are always able to meet new people. This is a wonderful opportunity to make new friends.
This is also a great way to make business contacts. Not only will you be working with your clients, but you will also be making contacts with various art supply businesses.
#10. It’s Never Boring
If there is one thing I can say about being a paint and sip business owner, it’s that there is never a dull moment! Each party you teach at will be different.
In addition to meeting new people at each paint and sip party, you will be teaching different painting styles and techniques. There is always something going on, and you will never be bored.
These are just a few of the reasons why you should consider starting your own paint and sip business. If you love to paint, and if you love helping others to learn the skills you have learned, this could be just the business model for you.
Whenever anyone asks me whether or not they should start their own paint and wine business, I encourage them as much as possible. There is plenty of room for competition, so I don’t mind helping others start their own businesses in my area.
If you are afraid of falling into the pitfalls of starting a business from scratch, you might want to consider joining a franchise. Learn more about paint and sip franchise benefits on our blog.
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Sari Green is a semi-professional artist and professional writer. She has been hosting paint & sip parties for the past couple of years, and truly enjoys helping other people to create their very own masterpieces. She loves to create, and you never know what she’s going to come up with next!