If you have been flipping furniture for some time and are ready to take it to the next level, learn how to become a full-time furniture flipper with these helpful tips.
Furniture flipping is a great way to turn your passion for DIY and home decor into a profitable business. If you’re interested in becoming a full-time furniture flipper, then this post is for you. In this article, we’ll share some tips and tricks on how to turn your hobby into a successful career.
How To Become A Full-Time Furniture Flipper
Start small and build your skills.
If you’re new to furniture flipping, it’s important to start small and build your skills. Look for easy-to-upgrade pieces such as chairs, small tables, or nightstands. This will help you build your confidence and develop your style before tackling larger and more complex projects. You can even flip pieces that just need a good cleaning. The goal is to buy low and sell higher. So, if you come across a piece that just needs a good cleaning and some beautiful staging to sell, that counts! Those are the best flips because you don’t have to go through a makeover process.
Build your tools and supplies.
To become a successful furniture flipper, you’ll need the right tools and supplies. But, you don’t need a lot of tools to get started. To start, invest in quality sandpaper, paint, and brushes. Starting a flipping business doesn’t have to cost a lot at all. Build your tools and supplies as you start selling and as your skills get stronger.
Develop your style and brand.
As you gain more experience, it’s important to develop your style and brand. Think about what sets you apart from other furniture flippers and focus on that. Whether it’s a specific color palette, a certain type of furniture, or a unique design aesthetic, having a clear brand will help you attract more customers and build a loyal following.
Market and sell your work.
Marketing and selling your work is key to becoming a full-time furniture flipper. Start by creating a portfolio of your work and sharing it on social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook. You can also create a website or Etsy shop to sell your pieces. Collaborate with local businesses such as interior designers, realtors, or home decor stores to showcase your work and reach a wider audience.
Manage your finances.
To become a full-time furniture flipper, it’s important to manage your finances. Keep track of your expenses, such as materials and tools, and price your pieces accordingly. Make sure to also consider your time and labor when pricing your work. It’s important to set realistic goals and create a business plan to help you achieve them. I have been flipping furniture for over twenty years and I have never found a planner that worked well for what furniture flippers need. So, I created my own! This planner is full of everything you need to keep track of as a flipper. It takes all the work out of it so you can concentrate on your projects and building your brand. You can find my planner HERE.
Becoming a full-time furniture flipper takes time, dedication, and hard work. But, it is something you can do on your own time and it doesn’t cost a lot to start. By starting small, building your skills, developing your style and brand, marketing and selling your work, and managing your finances, you can turn your passion for DIY, furniture flipping, and home decor into a profitable career.
If you want to see success even faster, read below for how I can help you in different ways. I wish I had these resources when I started. I would have saved so much time, money, and effort if I did.
Do You Want To Make Money Flipping Furniture?
After twenty years of doing this, I am still picking up pieces when I can find them, but I am spending most of my time coaching other furniture flippers on how to make more money in their business. If you are someone who is looking to start and/or grow a furniture flipping business, I would love to help you. There are ways to make money in your business that don’t even include painting a piece of furniture. Once I learned that my business flourished. Don’t waste your time trying to figure it out on your own.
I have created a furniture flipping course. This course goes over everything from finding the right pieces, to the makeover process, and selling. I also included the other ways you can make money with your flipping business in the course. I included everything I wish a course had when I was starting out and trying to grow. You can find more information about the course HERE.
I also have a community for furniture flippers where I offer one-on-one monthly coaching for the business. If you are ready to take your business to the next level, that would be a great fit for you. You can find more information about that HERE.
Let’s get your business started and/or moving in the right direction. If your business is stagnant, there is a reason for that. Let me help you grow it into a flipping career that is profitable and fits the lifestyle you want to live.
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