I just opened a tailoring outfit and also do tutorials in tailoring, how can i maximize profit and sustain longevity in my chosen career, advise would go a long way please comment below.
To be successful in tailoring business, you just have to be amazing. You need to be amazing in price and in honesty, amazing in sewing and also amazing in communication skills. The ability to make new customers or retain the old ones depends on how you are handling them and their cloths.
Apart from doing what you claim you are doing which is tailoring, you have to have to avoid these 4 mistakes most tailors don’t even know.
– Not Assessing the Competition
Before opening your sewing business in town, it is important to determine how your store would fit into the community’s competitive landscape. You should begin by researching how many and who your competitors are, and then develop a plan on how you will successfully compete with these businesses
– Not Seeking Advice
Before you open business, you should be talking to other sewing business owners to get a realistic picture of the market and what owning a sewing business entails. You should not be looking to gain this information from local competition, as it would be unwise for them to help you out for the sake of their own business.
– Not Dressing the Part
One great way to get your sewing business off the ground is through word of mouth advertising and your own personal interactions with others. You should always look put together and well dressed when marketing your sewing business, now that you are working in the garment industry. Chances are people will ask you about your clothes if they look good, and what better way to advertise than to be able to say “I made this.” You should always try to wear your products so that you are a walking advertisement, and you can show everyone your attention to detail and style.
– Not Selecting a Niche
There are so many areas of sewing that one could pursue, and if you don’t select one or two things to specialize in, you can be worn thin and not properly market your business. Whether you want to do crafts, home decor, children’s or adult’s clothing, or sewing machine repair, there is a market for your business, but narrowing down your focus is key. Think about what you want to specialize in, and begin making a plan to both develop and market products in that area.
Put all these in mind and your success will not be limited.
I hope this helped.