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Starting your own mobile tanning business

June 3, 2013

The world of the 21st century is one of 24 hour convenience, as more people are working at all hours of the day and night businesses are trying to ensure they reach as many customers as possible. In this increasing busy world mobile businesses are becoming more and more popular as customers seek out people who will work to their schedule rather than the other way around and nowhere is this clearer than in the ever growing mobile tanning industry. Read on and find out more about how you can set up your own mobile tanning business.

Equipment – Customers want to see the same trusted brand every time they have a spray tan session. Each time change your product lines you risk losing some of your client base. Make sure the brand you pick has a range of DHA % so that you have products to suit every client. Most tanning suppliers offer mobile tanning start up packs, which will include everything required to get started. Once you have selected your brand keep an eye on their website for special offers so that you can maximize your profits. (Sample ROI with MoroccanTan: Avg 17 sprays 1 bottle x 35 spray tan = 595 – 115 expense = $480 profit!!!)

TrainingYour supplier may run free workshops or will be able to provide you with information on a good course. If you run a salon it’s best to get at least two staff members trained so that you can still assist customers if one of your staff members falls ill.

Stay Relevant – When starting up a tanning business it’s vital that you stay up to date with the latest products and trends. Join tanning communities online such as our Facebook page that can link you to the latest products and advice. Also check out trade shows such as Salon Melbourne and Sydney Spa & Beauty, there you can connect with other people in the industry so you can share experiences and advice.

Advertising – Many spray tan brands will have marketing tips on their website, so be sure to check and see what advice is available. Facebook is a great way to advertise a new business, make your company a Facebook page and look into creating a company website. Organize business cards, posters and t-shirts, it’s very important to present your business as professional. Your supplier such as MoroccanTan may also have some Marketing material for you to utilize. Offer discounts such as a half price first session or special rates if clients recommend a friend. Essentially best advertisement is endorsing great products and customer service. If clients are happy with your service they’ll tell others and your business will continue to grow.

Running a business is all about a belief in the product you are selling and a commitment to good customer service. If you do your research and are well prepared in no time you will be running a successful mobile tanning business. Have we missed anything you consider important about running your own business? Share your thoughts on Facebook now

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