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PlanetChristmas Magazine September 2014

Santa making house calls entity so people will be reluctant to pay money. The second year everything changes. People know you’re going to be around for awhile and feel comfortable about getting the family out of the house and creating a Christmas tradition. Now you can attract sponsorships and start relying on word-of-mouth advertising. There are many different ways of getting started all the way from building your own designs, to renting entire drive-throughs to joining forces with other respected business in your area. Now for the shameless plug: Where do you get all the lights and decorations? Checkout PlanetChristmas and especially the ads in this magazine! 42  PlanetChristmas  |  September 2014 Traveling Santa Invest in a high quality Santa outfit (think $500+), practice your Santa patter with kids/ grown-ups and put on the Santa circuit. For about a month in November/December, there are not enough Santa’s to go around and orga-nizations will pay handsomely for a good one. Make a really good impression and word of mouth referrals is your best friend. You might want to consider Santa school or think about joining one of the many Santa organizations and/or booking companies. Being Santa is easy money but it can also be a grind. If you don’t have the passion, being trapped inside that really hot outfit for long periods of time isn’t fun. If you do have a Santa personality, bring-ing the Christmas spirits to all ages is some-thing incredibly heartwarming. Wrapping up There you have it. Ten proven way to make money in the Christmas business. Is one right for you? Can you take one of these ideas, tweak it and make is just right for how you want to work? Are you in a position to take on a job like this knowing it’s going to be tough in the beginning? Give everything serious thought, make sure it’s what you want to do and get out there and make a difference. HOA subdivision entrances


PlanetChristmas Magazine September 2014
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