Anyone in Seattle want to make their own pajama pants?
May 21, 2010 8:20 AM Subscribe
Now that I'm freshly unemployed, I'm thinking about teaching sewing lessons out of my apartment. I'm in Seattle, and my target demographic would likely be young adults on the hipster spectrum, like myself, and perhaps kids 8 and above. What do I need to consider about 1. the business side of an enterprise like that (bookkeeping, taxes, advertising, setting prices, etc.), 2. keeping things safe and pleasant while inviting basically strangers into my home. Bonus item 3. what would you want your lessons to be like if you were my student?
posted by doift to Work & Money (14 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I taught kids' sewing lessons during college in my parents' basement, and took lessons as a kid out of people's homes. But that was in suburbia, teaching neighborhood kids and advertising by word of mouth. This is a slightly different ballgame.
First I need recommendations and resources on starting a small business of this kind.
Second I need to advertise my services to attract reliable and interested students who I won't mind having in my home.
Third I need to create lesson plans that won't suck. I'd be offering private and small-group lessons at a variety of skill levels.