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Hey guys. I once owned an extremely modest mobile window tinting business with a friend, we did cars, residential/commercial and even had the opportunity to tint a coast guard vessel.... we jumped into it not knowing anything about tinting a window. I stayed in that partnership for about 6 months learning as we went along with alot of set backs. I opted out however b/c I did not think I was making enough money. I dont feel 100 percent comfortable with my tinting experience, but I know I can be great at it. I have a full time job now and want to do commercial/residential window tinting on the side. Please give me advice/suggestions/constructive criticism, appreciated. Thanks.

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ever heard the term, "10,000 hours to genius"? Means you usually need to spend 10,000 hours to master somthing. So at 40 hours a weeks that takes 4.8 years.

I would recomend taking a tint school class, then practice on everyones car who will let you.

Its hard to make the decision that your not making enough at somthing when your not a professional at it.

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Pitfallsand setbacks are a part of any business. IF you were doing cars mobile, that sounds the hardest , so perhaps you went over a few of the first hurdles. I started working tinting cars first at my dad's business. We did a good job, and people started asking about houses. Now, I do not tint any cars. But this has been over a 10 year period , working everyday. I agree with what a lot of people have also said, you have to decide if its worth it to you to be a tinter. My advice would be to maybe go to work for a reputable shop, this way you could have your cake and eat it too. My other advice would be if you have a good job with benefits and such, maybe just stick with that. I tint everyday , and still do all my own estimates, plus do installs as a a sub for 2 other shops . I run myself ragged just to make a living , many days working 12-15 hours . I'm not complaining just saying , many people i know work 5 days a week, and make more than i do. But i love what i do , so its right for me. Just letting you know the problems dont go away, they just become easier to manage .

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