The Pro's and Con's of being a mobile nail technician You're a recently qualified nail technician and decide that being mobile is the best avenue for you to go down, but have you really put enough thought into what it all involves? The Pro's Being able to fit your nail business around your family and commitments Offering a more personal service to your clients in the comfort of their own home Being able to work ''after hours'' and not being tied to a salons working hours No rent, although you will still have overheads, i.e. petrol etc Being able to choose when you work Fitting your clients around your life instead of the other way around Excellent if you like to work alone Being your own boss without being tied to a salon lease or long contract The Con's Weight of equipment, carrying heavy bags can take it's toll on you Being safe in a strangers home, always make sure someone knows where you are and has a contact number for you Building your client base, this can be difficult when you start out being a mobile technician but will reap rewards in the long-term Creating retail opportunities, this can be more difficult as you don't have a retail stand to show off your products, you will have to ''talk'' up the products and sell the benefits Not being able to bounce off salon colleagues if you encounter a problem Distractions and interruptions such as your client's children and pets Being out working in all kinds of weather, from hot sunshine to freezing rain That said, being a mobile nail technician is very rewarding but also extremely hard work, even more so if you've not had any previous business experience. With determination and good business sense it can be an extremely lucrative business to be in. Make your choice wisely.