Tips on Starting Your own Mobile Tanning Business

Tips on Starting Your own Mobile Tanning Business

mobile spray tanning business incorporates your love of spray tanning and an entrepreneurial spirit. The combination of the two might just be a dream business for you. You've taken it into consideration whether to do this for a living, or as a part time job, but you’ve had a hard time figuring out where to start. If that's the case then look no further! In this article, we will cover all the essentials you will have to keep in mind when starting your new business.

First of all, you will have to come up with a catchy mobile spray tan business name, then do some research into similar startup programs and get a realistic picture of the profits you can make. You will also have to take into consideration the costs of a spray tan starter kit.

Once you have everything in check, then you can start to think about figures i.e. profits and expenses. But, you must be aware of the fact that your success in this industry will mostly depend on you and your hard work.

How Much will I Spend?

To get started, you will need spray tan solution, a tanning machine and a tanning tent. Let's say, you can get a bottle of spray tan solution for $59.95 and you can get 15 tans per bottle. A tan machine will cost you around $159, plus you will also need a tent (roughly $80). If you divide everything by 15, your total cost per tan will be around $20, which is quite compatible. Besides this, you will also have to take other costs into consideration as well. Registering your business and proper licensing will also cost you initially and annually.

How Much Will I Make?

The average cost of a spray tan is around $60. This means you have plenty of room for making your tan affordable and making sure to be profitable and popular among clients. At the beginning, you might want to keep your prices lower to stay competitive. Offer special programs or first-time memberships. But also let your clients know that prices will rise after a while. You will also have to keep track of other expenses, such as gas costs, car maintenance, and stock supplies.


You will also have to think of marketing as well. Having business cards is crucial. They provide basic information about your services and can actually serve you in a few more ways. You can bring in new clients with them by offering referral programs to existing customers, or offer special discounts for new clients.

Good advertising is the cornerstone of every successful business. No matter how small or large your budget is for this purpose, you will have to advertise as much as possible. Advertise your business in newspapers or in bulletins on a weekly basis. Leave business cards at receptionist desks, waiting room areas. Radio advertising is a great way to bring in a business. This can be pricey so make sure you are prepared for this. Social media is also a powerful and useful tool that will expand your clientele. Also, keep an eye on your competition. Know what kind of services they are offering, know their prices. You never know; you might end up utilizing some of their ideas.

Setting a Stable yet Flexible Schedule

You will be working with your client’s schedules, so you'll also have to take this into consideration. This means, people will want appointments in the morning, evenings, and even at noon. This can be stressing if you have other work or family commitments. It’s a good idea to have set, but flexible work-hours, so people will know when to contact you.

Artesian Tan is the perfect place to start your spray tanning career! Why? We have a huge range of tanning equipment and accessories from all major and reputable brands. Check out our online store today and find the perfect spray tan starter kit for you! 

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