Freelance Landscape Design
Still struggling with my career options.........visited Cornell yesterday and came away with an overwhelmed feeling - very nice Landscape Arch program but maybe too intensive for this 40something year old! My background is this....I have a Business degree, a Hort degree and love doing Landscape Design. I have done some freelance work for family and friends and enjoyed that but didn't get paid much (if anything!). Contemplating my options of school vs. starting my own business doing residential landscape design. I understand the pitfalls of doing design work and not doing the installs. My question is this - are any of you doing this? I thought I could appeal to the do it yourselfer who needs a plan but would do the work themselves, or the person who wants a plan designed for them not one designed by the company who wants to make big bucks off their install and who designs the job accordingly. I don't want to work 80 hours a week doing this - I want a low key business where I can serve my clientele well and give them a high quality product for a reasonable price. Thoughts???