Business Idea

Start A Mosaic Tile Creation Business

About

Starting a mosaic tile creation business requires a great deal of effort, dedication, and most importantly passion.

If you're interested in how to sell mosaic tile creation, or selling mosaic tile creation online, you can use this page as a guide for everything you'll need to know.

Want to learn more? You can check out our full guide on how to start a mosaic tile creation business ➜

Key stats

market size
$1.63B
starting costs
$42.2K
gross margin
14%
avg product price
$360
time to build
300 months
growth
Pay Per Click Advertising
business model
E-Commerce
time investment
Full time

About

Starting a mosaic tile creation business requires a great deal of effort, dedication, and most importantly passion.

If you're interested in how to sell mosaic tile creation, or selling mosaic tile creation online, you can use this page as a guide for everything you'll need to know.

Want to learn more? You can check out our full guide on how to start a mosaic tile creation business ➜

Key stats

market size
$1.63B
starting costs
$42.2K
gross margin
14%
avg product price
$360

 

time to build
300 months
growth
Pay Per Click Advertising
business model
E-Commerce
time investment
Full time

Startup Costs

Min Startup Costs Max Startup Costs
Office Space Expenses $0 $7,000
Employee & Freelancer Expenses $151 $352
Website Costs $223 $7,215
Business Formation Fees $5,600 $20,400
Equipment & Supply Expenses $66 $700
Inventory Expenses $350 $14,750
Specific Industry Expenses $500 $3,500
Retail Business Expenses $1,250 $5,450
Software Expenses $162 $3,094
Advertising & Marketing Costs $75 $4,786
Total Startup Costs $8,377 $67,247

Successful Businesses

Business URL Rank
Mosaics Lab mosaicslab.com #42,785
StoneContact stonecontact.com #94,418
Mercury Mosaics mercurymosaics.com #184,952
Marble Online marbleonline.com #192,409
Mozaico mozaico.com #361,271
Italtile italtile.co.za #420,853
Tile Club tileclub.com #474,531
Mosaic Tile Outlet mosaictileoutlet.com #521,652
Backsplash.com backsplash.com #873,707
Mosaic Art Supply mosaicartsupply.com #1,047,226
Connecticut Tile Store tileamerica.com #1,050,405

Pros & Cons

Pros Description
Flexibility You can put as much time into the business as you'd like. If you like the work and have some initial experience, you can start small and manage all aspects of the business on your own.
Meaningful business connections You never know who you will meet as a mosaic tile creation business. This could be the start of an incredible business opportunity!
High customer retention rates Once a customer invests in your product, they've invested their time and energy to utilize your product/service which is highly valuable to them. Typically, your product or service becomes indispensable to your customer.
Control of workload With starting a mosaic tile creation business, you have the unique ability to choose how little or how much you want to work. You also have the freedom to decide which projects you want to work on, and can turn down the ones that do not interest you.
Gain exposure and experience This career allows you to gain experience working for multiple different businesses - which will benefit your resume and also keep things interesting for you!
Unlimited income potential With starting a mosaic tile creation business there is no cap as to how much income you can make. The stronger your business skills and the more energy/time you put into your career, the more you'll make.
Cons Description
Finding The Right Supplier Most businesses in this space go the supplier/manufacturer route, which isn't a bad thing! However, finding the right supplier can take a lot of time, energy and trial/error. If done properly, this process can save you months (if not years) of time and energy. More on this below in the "finding a supplier" section.
Low margins The gross margins for your mosaic tile creation business are typically around 14%, which can make it more challenging to incur new expenses and maintain profitability.
Taxes As a mosaic tile creation business, you typically pay self-employment taxes which can be quite high. It's important to understand what you will be paying in taxes each year so you can determine if the work you're taking on is worth it.
Stressful work This line of work can be stressful for both you and your clients. This type of transaction is a significant financial decision for your client, so expectations are very high for you. Although this career path can be very rewarding, it also comes with its challenges and stressful moments.
Niche Market A niche business is not necessarily a bad thing, in fact, it can be the key to your success. However, it can be more challenging and time consuming to find the perfect niche market and target audience.
High overhead expenses With starting a mosaic tile creation business, there are overhead expenses that come with selling a physical product. You will want to make sure you strategically budget for these overhead costs. We discuss this more in the startup costs section below.

Marketing Ideas

  • 1

    Word of mouth

    Word of mouth is when a consumers reflects their interest in a company’s product or service in their daily dialogues.

    Therefore, word of mouth advertising is essentially a free advertising triggered by the customers experience.

    According to Nielsen, 92% of people trust recommendations from friends and family.

    Therefore, in today’s hyper-connected world, a single recommendation through a word of mouth can have a huge impact to your business.

  • 2

    Social Media Advertising

    Social media advertising is the use of social media platforms to connect with your audience with the objective to build your brand, increase sales, and drive website traffic.

    According to Oberlo, approximately 48% of the global population use social media, and the number is ever-growing.

    Therefore, social media allows brands access to cost-effective advertising by enabling them to interact with a large audience.

  • 3

    Pay Per Click Advertising

    Pay-per-click (PPC) is a performance-based marketing method that allows you to show specific ads for services or products oriented to a very defined target, with the goal that the user visits your website or landing page.