Do interior designers get paid well?
I don't make excuses. I make money
On completion of the home study course at Auxilium School of Interior Design you do not have to to seek employment. You will be able to design all types of interiors as the course consists of 10 Interior Designing projects. They are Residence, Architects office, Fast food restaurant, Jewellery shop, Bank, Travel agency, Advertising agency, Footwear showroom, Textile showroom and a shop selling Gift Books Music etc.
You can start your career by working with famous interior designers. The salary depends on how famous they are and how talented you. Employers will look at your assignment which you have done for the course.
You can work for a few months to get experience and then you can start your own interior design consultancy working from your own home. As a consultant you can start your career designing a premises at a very low cost or even free of cost.
Once you successfully do the decoration of a few premises and if it looks beautiful recommendation and word of mouth will get you so many more similar Interior designing and Decoration projects. You can charge a lump sum fees. You can charge consultancy fees on percentage basis, from 2% to 20% of the total cost. It depends on how big the project is and how much of time it will take for you to complete the project.