When you aspire to be a successful home stager, drowning in debt is not a good place to be.
You should only borrow money to pay for things that will help you make money. In other words, borrow only to invest in your success.
You already know that it’s not a good idea to drown yourself in debt, but when you borrow money to improve your future, it is not a debt so much as an investment.
- Invest in your education. Your education is worth investing in because it can help boost your future income. If you need more information to help you become successful, it’s worth investing in that rather than wasting months, if not years, trying to figure it all out on your own.
- Invest in marketing your home staging business. No matter how talented you are as a home stager, if potential clients don’t know about you, you will never have a business.
- Invest in buying or leasing a vehicle if you don’t already have one. As a home stager, you’ll need to be able to get to and from your clients and suppliers.
- Invest in a home that’s within your means now and that will continue to be affordable in the future, even if your mortgage interest rate eventually goes up. You need a roof over your head, and you don’t want to continue pouring rent money down the drain. When the market rebounds, you’ll see a return on your real estate investment.
If you’re nervous about investing in home staging training given the current economic climate, did you know there’s a FREE Staging Diva eCourse available to help get you started? You should also read my FREE special report Ask Staging Diva: Should I start a home staging business in this economy? which will help you understand the many opportunities that lie before you right now.
Debra Gould, The Staging Diva®
President, Six Elements Inc. Home Staging
Debra Gould developed the Staging Diva Training Program to create opportunities for others to grow their own profitable home staging businesses. There are currently over 4000 Staging Diva students around the world. Debra encourages anyone concerned about starting or growing a home staging business in today’s economy to download her free special report: Ask Staging Diva: Should I start a home staging business in this economy?