It’s not easy being a Mom and starting your own home staging business, but it can be done. It takes, among other things:
- real commitment
- focusing on the important stuff
- knowing what to keep on your “stop doing list”
- establishing deadlines and sticking to them
- being efficient
- being willing to let someone else help with childcare now and then
I found these two Moms’ stories inspiring and thought you would too!
Tara Hansen of Closing Stage LLC ordered the Staging Diva Home Staging Training Program course recordings in May. Within a month, this mother of three young kids (aged 5 and under) already had a business name, logo, her LLC, portfolio of before and after photos, a write up about what she does and an internet presence with her page on the Staging Diva Directory of Home Stagers. The Staging Diva Directory already has traffic from homeowners and real estate agents actively looking for home stagers, so Tara doesn’t have to add “building site traffic” to her To Do List since I do that for her.
Here’s what Tara says about getting her business together so quickly:
“I set short term goals and think about what I want to accomplish by the end of each week. I also followed your advice and while lying in bed, I think about five things I did that day to improve my business. If I can’t think of five things, I vow to do better the next day. Some days this is very difficult considering I have three small children home with me all day. My husband is very supportive, though, and occupies the kids many evenings so I can get my work done. I also hire a babysitter for three hours every Wednesday afternoon to allow myself an opportunity to get out during business hours. I know that with my Staging Diva training and the practices I have put into place, I am well prepared for my first projects.”
LeaAnn Virnig of Home Beautiful Staging and Design ordered the Staging Diva Course recordings and completed all 5 within 4 days. Within three weeks, this mother of four kids, aged 8 and under also completed the “Staging Diva Ultimate Color Guide: the easy way to pick colors for home staging projects” and the “Staging Diva Ultimate Guide: Creating The Perfect Portfolio to Sell Your Home Staging Services“, did the paperwork to register her business, created a logo and business cards, got her portfolio together, re-staged a home that had been done badly by someone else, and completed a color consultation for another. She even had time to put some advertising together and talk to a few real estate agents!
That’s what I call momentum!
I’m so proud of what these two women have managed to achieve in such a short time. Clearly they are jumping in with both feet and using the tools I’ve given them. But it’s THEIR taking action that will grow their businesses.
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