With everyone buzzing about the current state of the US economy, you can actually feel the tension in the air no matter where you live. No country is immune from the effects of the situation the United States finds itself in.
If you’ve been considering starting a home staging business and have put the brakes on that plan, don’t be so quick to squash your dream. A home staging business is surprisingly inexpensive to start and it’s very easy to recover your initial investment with the first client or two.
You can run a home staging business from a home office. You don’t need any inventory or a store front. The only equipment you need in this service business, besides a computer and telephone, is a tape measure and camera. How much more basic can you get?
In regards to the US economy – the media’s job is to do what it takes to glue you to their papers and news stations. They are going to publish/air whatever they can to keep you reading/watching and feeling strong emotions so you want to keep coming back. In this case, the most prevalent emotion we’re feeling is fear.
This is not to say you shouldn’t stay informed and it doesn’t mean you should look at the world through rose-colored glasses. But you should keep in mind the media must sensationalize everything to hold our attention.
A prime example, when you see on the news that a million people are going to lose their homes in the US, that will probably stop your heart if you want to start a home staging business. But, what if the reporter put it in a different perspective and mentioned that 100 million people won’t be losing their homes?
I’ve been self employed since 1989 and a successful home stager for six of those years – I’ve weathered several economic storms. What people need to remember in the midst of everyone crying that the sky is falling right now, is that it’s really the perfect time to start a home staging business.
If you’re employed by someone else you have no idea whether your job will be there tomorrow or not. You will be far more financially secure if you have a second source of income going on the side. That’s another advantage to home staging, you can do it around another full time job if you want to.
If home staging is already your full time business, remember that when you’re self-employed you have the freedom to use your creativity to find the business opportunities that await you and you’re in control of your own destiny.
People will always be moving which means there will always be a need for home stagers.
Yes some owners are losing their homes to foreclosure, but others just need to move because of the usual reasons like: job transfers, a growing family needing more space, retirement, or divorce. In this economic environment they need house stagers even more because all their real estate agents can recommend are continual cuts to their asking prices.
As a home stager you are a beacon of hope to beleaguered home sellers. They stand to make more money by hiring a home stager and it costs them way less than a price reduction.
Instead of using up your energy worrying about the state of the nation and what will happen to your future, take hold of the reins, and steer your own course. You can take advantage of the current economy and slow real estate market to build a very successful business that will serve your creative and financial needs.
The Staging Diva® Home Staging Business Training Program has graduated more than 900 people from all over the world. The cost of the program can easily be made back from one home staging project. There are few, if any, other business start up systems that will see you recovering your initial investment so quickly. This home staging training program takes only ten hours to complete, so anyone wanting to be their own boss can do so within a couple weeks of enrolling.