Home staging is a great business to start if you’re interested in home decorating, design, and real estate. If you have artistic/visual/design-related skills and a knack for making things look good, home staging could be the perfect business.
It’s also a business that pays well. If you’ve been thinking about starting a home staging business, read on…
Here are 7 reasons to start a home staging business:
- You can earn a good living
Home staging pays well. You can make anywhere between $50-$150 per hour. Keep in mind that not all of your work time will be billable hours, but the rates are definitely sustainable if you want to earn good money.
2. It’s fulfilling work
When you stage a home for sale, you’re helping someone. Because of your skills, those home sellers can walk away with extra money in their pocket. You’ve helped someone.
3. You get to use your creativity
One of the best things about being a home stager is the fact that you get to tap into your creative side every day. If you’ve never had a job before that allows you to use your creativity, you’ll be amazed at how just this one aspect of home staging can give you joy on a daily basis.
4. It’s pretty easy to become a home stager
You don’t have to go to school for years to be able to start a home staging business. As someone who has been involved in home staging training since 2005, I know that there are plenty of routes you can take to get into the business. You can be entirely self-taught, you can go to in person training sessions, you can take an online program, or you can find some combination of methods that works the best for you. You don’t need a home staging certification, although many new stagers find that it helps. A lot of programs try to convince you that you need a special certification or credential of some kind but that simply isn’t the case.
5. Set your hours
Home stagers often work weekends and evenings, but aside from that aspect, you’ll have control over your schedule. How early do you want to have to be somewhere? You can decide. How many days do you want to work per week? You can decide. When do you want to take your vacation? It’s up to you. Want to have afternoons free so you’re home when school get out? Just set it up that way. It’s your business.
6. Spend your work day around things you love
Do you love real estate? How about pretty rooms, home decorating stuff, flowers, throw pillows… That’s your work day.
7. You don’t need a lot of money to start
Home staging is a business you can start without a big budget. A lot of the marketing channels you have available are free or low-cost. You don’t need to invest in furniture and accessories in order to start. You can always build up your inventory over time once you’re up and running.
Take our free home staging course if you’re ready to get started.