Back to school season is the perfect time for moms to find a fulfilling way to spend their free time and boost their income too, says home staging expert Debra Gould.
Home Staging Career for Moms When Kids Go Back To School
(UNITED STATES) August 27, 2012 – This is the time of year when kids are heading back to school and mothers are suddenly finding themselves with a lot more free time. On the Home Staging Business Report blog, Staging Diva Debra Gould encourages mothers to consider starting a new home staging career to give themselves a meaningful focus and boost their income.
“Many moms are preparing to send their children off to preschool or kindergarten who are sick about it,” says Gould. “Some will be returning to an empty, quiet house for the first time since having children and will begin to wonder what their purpose is now that their kids are back to school. Others are suddenly faced with an empty nest after sending their kids off to college.”
As founder of the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program, Gould urges women in this position to find something else to define themselves besides solely being a mother. While Gould believes that being a mom is the most important job there is, she also believes that women need something else in their lives that brings them joy and a sense of fulfillment.
“With the economy the way it is, most of us also need to earn some extra cash. With only limited time to make money, it’s important to have a flexible career that will pay well,” Gould says.
As an example, Gould says that home stagers earn 5 to 10 times more per hour than many service businesses. So while the kids are back to school, a mom could make $500 or more in a single day, giving decorating and home staging advice.
“A home staging career gives people with natural decorating talent a positive focus in their lives,” Gould says. “It’s fulfilling work because we help people going through the often difficult transition of selling their home, but we also have full control over our schedules to be there for our family when they need us.”
According to Gould, many graduates of the Staging Diva Training Program are moms whose kids have gone back to school, giving them the time and freedom to follow their own dreams. Gould has included some of their stories in a free report, “Ask Staging Diva: Can a regular person like me become a successful home stager?” available on the Staging Diva website.
About Staging Diva
The creator of the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program, Debra Gould has staged millions of dollars’ worth of real estate, including 7 of her own homes. She is the president of Voice of Possibility Group Inc., which operates a home staging division, SixElements.com, in addition to StagingDiva.com, which has trained over 7,000 home stagers to start and grow their own businesses.
Debra has gained international recognition through features in major media in the US and Canada including: This Old House, HGTV, CNN Money, CBC National News, CBS Radio, Global TV, City TV, The Wall Street Journal, Women’s Day, Reader’s Digest and more.