There’s no such thing as job security anymore. If you have decorating talent, starting a home staging business on the side while you have a job will keep the money coming in even if you get a pink slip, says Staging Diva® Debra Gould.
Home staging career offers some security in case you lose your job
Listening to the endless reports of company layoffs and job losses, it’s painfully obvious that there’s no such thing as job security anymore. In fact, there really hasn’t been such a thing for years but the last six months have really hitting that point home to everyone who forgot it during the “live beyond your means” party so many have been having over the last couple of years.
If you have a talent for decorating but you’ve never had the nerve to pursue it for a career consider that it doesn’t have to be an “all or nothing” decision. Home staging, or decorating houses to sell which is also called real estate staging and house fluffing, can be done on the side while you have another job.
With this inherent flexibility, you can use your decorating talent to make money as a home stager during evenings and weekends or whenever you have time off from your other job. There’s definitely more security in knowing you’re not completely dependent on your employer.
If you find yourself holding an unexpected pink slip, you can put all your energy into growing the business you’ve already started on the side.
Since the recession began in December 2007, the U.S. economy has lost 5.13 million jobs, of which 72% has occurred in the past six months. In Canada, there have been 350,000 lost jobs since the beginning of November alone. Considering the number of pink slips being handed out these days, why place all your financial security in the hands of a single employer rather than investing in charting your own course as an entrepreneur? This is not the time to put your dream of starting a home staging business on the back burner, quite the opposite.
For more information on how you can create your own opportunities in this depressed economy, check out Debra Gould’s free report “Ask Staging Diva: Can I grow a home staging business in a depressed economy?”
About the Author, Debra Gould
Home staging expert Debra Gould has been an entrepreneur since 1989 which means she knows first hand how to find the opportunities that exist in a recession since her marketing consulting business flourished throughout the 1990s. Today she is president of Six Elements Inc. and the creator of the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program which has helped over 1000 Graduates start their own home staging businesses on 5 continents.