Thinking of quitting a 9-5 job to venture into a home-based business? Why not? With all the available technology today plus social media, more and more individuals are cozying up to the idea of starting a home-based business. One of the popular home-based business is event planning.
On the surface, the home-based event planning business might seem to be easy and very doable. However, if one would look closely at the intricacy of event planning, it would surely entail more than an internet connection, social media marketing, and a competent team to do the job.
Most people find a home-based event planning business to be enticing because it pays well, no traffic or commute is involved and one can go all the way in terms of creativity and wild ideas. However, starting a home-based event planning business is not as easy as it seems.
One must have a reliable list of suppliers to cater to a client’s different needs. Additionally, it would also be practical to start small and organize events within family and friends. Some would also like to play it safe by taking an apprenticeship under a seasoned event organizer just to get a feel of actual event organizing.
Newbies are highly discouraged to immediately take on big events especially corporate events. Why? Because lack of experience almost always drowns the creativity of a neophyte event planner. Event planning takes a lot of practice and experience and newbies in the business must be prepared to start small.
Eventually, as one handles more and more events, event planning gets easier and handling simultaneous events becomes as easy as singing the ABC. Referrals from family and friends will also play an important part in establishing a loyal client base. Always remember to start marketing within your inner circle before offering event planning services to strangers or corporate accounts.