Or you may have decided that you want to be your own boss and are simply itching to go it alone?
Are you worried that you will struggle or that it will be too big a leap?
In a creative industry such as the event industry, I don’t necessarily agree with this – it makes sense for me to dress more casually on non-client facing days at the office – but do whatever works for you.
When working from home the most frequent questions I used to get asked is “how do you concentrate on working from home with the lure of daytime television? ”I think people that asked these questions completely missed the whole point that you are WORKING from home.
Furthermore, in my experience running your own business keeps you busy, busy, busy.
Organizing events is a time-consuming operation and organizing events and running your own business doesn’t give any time for slacking!It worked for me and I worked from home for over a year before outgrowing my home office and renting an office.Many other Event Planners, Wedding Planning and Freelance Event Managers report the same and find it a workable solution for them – either for the short or the long term.I actually found the opposite in terms of discipline – it is actually hard to switch off and working from home can fudge your work-life balance as the lines are blurred between the two.Whether you struggle to focus or struggle to switch off though discipline has to be key!If you are working for yourself it means that if you don’t work, you don’t get paid!It is up to you but no one else is going to pay your salary for you.Perhaps you want to use a room with a view or perhaps staring at a brick wall would be better for your concentration.Think about what furniture you will need to work – desk, chair, phone, answer machine, shelves/filing cabinet, etc.Here are eight things to consider if you are looking to start your own Event Planning Business from home.An Event Planner can work from almost anywhere if you have a laptop, internet and mobile phone.