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!
Perhaps this is less of a problem today when less information is printed and more is presented digitally for events, but nevertheless, it can add up.
I find that many of our clients prefer us to travel to their offices to meet but if you ever need a space to meet and your home office isn’t large enough/suitable enough there are plenty of coffee shops, hotels and meeting places which offer a convenient place to meet face to face - so this need never be a concern.
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.These are the chapters you will explore: Perhaps you are currently employed but want to test the water by starting to develop your own client base and run your own events for people?You may be part of the rise of 5 to 9 entrepreneurs – those that work evenings and weekend to get their own business off the ground.One of the things we struggled with as our business grew was storage space.We invested in bigger and better printers, event equipment, marketing materials, banners and so forth, but this investment also takes up space.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.By working from home you are not only potentially saving on your monthly travel outlay but you are probably removing the big city temptations which are so easy to fritter away money on (coffee, cake, and other high street temptations). If your daily rush hour commute was an hour each way this gives you the chance to extend the productivity of your working day by a whole two hours (if you want to) in the blink of an eye!Set up a specific workspace which can be your dedicated work area.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.