Pursuing an event planner home business is one of the best choices today for budding professionals who want to embrace independence from the corporate world.
Depending on your experience and extent of industry connections, earning $25,000 to as much as $75,000 a year is not impossible and in fact can even go higher if your qualifications deserve not just private clients but large corporations as well. It is truly a dream job for those who love the fast-paced industry with a decent amount of knowledge in public relations.
Starting an event planning home business does not require specific vocation or line of expertise. However, being very good in what you are doing is imperative as this is a hands-on job that attacks every project at point-blank range. Creativity, being adept in the elements of different events and time- and stress-management skills are needed to be a successful event planner.
As it involves planning based on criteria and demand of different events and client preferences, mind power and connection are important than any material thing. The best thing here is that a pen and paper will do for as long as you know how to find your way through all the needed materials. Unless you do not have your own phone and vehicle, things may be a bit tougher.
The primary tasks of an event planner include budgeting based on the allotted funds of the client which should be maximized at all cost. Selecting materials, manpower and venue, scheduling and assuring all the necessary booking of involved personnel and places, securing legal matters such as permits and taxation, and the interminable coordination every now and then are all part of it as you are the point person in the middle of all involved people.
Remember, though, that as much as it is rewarding, it can also be very stressful work as you are in a race for client satisfaction if not perfection against the constraint of time and connections.