Home staging is one of the best businesses for you to start if you are creative, have a flair for decorating, and want to earn good money. Becoming a home stager is relatively easy because it doesn’t require extensive training. You can complete a home staging course online and be in business in a matter of months, maybe even weeks.
Home stagers can earn $75/hour and up for hands-on staging or consulting, and you will have the ability to work when you want to. Home staging is in many ways a creative person’s dream job.
There are several excellent home staging courses online for you to choose from, and I’m going to give you a list of options over a series of posts in the next few days. We’ll start with the Staging Diva program in this post.
But first, when considering different courses, I would recommend going with your gut… Which home staging trainer really resonates with you? Who do you trust? There really are no industry-wide standards in the business so it comes down to selecting the program that will really help you start your business and build up your confidence as a new home stager.
One of my favorite programs is Debra Gould’s Staging Diva training. Debra is a marketing genius and obviously very intelligent and creative. Her training program is extremely thorough, and there are different home staging training packages to choose from. I’ve been watching Debra for years as her program has grown. She offers real world expertise and her enthusiasm and “can do” attitude is contagious.
The Staging Diva program is offered in a 5-course package or individually. You can see her course listings here.
You can try out her free home staging business course. It will give you a sense of whether you like her style and think the program would be a good fit for you. I highly recommend it. Here is the link to the free course.