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How to Start An Event Planning Business (At Home)

If you’re a creative, people-oriented person, a job in event planning could be a perfect fit for you. Event planners are responsible for organizing all aspects of special events, including weddings, conventions, and parties. In this article, we will be talking about the best event planning jobs you can start as a side hustle or even as your main source of income and even when you’re just at home.

What does an event planner do?

Typically, as an event planner, you will be responsible for coordinating and executing events on behalf of your clients. This may include everything from weddings and corporate parties to birthday celebrations and anniversaries. Event planners are responsible for organizing and coordinating all aspects of events, from start to finish and they typically work with a team of vendors to ensure that all of the necessary details are taken care of, and they often have to juggle multiple events at once.

While most event planners work in the corporate world, there are also many opportunities to work from home. Home-based event planners have the freedom to set their own schedules and work from anywhere in the world.

Traditionally, to work as an event planner, you would need a degree in meeting and event planning, hospitality, or tourism from a college or university. Alternatively, you would have enrolled in a certification program after completing a bachelor’s degree and become a Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) or a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP).

But if you want to work at home as a freelancer or launch your own event planning business, a specialized degree or certification is really not necessary. There are also many event planning courses available online. These can be a great way to get started in the field and learn the basics of event planning.

Step 1: Apply as a freelancer

To get started, you can become a freelancer in sites like Upwork and Fiverr. Offer simple jobs such as designing an event planning calendar spreadsheet, make and expense excel sheet, help plan and manage virtual events and write wedding articles or blog posts.

Step 2: Sell in marketplace

You can also sell printable online event planner PDF, expense spreadsheet, seating chart, table plan, floor plan and event planning bundle in marketplaces such as Etsy.

Step 3: Level up and plan a business

When you’re already earning enough money from being a freelancer or selling online, you may also take the next level and plan your online business. Every business starts with what is called a “Business Plan”. So take your time and write down the best one for you.

Step 4: Pick your niche

While some event planners are all-rounder, others prefer to specialize on a certain kind of event, particularly if they wish to establish their own company. Weddings, birthdays, business meetings, conferences, fundraisers, mall events, and corporate getaways are just a few of the niches that someone might specialize in.

Step 5: Build your website

You must have a website to compete as an event planner. It provides you a spot to exhibit your work, promote your services, and get testimonials, and it makes you look more professional. Don’t worry, creating a website is simple and relatively cheap.

And this wraps up our list of the best event planning jobs at home.

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