If you have the heart for putting up a service-based at-home business based on romance, here are some fun ideas to get you started:
1. Wedding Planner
What could be more exciting and beautiful than a wedding? Despite the romantic notions associated with brides, flowers, and walking down the aisle, organizing weddings is a seriously tough job.
Wedding planning involves coordinating with caterers, venues, wedding suppliers, photographers, hosts, singers and DJs, guests, the soon-to-be-wedded couple, and sometimes, even the couples' friends and families who want to have a say in how the wedding plans should progress.
If you want to be a wedding planner, you have to be extremely organized and have an eye for the littlest details. You can’t let that small piece of wayward thread on the wedding gown disrupt the beauty of a picture.
Okay, that was a bit of an exaggeration, but you should know what it means. Since you’re the one ensuring that nothing and absolutely nothing would mar the best day of someone’s life, you should take the greatest pains in being punctual, ensuring that the suppliers are punctual, and making sure that the guests and the couple are enjoying the event. Start by building your network of wedding supplier contacts and offering a free service to your soon-to-be-wedded friends. This should give you a nice head start for your portfolio.
Make your customers swoon by including the services like engagement party planning or wedding proposal planning to your wedding package.
2. Private Dance Instructor
Some say that the best accompaniment to the language of love is dance. Offer dance session packages exclusively for couples and be prepared to sashay to their homes. You can concentrate primarily on teaching dance moves that would make customers’ hearts beat faster and fall more in love with each beat. Examples would be the salsa, rumba, waltz, merengue, mambo, nightclub two-step, swing, and slow dance. If your customers are more daring and skilled, you can also get inspiration from the movie Dirty Dancing, which has some pretty breath-taking dance moves.
To establish yourself, you can try posting short YouTube videos displaying your dancing skills and make your viewers crave for more.
If your talents lie in more artistic yet technical pursuits, then you could consider being a photographer or videographer to document the special occasions in a couple’s life. It would be great if you could offer a complete package for the engagement, wedding, and birth of the first baby. If the couple loves your work, they could hire you for their children’s birthdays, graduations, Golden anniversary, and other milestones in their life!
What's more romantic than playing cupid? If you enjoy helping others find love, starting a home-based matchmaking business may be your calling. If you're not sure where to get started, check out the book, Matchmaking From Fun to Profit: A Complete Guide to Turning Your Matchmaking Skills into a New Business — it will guide you on how to get started, techniques for signing clients, and it answers some of the most frequently asked questions about the industry. According to Shmoop, the average matchmaker earns $38,000 annually, but some matchmakers like, Patti Stranger, earn millions helping wealthy clients find love.
5. Makeup Artist
Another career for romantics is that of the makeup artist. In this role, you'll help soon-to-be brides choose a special look for their wedding day, pick out the right makeup for the occasion, do a test run, and then apply the makeup on the day of the event. Because most weddings take place on weekend days, you'll need to be okay with working weekends. For more information on how to get started, check out the book, Makeup Artist Money Manual: A Simple Step-By-Step Guide To Your Lucrative Career In Wedding Makeup Artistry.
6. Romance Writer
If you enjoy writing and can easily come up with steamy plot lines, you can work-from-home as a romance writer. While publishers like Harlequin and Harper Collins are always seeking new talent, you don't need a traditional publisher to write and sell your own romance novels. In fact, Rachel Blaufeld has written and self-published numerous best selling romance books on Amazon. To learn more about self-publishing on Amazon, check out this article for details.
7. Pure Romance Consultant
Do you like the direct sales model? Would you like to help couples spice things up in the bedroom? If so, you can sign-up as a Pure Romance Consultant. Pure Romance sells sex toys, bath and beauty products, massage oil, lingerie, and more. Starter kits range in price from $99 – $449 and Consultants earn commission on each item they sell online or via in-home shopping parties. You can also earn additional commissions for building a team.
If you're a romantic, there are many opportunities to run a romantic business from home. Be sure to do your research, learn the best business practices, and then take action on your dreams!
Do you want to run a romantic business from home? If so, what type of business? Drop us a note; we'd love to hear from you!
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Originally published on December 23, 2012. Content updated August 18, 2019, by the website's Founder, Holly Reisem Hanna.
Leiden Johnson is a photographer by trade but loves all those geeky, tech stuff and the outdoors. If she's not working or going out, you can see her in front of her computer either writing about anything or playing MMORPG’s which helps her to be more creative in her photoshoots. Follow her on Twitter!
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