Renovating your own home is an incredibly rewarding experience that really forces you to use your creativity and problem-solving. If you not only find that you have a knack for renovating your property but that you have found your life’s true passion, then you owe it to yourself to consider how you can transform this into a thriving career.
There are so many ways you can approach this passion, with these top career options to consider:
House flipping is an excellent option for those who love the challenge of renovating but want to remain in full control over the creative process. The good news is that you don’t have to come from money or have a huge budget to get started. This is because there is such a thing as hard money lenders. Unlike your mortgage, these loans are for businesses. There are even specific fix-and-flip loans perfect for house flippers. The loan you get will usually cover the cost of the property and the cost to fix the property. The only caveat is that they are short-term, so you need to be on top of your project management skills in order to get the project finished and sold in time.
Interior Design Specialist
If your favorite part of the renovation process was the design and decorating part, focus on that! There are so many people who want a beautifully designed home but who just don’t have the time or the head for that level of creative thinking. To become an interior design specialist, you will usually need to pass a state exam and, of course, earn the experience requirements to take said exam in the first place. To become fully qualified in your state, it will usually take around two years.
Influencing can be a great way to grow your own business, either as a marketer or as a consultant. Before you go into influencing thinking it is the easiest of all the options, be aware that as an influencer, you are essentially working as a highly specialist marketing agency. Not only will you need to continually publish great content, but you will eventually need to sell yourself, manage clients, bookkeep, and more.
If your favorite part of the renovating experience was working with your hands, then getting involved with the trades is a great way to get started. You can work your way up to being a contractor or a specific sub-contractor. Do be aware that this does take time, but with passion for what you do and the skills to back it up (including a good introduction to the world of renovating and building), you are already on the right track. Budget around four years to learn your trade, with the acknowledgment that some take less time to be certified and others take longer. The good news about working in the trades, however, is that a lot of that time is spent working as an apprentice, meaning you work in your passion and earn while you learn.