The idea of changing your career can be daunting! But to ensure you’re ready to take the step from side-hustle to full-time, here are some tips to consider:


What is it that you dislike about your current position? Is it physically draining? Are you having to work too much and miss time with your family? Are you constantly bringing work home and lacking sleep due to stress? Get out a pen and paper here and really reflect on what it is that you dislike about where you are. This will help you further on down the road!

Dream up your ideal event planning job 

Do you dream of being a sole proprietor and running the business alone? Do you dream of having a small office? Or do you dream of running a worldwide event planning business with employees all across the globe? Is this dream feasible and are you willing to put in the work required to get there? Success does not happen overnight.

Try it out 

You test drive a car before driving it, why not test out your new career? Event planning is not for everyone! Google local event planners in your area and reach out to them. Set up a time to job shadow an event with them. Or even better, plan a small family event and see if you enjoy it! 

Grow your event planning business 

As you hope to eventually run your event planning business full-time, it’s important that you are not only experienced, but knowledgeable about running a business. You may be the best event planner in the area, but if you don’t know how to run a business, you will have a very difficult time standing out against your competition. 

Make the leap 

At this point, you should be confident that a career change to event planning is exactly what you want. You’ve planned a few events, you have a few events scheduled and most importantly, you enjoy it! After all, what’s the point of a career change if you aren’t transitioning to something you love? 

How did you make the transition into event-planning fulltime? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

Happy planning!