– Lower start-up costs – You do not need to invest in physical office space or infrastructure for a virtual interior design business.
– Low overhead expenses – Since you have no physical office space, your overhead costs will be much lower than that of an in-person interior design business.
– Flexible working hours – You can work when it suits you, with no need to be bound by a strict schedule.
– Wide customer base – With the growth of online presence, you have access to customers from all around the world.
– Work from home – The ability to work from home is beneficial for both you and your clients.
– Difficult to build personal connections – You can still meet with clients through video conferencing, but it will be difficult to form the same type of bond as you would in an in-person setting.
– More reliance on technology – You need to have strong tech skills to be successful in a virtual business, and you need to be comfortable with constantly adapting to new technology.
– Adapting to different time zones – Since your customer base can span across many different countries or continents, you may need to adjust your schedule so that you are available during their office hours.
– Difficult for clients to visualize designs – It can be difficult to explain a design concept in words or through video conferencing, and clients may require physical samples sent to them.
– Lack of face-to-face contact – For some people, the lack of face-to-face contact with clients can be a challenge and lead to fewer opportunities for networking.