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Become a Professional Organizer

Guest Author - Deborah Crawford

Do you have a thing for order and organization? Do you enjoy helping others? Do you like sorting, filing, cleaning, and devising systems to store and retrieve things? Do you like to see others succeed and more easily achieve their goals? Then, perhaps you can become a professional organizer.

Being better organized is something on almost everyoneís goal list in one form or another. Some people need help organizing their closets; some need help organizing their desks. Some even need help in every area of their lives. De-cluttering is a serious need these days, and that means plenty of opportunity for professional organizers.

What youíll do:

If you have watched some of the cleaning and organizing shows on television, you already know about much of the duties of professional organizers. You will help clients with getting their stuff sorted and organized so that they can be more effective and efficient in their lives. Itís not all about just making things look nice, you will help them find out what systems would work best to help them with their problems. That could include:


--space planning
--filing systems
--time management
--paper management
--technology management
--schedule management
--help with organizing childrenís rooms and schedules


What youíll earn:

Your income will depend on several factors: how good you are, what the competition is like in your area, how much demand there might be for your services, and how well you plan and market your business. However, most organizers charge $35 and up per hour. You can quote prices by the hour or by the project. The better you get and the more clients you get, the more money you can make.

What youíll need to know:

You will need to know how to organize. You should have a good understanding of how people deal with their stuff and their spaces. You will need to know how to define your Target Market. Will you work with homeowners, business owners, small businesses, educators, stay-at-home-moms, career professionals?

A good idea for finding a target market is to start with people whose habits and practices you already know. For instance, if you recently graduated college, you probably have a good idea of what college students need to do to organize dorm rooms, study effectively, set up a study area, and so on. If you are a real estate sales person, you can probably list the top ten organizational problems your colleagues face and help them overcome them. You can find resources listed below to help you get more information.

How to get started:

Start by collecting information and resources on how to organize. Once you determine what target market you want to pursue, you will be better able to select these resources. Then, develop some examples to show potential clients. Perhaps you can help a friend or two for free in exchange for them letting you take before and after photos and use their story to help market your business. Next, create a marketing plan to contact your prospects and tell them how you can help them save time, money, energy and their sanity!

For more information on starting your professional organizer business, I recommend the following resources:

Click Here to Discover How to Become a Professional Organizer


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This content was written by Deborah Crawford. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Violette DeSantis for details.

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