You’ve probably heard me say that actually doing an organizing job is all very personalized to your style, how you prefer to work, and the client’s specific project because everybody has different stuff. One of the biggest keys to being successful is knowing how to competently serve them the moment you show up so that they can immediately feel the difference and see the value of your work together. Whether this is your first client or your fiftieth client, every single job is going to feel like you’re starting over again just a little bit, since you learn something new each time.
If you’ve taken your questions about this industry to Google, you’ve probably been totally overwhelmed by an array of cluttered, outdated advice.
The truth is that it will cost you almost nothing to put yourself out there and get started, but if you’re trying to piece together a business plan from random websites, it’s incredibly easy to let the internet swallow you with irrelevant advice.
Early on in my organizing business, I had a ton of wins that I noticed weren’t “the norm” in my research about how most professional organizers structured their services.
In October 2019, I held the second-ever live retreat experience for Pro Organizer Studio. It was 12 women total, and hosted in Las Vegas, NV. So before you start thinking we were just partying for 5 days, believe me – we got a lot of work done! But we also had a lot of fun. To recap our experience, I invited Megan Rogers, who is a professional organizer from Oklahoma, today to talk about her retreat experience, and what all went down.
My guest today is McKayla Thompson. McKayla is 18 years old, and she a professional organizer who launched her business, before she even graduated high school. As you can imagine, she is extremely ambitious and motivated to be an entrepreneur and get her business going in Ohio.
Today’s episode is actually a coaching call, where I will be talking with her about where she is with her business now, what obstacles she is facing, and what actions she can take to overcome those obstacles.
So, if you are listening today, you are likely to be inspired by her level of self-awareness and her dreams for her business. And regardless of your age or stage of business, I think you will also relate to some of the common fears that organizers have everywhere. I hope you get a lot out of listening in on this coaching session!
Kamille Sommer is a professional organizer in Denmark. I know there are many women listening to the podcast who are wondering, “could I ever start an organizing business where I live? No one here has ever HEARD of this industry.” Today you’ll learn what she has done and continues to do as a trailblazer in her country to educate the population and get clients. She’s also found ways to expand her business online, all while keeping her part-time day job. I hope you’re ready to take notes, because there’s a lot to be inspired by in this episode.
Maybe is it just a stereotype, but most professional organizers are list-makers. I know that organizers are also super tough on themselves, so i think it’s unfortunate that we have this long list of all of our shortcomings that we are carrying around in our heads all of the time. I think it’s important to counteract that with some positivity. So, for today’s podcast, I’m sharing 3 lists to make that will increase your confidence.
I am super excited for this interview with Moriah Riona. She is an award-winning graphic designer and brand strategist who owns a full-service branding and marketing studio for creative female entrepreneurs. Moriah’s passion is helping other women succeed in business by giving them the tools they need show up confidently, attract the right clients, get paid what they’re worth, and build brands and lives that they love.
Today, I am chatting with Di Ter Avest, owner of Di Is Organized in Baltimore, MD. While I have heard many aspiring organizers say that they want to wait to start their business until their young children are in school, Di Ter Avest joins me today to share how she manages her organizing business with two little ones. With the right support system, healthy boundaries and some pre-planning, balancing your priorities may not be as hard as you think.
Today, I am joined by Ashley Grubbs and Julie McCoy, who are business partners behind Mind Your Mess in Houston, TX. I hope you’ll listen to their entire story. If you’re a solo organizer who has ever been interested in bringing on a business partner, you will definitely want to listen to how these two met, how their partnership was formed, and where Mind Your Mess is headed today. Their sky’s-the-limit mindset and their friendship are truly inspiring.
Something I often tell my students is that there is no growth in your comfort zone. Today, I am reaching out of my comfort zone again to share some of my personal highs and lows as an entrepreneur. From my journey as a professional organizer to the growth that I have seen through Pro Organizer Studio, I truly feel that this online community has watched me grow up in many ways. Here are some lessons to share with you, that I have learned throughout my 5 years in business.