Starting a professional organizing business is a lot easier than you may think.
Here is my audio guide to launching the business of your dreams and making your first $1k as a professional organizer.
Clients can be found in so many ways! You can start by getting the word out about your business with these marketing strategies. Some other methods include strategic networking, business collaborations, and your social media presence.
This is a common misconception about starting an organizing business. There are no rules requiring you to have a certification or to have worked a certain number of hours for free in order to become a professional organizer. All it takes is the natural talent you already have! I explain all about the ins and outs of certification here.
Although Pro Organizer Studio does not offer any practical organizing courses, there are lots of great ones to choose from online. A few that we recommend are listed on our resources page.
There are so many great ways to market your organizing business. In fact, I have a podcast episode where I list out 20+ ways to market your business and give my own tips and pointers for each idea.
You do not have to (and cannot possibly!) implement every marketing strategy into your business. Your best bet is to choose a few strategies that you enjoy the most, or that will speak to your ideal client the most, and put your focus into those.
Your pricing depends on your location, your competitors, your target market, and your personal needs/goals. There is no one-size-fits-all pricing for organizing. I have seen organizers charge anywhere from $20-$150 per hour.
I exclusively focus on a package pricing business model, which means that all the “extras” that are actually needed to get the job done are included in the client’s package, which they pay for in full at the beginning of the project. Here is a quick video where I explain how my package pricing strategy works.
Professional organizing businesses require very little overhead costs, which is why I think it’s the best side hustle on the planet. Depending on state requirements, you can start with as little as a DBA and a client contract. And if you’re down to DIY your website (on a free platform) and get visible on social media, you’ll be off to a great start -- basically for FREE.