Niche – Photo Organizing

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We can focus our services on many different niches as Professional Organizers. One is photo organizing, both digital and print photos. Organizing one’s photographs can seem an unsurmountable task, and many people put it off because they don’t know where to begin or how to sort their memories. This is where you can help! If…

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How Much Do Professional Organizers Charge?

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The number one question I am asked by people who want to become a professional organizer is, “How much do I charge?”  Establishing your fee continues to be the one area where many professional organizers undervalue their services.  Let’s explore how much professional organizers charge by determining a reasonable market rate, earning the income you…

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11 Questions to Ask When Clients Won’t Let Go of Anything

photo 11 Questions to Ask When Clients Won’t Let Go of Anything

When you met with your client for the needs assessment, she seemed very eager to let go of her clutter and get organized once and for all. Now you are ankle-deep in her clutter working with her at your first decluttering session, and every time you ask her, “keep, donate, trash?” She replies, “keep!” You’re…

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8 Strategies on Managing a Professional Organizing Business

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It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you’re managing a small business, especially when you are starting out.  Here are 8 strategies to simplify and make small business management easier. Strategy #1 – Have a Mentor or a Business Coach There is no reason why you should have to figure out everything by yourself.  There are…

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How Virtual Organizing is Different from On-site Organizing

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Virtual organizing is a process for getting organized through the use of technology. The primary difference between on-site and virtual organizing is the client doesn’t have the organizer’s hands to help move and sort items. During virtual organizing sessions the professional organizer (organizer) is often mostly body doubling. Meaning a body double is not an…

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Professional Organizing Business Procedures – Client Intake

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Managing a professional organizing business involves many, many elements.  When you start your professional organizing business, you may think documenting how you do your business is not essential.  But, once you start working with multiple clients at once and managing their organizing projects, it will be much easier if you have your business policies and…

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