Now is the time of the year where many families are swapping out winter clothes for the summer clothes. If you’re like us and have a lot of hand-me-downs from your older children, this can be quite the task if you’re not organized well. This is definitely a skill that is worth paying for as it will save you headaches down the road.
If you enjoy organizing and like seeing the pleasure on a person’s face when they walk into their newly organized space then this may be your dream business. And a great way to earn extra income all year long. You get to set your rates and your hours and get paid for doing something you enjoy.
What is a Home Organizer?
Are you one of those people that your friends always compliment on having everything organized? Does every item have a place? Do you own a label maker? :) If you have a knack for organizing, and love to create efficient and organized systems, you can help others simplify their life and earn extra money too.
Many people need help organizing. They want to have efficient and organized homes and work places. Either they don’t know how to go about it or just don’t have the time to do it themselves. If you’re interested in offering home organization services first decide who your customers will be and what you can offer them.
How to Start Working as a Home Organizer
The first step is to create your organization plan. You might specialize in a room, like the kitchen. Or you might have a proven organization system. Either way, you can use that specialty to help build and market your business.
Think about it like this: imagine being hired by someone, getting to their house and not having a system or a plan to help them! If you’re an organizer that just isn’t going to work. You will want to have questionnaires, supplies, and of course a proven system for organizing as you prepare for a new client.
Once you have your plan and system in place it’s time to plan your business. You don’t need any certification to be a home organizer. However, you may want to be able to demonstrate success. A few before and after pictures of areas you’ve organized can help. References and recommendations go a long way too.
Pricing Your Professional Organizer Services
Determine what you need to get started in terms of supplies or even various organization tools that you will sell as a distributor. Will it require a lot of costs to start? It can be as basic as purchasing supplies at the Dollar Store but it will be an added expense. Or, maybe you will just go in and create a plan for people and they purchase their own supplies so you won’t have that additional expense. More than likely you will need something to show people how to get started and having a small “kit” of organizational products you recommend would be valuable.
How will you price your services? Will you offer free consultations? I would encourage you to do market research to understand what other home organizational professionals are charging as well. Determine what your skillset is worth and go with it.
Perhaps you only want to work while you’re kids are at school and take the summer off. That will impact how many clients you can take on, and plan for accordingly. Once you determine the pricing, evaluate how many clients you need to meet your income goals that will also fit within your schedule.
If you have a unique way that you earn money from home, please share it with us.
I would love to include your experience with our readers!
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