#FBLIVE: 10 things to ask yourself before starting a professional organizing business

#FBLIVE: 10 things to ask yourself before starting a professional organizing business

 
10 things to ask before starting a professional organizing business

So, you're starting to think that your obsessive love of all things color-coded and the Kon Mari Method could make you a natural pro organizer... and you're probably right. Even better? There's no expensive certification required to start marketing your organization services to high end clientele.

But hold up just a sec. Just because you're naturally organized does NOT mean you're ready to start your home organizing business. In this video, professional organizer Layne Brookshire gets real with 10 questions you need to ask yourself before starting your biz. Layne's been at this for over 6 years, and she isn't afraid to discuss the challenges pro organizers face.

Watch this video to find out if professional organizing is the right career for you.

#1 DO I HAVE THE SKILLS TO CALL MYSELF AN EXPERT? (5:28)
You have to stay up to date on skills, supplies, and trends (6:27)

#2 DOES MY LIFE REFLECT WHAT I’M SELLING? (8:45)
Don’t make these mistakes if you want your clients to take you
seriously (9:50)

#3 AM I WILLING TO SELL MYSELF? (13:25)
You’ve got to have these talking points down (13:44)

#4 AM I IN A GOOD PLACE MENTALLY, PHYSICALLY, AND EMOTIONALLY? (18:38)
Use this script to talk with your clients who are struggling (20:36)

#5 DO I KNOW HOW TO RUN MY BUSINESS? (26:15)
You have to be where your potential clients are on social media (27:20)
If you can’t do it yourself, you have to be willing to hire someone (28:30)
Tech tools to help you run your business efficiently (29:34)

#6 WHAT SACRIFICES AM I WILLING TO MAKE TO BE A BUSINESS OWNER? (31:25)
A reality check about the schedule and expenses of being your own boss (32:16)

#7 AM I WILLING TO COMMUNICATE WITH CLIENTS VIA EMAIL AND PHONE? (34:43)
The surprising way most of my clients contact me (36:30)
This is why phone calls are SO important for professional organizers (38:38)
What questions to ask to prepare for a job (43:03)

#8 AM I COMFORTABLE WORKING IN OTHER PEOPLE’S HOMES? (39:26)
Remember this if you get nervous at clients’ homes (40:11)

#9 DO I HAVE RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION? (44:56)
Alternatives if you don’t have room to haul off donations (45:30)

#10 AM I CONFIDENT ENOUGH TO COACH CLIENTS THROUGH DIFFICULT SITUATIONS? (46:56)
The hard conversations Layne has had to have with a client (48:18)

 
#FBLIVE: Managing multiple clients with Asana (+ more Q&A)

#FBLIVE: Managing multiple clients with Asana (+ more Q&A)

#FBLIVE: You can offer VIRTUAL organizing services

#FBLIVE: You can offer VIRTUAL organizing services