#FBLIVE: How to overcome the fears about your organizing business

#FBLIVE: How to overcome the fears about your organizing business

 
 Hear Jen discuss what it was like starting out with affluent clientele and how she overcame the insecurities of working in their homes.

Problem of the day! One of my students wrote me with this question: 

Being a single mom, I live within a certain budget and tax bracket. But I am aiming at clients in a higher budget and bracket (because I want to make money...) So what I'm wondering is, if you were in the same boat starting out, did you feel you were out of your league? Or kind of impostering....if that's a word....?  I know I know what I'm doing, but I sometimes feel like I'm "faking" my authority or something. Because I'm not a full time professional. Does any of that make sense? 

Because this is exactly what I felt like when I started out, I just had to address this. So emotional. 

  • “FB Live Chats” Survey says…. (3:19)
  • My goal & hopes for this fabulous group (4:26)
  • Let’s jump into it….FEARS! (6:00)
  • Starting out….Did I feel out of my league? (7:45)
  • Blending in with your clients (15:15)
  • Fake it ‘til you make it? (17:17)
  • Target those who can afford you (17:48)
  • I don’t agree with “spend big money to make big money” (20:12)
  • There is advice out there for PO’s that isn’t good (21:28)
  • Clients: Use what they have or buy something new? (22:20)
  • Emotional clients and how I handle it (25:03)
  • Apps or physical paperwork for my business (29:56)
  • Yes, I chase down emotional clients to finish a job (31:18)
  • Do I have an expiration date on packages (32:05)
  • How I use Pinterest (33:18)
  • I do give my clients homework! (35:10)
  • Clients that draw out their packages…do they lose progress? (36:10)
  • What if a client just wants to talk? (39:03)
  • Why clients are so happy to have you in their home (39:45)
  • List packages & pricing on website…..this is important! (40:30)
  • My packages! (41:02)
  • Instagram & your PO business (44:28)
  • Do we follow my game plan when organizing? (47:58)
  • I don’t organize for friends (50:42)
  • Branching out in your business by using friends…is it worth it? (54:45)
  • Getting information before a consult (56:14)
  • Do I limit my in-person consultation? (57:46)
  • Did I pay someone to do my website in the beginning? (1:00:45)
  • How your personality & skills = MONEY! (1:08:20)
  • Why I chose Squarespace (1:11:03)
  • More on my website….competing with other PO’s (1:12:23)
  • Getting that 1st client….is a HUGE confidence booster! (1:15:04)
  • What does your client really need? (1:16:14)
  • Getting feedback on your website (1:18:52)
  • Wix or Squarespace (1:20:10)
  • Before & after pictures….yes or no?? (1:21:36)
  • There is a different way besides NAPO (1:24:00)
  • Cleaning up the mess after a session (1:29:13)
  • Take your clients donations away when you leave (1:30:07)
 
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