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Assisting another professional organizer is also a way to get organizing experience without taking on the expenses of having your own business (and you may be able to find someone looking for a subcontractor in your area in our Facebook group!)
Lastly, if you're sure you want to start your own organizing company, it can be hard to find a competitor in your area willing to let you shadow them. A Skype call with Layne is the perfect way to get an honest look at the everyday life of a full-time organizer before you invest time and money into this business.
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A session is a predetermined length of time you spend in a client’s home doing hands-on work (my session is 3 hours), so it has a cost equal to 3 hours at your “standard” hourly rate. Currently my advertised hourly rate is $100/hour, and I would charge this if someone indeed wanted me to organize by the hour without any further commitment.
However, rather than quote by the hour, I offer packages. A package is a block of sessions purchased and scheduled all at once (for example, 4 sessions = 12 hours). For example, I offer 4, 8, 12, and 24 session packages currently. By purchasing a package, they receive a 15%, 25%, 35%, or 50% discount, respectively.
Package pricing for professional organizers is completely adjustable to what you can and are willing to include outside of your in-home hours as an all-inclusive service, and whether or not you have subcontractors. I teach this business model in-depth, along with specific techniques for targeting and selling to high-end clientele in our signature program, Inspired Organizer™.
The income potential for pro organizers is dependent on a ton of factors, including your physical ability to do demanding in-home work day after day. Most organizing businesses bringing in over six figures annually are using subcontractors to complete larger jobs and take on multiple projects at a time. We have an affordable guide on the legal, financial, and personal considerations that go into building your team the right way.