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Awesome question! We clearly love it, but it's certainly not for everyone. We've put together a list of 10 things to ask yourself before starting a professional organizing business to get you started.
Assisting another professional organizer is also a way to get organizing experience without taking on the expenses of having your own business.
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.
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 either using subcontractors to complete larger jobs and take on multiple projects at a time, or offer an online component of their service that allows them to scale beyond their local area.