Frequently Asked Questions
About the field of professional organizing ...

 Question:  Is this a hard business to get off the ground?

Answer:  It is not difficult to get off the ground at all and I landed my first job the first day I went out passing my brochures around. 

Success in any business endeavor has a lot to do with your marketing skills, so it is wise to absorb information in this area.  If you feel you have the skills but lack the business and marketing know-how, you can get a lot of the basics from books. 

Question:  What has been the greatest key to your success as a Professional Organizer?

Answer:  Creative marketing.   I continually create promotional activities to keep my business expanding to higher levels of success.  I review my marketing plan quarterly, adding to it and tweaking it.  I formulate a program to implement my plan and that is continually watched to ensure I meet certain targets, etc.  I constantly look at what others are doing to spark new ideas for promoting my business.  I diligently stay on top of market trends and offer new services to meet current demands (i.e., enhancing my Web site and using the internet to help people).

Question:  I'm interested in changing careers and am looking into the field of organizing consultant.  Where can I find information on companies in my area and about a becoming a Professional Organizer?

Answer:  You can contact the National Association of Professional Organizers at www.napo.net.   You can find out about any local Chapters in your area and meet other members there.  You might also check your phone directory under "organizing services" for professional organizers in your area.

Question:  What would you suggest I take as a first step in setting up my own organizing business?

Answer:  One thing I suggest you do is do the HGTA program or read the book, "Manual For Professional Organizers" by Cyndi Seidler. 

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