If you have ever thought about becoming a professional organizer, you should take a peek at Anne Blumer’s book, Get Rich Organizing.
The book starts out with a comprehensive look at what it takes to be a professional organizer. It is an intense position to hold and not a decision to be made lightly so knowing some of the characteristics you need to have is important.
Anne also gives you a candid look of the considerations you need to review before you go into business. So many times it is believed that being self employed is easy. This is not the case and taking into consideration important factors can make or break your success.
If you’re wondering about NAPO, Certification or even what specialties you can offer, this book covers them all. I love the “workbook” section at the end of the chapters so you can relate the information to your own business.
Chapter Two helps you assess your strengths and weaknesses. This books acts like a good friend-asking you the tough questions you may otherwise gloss over.
In lieu of reading lots of business books, Anne gathers all the valuable information you need and in one place including business plans, how to charge, business basics, legal needs, business naming, website development, and marketing.
One of the scariest things for new organizers is meeting with and working with clients. Anne walks you through the process of what to say, what to do, and how to successfully follow up with them.
Specialty topics such as paperwork, clutter control and time management. And, the big questions of difficult clients is also covered!
One of my favorite things about this book are the ready made forms at the back of the book. So many organizers simply don’t know where to turn when it comes to forms and the business side of things.
If you want to get a copy of Anne’s book, check it out here: