A few months ago, I wrote a blog post for one of my sisters in the child care field.

Today, I’m writing for another sister who currently works full time at a bank in customer service. She loves organizing and is one of the best I know at bringing simplicity and clarity to messy rooms, houses and wardrobes.

I am hoping she will decide she’d like to start a “side hustle” as an organizer and since I’ve built my entire business through websites, blog posts, and email marketing, I am certain anyone can do this.

All you need is desire.

Just ask me for help getting started and I will help you.

Getting Started As A Professional Organizer

Before we get to the Quickstart guide and detailed step-by-step list, I want to address a few questions you might be thinking:

1 – Aren’t there already people doing this?

Yes! Probably thousands of them. Don’t let that scare you. You’re going to have your own special niche that others don’t have. You are unique and creative. You will connect with people you’ve never known.

As you’ll see below, tens of thousands of people every month are using Google to find tips on organizing different aspects of their lives.

The internet is incredible! Billions of searches occur daily.

There is enough for everyone. There is enough business to go around. If you want to go for it, I will help you. You have very little to risk.

2 – How will I ever make money doing this?

Here are a few ideas that come to mind quickly:

  • You provide on-site organizing services in your local market. You go into their houses and help them. You decide what to charge and what you’re going to give for that.
  • You provide monthly check-ups to existing customers. Maybe after you get people organized, they can pay you $25 per month (or more) for a monthly follow-up visit to keep them on track. Maybe they purchase this service a la carte as needed.
  • You have classes. You decide the curriculum and how long the class will be. You charge per head and make good money in one day doing something you love.
  • You make money through affiliate income. Let’s say you recommend a certain closet organizer and it’s on Amazon. You get an affiliate link so that anyone who buys it using your link, get a referral fee from Amazon. This is great, passive income.
  • You create a course and sell it. Your course could be written or maybe it’s videos teaching people what to do. Some people (who aren’t local to you) might want to buy your course for $200 or $300 or whatever.

3 – Im not sure it will work.

It’s common to doubt yourself, but trust me, the internet is a huge and beautiful place. People want information. People will find you.

You have unique and special gifts and you can get paid to do what you love. You ARE worthy of it. You will surprise yourself, I know it.

You might feel something shift in yourself as you write your first blog post that is all yours. You might be amazed when you receive your first comment on something you wrote.

And you’ll probably be nervous with excitement when you get your first paying customer.

Don’t worry, it gets easier. You WILL reach a point where it begins to feel natural.

I don’t know how much you can make; I’d say the sky is the limit.

All you have to do is get started and I will help you do that. It will be easy and fun.

And even if you start and change your mind, you won’t be letting me down. At least you can say you tried and didn’t like it.

But isn’t it worth the try?

Quickstart: How To Start A Professional Organizing Business From The Internet

Here’s the quick start guide, scroll down to see detail.

Step #1 – Write your first blog post.

I can help you with a topic idea.

Step #2 – Buy a website domain name, cost ~$10/year.

Step #3 – Setup annual hosting with GoDaddy, Bluehost or HostGator ~ $100/year.

Step #4 – Install WordPress (free).

Step #5 – Install a free blogging theme or purchase a theme ~$60 one-time cost.

Step #6 – Add a contact form and any social media links.

Step #7 – Learn how to login and add content to your website.

I handle steps 2-7 for you at no charge for my time. You just cover the hard costs listed above.

Step #8 – Make a list of some topics you want to write about.

Step #9 – Write and publish your another blog post.

Step #10 – Share your blog post via email and/or social media.

Step #11 – Make connections.

You’ll repeat steps 8-11 over and over. The more you put into this, the more you will get out of it. Energy = results. I’ll help guide/train you on steps 6-9.

Step By Step Guide To Starting A Business As A Professional Organizer (Using Google)

Step #1 – Write your first blog post.

If you don’t like writing or won’t write, this isn’t for you. So, that’s why I ask you to write your first blog post to see if you even enjoy the process.

Aim for 1,000 words in length, if possible, but don’t sacrifice quality. Write something useful and be thorough. Teach!

Let’s take a sample topic – “How To Organize Your Closet (Step-by Step)”

Model your article after the format I’m using here:

  • Opening (tell people what you’re going to teach them)
  • List the steps (give them the steps involved)
  • Address any questions you might get (FAQ)
  • Add any case studies (if you have them)
  • Wrap it up (summarize what you told them)

Applying the article format above, my sister’s blog post outline might look like this:


Today, I’m going to share my method for organizing your closet. I’ll address my strategies for getting rid of clothes you don’t wear, deciding what to keep, what to keep “for now,” and what to do before you buy more clothes…….

List The Steps

Step 1 – Getting rid of clothes you don’t wear

Step 2 –  Deciding what to keep and what to keep “for now”

Step 3 – What to do before you buy more clothes



You’ll ask and answer some of questions like these below:

How long should I keep things I don’t wear?

How should I rotate clothes for seasons?

What if I have something that is sentimental but I don’t wear it?


Case Studies

Write about a case study of someone who you helped with this problem. Include before/after photos if you have them. Be detailed, what was it like before? What is it like now? Include a testimonial from the person you helped.

You can do multiple case studies if you have them. And you can also do 1-2 for free so you get the case studies – the deal being you get to take photos and use their case on your blog.

Wrap It Up

Summarize what you just wrote up and include a call to action like “If you need help organizing your closet, call me!”

You can also ask for comments, as some people will visit your blog and use your advice and want to say thank you publicly.

Try not to introduce any new points in your summary section. Reaffirm what you’ve told them.

Step #2 – Buy a website domain name, cost ~$10/year.

I recommend getting a keyword rich domain whenever possible. I’ll research this for you and make suggestions.

Ideally, we want something with “organize” or “organizing” in the domain name.

This gives you a small advantage over competitors who’ve chosen a brand name that does not include their keyword.

Here are a few domain name examples that may or may not be available, so you get a feel for what I’m talking about:

  • happyorganizer.com
  • theorganizinggirl.com
  • organizeyourlife.com

As mentioned, all of these would be better than things like yourname.com.

I’ll buy the domain name for you. You can check available domain names at GoDaddy.com, just type in the name you want to buy.

As you can see, GoDaddy is running a special at $2.99 per year if you register for 2 years.

Step #3 – Setup annual hosting with GoDaddy, Bluehost or HostGator ~ $100/year.

You’ll host your website with somebody. It’s easy to setup.

I do it for you, you’re responsible for paying the cost of hosting on credit card.

Step #4 – Install WordPress (free).

I’ll get the web host to install WordPress when we setup hosting. Takes 5-10 minutes and won’t cost you a thing.

Easy, peasy.

Step #5 – Install a free blogging theme or purchase a theme ~$60 one-time cost.

I know just enough to get free or purchased theme installed. I recommend a purchased theme as it’s just a one time cost.

You can browse through samples of purchased WordPress themes here: https://themeforest.net/category/wordpress. You can also see interior page samples, pricing, and reviews for each theme.

It will take me a few hours to setup either way and I’m certainly not an expert web designer, but I can get the job done.

If you want to see samples of websites I’ve setup for myself, let me know.

Inspirery is not one of them. I had a pro do this site for me.

Step #6 – Add a contact form and any social media links.

I’ll setup a Contact page for you and place a Contact Form. If anyone fills it out, the leads come directly to your email address and you can follow up by phone or email.

Social media is optional, we can discuss that separately. Some important social media sites for an organizing business would include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest – because they allow for pictures and generally reach a consumer audience.

Social media is not a must, but I could definitely see value in being active on at least one of these platforms to help share your content, spread the word, make connections and generate new business.

You never know who is going to find you!

Step #7 – Learn how to login and add content to your website.

I want you empowered to add your own blog posts and understand the basics of WordPress.

This will probably take about an hour or less. At some point, I might make a video tutorial.

No charge to you, only time.

Step #8 – Make a list of some topics you want to write about.

For my sister the future organizer, here are a few possible topic ideas I came up with off the top of my head:

  • How To Organize Your Closet
  • How to Organize Your Kitchen
  • How To Organize Your House
  • How To Organize Your Car
  • 7 Tips For Organizing Your Home Office

If you need help with other topic ideas, just Google any of the topics above and see what’s in Google Autocomplete.

Google Autocomplete gives you some of the most popular suggestions of things people are already looking for.

Just take a look at the search volume on those things – 6,600 people per month search for “how to organize closet.” 2,900 each month search for “how to organize kitchen cabinets.”

Note, I use the Chrome “Keywords Everywhere” plugin to see the search volumes. It’s free and is really helpful for doing keyword research.

Step #9 – Write and publish your another blog post.

Follow the guidance in Step #1 and keep turning out excellent blog posts as time allows.

Remember to always be teaching. You’re going to give to get. Some people will just visit your blogs for free advice, but some people will want to hire you.

Trust in yourself and your expertise. If you give good advice, people will respond.

Can you imagine if just a small percentage of those 6,600 people find your blog post on “How To Organize Your Closet”?!

Step #10 – Share your blog post via email and/or social media.

I got my first SEO customer by sending a mass email to everyone I know. I shared my website and basically told people I was open for business. I asked for referrals.

I got several referrals and one of those turned into my first paying customer.

Tell people how they can help you. Put your intention out there. People love to help.

If you tell your friends, family and co-workers you’ve started a new business on weekends and evenings being a professional organizer, they will want to help you.

Ask for clients. It’s ok to succeed. You deserve it.

I can’t tell you how grateful I am to myself and to whatever was swirling around inside me in 2011 when I decided to start my business. I knew I couldn’t go back to corporate America.

If you’ve decided to use social media, put the same messaging there. Share your blog post. Add advice and tips. Write something on your Facebook page that says, “I’ve loved organizing my whole life and now I’m doing it as a business. If you know anyone looking for help, please ask them to contact me.”

You could also offer to do one or two freebies for some real experience and testimonials.

Step #11 – Make connections.

Making connections is important. Some of them will come from people who find you.

But if you want to jump start things, go back to Google and do a search for “how to organize your closet” and see what others are writing.

Introduce yourself, tell them what you liked about what they wrote.

Maybe they have a niche that is a little different than yours.

When I make that search, I find the first search result is from a woman named Paige Smith on the blog makespace.com.

Not only will you get some good ideas, but you might want to drop page a comment or email saying you liked her post and why.

If her revenue model and niche is different than yours, you might wind up referring business back and forth. You never know.

In my business, I got a lot of business from agencies – we provide several overlapping services, but I’m really good at one thing that most people aren’t. So I’ve carved out a little niche and am grateful for he referrals I get from colleagues.

Believe me, you’ll get the same. Especially when you decide how you want to make money.

Wrap Up

So, this post winds up being over 2,000 words. That’s pretty epic.

If my sister decides not to start a business as a professional organizer, maybe someone else will find this and take me up on my offer.

Either way, I know it is possible because I’ve done it myself with my business.

All of the steps are outlined for you – you could even do it yourself if you’re savvy enough. Or, you can reach out for my help.

I’m certain anyone can start their own business and make money doing whatever it is they love and are good at.

You just might need some help and some guidance. That’s what I’m here for.

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