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  • 15
    Lessons
  • 30
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 11
    Hours
    average time
  • 1.1
    CEUs
  • 378
    Students
    have taken this course
 
 
 

Course Description

The need for Professional Organizers is growing rapidly as a sector of the employment and business industry. Based on industry growth statistics there is no better time to begin your own professional organizing business. Your services are in high demand for clients in homes and businesses as they strive to improve efficiency, optimize operations, and gain control over their work-life balance.
 
In this course we look at a number of key topics you need to know to get your business successfully off the ground. We teach you how to become a professional organizer and how to begin your business. We cover licensing and other related business legalities. We'll review successful steps to organizing anything, website development, office and mobile set up as well as how to organize your business, your supplies, and your workflow. Then we discuss client management and other methods to propel your business and increase your income. We also include easy-to-use checklists, tips, and ideas to help you develop your dream.
 
If you have a talent for organizing and want to find out how to set up your own Professional Organizing business, then this course is where you need to begin. Not only will answers be provided on what a professional organizer is, potential earnings and possible clientele, and various organizing tips;  this course will also provide information about available resources and how to begin the nuts and bolts of writing up your business plan and goals. Provided marketing strategies and tips will wrap up this informative course and get you ready to begin!
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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: What Is a Professional Organizer?

Individuals use professional organizers for a number of reasons, and there are benefits for both the pro and the client. 15 Total Points
  • Review Article: Professional Organizer Frequently Asked Questions
  • Review 2 Videos: How to Become a Professional Organizer; Become a Professional Organizer!
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Complete: Exam 1

Lesson 2: How Do I Start?

In this lesson, we will discuss some of the business planning needs for becoming an organizing professional. 12 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: How to Start a Personal Organizing Business on a Budget; Business Contract
  • Review 2 Videos: Tools to Start Your Professional Organizing Office; Start a Professional Organizing Business
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Complete: Exam 2

Lesson 3: Professional Organizer Certification, Skills, and Training Requirements

The type of organizing you want to do will help determine what type of training you need, or certifications you may want to acquire. 12 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Estate Organization Portfolio; Find or Start a MeetUp Group
  • Review 3 Videos: What is a Certified Professional Organizer, and How Do I Become One?; What you should know about becoming a Professional Organizer; Professional Organizer Salary
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Complete: Exam 3

Lesson 4: Licensing and Other Business-Related Tips

This lesson will cover information the professional organizer will want to make sure they have incorporated in their business, and general information you should know as you conduct your consultations. 12 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: How to Start a Business; State Start-Up Requirements for Small Businesses
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Complete: Exam 4

Lesson 5: Pricing and Costing Your Services -- Pricing Rate Structure

You have to take several factors into account as you price your services, which include your profit, the amount you will be required to pay in taxes, any labor and overhead costs. 12 Total Points
  • Review 4 Articles: Legal Requirements for Starting Your Business; What Do Professional Organizers Charge?; Professional Organizers Information; Professional Organizer Cost
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Complete: Exam 5

Lesson 6: Organizing Professional Marketing Strategies

Marketing is key to the success of any business. We will show you numerous methods and techniques you can use to develop your professional organizing business, or position it as a leader in the marketplace. 12 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Marketing Tips for Professional Organizers; How to Market a Professional Organizer Business
  • Review 4 Videos: Professional Organizer Marketing Strategies; Internet Marketing for Professional Organizers; Social Media Strategies for Professional Organizers; Secrets to Small Business Marketing Success
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Complete: Exam 6

Lesson 7: Website Development

A significant portion of your clients will be driven to your business by the use of the Internet, and through your website. 14 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: FlyLady; Home Decor Contemporary
  • Review 2 Videos: Professional Organizers Review Websites; How To Make a Website Yourself
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Complete: Exam 7

Lesson 8: Four Steps to Organizing Anything: Assess, Plan, Implement, Evaluate

In this lesson, we will discuss the mechanics of how you organize for your clients: assess, plan, implement, evaluate. 15 Total Points
  • Review Article: Getting Rid of Sentimental Clutter
  • Review 4 Videos: Assess Your Space; Tthe importance of purging your belongings; Organizing And Planning Your Space; Outline Your Plan
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Complete: Exam 8

Lesson 9: Setting Up Your Business - Office and Mobile Set-Up

Now we will discuss set-up of your business, and how to manage business and project operations. 12 Total Points
  • Review 3 Videos: How To Set Up A Productive Office; Office Organization Ideas; Home Office Organization Help
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Complete: Exam 9

Lesson 10: Professional Organizing Business Workflow Management

As you grow as a professional organizer, you will develop a number of ways to produce the highest quality results, with less effort and less time. Quite a bit of your ability to develop synergy resides in how you develop standard templates and standard methods to work with each client. 12 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Organizer's Toolkit; Professional Organizer Service Definitions
  • Review Video: Workflow Management: Visualized
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
  • Complete: Exam 10

Lesson 11: Developing Plans and Designs

As you develop your project plan, there are four key steps of this process: communication, preliminary assessment, project plan development, and implementation. 12 Total Points
  • Review 5 Articles: Example of Business Designs; Design and Development Plans; Design Process Steps; Organize My Life; My Home Ideas
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment - A Special Organizing Tip Just for You
  • Complete: Exam 11

Lesson 12: Organizing Systems and Supplies

In this lesson, we will cover some of the more common organizing systems you should consider using while developing your business. 15 Total Points
  • Review 5 Articles: Tips for Organized Closets; Miscellaneous Organizing Tips; Stacks and Stacks; CableOrganizer; Organized Home
  • Review 2 Videos: How to Organize Bathrooms; How to Organize Documents
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Assignment - The Details of Setting Up a Professional Organizing Business
  • Complete: Exam 12

Lesson 13: Additional Approaches to Organizing Home Areas

As you plan for the organization of a specific home or office area, be aware of the personal preferences of the owner. You have to change the way that your clients think about organization by providing them the knowledge behind a different approach. 10 Total Points
  • Review 4 Articles: Office Organizing Tips; Ideas for Organizing Kid's Areas; Organizing Filing Systems; Easy Closets
  • Review Video: Organizing a Home Office
  • Complete: Exam 13

Lesson 14: Client Management and Administration, Networking, and Referrals

In order to grow your business, you need the right application and balance of client management to secure additional referrals. 15 Total Points
  • Review Article: Check Lists
  • Review 2 Videos: Organizer; Filing System tips
  • Complete: Lesson 14 Assignment : Your Niche/Specialization
  • Complete: Exam 14

Lesson 15: Other Tips to Propel Your Business

You have a number of options for business expansion and this lesson will explore these areas. 80 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: More Organizing Information; Staged Homes...Before and After
  • Complete: Exam 15
  • Complete: Final Exam
260
Total Course Points
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define what a professional organizer does.
  • Describe essential characteristics of a successful professional organizer.
  • Define popular organizing techniques.
  • Describe how to organize the individual.
  • Describe how to organize a home.
  • Describe how to organize a business.
  • Describe the requirements for starting an organizing business.
  • Describe marketing a professional organizing business, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

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Course Title: Professional Organizer Training
Course Number: 9770439
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: Professional Development (Self-Paced, Online Class)
CEU Value: 1.1 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Cathleen Chouinard
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Review: Read Editorial Review
Course Fee: $55.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $80.00

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Student Testimonials

  • "THE INSTRUCTOR WAS TIMELY AND VERY THOUROUGH IN ANSWERING ALL OF MY QUESTIONS AND A GREAT HELP!" -- Robin F.
  • "What was most helpful was learning about the many aspects of Organizing Principles specific to Organizing both the home and office that is how to develop systems....The instructor proved to be quite accessible, knowledgeable and timely in her feedback as well as excellent in her turn around of grading materials. She also provided outstanding course materials which exceeded my expectations. " -- Ameenah L.
  • "Every part of this course was helpful. I am very excited to get started with my business!" -- Anna S.
  • "What was most helpful was the marketing and advertizing section. I had to do a lot of research to put a marketing plan together, which helped me focus on what I wanted to do." -- Birgitte K.
  • "The instructor is very good about responding quickly and she takes time to personalize her comments....Very good course. I really learned a lot and was challenged to get to work." -- Debra B.
  • "The content of the material was very helpful. It showed me different aspects that I wouldn't have normally thought about. The instructor was very nice in responding to emails timely. I found writing the marketing/business plan VERY hard, but in the end very useful!!...In the last month that I have completed the online course, I have started my business and because of the knowledge I gained from taking this class, everything is running smoothly. Thanks for a great learning experience!!" -- Stephanie R.
  • "I found it all helpful....It was a course that gets you to realize that you need to be creative and think on your feet and never stop learning or finding new ways to solve problems and grow. The instructor was very friendly and helpful; a talented teacher." -- Vikki G.
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