Course Syllabus: Professional Organizer Training


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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 and help you get your business successfully off the ground. We teach you how to become a professional organizer, how to begin your business, licensing and other related business tips, 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 tips to propel your business and increase your income. We also include easy to use checklists, tips, and ideas to help you develop your dream.

 

Course Lessons

Lesson 1 What is a Professional Organizer? Making your passion a business.

This lesson provides you with an in-depth look into the world of professional organizing. We share industry statistics and the outlook for this great occupation.

Lesson 2 How do I start? Business planning tips including startup costs and budgets

We help you to understand business structure and how to set up your professional organizing business as well as how to expand in the future. We explain how to manage your business for optimal growth and easy management.

Lesson 3 Professional organizer certification, skills, and training requirements

We explain the requirements for professional organizing certification, skills and training requirements, educational needs and how to build a top-notch portfolio with the skills you already have.

Lesson 4 Licensing and other business related tips

In this lesson we explain licensing requirements and a number of other business related tips. Many professional organizers do not know but will save you significant time and rework.

Lesson 5 Developing the pricing rate structure for your services

This lesson shows you the keys to calculating the best pricing rate structure for you and your market. A number of factors go into calculating your rates and we show you how to reach your desired goals.

Lesson 6 Organizing professional marketing strategies

Strategic marketing is the most important element to grow your business. We show you how to poise your business in a position to make you a leader in your area.

Lesson 7 Website development

Website development has become extremely complex in today's market, especially with the requirements for search engine optimization. We show you the key steps to maximize use of your website.

Lesson 8 The four steps to Organizing Anything- Assess, Plan, Implement, Evaluate

In this lesson we teach you the four steps to organizing anything, which include assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating each project. Using these steps every project can be streamlined and get you quality results you desire.

Lesson 9 Setting up your business - office and mobile set up

Professional organizers work both out of their office and at the client's worksite. We show you how to maximize your setup so that each project flows perfectly.

Lesson 10 Professional organizing business workflow management

How well you manage your professional organizing business directly affects the outcome of your projects and your client interactions. We show you how to manage your workflow for optimal efficiency so that you have the time to further develop your business.

Lesson 11 Developing plans and designs

Every professional organizer has a number of thoughts and ideas for each project. We help you simplify the process of developing plans and designs for your clients including templates for future clients.

Lesson 12 Organizing systems and supplies

In this lesson we discuss the use of organizing systems and some of the most common supplies available for use in your professional organizing business including application and tips.

Lesson 13 Professional organizer area approaches

In this lesson we discuss how professional organizers tackle the most common areas homeowners and business owners may have providing a structured approach for each area to save you time.

Lesson 14 Client management, networking, and referrals

Client management is key to the success of your business. How well you work with your clients determines the number of referrals you receive. We discuss the best ways to manage clients and networking opportunities.

Lesson 15 Other tips to propel your business, expand your client base, and increase your income

This lesson gives you the ultimate tips to propel your business to higher levels of income building on some of the strategies from the other lessons but sharing tips other professional organizers may not be using.

Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Course Topics

Course Lessons

Lesson 1 What is a Professional Organizer? Making your passion a business.

This lesson provides you with an in-depth look into the world of professional organizing. We share industry statistics and the outlook for this great occupation.

Lesson 2 How do I start? Business planning tips including startup costs and budgets

We help you to understand business structure and how to set up your professional organizing business as well as how to expand in the future. We explain how to manage your business for optimal growth and easy management.

Lesson 3 Professional organizer certification, skills, and training requirements

We explain the requirements for professional organizing certification, skills and training requirements, educational needs and how to build a top-notch portfolio with the skills you already have.

Lesson 4 Licensing and other business related tips

In this lesson we explain licensing requirements and a number of other business related tips. Many professional organizers do not know but will save you significant time and rework.

Lesson 5 Developing the pricing rate structure for your services

This lesson shows you the keys to calculating the best pricing rate structure for you and your market. A number of factors go into calculating your rates and we show you how to reach your desired goals.

Lesson 6 Organizing professional marketing strategies

Strategic marketing is the most important element to grow your business. We show you how to poise your business in a position to make you a leader in your area.

Lesson 7 Website development

Website development has become extremely complex in today’s market, especially with the requirements for search engine optimization. We show you the key steps to maximize use of your website.

Lesson 8 The four steps to Organizing Anything- Assess, Plan, Implement, Evaluate

In this lesson we teach you the four steps to organizing anything, which include assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating each project. Using these steps every project can be streamlined and get you quality results you desire.

Lesson 9 Setting up your business - office and mobile set up

Professional organizers work both out of their office and at the client’s worksite. We show you how to maximize your setup so that each project flows perfectly.

Lesson 10 Professional organizing business workflow management

How well you manage your professional organizing business directly affects the outcome of your projects and your client interactions. We show you how to manage your workflow for optimal efficiency so that you have the time to further develop your business.

Lesson 11 Developing plans and designs

Every professional organizer has a number of thoughts and ideas for each project. We help you simplify the process of developing plans and designs for your clients including templates for future clients.

Lesson 12 Organizing systems and supplies

In this lesson we discuss the use of organizing systems and some of the most common supplies available for use in your professional organizing business including application and tips.

Lesson 13 Professional organizer area approaches

In this lesson we discuss how professional organizers tackle the most common areas homeowners and business owners may have providing a structured approach for each area to save you time.

Lesson 14 Client management, networking, and referrals

Client management is key to the success of your business. How well you work with your clients determines the number of referrals you receive. We discuss the best ways to manage clients and networking opportunities.

Lesson 15 Other tips to propel your business, expand your client base, and increase your income

This lesson gives you the ultimate tips to propel your business to higher levels of income building on some of the strategies from the other lessons but sharing tips other professional o

Course Materials

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Grading Policy

Several lessons will be accompanied by a written assignment and a brief quiz  . Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

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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Assessment Guide

An Introduction1
Lesson 1 Assignment2
Exam 112
Lesson 2 Assignment2
Exam 210
Lesson 3 Assignment2
Exam 310
Lesson 4 Assignment 2
Exam 410
Lesson 5 Assignment2
Exam 510
Lesson 6 Assignment2
Exam 610
Lesson 7 Assignment2
Exam 712
Lesson 8 Assignment 5
Exam 810
Lesson 9 Assignment2
Exam 910
Exam 1010
Exam 1110
Lesson 12 Assignment - The Details of Setting Up a Professional Organizing Business5
Exam 1210
Exam 1310
Lesson 14 Assignment : Your Niche/Specialization5
Exam 1410
Exam 1510
Final Exam70
Total Points:256
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