My house is in a state of what I call "organized chaos." It seems like it is always messy, there is always various piles of papers around, toys, clean clothes, dirty clothes, you name it. I try to keep it fairly neat, I'm not one of those "hoarders" but it is still a mess that easily turns into unorganized chaos if I let it. If I had the money, I would definitely hire a professional organizer to come help me out! If you are one of those people whose house always looks like it stepped off the page of a magazine, or you just love to organize and label things, then you should look further into how to become a professional organizer. There are so many people that need your help! Here are some helpful hints on how to become a professional organizer:
Develop a business plan. If you have never started a business and need some free or low cost help in doing so, check with your state SBDC (small business development center).
Choose a name for your business. Find out if you need any special licenses.
Make sure you are aware of all the different areas of organizing that you can get into. You can do business office organization, home office, homes in general, garages, or even specialize in people who are hoarders. Another area I have thought about is organizing before and after estate sales. You may be willing to do all of these areas but it is best to have one or two areas that you focus on and excel in.
Find low cost ways to advertise. Print and handout flyers, business cards, craigslist, build your own website for your business. Offer your services initially to friends or relatives for free or very low cost so you can obtain before/after pictures and get good word of mouth advertising.