Over the years, Kate Jones of Orchid Organizing and Kate Waldo + Co. has built her professional organizing business into a six-figure business with teams across three different states and now she’s helping other organizers do the same thing.
If you’ve been wanting to build your team of organizers but are intimidated by the process of how to build your team, or are simply planning for your future, you’ll want to keep reading!
As someone that is naturally organized, Kate Jones realized she could get paid for something she loved and decided to make a career out of it. Starting with the Pro Organizer Studio and their course, the Inspired Organizer, she launched her business in 2018 and knew right away that she wanted to have a team.
While Kate loves being in clients’ homes and helping them get organized, she wanted the flexibility to not have to be on-site if she didn’t want to be.
Fast forward a few years and she has teams working in three different states and she doesn’t live anywhere near the areas they operate.
As Orchid Organizing began to grow, there were days that Kate would have four, sometimes even seven, consultations in one day and she knew it was time to expand.
And when it comes down to it, when clients are spending thousands of dollars hiring you, they don’t want to wait months to be able to utilize your services. They want to be able to hire you and work with you as soon as possible and that might mean hiring additional help or starting the team-building process.
No matter how big or how small that house is that you’re working in, having a team to assist you with the organization process is so helpful. That extra set of hands allows you to spend more time improving client relationships, which in turn makes the clients feel like they’re getting this special attention and they can be more open and emotional with you about the organization process.
While you’re talking to the client, your team is still getting work done, taking things off hangers, and sorting through items.
As you work with your team over time, you’ll start gaining more confidence in what they can do and how they operate so you can start pivoting and focusing on other aspects of your business.
The most frequently asked questions we get are about how to manage a team and our answer is always SYSTEMS.
With the proper systems in place in your organizing business, it’s easier to control what’s going on both in a client’s home and behind the scenes, and you’ll be much more efficient.
The process of hiring a team might feel impossible and might be intimating, but you just need to start. There will be so much to learn along the way, but once you start, you’ll be able to make adjustments to your systems that work for your business.
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