Archive for guest blogger

How and when to go for the upsell

Many professional organizers supplement their earnings by offering organizing products from companies like Clever Container or Tomboy Tools at home parties. But selling products requires a very different skillset than selling services, so I asked Deb Bixler, the leading authority for home party plan business training, to share a few tips.

How and when to go for the Upsell - by Deb Bixler

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How to get the most out of networking events

One of the most effective ways to promote your organizing business is to participate in local networking groups. If you’ve shied away from – or stopped attending – networking events because they “didn’t work” for you, I know you’ll benefit from reading these tips from William Reynolds, a self-employed freelance marketing copywriter.

How to get the most out of networking events

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7 Useful Tips and Tricks that Will Make You a Gmail Master

There have been a lot of free online email platforms over the years, but none were really taken seriously until Gmail came along. I know many professionals who use it, if not as their primary email address, as their preferred way of accessing other email accounts. Today’s guest, Cara Lane Svendsen, has some great tips to help you make the most of your Gmail account.

7 Gmail Tips & Tricks

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Tailoring a Presentation or Workshop to Your Audience

Public speaking is an important skill to acquire, as it can be a very effective tool for marketing your organizing business. Stacey Agin Murray of Organized Artistry has spoken to a variety of different groups, so I’ve asked her to share her secrets for ensuring that it’s a valuable experience for both you and your audience.

Tailoring a Presentation or Workshop to Your Audience

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Tips for Working with Clients with ADHD

Some clients are really easy to work with. Although they’re naturally organized, they occasionally need assistance getting back on track. Other clients are more difficult to help, especially if you don’t understand their unique challenges. I’ve invited Sue Becker, CPO-CD® and ADHD Specialist, to share some of the strategies that have enabled her to support her clients effectively.

Helping clients with ADHD

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Using Instagram for Business

Over the years, I’ve published lots of tips about using various social media sites, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google Plus, and even Houzz. Lately I’ve noticed another network that’s growing in popularity, but since I’ve never tried it, I asked Jessica Galbraith to share some information about using Instagram for business.

Instagram photo sharing app

Can a photo sharing App help your business?

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The Plan: A Practical Tool for Working with Clients and their Goals

I met Alison Lush at the POC Conference in 2010, where I had the honor of speaking about Social Media Strategies for Professional Organizers. She contacted me recently to ask if I thought you’d be interested in learning about a tool she created for working with a chronically disorganized client – naturally, I said “Yes!”

The Plan: A Practical Tool for Working with Clients and their Goals by Alison Lush, Professional Organizer

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5 Tips for designing a successful service based trade show booth

I’ve always found preparing for trade shows challenging, both when I was a professional organizer, and now as a web designer and content creation specialist. How can someone with a service-based business make their booth as interesting as someone who has products to display? I asked Mike Weimar of Iconic Displays for advice, and I’m happy to share it with you today.

professional organizer trade show booth

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