This is a business that can be started part time on a shoestring budget. However, it needs to be remembered that this service can be a one-shot deal: if you organize their clutter very well, your clients will not need you back and you therefore have to be on a constant lookout for new clients. Your greatest expense will come from advertising and spreading the word about your business. Small advertisements in the local classified ads paper often work well for this kind of business, although some are able to get new clients by presenting slide shows or distributing brochures in social and civic clubs.
For this business, you can expect to earn annual revenues of $40,000 to $60,000 depending on the size of your market (greater income potential for metropolitan areas) and the kinds of clients you are getting. You can charge your clients $40 to $50 an hour depending on the size of the task and going rates in your area. You can also charge a flat fee or per-diem fee for some routine tasks.