Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few months, you've probably been hearing about Marie Kondo. If you have been living under said rock and don't know who Marie Kondo is, she's the host of the Netflix show Tidying Up. Her KonMari method of cleaning has taken the U.S. by storm. If you've seen the show and wished for Marie Kondo to come and help you clean your messy house, you may be in luck. Kind of. Okay, so you can't get Marie Kondo herself to organize your house, but you can get the next best thing.
Because she's so busy, Marie Kondo has a team of consultants who are trained in her KonMari method. And what's that saying, "if you can't do — teach?" So, if you can't have Marie Kondo herself, you can learn how to be Marie Kondo and do it yourself. For a fee of course. But if you have a spare $2000 and some free time to attend a seminar and train, this could actually be a very lucrative decision. In the span of a month, you could be not only helping yourself, but helping others achieve their dreams of having a tidier home.
KonMari Inc. has a three-day training session that you attend. After the training session, you have to do approximately 15 hours in the field, and then you're certified. You will be just as capable of Marie Kondo at the art of tidying up. It is very much a legitimate business opportunity, and one that could make a decent profit. For a few days of work, you could be charging somewhere in the range of $400.
But keep in mind, this work isn't necessarily easy. As the consultant in training from Vice notes, when you're working in this position, you have to be many things. This includes "stern mother," "coach," and "therapist." If you are comfortable being all of those things to a total stranger, then it likely would be an easy job for you.
And even if it feels overwhelming at first, helping others is often a thing that "sparks joy" for people. So, while it is a lot of hard work, it is actually quite rewarding in the end if it's something you feel like you can handle.