The Course that Teaches You How to
Successfully Manage Remote Organizing Projects!
An ADD-ON course to DPO PRO® with step-by-step lessons including tech tutorials and product recommendations!
Who is This Course for?
If You Are a Professional Organizer, Photo Organizer, Genealogist, or Personal Historian who would like to expand your services to include remote organizing projects, this course is for you!
This course will teach you:
How to handle the intake process with remote clients, so that you can set and manage project expectations
How to set up a communication system with your client for maximum productivity
What to ask of your clients, so that you can work more efficiently on their projects
How to create an online family tree to help identify all family members and relatives
How to leverage the latest technology to communicate and connect remotely to offsite computers
Best practices to organize, review, and identify both known and unknown photos and files
Best practices for delivering remote organizing projects, and for transferring skills to your remote clients
Common mistakes to avoid so you don't lose time, money, productivity - or worse, your files!
Meet Your Instructor
Caroline is a Certified Photo Organizer and Personal Historian, specializing in digital organizing and family history. She is the CEO of The Swedish Organizer, LLC, and regularly provides remote solutions to clients all over the world, including Sweden, Norway, Latvia, Germany, Spain, and Dubai.
Caroline is a Professional Member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO), the Association of Personal Photo Organizers (APPO), and the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG).
A native of Ystad, Sweden, Caroline has a Bachelor's Degree in Visual Communications from Hawaii Pacific University, and a Masters Degree in Media Management from Columbia College. She currently serves as Director of Technology & Communications for NAPO Chicago, and divides her time between the United States, and Sweden.
Want a Sneak Peak?
Here's a small excerpt from Module 4:
"DPO Remote covers what you need to know about remote photo organizing from start to finish. Caroline’s innate teaching ability is apparent throughout this detailed and organized course. If you are ready to take on remote photo organizing clients, or want to fine tune your current approach, her course is a must!"
- Kristy Stephens, Media to Memories
Here's What You'll Learn:
(Click on every plus to see what's included in each module**!)
+ Module 1: Welcome & Overview
In this module, you'll find an overview of the entire course, and define your learning objectives. We're just getting started! This is where I welcome you to the course, and give you some insight on how the course is organized.
- 1.1 Welcome to the Course
- 1.2 Overview of the course
+ Module 2: Preparing to Work Remotely
In this module, I give you a little glimpse of how remote work has changed my life and business, and we talk about some of the ways you can work remotely, even if you're a beginner. I also give you my perspective on what makes a good remote organizer and the skills that are needed.
- 2.1 The Remote Lifestyle
- 2.2 Options for Working Remotely
- 2.3 Remote Skills
+ Module 3: Setting Expectations
In this module, we talk about how to set up your project for success, and everything from how to communicate with the client to staying in touch regularly, and what forms that could take. You also get an inside view of the tools and services that I use with my own clients, and how I set them up.
- 3.1 What's the Goal?
- 3.2 Client Communication
- 3.3 Progress Report
- 3.4 The Intake Process
- 3.5 Tutorial: How to Schedule an Intake Session using Zoom
- 3.6 Tutorial: Navigating Zoom during Your Intake Session
- 3.7 Tutorial: Creating a Family Tree & Timeline with Twile
- 3.8 An Inside Look at My PM Solution: Basecamp
- 3.9 Looking and Sounding Professional
+ Module 4: Making the Connection
In this module, we look at some of the choices you have when picking your remote-control software. I explain what to look for in a good one, and then I show you my preferred software, Teamviewer, and how it works.
- 4.1 Connection Options
- 4.2 Tutorial: Purchasing and Downloading Teamviewer
- 4.3 Tutorial: Setting Up Unattended Access & Configuring Teamviewer
- 4.4 Organizing via Teamviewer
+ Module 5: Organizing Remotely
In this module, we go over some of the do's and don'ts of remote organizing, including those silly mistakes I've made and how to avoid them. I also show you some great ways to move files back and forth to and from your client's computer.
- 5.1 Remote Organizing Basics
- 5.2 Backing Up Client Files
- 5.3 Reviewing Unknown Files & Duplicates
- 5.4 Organizing in the Cloud
- 5.5 Tutorial: Setting Up Selective Syncing in Dropbox
- 5.6 Moving Files using Teamviewer and Dropbox
+ Module 6: Project Wrap-Up
In this module, we talk about that crucial last phase of the project - wrapping up. How do you deliver the finished product, and how do you transfer skills to your clients when you never meet them in person? I explain that, and then I also give you some pointers on how to continue the relationship for ongoing revenue.
- 6.1 Project Delivery
- 6.2 Transferring Skills
- 6.3 Ongoing Maintenance
+ Module 7: Bonuses & Downloads
This is the bonus section, and this is where I'll be adding new stuff whenever I create it. I have already added a video on my favorite free tools, as well as a few helpful resources that let you speed up the process of learning all of this material.
- 7.1 My Favorite FREE Tools
- 7.2 Tutorial: Batch Renaming using NameChanger
- 7.3 Session Prep Checklist for Clients
- 7.4 Session Reminder Email Template
- 7.5 Join the DPO PRO Facebook Group
- 7.6 Grad Bonus: Special Offer for a One-on-One Coaching Session!]
** Content is always subject to change as I continue to improve the course.
"Caroline does not disappoint. Whether you are on the fence about doing remote photo organizing or ready to dive in, there is so much value packed into this course. As usual, the advice is invaluable!
I learned about excellent tools for client communication, the intake process, and photo organizing, and I loved that Caroline showed exactly how to use many of these tools in her course. I am really excited to try some of the tools and implement many of the ideas I learned about, and I feel much more confident about offering remote organizing services as part of my business."
- Sandra Williams, Infinity Photo Solutions, LLC
On the Go a Lot? Check!
This course is completely mobile-friendly, and with short, actionable videos, you can get through the entire course in just over 3 hours! Learn at your own pace!
"If you are looking to start offering remote digital organizing services, this is the program for you! Caroline has done an amazing job of putting together a program that is informative and well organized. The course format allows you to easily navigate through the modules as well as quickly finding information you need. I would highly recommend it!
It's well worth the investment!"
- Tammy Smith, Your Snapshot Story
Why Should I Buy This Course?
Can't I Just Figure This Out on My Own?
Of course you can! There is nothing you can't learn on your own, but this course will be a great investment for you, and here's why:
1. It's Faster!
There's a lot to learn, and never enough time! This course will cut through the noise and tell you exactly what you need to know, and in what order, which means you can get back to getting paid instead of googling.
Save Your Time!
2. Learn from My Mistakes!
Remote digital organizing can be tricky - really tricky - because there are lots of things that can go wrong... and they do - all the time! But you have a chance to learn from my mistakes and avoid the uncomfortable situations that I found myself in when I was first starting out! There's nothing like a little experience!
Save Your Sanity!
3. You're Getting Me - Your Personal Coach!
When you enroll in my class, I take your education seriously. I take your time seriously. I take your investment seriously. I'm committed to your success and I'm going to be there every step of the way to make sure you have the support you need! And if you want it, you get a great deal on one-on-one coaching with me to test out your new skills!
Let Me Help You Get Started!
"As a Swiss-Australian photo organizer living in Melbourne, this course was of special interest to me, not only in terms of working with overseas clients from Switzerland, but also within Australia. The distances are sometimes so big that remote photo organizing will be the only option.
Just like Caroline’s first DPO course, this one was extremely well structured and informative. She generously shares her knowledge and I really appreciated the way she is demonstrating and guiding us through setups in a very clear manner.
The way the course is accessible is also a great plus for me. It enables me to always go back and re-watch specific modules. It will definitely be an important resource for me to fall back on when working with remote clients.
I can’t recommend her courses highly enough!
- Chantal Imbach, Simply In Order
This course is NOT for you, if:
You don't want to offer remote or virtual servicesThis course assumes that you are interested in learning how to manage remote projects for your clients, perhaps due to distances, for more convenience, or for additional (global) marketing opportunities.
You want to learn how to organize digital filesThis course assumes that you understand the digital organizing process, know how to backup digital files, and have some experience working with clients. If you would like to learn the basics or digital organizing, DPO PRO: The Ultimate Photo Organizing Masterclass is a suitable pre-requisite.
You want to learn the details of a specific photo organizing program, such as Lightroom, Mylio, or Photos.This course assumes that you are familiar with the most common file handling & photo organizing programs on the market. This course will provide a topical overview on the different ways to organize remotely as well as the pros and cons of each method, but will not go into detail on each alternative.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
+ When Does This Course Start and Finish?
This is a self-paced course, which means it starts and stops on your schedule. Once enrolled, you can log in and watched the course anytime. Your access never expires. You complete it on your own time and at your own pace.
+ How Long Do I Have Access?
You have access to this course for as long as it is up and running (I'm not planning on taking it down anytime soon). You can log in anytime with your bookmarked URL and credentials. You will also have access to any updates that happen within the course in the future.
+ What if I Don't Like It?
Your can request a refund for any reason within 30 days of your purchase. No questions asked.
+ What If It Doesn't Work for Me?
If you do the work, you will see results. However, to reassure you, I will make the following committment to you: If you do the work, and you don't see the results you wanted, or if you don't understand something, please contact me. I will try my best to help you in any way I can. Promise.
+ Is This for Mac or PC Users?
This course is for anyone who needs help getting started with remote digital organizing, regardless of operating system. The principles taught in this course are universal to the field of remote digital organizing as a whole.
+ What if I'm a Not a Tech-Savvy Person?
This course is NOT for beginners! It assumes that you understand your Mac or PC computer well, that you know how to organize digital files, and that you know how to back up files safely. If you are looking for a course to help you with the basics, you need DPO PRO: The Ultimate Photo Organizing Masterclass as it's a recommended minimum prerequisite!
+ What if I Just Don't Get It?
This course will teach what you need to know to succeed, but should you need more help, you can schedule additional one-on-one training with your instructor (not included in price), or post questions to our private Facebook group (included).
© 2016-2018 The Swedish Organizer, LLC. All third-party product names, logos, and brands in this course are property of their respective owners and used with permission. DPO PRO® is a registered trademark of The Swedish Organizer, LLC in the United States, and may not be reproduced elsewhere without explicit written permission. By enrolling in this course, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to the terms and conditions available on the checkout page, on our website, and our our course site. Although this course will guide you in reaching your photo organizing goals, we cannot predict nor guarantee specific individual results. Your success is based on so many variables, including your actions, motivation, and commitment on following through with the coursework, so please understand that individual results may vary. This course cannot account for all scenarios that may occur. Please use common sense, and good judgement in your business transactions.