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Matchmaking is one of the best careers for those who enjoy a flexible schedule, the ability to work from home, high earning potential, independence and, most importantly, a fulfilling and rewarding profession of your own to be proud of.

Your income is up to you. You can make anywhere from a few thousand dollars with little effort after training, to hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, with a lot of hard work. You are your own boss and you will be as successful as you want to be.

Become a Certified Matchmaker

"When you earn your certificate from the Matchmaking Institute you gain a career and credibility.

As much fun as a career in matchmaking can be, it is equally a lot of work. Matchmaking is more than a job; it becomes an identity. You will be looked at as the person with a glamorous and intriguing career. But behind the scenes there are a lot of details that need to be taken care of to run a smooth operation.

Every time you go out, whether it is to a party, a function, or just to the market, you have the opportunity to network and promote your business - and you will have to do just that! Public Relations and Marketing are the best way to create and maintain a healthy growing company so you always have networking on your mind. Whether it is finding the perfect match for your client or finding the perfect client for your database, you take advantage of every moment because it is an opportunity to expand, recruit, publicize, and grow your business.

While you grow your business, you must remain responsive to your clients. Word-of-mouth is a great driver of business, so keeping up-to-date on matching clients is very important. You must keep your clients happy and satisfied to have them remain clients and to help spread the word for you.

Your income is up to you. You can make anywhere from a few thousand dollars with little effort after training, to hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, with a lot of hard work. You are your own boss and you will be as successful as you want to be.

Matchmaking is the type of career that the more you put in the more it gives back.

Our process

How do you get certified?

  • Purchase the Matchmaking Institute home study kit and complete all exercises.
  • Attend the Matchmaking Institute‚Äôs 3 day in person training. (International members may be able to complete this training via Skype)
  • Conduct a business plan and website review with the Institute.

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Once you complete your certification, you will receive the Matchmaking Institute Certified Matchmaker seal to be used on your website and with your marketing material. You can use the credentials, C.M.M for Certified Matchmaker. A signed certified will be sent to you to hang in your office. You can begin networking with our members and accessing all member resources.

Why We Are Better

1. State Certified

The Matchmaking Institute is the only school in the world authorized to issue certification in matchmaking. We are licensed by the New York Department of Education. Our teachers and curriculum have all been approved by the state.

2. Trustworthy

Since 2003, the Matchmaking Institute has produced worldwide conferences, live training program and educational literature for the Matchmaking industry. Our training has lasted the test of time, helping to produce some of the most successful matchmakers in the world.

3. Most Experience

The Matchmaking Institute's board of advisors contains the industry's most experienced and respected matchmakers and business owners.

4. Most Connected

Our network contains hundreds of matchmakers and matchmaking companies throughout the world. Joining our network allows you to receive referrals from other matchmakers and press leads from the Institute.

Lisa Clampitt

Lisa Clampitt, LMSW, is the founder and president of VIP Life, the co-founder and Executive Director of the Matchmaking Institute, a professional matchmaker and relationship expert for over a decade, a book author and a New York State Certified Social Worker since 1991. She was educated at New York University, receiving a BA in Dramatic Literature, and received her graduate degree, a Masters in Social Work, from the University of Michigan.

Success Stories

After decades of hard work &  crazy long hours, I sold my fashion business in 2007 looking for something “small”  to do to keep myself busy during retirement. I attended the Conference organized by Matchmaking Institute in nyc out of perfunctory curiosity. It turned out to be well organized, informative, & inspiring, and I have learned a great deal more than I had ever imagined. I became a certified Matchmaker myself and came home to start up Hong Kong Matchmakers, utilizing what I have learned. The rest is history.

Today, we are the largest and most reputable matchmaking company in HK with 7 digit US$ turnover and bookings till June 2013. We are very grateful to Lisa Clampitt and the Matchmaking Institute of New York for everything, couldn’t have done it without their help.

Mei Ling Ng
Founder + Managing Director
Hong Kong Matchmakers

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