Are you the type of person who clean so much that you could start your house-cleaning business? Do you sometimes think that you can become your own boss by offering maid services? Well lucky for you, the home cleaning business is becoming one of the hottest topics today. Not only that, it is also one of the easiest home-based businesses to start. The major upside is that it only requires minimum start-up funds. You typically use your clients’ cleaning supplies, and out of pocket expenses will not be that heavy. If you think you are ready to start a house-cleaning service, you may want to consider the following steps:
Step 1: Properly plan your game
You should decide if you want a side business to generate extra cash or if you wish to run a full time house cleaning business. For many years now, women have been successfully using house-cleaning work as a part time in order to make extra cash. If you are only looking for a small gig on the side, you can start with just one to two clients each week.
Step 2 Study Competition
You have to do a market research to determine the current rate for housecleaning services in your area. Do you want to have a similar price with your competitors or you want to go a little lower.
Step 3. Set Boundaries
In your enthusiasm for more work, you may agree to jobs that cost too much time (and gas) getting to. Or, if you are willing to spend more time on the road, agree to come out if the customer can refer you to two more clients in the same area
Step 4. Marketing and Advertising
Once you have properly set things up it is time to raise awareness by deciding on your marketing strategy. Instead of offering general house cleaning, you can focus on an area like pre or post party cleaning. Enter in to a partnership with local and real estate agents around your area that can recommend your to sellers.
Step 5. Professional-Associations
Be open to exchanging services with other professionals. You could clean the local print shop in exchange for discounted or free flyers. You also may be able to receive discounted insurance rates for being part of one of these organizations