Make Money By Running Home Cleaning Services

October 28, 2009 4:15 AM

Make Money By Running Home Cleaning Services

Start your entrepreneurial empire by opening home cleaning services. You don’t need a degree in business or expensive education to get up and running. All you need is the desire to succeed and a plan.

With many women either out in the workplace, volunteering or spending time with small children, the demand for home cleaning services is rising. Many find it an essential service rather than a luxury.

The first thing you need to do is decide which niche you’re going to fill. Who is your customer? Do you want to attract the middle class living in homes that are 2400 square feet and smaller or are you prepared to tackle big jobs in the upper class homes? these customers may have more disposable income but may be more demanding in what they want you to clean. Determine who your customer is.

Once you know what customer you want to attract, develop a strategy on how to serve these people. What products do you need to purchase? Who will supply the cleaning tools, such as brooms, mops, vacuums etc? Develop a list of what your service will include and determine a price list. Check out what potential competitors charge and price your services accordingly. Start aggressively and undercut the competition until you establish yourself and your service.

That’s the easy part. The next part is more challenging but rewarding, and that’s marketing your business. Once you find your first few clients, word of mouth will help spread the news, as long as you do good work. Flyers delivered through the mail or dropped off door to door are a great start. That’s the cheapest way to start advertising, although experts say you get just a 2% return on direct mail investment. Door knocking is another way – all that will cost you is your time.

Hiring a great team is another hurdle to developing your business. You may start just with yourself and some family members. The more quality people you can find, the larger your team, the more homes you can clean in one day. But  be meticulous in your hiring practices because one lazy employee can mar your reputation.

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