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How to Start A House Cleaning Business Fast

And do so Successfully!

Within a few miles of your home, there are many people willing to pay for a private home cleaning service. There is money to be made in residential cleaning jobs and you can make it. There are so many households in which both adults are working that some of these people don’t have the time or interest in cleaning their own home.

In addition to this large group, there are many retired people who, even though they are home almost every day, are simply not interested in cleaning their own home or are no longer able to do it themselves; however, they want it to be done. Cleaning up is big business!

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Build your Cleaning Business with Small Offices

Big buildings or small offices? That is the question. Managing a few office cleaning accounts is easy. Only four or five small accounts could bring in anywhere from 40 to 50 thousand dollars a year or more in the part time evening hours. You could have one person helping you do it all or you could easily manage 2 part-time employees who were doing all of the actual office cleaning for you.

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What About References When Starting A Cleaning Service

Sometimes a customer will ask you for references. If you are just starting out, you do not have any other offices to use as a reference. Honesty is the best policy. Simply tell them the truth. “You are just getting started.” Offer to provide the names and phone numbers of at least 2 or 3 personal references just like you would use on an employment application. An honest and trustworthy cleaning service with the same people showing up, are the qualities they are looking for. This is what they find most appealing and are most concerned about.

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Should You Disinfect When Cleaning Homes Or Offices?

A disinfectant is most commonly used in a medical office. Medical offices are very concerned about germs similar to a hospital environment. When speaking with an office manager of a medical office it is not uncommon that this subject of disinfecting comes up. Be prepared for it and use it as a selling point by telling the decision maker that you use a disinfectant in the restrooms.

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Cleaning Service Profits Produce Instant Income

Beginning with your very first job, the profits are instant. Since you have such a low overhead and very little expenses, the profits are immediate. Labor cost typically run about 50% if other people are doing all the cleaning for you. If you are involved in the cleaning then the profits you will make are even greater.

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The Best Vacuum Cleaner for House or Office Cleaning – Part 2

We receive emails all of the time asking about vacuum cleaners and for good reason. They do a lot of the work in the cleaning industry. Matter of fact, most people right off the bat will visualize vacuum cleaners a lot of the times when thinking of cleaning. Although we did an article on this already (you can find it here), we thought we would create a second one just to drive the point home, along with our suggestions…

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