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Providing A Cleaning Service Is A Great Business To Start With

By Matthew Higgins

How would you like to have your own cleaning business, be your own boss and make good money? Getting started doesn’t cost a lot of money, you can pretty much make your own schedule, and still provide a good service to a growing market.

Cleaning is not the thing that most people look forward to doing. For those who are working parents and pet care takers, finding the time to truly clean the house every week is a challenge, and many just don’t want to.

Providing a cleaning service means that all aspects of house cleaning is what your job will be. Things from sweeping, mopping and vacuuming to dusting and washing windows are all part of the package. Additionally, doing dishes, laundry and taking out garbage may be what the customer needs.

While you are getting your business started, remember that you will need to advertise to get the word out. Hand out business cards and make signs or put an ad in a community bulletin board. In addition, word of mouth will help a lot, so talk to friends and family.

One big way to share what your business offers is through social networking. This will help you to develop new contacts and begin to set appointments for initial consultations. This is good to discuss price, responsibilities and services offered.

Create a contract once you agree to begin to work with a customer. This will protect both of you while reducing confusion as the job progresses.

When deciding on how to price your services, choose between charging by the hour or by the job. Additionally, price should reflect the cost of supplies. Determine if you need to bring supplies with you or if they will be kept in the home.

It is very important for anyone in this business to be honest and develop a relationship with customers so they can learn to trust you. This will go a long way in establishing a longstanding professional relationship.

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MLA Style Citation:
Higgins, Matthew "Providing A Cleaning Service Is A Great Business To Start With." Providing A Cleaning Service Is A Great Business To Start With. 24 Jun. 2010. 7 Feb 2016 <>.

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Higgins, M (2010, June 24). Providing A Cleaning Service Is A Great Business To Start With. Retrieved February 7, 2016, from

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