Turning House Cleaning Jobs into a Business

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You might be already an experienced housekeeper who cleans several households on a casual basis for extra money.  However, have you ever dreamed what it would be like to expand your few house cleaning jobs into a full fledged business?  Believe it or not, it is quite possible with a little hard work which is something you already know a lot about.

The benefits of starting your own domestic cleaning services business are that you can keep your own schedule, hours and rates.  No longer will you be sent off to clean a dirty house site unseen while the company rakes in the larger profits.  You have the right to refuse a house cleaning job; or if the house will require a lot of heavier cleaning than usual, you can charge more for it.  In other words, you will be compensated as you see fit.

At the beginning, it might be hard starting out to find clients who need house cleaning.  Thankfully, your start up costs is not a lot as you only require cleaning supplies.  In fact, some households would probably prefer you use eco friendly products.  If that is the case, homemade house cleaning recipes involving baking soda and vinegar are just as good and cheap to boot.  Furthermore, in the age of the internet and social networking, it can save you a lot of money in terms of advertising for your house cleaning services.  All you need to do is post on your local job boards giving listing your services, rates and time availability.  Be ready to have references available in case they ask for it.  Perspective clients might be very careful with who to choose for their housekeeper job you have to expect this as they are letting a stranger into their house.   On the other hand, the good news about picky clients is that if both parties are a good match, then you can pretty much expect a long working relationship.  Clients are creatures of habit and once they pick a housekeeper they are comfortable with and trust, they will stick with you.  That is the benefit in getting into the house cleaning business as it is repeat business.

Once you establish a regular client base, you can choose to expand or not.  As stated, clients are creatures of habit and pretty soon you’ll settle into a comfortable routine of cleaning for your regulars.  However, as your reputation of trustworthiness and work ethic gets around, you might find yourself in high demand amongst your clients who recommended you to their friends.  When that time comes, you will require more help to expand your house cleaning business.  If that is the case, you will soon be on your way to becoming an entrepreneur.

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