Discover 4 cleaning business tips that you need to think over BEFORE starting your own cleaning business.
It is very important that you decide how you are price, and what is going to be included in that price. Generally speaking most cleaning services use one of the following two methods, either by the hour or by the foot.
For instance, many residential cleaning services charge by the hour, simply because that is where the profit is made. That way if you are only asked to clean bathrooms, instead of making about $15 per bathroom (going on a per foot with a bathroom about 156 sq. ft and your rate is .10 per foot.)
Word of mouth is a great way to advertise and probably one of the best ways to advertise if you are focusing on residential cleaning. That is because people are going to go to someone they can trust to come into their house and clean their personal space.
Most cleaning jobs will come from recommendations, but how do you get your services out there so someone knows about you. Ads in the newspaper, on Craiglist, and even hanging in local businesses are great. Most cities have small local papers where you can place ads, you should also consider flyers at the grocery, Laundromat and library.
If you want to make sure your potential clients feel safe with you in their home I recommend getting licensed and bonded. It protects you and your customer.
Depending on the type of cleaning services you are thinking about starting and the market group you are going after, you will need to ask yourself if you truly have what it takes to start your own cleaning business?
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