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How To Start Your Own Cleaning Business


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Starting one’s own business can seem like a daunting task. It can even seem like something that only other people can do. You may think that it is something that people need a lot of money to get started doing. Maybe you want to start a business but don’t know what type or how to go about it. Here is a simple answer with a simple business solution that can have you working for yourself fast.

Starting your own cleaning business is a great way to work for yourself. Not only can you start your own business this way, but you can also maintain the business and even grow easily in a cleaning business. It’s a job that can be done by a single person or a whole fleet. It can be for businesses, homes, windows, and more.

Think about it. What do you really need to start a cleaning business? You need cleaning supplies and equipment. Most likely you have the majority of what you need already. You have the window cleaner, the vacuum, the duster, and you have you- the most important element of the whole piece.

So the next thing to do is find people who need something cleaned. It’s not as easy as it sounds, at least not quite as easy.

The first thing to do is to really identify who it is that would benefit from your service. Is it going to be a business? Maybe it will be a person’s home. Whatever the case, you can’t start working until you make this distinction.

So now you’ve got your equipment, you know the type of clientele you want to attract and you’re ready to start scrubbing. So what’s next?

Find the work. This is the hardest part of your job, but if you can do this consistently and on a regular basis you shouldn’t have much of a problem keeping work lined up all week long.

We are going to discuss working for companies here, since you probably are not going to want to try calling an individual at home from out of the blue. With a business it’s acceptable and expected for people such as yourself to be calling and offering services.

First, make a list of all the companies that you think could benefit from your cleaning service that are in your immediate area. More than likely this will be a fairly large list. After that write down the name of the company and the phone number. A good place to start is by looking in the phone book or just driving around town.

Once you’ve got your list, pick up the phone and start making calls. Don’t let your stomach get tied up in knots over this. Just be yourself and believe in the fact that you are calling to provide a service. If they need your, great! If not, oh well- shrug and move on to the next phone number. Just let it roll of your back. Soon you will have either several cleaning gigs or you will have meetings with people who want to talk to you first before having you start cleaning for them.

A few more things to consider would be how much to charge, bookkeeping, and insurance. Those items are outside of the scope of this article but are still well within the realm of the every day person looking to start their own cleaning business. If you would like to learn more about how to become your own boss and make the money you would really like to be making click on the link provided or paste it into your browser.

Matt Ide lives and writes in northern Michigan. If you want financial independance and to be your own boss, you can learn more at


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