Operating your own business may seem like an impossible task, but the reality is that you can start a business doing something you are trained to do, naturally good at and enjoy, or both. Even better, if the chosen field is something nearly anyone can use — like house cleaning services — it can be easier to get started and gain clients.
Here are just a few reasons to consider starting a house cleaning services company. Once you have the tools and the setup, you can start your business in both the residential and commercial sectors.
Your services will be in demand
People who want to free up their time to do other things than clean their home will be looking for house cleaning services. There is a value in saving time while spending some money, which is what house cleaning provides. Appeal to a wide variety of customers by having a base rate for the most ignored or time-consuming of house cleaning tasks — such as vacuuming stairs or wiping down windows or walls — and have an hourly rate for everything else.
So long as you keep your availability open and are flexible with your clients, you can serve many customers and make a nice income in doing so. You can make upwards of $56,000 a year depending on how many hours you set, where you are located, and the services you provide, among other factors.
Your startup costs can be minimal
You'll want to get business insurance to start a house cleaning services company, and getting an LLC can be beneficial as well. Otherwise, the most expenses you'll put into starting your business are in the cleaning supplies and equipment themselves. You can start out by offering to use clients' cleaning supplies and equipment for a discounted rate (some customers may prefer you use their cleaning supplies so they know what chemicals are being used in their home).
As you get more established, you can buy a larger vehicle for hauling supplies and equipment, invest in stronger marketing tactics, and can even invest in work uniforms for yourself and any crew you may hire. Basically, if you have a phone, a means of transportation, and some basic cleaning supplies, you're well on your way to starting a small house cleaning services business.
It may take a while to make a real profit and to gain a consistent client base. Stick with it, and you can become a successful house cleaning services company and can branch out to commercial clients as well.
For more information on house cleaning services, contact a local company.