Make Your Own Cleaning Service

By: dps247
I don't know about you, but I'm the kind of person who fully subscribes to the notion that I'll never get rich working for someone else. I know that I have to go into business for myself if I really want to gain my financial independence. The problem is, I'm not what you would call entrepreneur material. For one thing, I don't have a lot of original money making ideas floating around in my mind. For another thing, I'm not much of a risk-taker. I don't have much capital to begin with, but at the same time I don't want to put my house, car, and the future security of my family on the line in order to get my company off the ground. That's why I've decided that starting a cleaning service would be perfect for me.

Starting a cleaning service is one of those things that practically anyone can do. You don't need a lot of business savvy right off the bat, you don't need to have a lot of high-powered contacts in your network, and you don't need a lot of seed money. In fact, all you really need for starting a cleaning service is motivation, a couple hundred bucks for basic supplies, and some form of transportation. During my research, I heard about a woman who, armed with a vacuum, a bucket, rags, and spray cleaners, took the bus to her very first client. She didn't let a lack of funds prevent her from making her dream of starting a cleaning service a reality, and now she has a very successful business -- with a fleet of vans and several employees working for her.

That's not to say that starting a cleaning service is something that I am just rushing into. I've been talking to a lot of people and reading about the experiences of others who have done this kind of thing before. I hope to learn from their mistakes as well as from their stories of success. For instance, I've read about people who didn't check out the going rates before starting a cleaning service. Then, because their rates were either too high or too low, they weren't able to remain competitive enough to make their business succeed. I'm going to make sure that doesn't happen to me. Furthermore, I will take things slowly and try to schedule my first few clients for the weekends so that I don't have to quit my regular job right away. Then, once I build up my client base to a level that will be able to provide a comfortable living, I will devote 100% of my time to my new business.

If you want to go into business for yourself, starting a cleaning service just might be the opportunity you've been waiting for. There are many books, manuals, and guides available on the Internet that will provide you with excellent tools, including checklists, necessary resources, ideas for attracting clients, information about securing lucrative office-cleaning contracts, and much more. I would suggest reading as much as possible about starting a cleaning service in order to see if it really sounds like something you would excel at. Then, if you like what you discover, go for it! You could be your own boss in no time.
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