Starting a residential cleaning business is probably simpler than starting a commercial one. This is because a residential cleaning business can be run as a one man show without the need to hire any employees.
Some Important Considerations for Starting a Residential Cleaning Business
Cleaning houses will take a lot of time and effort. Nevertheless, I have found these services to be very rewarding—and lucrative as well.
Before you start your own residential cleaning business, here are a few things that you want to consider:
- You will need to make sure that this is the right fit for you. As I stated before, cleaning houses takes a lot of time, physical stamina and effort.
- You will need great communication and listening skills. Your client’s needs will vary and therefore you will need to be an excellent listener and communicator.
- You will need to be self-motivated. Sure, your family and friends will be there to pass along the details of your new business. However, the majority of the success of your business will lie with you.
Benefits of Starting a Residential Cleaning Business
There are several major benefits to starting a residential cleaning business. First off, you can start your business on a small budget. As mentioned previously, it won’t cost you a fortune to get ramped up.
Secondly, you can start your business from home! This will in turn save you tons of money since you don’t have to worry about paying an expensive office lease every month.
Lastly – there is unlimited income potential with this business. If you hustle, consistently do a great job for your clients and grow your customer base you can make a lot of money.
How to Market and Grow Your Residential Cleaning Business on a Shoestring Budget
After you have officially started your cleaning business, you should start focusing on getting customers.
A good way to do this is by word of mouth – tell your friends and colleagues about your cleaning business and ask them to recommend you to others.
Here are a few inexpensive ways that you can market your business on a shoestring:
- Get some business cards printed out and hand them out to people
- Put an ad on Craiglist.com detailing all of the cleaning services that you offer
- Invest in a large car door magnet that includes all of your important contact information
- Once you start getting clients, keep them happy by providing excellent services. Happy clients will be more than willing to recommend your services to others.