There are various ways to make money. Some of these include maximizing the benefits of your current job, keeping you open for new opportunities, networking, multi-task opportunities, etc. In addition to these, there are also numerous ideas to work from home to secure a good income. Today, we are going to discuss a home-based money-making opportunity. Specifically, this article will include ideas about beginning a cleaning service.
Have you thought about this before? Do you enjoy cleaning? Do you currently clean your own home or pay someone to do this for you?
Especially for stay-at-home moms, this provides a wonderful opportunity to bring in both supplemental income and full-time, breadwinning income. While cleaning is hard work, it can be enjoyable work with great conveniences.
First, let’s talk about the conveniences. Running any business from the starting up is a wonderful opportunity. You can create your hours and days of operation. You can plan/structure completing your work by running laundry or dishes through. Further, you can take breaks when needed. There is no need for daycare, as you can be home with your children or take them on the job with you. In addition, no more driving to work. No more miles on your car. No more two or three hours of commute time. This saves tons of money each year. There is less overhead to purchase for your office. You no longer pay large amounts of money for utilities, and the utilities in your home can now be written off as a business expense. Your mortgage can be written off also. Aside from the at-home conveniences, specifically speaking about a cleaning business, there are limited starting expenses. This is an opportunity that requires little initial cash investment; yet, you can make a lot of money. Moreover, dress suits are no longer your working attire. Instead, jeans or sweats are your new clothes. It sounds pretty comfortable to me.
How do you start such a business opportunity?
this is a pretty simple business venture. The first stage involves all of the planning. Think about what type of entity to establish. Will you do a sole proprietorship or a partnership? Will you strictly clean homes or work with office buildings? Will you employ other individuals? How will you compensate them? How will you charge your clients? Will you offer cleaning packages based on a per-cleaning basis or will you charge them a default monthly package fee and come multiple times in a month? What products will you use? How will you clean various items? Where will you purchase your cleaning products? How will you accept payments? Where will you keep funds—through what financial institution? How will you keep track of your business expenses and incomes? How will you market your business? What types of marketing will your marketing campaign include? All of these questions need to be considered and thought out in your business plan/structure.
Upon completion of planning, you need to obtain a business license. This is important. If you don’t get one, you are subject to penalty by law. Contact the Internet or library for these resources.
Start getting the word out about your business. Offer a discount or a free visit, based on a consumer purchasing another cleaning. Or offer a free cleaning to the first “x” amount of customers of your business. Word of mouth will help your business here.
Last, re-evaluate your business from time to time. Keep track of what’s working and what could improve. Don’t be afraid to make changes, increase or decrease operations.
Starting a cleaning service can be a great way to make money if given the proper thought and planning. If you’re in the market for a change, wanting to supplement your income, or take on something full-time, consider starting a cleaning service. You already have the skills to do this, as you keep up with your own home. Why not use it to make a living?