One good reason to start a house cleaning business is that you have a never-ending supply of prospects. People are living longer and they are unable to do a lot of the cleaning they used to do to perfection. Not only that, but everyone is working today – who has time to clean the house?
That’s not the only reason this is always a good business to start. The best reason is, there are always too many house cleaners who start a house cleaning business, but have no idea how to clean or run the business. These cleaners come and go. A healthy byproduct of this is unhappy clients who are tired of looking, hiring and firing house cleaners.
This means there is always room for quality house cleaning businesses in every city. The first step in starting a cleaning business is to identify the need in your city. Who are the top players and how do they hire and train their workers? What kind of turnover do they have and what is the overriding reason for that?
Successful businesses are built because the owner took the time to research a winning business model. Yes – anyone can put together a few rags and cleaning products and hire themselves out as a house cleaner, but how long can you ride that business model? Certainly not to make the type of money you’ll need to stay in business. Not to mention that you will never have the lifestyle you want as an independent business owner.
The only way you can start a house cleaning business for maximum profit is to design a business plan that will correctly state how you will:
Start the business
Run the business
Keep your clients happy
Plan changes to business strategies as needed due to the economy
Have time off for you and your family
This is one reason a lot of new house cleaning businesses disappear – the owner is killing him/herself doing all the work alone. Not only is this hard on your body, but it’s taking up all your time that could be used to strategically grow your business.