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post #1 of Old 03-31-2017, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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Hello Everyone
I am new to trying out a cleaning service.
I own my own Mobile Install Car Audio Business but in Maine its not that busy in the spring or summer.
I thought with the business' around here maybe as a side job I could do some cleaning since companies need cleaning all year round.
Hopefully not to many dumb questions come from me but get ready for some good ones.
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post #4 of Old 04-17-2017, 07:50 AM
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Hi Bernie!
I used to live in Massachusetts, but LOVED Maine! Welcome aboard here, and there is NO SUCH THINGS AS A DUMB QUESTION!!!!
Everyone here was a beginner at some point, and if one is a good cleaner, will ALWAYS be open to new ideas. I am fairly new here, too. It seems that some members are regular home owners, and most are professional cleaners. It is kind of interesting, seeing the different view points.
Glad you found us.
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Welcome Arif & missannienow
Thanks for your intro's and we are here to help. I got into the cleaning biz before any of this (forums, websites etc) was available and so had to rely on the Jan/San Supplier for info, help etc.
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What do you mean, the "Jan San Supplier"? Just curious.

I used various articles on the internet when I first started cleaning. I also drew on my background as a nurse, plus my own years of cleaning my own homes. I made a lot of errors, in the process of learning. Trial and error!! Sometimes making a mistake can be a powerfully good learning experience. As time went on, I gained confidence, which helped me get more (and better-) jobs. At this point I can pretty much pick and choose who I want to clean for. I have found there are a few "super picky" people who are NEVER satisfied with one's work. They always find something silly (or imaginary) to pick on. When I spot one of these, I move on fast. Life is too short to work for people who are never going to be happy with what I do.

This business has its ups and downs especially if you work alone and on a budget. I have learned to roll with the punches and not worry when there is a dry spell. Something always pops up, some great new job.

I have found that owning a super good vacuum really helps impress new clients. I give a demonstration of mine, and watch their faces look surprised when they see all the dirt on the floors under the LED headlight. I have been hired several times simply because of this, as it shows my attention to detail.
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