I started cleaning with a company in Dallas that did 2 rooms and I think a hall for 13.90. Hard for a tech to make money like that. The only way is to upsell. This was in the mid 80's I was new at carpet cleaning I think my job average was around 100 bucks then. But even so a 100 dollar job now I would do in about 1 hour one and half at most. Then put scotsguard or deoderizers ,carpet repair, add on rooms and it just goes up from there.