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post #1 of Old 07-01-2015, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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how much profit should I make?

I live in Wisconsin and been in business for 3 years doing residential cleaning mostly my question is how much profit should I be making on each house. I send 2 employees to each house and pay $10 hr I also have clients that are 40 min apart from each other so there's drive time also.
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Drive time is not the customer's problem. You need to get your customers all near each other. Until then, you eat the drive time.

The 'profit' you make can only be calculated by YOU. No other service in the world operates exactly like yours. That is why it is so silly for cleaners to call around to see what others are charging.

You must calculate their hourly pay + employee taxes such as FICA + insurance + chemicals + any other thing you pay. What does that break down to per year then break it down per month then break it down per week then break it down per day then break it down per hour.

Then once you have that number, how much profit per hour do you want to make? Or how much profit per day do you want to make? Add that to the number above and you have your answer.
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Customer satisfaction is the motive of all business.So if your customers are satisfied then you will get better business growth and also business promotion.
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i totally agree with junkrat
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It all depends what level of prestige your business is at. Are you insured and bonded, uniforms, etc. This obviously determines the the amount of money that you can charge. Your average cleaning company is probably making around $20 per hour while the higher end companies are making $30 to $40 per hour. If I was paying my employees $10 per hour then I would want to make at least double what I was paying them. Accounting for driving time you should seek to get around the $30 per labor hour range.

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Aim for 20% of your total revenue.
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post #8 of Old 10-10-2015, 08:23 PM
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Some of your customers will nitpick with you for price all day. These are the people that you don't want to deal with anyway, as they will give you a hard time. I agree with the above post saying whatever you pay your employees, you should aim to get double that (per hour).
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post #9 of Old 10-30-2015, 09:12 AM
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You can put any sum of profit to your price, but take into account your expences and make a research of your competitors' prices to stay compatible on the market.
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