That might be a good idea. But also, starting up as a one-person company will do the same thing and probably pay a bit better. When I started out, I deliberately kept my hourly rate a bit low in order to attract customers, but also because I KNEW I was a beginner and learning ON the job. Not fair to charge more when you know you are just starting out. People will respect you more. I still have several customers I found very early on, worked with and grew my knowledge base cleaning their homes. Now, I can do it a whole lot faster, more efficiently and charge more per hour.
I live in Florida, a state where generally hourly pay rates are lower than up North. As an RN of many years, I was given only $15 per hour to work when I first moved here in 1997. When I left Nursing in 2006, I was only making $22 an hour. Up North, I would have been making DOUBLE that! So - when I first started cleaning, I asked a lot of other cleaning pros about their pay rates. I deliberately set my hourly rate low - $15 per hour. I slowly figured out what it was I was really good at, what my strebgths and weaknesses are, and grew my business slowly but surely. My decision not to have employees is a personal one. I actually LIKE and enjoy working hard! It is a both physical and mental job we do and I like that a lot.
If I quit doing this and became employed by, say, Walmart, I would only be making about $9/hour. Give me a break! No one can live on that. I might have some few benefits but not enough to make it worth the hassle.