Starting new cleaning business...what to charge?
Hello, all. I've been lurking here for a while now and finally decided to sign up to try and get some help with this.
I've been seriously thinking about starting my own residential/small office cleaning business for several years now. I've been doing a lot of research on the business recently, and I'm at the point in my life that I think it's a good time to go for it. I think that I'd do well in this line of work, because I'm very meticulous about how I clean (my wife would say I'm borderline OCD).
Anyway, the one thing that I'm having a lot of trouble with is coming up with what to charge. I read one place to only charge by the hour, but then another place says to charge by the house.
It seems to me that it would be better to charge by the house, but how do I go about deciding what to charge for this house vs that house? Should each thing I do be itemized, lump all services per room and charge per room, etc?
I really want to make this work, and I think that's why it's so hard for me to decide how to charge. BTW, this is in the Topeka, Kansas area. Thanks in advance for any help.