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The cleaning industry has two primary market groups: consumer and commercial. The consumer arena consists primarily of residential maid services, along with carpet cleaners, window cleaners and a variety of other cleaning services required on a less-frequent basis. The commercial arena is dominated by janitorial services, which typically provide a wider range of services than maid services, along with other cleaning companies, such as carpet and window cleaners that target businesses rather than individual consumers. While it's recommended that you decide on a niche and concentrate on building a business that will serve your chosen market, it's entirely realistic to expect to be able to serve multiple markets successfully.

Before you leap into the cleaning business, it's important to look at it with 20/20 vision. Though technology has certainly had an impact on cleaning services, this is not a high-tech business. Nor is there any glitz to it. And there will be times when you'll have as much trouble as Rodney Dangerfield getting respect.

But the upside is that you can build an extremely profitable business that will generate revenue very quickly. Most cleaning service businesses can be operated on either a part-time or full-time basis, either from home or from a commercial location. That flexibility gives this industry a strong appeal to a wide range of people with a variety of goals.

Another positive aspect of the industry is that within each category of cleaning businesses are market niches and operating styles that vary tremendously. Salt Lake City janitorial service owner Michael R. says, "We offer a wide range of services to a very limited clientele. We have refined our customer base to a group that we feel we can best serve in a way that will allow us to maintain those customers permanently."

This means you can build a company that suits your individual style and talents. If you like doing the work yourself, you can stay small and do so. If your skills are more administrative in nature, you can build and manage teams to do the work. For people who like working outside, the opportunities in service areas such as window cleaning and pressure washing are abundant. Residential maid services offer fairly predictable hours; disaster restoration and cleanup can mean calls at all hours of the day or night.
Few industries offer this tremendous range of choices and opportunities, and the need for general and niche cleaning is expected to increase in the future.
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I remember the first thing that I did to start my cleaning service was to find a place to set up my office and then was to get the right mortgage for it. It was kind of difficult for me to get the mortgage, but finally had applied in here. https://www.butlermortgage.ca/mortgages/ However, if you have enough space in your home and you have no much competitors, then you could easily set up your office at home.
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Glad to have more cleaners!

Thats so great that you're joining the cleaning team! Just remember to be dedicated and stick to your grind.
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post #30 of Old 08-11-2016, 11:28 AM
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I think your hussle is admirable. If you're willing to pound the pavement and work hard I think it will show people you are serious and a hard worker. I also think using the internet and social media is brilliant. You'll be able to reach much more of the population and you can do it quicker.
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It is one of the very few non-tech businesses that you can build in several million dollars from your own home.

Depending on whether you go res or commercial, employees or subs, you can structure it not just for income, but also lifestyle.

The absolute most important thing is to 100% focused on customer service, especially when issues arise.

However, do get rid of the 20% of customers that cause 80% of your headache. it's one of the best investments in the well being of the business and your sanity. There are always other customers to replace them with.

Good luck.

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post #33 of Old 08-31-2016, 08:59 AM
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If you are just starting out and have a little bit of marketing budget to play with, I would create a company Facebook page and running some very targeted Facebook ads for my services. Super easy to set up and the return could be great!
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Re: How to start your own cleaning service

Well, you have to start at the bottom. Set your target market and audience and measure the degree of needs on that kind of solution to the area surrounding it.
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post #35 of Old 01-30-2017, 01:00 PM
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My parents started about 20 years ago , drove around handing out flyers and eventually people started calling. They both clean together, usually higher clientelle.
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post #36 of Old 01-30-2017, 10:31 PM
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You need to develop business relationships before start your own cleaning service. Good Luck
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post #37 of Old 08-31-2017, 04:57 AM
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How about starting in your own apartment complex, then move on to other apartments that are close to you? Driving too far can kill your profits. Get a flyer made listing your services, and start walking them around. When you get more business than you can handle yourself, make a craigslist ad for help.
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p.s. having just posted I read this page better and saw the advice on Facebook ads. We have found that trying to do FB ads on your own can be incredibly hard to set up (I'm happy, though, that Canuck Carpet Cleaner found it to be easy!) and we now use needls.com for ads. They can do a much better job of targeting your ads because they use a formula that "learns" what will work best for you.
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