How I Got into the Cleaning Business
Necessity is the mother of invention. I knew I had to be creative to support myself as a writer, and no regular job would do. To work around the writing I had to be my own boss.
I thought that since I had been cleaning the kitchen floor for my mother, I thought I would start a business cleaning kitchen floors. It was only going to be temporary. I'd keep the business small, so,I could get out when I got published.
I didn't have a van. I didn't have a truck, or even a car. With a bucket, rags and a bottle of Spin and Span, I got on a city bus to meet my first client.
The truth is. Cleaning kitchen floors wasnít enough to sustain a business. I didnít know that at the time, but I didnít need to. Clients would always ask me if I did other jobs like cleaning windows, ďNo,Ē I would say, ďbut if you show me, Iíll do it.Ē
Well, that response worked. I simply was honest and said no to cleaning I didnít know how to do but was willing to learn.
I soon discovered cleaning walls was the right way to go into the cleaning business, but all I had to do was get in the door of the cleaning business through cleaning kitchen floors.
Well, I have been in the cleaning business since 1997, and I am still making more money from cleaning than I am from writing, but even though I am not able to to write full time, I still love being my own boss.
I've If you are thinking about going into the cleaning business or any business for that matter, find a way in then work your way up from there.