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12-05-2014 03:40 PM
sprintcar93
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Originally Posted by PamelaClark View Post
You don't need to hire a service to clean your home every time, do it yourself. I prefer weekly cleaning. I think it is must to clean house at least once in a week.
That's great for you but how about the nurse who works 12 hours a day 6 days a week? How about the plumber who works 80+ hours a week? How about the guy that works for IBM and travels 5 days a week and just wants to rest when he is at home? How about the other people that work lots of hours and have 2-3-4-5 kids? Do you get your oil changed by someone? If so... why? Get out there and do it yourself. Do you wash your car by hand every time or do you drive through a wash? I don't know why YOU would ever use a drive through wash when YOU could wash it yourself.
11-27-2014 07:19 AM
NewCleaningBusiness
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Originally Posted by sprintcar93 View Post
I never know why people don't talk numbers. Maybe because they don't make much or maybe they make too much? I don't know. I've never really been afraid but when I was in business I didn't talk about it because I didn't want people to think I was bragging. Now I see it like this.... I did it so you and everyone else can too if you really try. If a person thinks I'm bragging they need to get off this web site and get to work.

If you are talking about cleaning alone.... you could gross yearly $35k - $40k fairly easy with 2 houses a day. Or 1/2 of that cleaning 1 house a day. Lots and lots of people spend their money as soon as they get it so even if they made $100k a week they would always be broke. Don't do that. Getting paid daily is very hard for most people. If you don't know how to handle money google Dave Ramsey.

A larger business can make much more than that. I used to bring home right at $13k a month and my girlfriend at that time brought home about $7k. We didn't really over-spend and when you keep things under control it doesn't take long to add up. I lived on less than half of what I made and before I knew it...I could live like no one else!

Although it was a lot of hard work, time flew by and it didn't seem like it took that long. Lots of mistakes were made that could have made it go much easier and even faster but who knew! That's why I can get on here and act like I do... I started with $0, a borrowed bottle of window cleaner and some cut up rags and didn't follow what others did. I knew I wanted a lot of money, I didn't care about being popular. And while some are still busting their humps and having money problems... I am headed to Destin, Florida in 3 hours. And YOU can too some day. Don't get sucked in by all these people telling you to spend money on logo's and web sites.... hard work is what will get you there. I'm not saying a web site won't bring in customers (only if done correctly and most aren't). But I can guarantee sweat and flyers will make you rich!
Please call me sometime, or vice versa. I would love to get some motivation and starting advice. You seem like a legit and honest guy!

Regards,

Mike
11-05-2014 05:00 AM
PamelaClark You don't need to hire a service to clean your home every time, do it yourself. I prefer weekly cleaning. I think it is must to clean house at least once in a week.
08-27-2014 11:19 PM
mberta I'm playing with an idea of where small cleaning services can create a profile on a site and bid on cleaning jobs that customers post on the site. In other words you don't need your own site since customers would be posting cleaning jobs and cleaning services would bid on the cleaning job that was posted. It's like a reverse way of finding customers.

I've cleaned houses in the past but only for a couple of years with my wife, i've since moved on to become a web developer. But do any smaller cleaning services think this would be helpful to them to gain more business or looked at from a customer standpoint would you feel it is convenient to post your cleaning job on a site and have cleaning services contact you?

If so what kind of information that would need to be provided would be important to you. I'm interested in both perspectives and earnestly thank anyone that would give me some feedback to validate my hypothesis of whether there is a market for a site like this

Thank you.

Marcelo
08-27-2014 06:23 PM
cleaningdivas @Sprintcar93 thanks for sharing all your info. I'm new to the business and I'm scheduled to start a flyer campaign within the next 5- 7 days. Is there a better day of the week that seems to have a more favorable response or am I over thinking this? Lol
08-13-2014 03:25 PM
sprintcar93 I never know why people don't talk numbers. Maybe because they don't make much or maybe they make too much? I don't know. I've never really been afraid but when I was in business I didn't talk about it because I didn't want people to think I was bragging. Now I see it like this.... I did it so you and everyone else can too if you really try. If a person thinks I'm bragging they need to get off this web site and get to work.

If you are talking about cleaning alone.... you could gross yearly $35k - $40k fairly easy with 2 houses a day. Or 1/2 of that cleaning 1 house a day. Lots and lots of people spend their money as soon as they get it so even if they made $100k a week they would always be broke. Don't do that. Getting paid daily is very hard for most people. If you don't know how to handle money google Dave Ramsey.

A larger business can make much more than that. I used to bring home right at $13k a month and my girlfriend at that time brought home about $7k. We didn't really over-spend and when you keep things under control it doesn't take long to add up. I lived on less than half of what I made and before I knew it...I could live like no one else!

Although it was a lot of hard work, time flew by and it didn't seem like it took that long. Lots of mistakes were made that could have made it go much easier and even faster but who knew! That's why I can get on here and act like I do... I started with $0, a borrowed bottle of window cleaner and some cut up rags and didn't follow what others did. I knew I wanted a lot of money, I didn't care about being popular. And while some are still busting their humps and having money problems... I am headed to Destin, Florida in 3 hours. And YOU can too some day. Don't get sucked in by all these people telling you to spend money on logo's and web sites.... hard work is what will get you there. I'm not saying a web site won't bring in customers (only if done correctly and most aren't). But I can guarantee sweat and flyers will make you rich!
08-09-2014 08:13 AM
MindyGunton Obviously depends on the area to be cleaned and the state it is in. Some charge by hour and some by rooms. The one we hired charges by the hour, so depends on the time needed. Hope this helps.
08-03-2014 10:51 AM
stugglingbusiness
just wondering

just curious, how much do you guys typically make cleaning houses a week?

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