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I am just torn between power washing, floor buffing and carpet cleaning. I want to do it part time or a few days out of the week to get my feet wet though. I dont want to quit my job. During these times it sounds like a precarious move... ive thought about this for a long time. I really LOVE cleaning. I started out floor buffing at a hotel, which surprisingly, i really enjoyed. I wouldnt mind doing it for 8 hours. Is carpet cleaning more lucrative and steady though? Is it possible to start out doing it part time? Or a couple long days out of the week?
 

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My advice would be to get into the field that needs the least amount of capital. That way if it doesnt work out, your not out that much.


As far as getting customers, Im old school. I dont see why anyone would PAY to get leads. Id suggest talking to people to start out. It costs almost nothing.



Carpet cleaning I can help you out on.


Either that or go to truckmountforums.com they have different forums there and you can post your question there. You will get a much better response.
 

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My advice would be to get into the field that needs the least amount of capital. That way if it doesnt work out, your not out that much.


As far as getting customers, Im old school. I dont see why anyone would PAY to get leads. Id suggest talking to people to start out. It costs almost nothing.



Carpet cleaning I can help you out on.


Either that or go to truckmountforums.com they have different forums there and you can post your question there. You will get a much better response.
Yes this is what I was thinking. That forum sounds like its for people who have the carpet cleaner in their van though?

I just want to get a ramp for an SUV.. a portable unit.. all the chemicals and go door to door, like you said. Advertise locally and using social media.. Maybe go through my relatives. I have worked in a lot of hotels in the area and I know a lot of the managers so.. (I already work in a hotel actually) but obviously that's no guarantee. I mean money is tight. I just want to do the right things in the beginning. The current state of the economy worries me. Do you still get a lot of business because people want to keep things extra clean?

I had a supervisor who told me I should start floor buffing because you can make decent money. After that I looked at stripping and waxing. (Though that's more of a yearly thing, and don't think I could really rely on it.) Carpet cleaning sounds the most essential. Is it hard to get in with local apartment complexes? To talk to real estate agents? I only think I have a little advantage because I know a lot of the hotel managers in the area. Lol my hotel needs it baddd because of spring break and this is a heavy traffic vacation town. I've never done it before. I just want to make sure I get the right chemicals for the right kind of carpet. I want to be able to identify the carpets match the chemicals anywhere obviously.

Most importantly can I get work in this economy? //Can I do it part time with my current job?// My current hotel says they want to wait until fall when they've got the money.. I am thinking maybe get my rig and do it for free and take great photos. Bad idea? Lemme know. Thanks for replying.
 

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That forum sounds like its for people who have the carpet cleaner in their van though?



that website has many forums. One is for Portable Carpet Cleaning. That may be exactly what you are looking for.


They have forums for Janitorial, Power Washing and lots more all on one site!



Good luck!
 

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Is it possible to find such a job during a pandemic? will customers accept your services?







yes, absolutely.


I have been cleaning carpet since 1981. April I didnt clean at all. Now Im trying to play catchup. Super busy.
 

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I once heard one interesting idea. It sounds like we should make our business exactly the area of activity, the organization of which in our city we do not like. Especially if you know exactly how to do it well. If you really think you can bring victory to this front of work, then you should definitely do it :) And as long as someone spends time with Apps that pay you to play games, you will be doing really useful work.
 

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I am just torn between power washing, floor buffing and carpet cleaning. I want to do it part time or a few days out of the week to get my feet wet though. I dont want to quit my job. During these times it sounds like a precarious move... ive thought about this for a long time. I really LOVE cleaning. I started out floor buffing at a hotel, which surprisingly, i really enjoyed. I wouldnt mind doing it for 8 hours. Is carpet cleaning more lucrative and steady though? Is it possible to start out doing it part time? Or a couple long days out of the week?
If you're doing this part time, I would refrain from any exterior work that is weather dependent (ie. power washing). Interior work has no down time.

Is carpet cleaning lucrative? I personally think everything is lucrative if you spend enough time on it...

Good luck
 
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