Back in the olden days before the internet was really popular and you could Google search anything, there was trial and error. Starting a house cleaning company from scratch was rarely an overnight success for anybody. Big success was tossed to cleaning service franchisees who could afford the fancy training, and well-built brands, and the mom and pop cleaning services were left to figure it out on their own.
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Good news – times have changed. As an independent house cleaner, you no longer have to wade through endless Pinterest boards for tips and ideas on how to get your business started. You just have to read this book: How to Start Your Own House Cleaning Company: Go from start-up to Payday in One Week by Angela Brown Oberer
Angela built from scratch one of the most successful independently owned and operated house cleaning companies in the Southeast. You can sign up for her free tips, tricks and time saving hacks by joining the Savvy Cleaner email list at: http://savvycleaner.com/email and you can follow her blog at: http://www.AskaHouseCleaner.com
She has trained a multitude of independent house cleaners how to take their business from day one through expansion and enormous growth.
In this step-by-step guide she’ll show you: How to set up your home office, what office supplies you are going to need, ideas for your company logo, how to choose your company name, how to choose a uniform, tips on creating your company image and brand, how to set your rules and policies, how to choose a territory, everything you need to know about creating flyers, worksheets and why you need them, how to bid jobs, what to charge, what kind of car you need, confidence builders, how to build instant credentials, bonding, insurance and business licenses, the magic of the Mulligan, how to get an endless stream of referrals, how much you should pay for referral fees, how to never have any billing and collections, and how to always get paid and on time.
(There is a reason they call Angela Brown “The House Cleaning Guru”.)
There an irresistible force that draws entrepreneurs into the residential house cleaning business – either a startup you create or a franchise you purchase. If you’re here it’s because you recognize the escalating 49 billion dollar a year residential cleaning services industry as a way to supplement your current income, or you just want more control of your schedule and to pay your bills, you’ve come to the right place.
House cleaning is an industry that is nearly recession proof – when times get hard, people work more to pay the bills, they are home even less to clean, and they outsource their cleaning – which means more business for you and me.
Another reason that providing house cleaning services is an awesome business is this: unlike a regular 9 to 5 job if you get fired, you’re not out of work. You simply add another customer into your new available time slot and keep going. And I’m going to show you how do such an awesome job that you will never get fired, and your clients will never want you to leave.
Franchise or Start your Own?
So should you buy into an existing franchise like Molly Maid, Merry Maids, The Cleaning Authority, Maid Brigade, Maid Pro, Sears Maid Services, The Maids, Two Maids & A Mop, You’ve Got Maids, Maid Simple, Cleantastic, Home Cleaning Services of America, Jani-King, MopFrog, Jan Pro, Maid to Perfection, or many of the others on the market? Or should you start your own house cleaning company from scratch? There are pros and cons to both.
If you are not sure of the differences, I’ve created a comparison chart you can download free. http://savvycleaner.com/franchise
For the sake of this book we are going to assume you are going to start your own house cleaning company from the ground up.