I want to start a house cleaning service, just me. I have been cleaning friends and family houses for a few years now and sometimes they are just nasty i cant even think to hard about what stuff is because i'll make myself sick. I have been thinkin about printing up some business cards and placeing them on boards at the grocery story and so forth, is that a good idea do people even look at those things any more? I'm 23 and have 2 kids and would clean while they are in school or while their dad is watching them. I know what i'm getting into i just am not sure how to start. I've posted adds on craigslist and care.com but have gotten nothing back, so any advice or tips would be great. Thank youAnswer Question
Answer by elizabr at 8:10 AM on Oct. 11, 2010
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Answer by tiddliwinks at 8:52 AM on Oct. 11, 2010
Here's the problem with cleaning services (at least in my area), everybody's aunt, uncle, sister, brother is doing it. Take the time to become a legal business in your city. This will show that you are a serious business. Also, consider going beyond just cleaning homes but consider doing errands or pet and home sittings as well. Find something that the other cleaning businesses are not doing and offer it. Also, when you post on bulletin boards, be sure to put a coupon just as $10 off first cleaning or save 10% if you call by such and such date. Give them a reason to call you. Also, consider joining a business group here on Cafemom, Mommy Movers and Shakers is a good one to join to network with other business women.
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