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How doI start my house cleaning business and what do I charge?

Just recently got my licence and now I dont know how to begin! how to get my name out there and what rates do i use please help me!


if you live in Tampa Florida area and need your home cleaned Please call to get me started 813 310-1336 also lic. to run errands

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Associations may be a good avenue to explore. These organizations will address many of the thoughts, questions and concerns you'll inevitably have as well as many you haven't anticipated yet. See the source box for some relevant links.

    Research, research, research – this cannot be stressed enough. Read as much as you can about the industry. Here are some book titles that are relevant:

    * Commercial and Residential Cleaning Services: A Resource Guide to Developing and Maintaining Your Own Janitorial or Home Cleaning Business by Walter Fenix

    * Start and Run a Home Cleaning Business by Susan Bewsey

    * Start Your Own Cleaning Service (Entrepreneur Magazine's Start Ups) by Jacquelyn Lynn

    * How to Start a Home-Based Housecleaning Business, 2nd (Home-Based Business Series) by Laura Jorstad

    There are plenty of free informational resources out there. Check the source box for links to articles.

    Hope that helps! I wish you much success & happiness in all your ventures!

    Source(s): Associations: -- Association of Specialists in Cleaning & Restoration – Building Service Contractors Association International -- International Sanitary Supply Association Articles: – How to Start a House Cleaning Business in 7 Simple Steps by Fayola Peters – How to Start a House Cleaning Business Under $200 by Patti Page – The House Cleaning Business Startup Manual – Part I by Christoph Puetz – Part II – Part III – Part IV – Part V (Final Chapter)
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  • Joe K
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Make up flyers and post a few in your supermarket and local mall or wherever community based ads are allowed on a bulletin board. You can also post flyers on the doors and the OUTSIDE of mailboxes of houses in your area. (never put your flyer inside of a mailbox. That is a USPS violation)

    As far as rates go it would be fair to charge $12 per room.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Have a friend call other housecleaners and ask what they charge. You be a little cheaper in the beginning. Run an ad in the local Pennysaver.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Look around at what local companies have their prices at, and put yours a little cheaper because you're just starting.

    And you can hand out flyers to people, businesses, etc. to get known better.

    Good luck!!

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