How to Start a Home Cleaning Business



Dirt is everywhere. It’s something that will be around  forever. You can clean it up and eventually it comes back. That’s the good thing about having a home cleaning business. Repeat customers. Sooner or later you are hired to come back and do the job again.

So you have decided to learn how to start a home cleaning business. Well let me start by saying cleaning your own home is a whole lot different from cleaning someone else’s home professionally. It takes time to learn how to clean professionally. People are paying for a service and they expect top quality results.

Cleaning can be very strenuous. Be sure you are physically fit for it. And it would be smart to have help. You don’t want to do it all by yourself. It could wear you out.

Start cleaning for family and friends at a discounted rate to get the business started. You will  want to be referred by them. Word of mouth speaks volumes. It’s the best advertisement you can have. Do a good job, take your time.

Invest in Supplies

When you stop to think about it there are so many supplies you could use to clean professionally. Certain surfaces can only be cleaned with certain products or they can get stained or scratched. You definitely don’t want to ruin the customers property.

Types of Cleaners

  • glass
  • all purpose
  • granite
  • stainless steel
  • floor
  • bathroom

You will also need:

  • Assortment of cleaning brushes
  • dust mop
  • cleaning cloths
  • broom
  • dust pan
  • gloves
  • ladder


How much to charge?

In order to know how much you should charge you need to do your homework. Who is your competition? How much do they charge for their services? What exactly does their services entail? Can you offer services the competition don’t offer? You want your company to stand out.

If you are giving an estimate by phone let the client know its an approximate price. You should have a rate for the initial cleaning and for maintenance cleaning also. Ask them how big the house is, what rooms they want cleaned etc. Sometimes people underestimate the cleaning that really needs to be done. Their house could be very cluttered and that makes for more work to be done that normal. So keep this in mind when giving an estimate.


Cleaning Franchises

Have you thought about buying a cleaning franchise? You may want to look into if you have money set aside. As a franchisee you would pay a up front fee and an ongoing percentage is royalties to a franchisor. In return, you gain the use of a the company trademark, and continued support from the franchisor. You will have use of the franchisor’s business system and sell its products/services.

I see it as being in business for yourself but not by yourself. The fanchisor has the workings of the business all planned out for you. And some of these companies are very well known. They have been around for years.

Research this list of Cleaning Franchises:

Profit From Your Cleaning Business Website

Having a website makes good business sense no matter which model of business you choose to have. These day people go straight to the internet for information. So when they want house cleaning services they google home cleaning services in their area. So that’s where your site comes in at. You need to have an online presence so your customers can find you went needed.

There are going to be times when business is slow. It happens to all businesses. It has its ups and downs. But with a website you will be able to make money from it even if there is a slow down of cleaning work.

On your website you can have affiliate links. Affiliate links to products that will benefit your customers. There are so many affiliate programs out there you can join.

After you join as an affiliate you will promote the items on your website. When a customer buy through your affiliate link you get a commission.

Website Content

So now you know you can profit from your website in the lean times but your probably wondering exacly how to do it. Well the answer is by “blogging”. In order to make money from your site you will need visitors. Visitors are people looking to solve a problem or answer a question.

Example of concerns are:

How to winterize my home?

What’s the best vaccum to pick up fur with?

How to get the kids to clean?                                                                                                                           

What’s the best way to clean an oven?

What are the best green cleaning products to use?

With your website you can help your visitors by answers these and other questions. Point your visitors to the solutions. If you can do that you would be rewarded finanically.


Step By Step Guide

Creating a home cleaning website is easier than you may think. It’s not something that evolves over night. But yes, you can create a website in a matter of minutes but after that, what happens next. If you need step by step guidance to building and growing your own online business take a look at my #1 Recommendation.

There are so many people making money with their passions online. Don’t think you can not be one of them. Because you can. With time, passion, education and persistence you will be able to build an online business you will be proud of.

Take the first step in starting your online business today.

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1 thought on “How to Start a Home Cleaning Business”

  1. I just started a cleaning service company and I find this article helpful for a newbie like me. I thought the line about sometimes the client doesn’t realize how cluttered a room is and how hard it will be to clean very interesting. That is so true!


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