House and apartment cleaning services are gaining in popularity. The main reason for this is due to families that have 2 working adults/parents in the home. The overworked family has no time for cleaning their homes. Their need to supplement the family income creates the opportunity for you to set up a lucrative business.
A few years ago, businesses of this kind were serving only the affluent – homes of the wealthy people where people didn't want to be bothered with the drudgery of house cleaning and had the money to pay someone to do it for them.
Cleaning services whether it's office cleaning services or residential cleaning are generally associated with women owners, however, men are finding that they can organize, start, and operate very profitable home and apartment cleaning businesses just as well as women. It's an ideal business for any truly ambitious person wanting a business of his or her own, especially for those who must begin with limited funds.
Actually, you can start this business right in your own neighborhood, using your own equipment, and many items you already own.
In most cases, no experience is required. Everyone knows how to dust the furniture, vacuum carpets, make the beds and carry out the trash. But you must ask yourself if making a house clean and bright is important and uplifting work. If you look at it as degrading or as drudgery, don't involve yourself in this business.
Pricing your services will always be a constant challenge for you. You will learn as you go. The pricing really depends on you, the services you provide and how thorough you are. To start off, your best bet is to figure out what you need to make ends meet per week.
Then, divide that number by amount of hours you want to work per week. Then be sure to add any expenses you will incur by working that many hours (ie. Daycare, Gas, Cleaning Supplies, Insurance, Equipment Repairs, Etc.) Also count on a little downtime for traveling between jobs, sick days, auto breakdowns, etc.