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Start Your Own Cleaning Business
Start a Housecleaning Business or Commercial Cleaning Business
Imagine having your own profitable business getting paid to provide cleaning services for homes or offices.
As a cleaning business owner, you might decide to work hands-on, providing cleaning services yourself, or you might decide to manage other cleaners to provide cleaning services through your business. 

By starting a cleaning business you will enter a fast-paced industry that lets you enjoy the freedom of being your own boss providing a service that is always in demand.

In fact, spending on household services including cleaning has been steady for the past several years, according to U.S. Department of Labor Consumer Expenditure Surveys. Over the next three years, cleaning services industry revenues are expected to grow by more than 5%

    Residential Cleaning Business

    While commonly known as a housecleaning business, you can start a residential cleaning business offering services to customers living in just about any type of residence, including houses, apartments, condos, or vacation homes. A residential cleaning business is less expensive to start.

    Commercial Cleaning Business

    If you start a commercial cleaning business (also known as a janitorial business), you might offer cleaning services for doctors' offices, retail stores, restaurants, corporate offices, government agencies, and other clients. Your cleaning business might even specialize in crime scene clean up. A commercial cleaning business can make more money.

Whether you want to offer household cleaning services or get commercial cleaning jobs, there is plenty of opportunity for your cleaning business to succeed

When you start a cleaning business, you can choose to specialize or offer a variety of cleaning services, including the following. (Which cleaning services would you like your business to offer?) 

  • Move in/move out cleaning
  • First-time cleaning
  • Maintenance cleaning for regular customers
  • Extra interior cleaning services (such as washing walls)
  • Floor care services such as carpet cleaning
  • Clean up after renovation
  • Exterior cleaning such as: 
    • Window washing
    • Cleaning eavestroughs for residential clients 
    • Parking lot clean up for commerical clients
  • And more
As long as you have the desire, you can become a cleaning business owner and start your own housecleaning business or commercial cleaning business. No special education or experience is necessary to break into this career and succeed. 

If you would like to be paid to provide housecleaning or commercial cleaning services, the FabJob Guide to Become a Cleaning Business Owner is for you! In this e-book you will discover how you can get started now and succeed in the cleaning business. 

This step-by-step guide gives you expert advice on every aspect of starting and running a successful cleaning business. 

To give you insider advice on how to become a cleaning business owner and start a housecleaning business or commercial cleaning business, author Brenna Pearce interviewed successful cleaning business owners including cleaning business owners who have decades of experience and have won business awards.

The guide covers topics of vital importance to anyone who wants to start a cleaning business, including: 

How to Start a Cleaning Business

  • How to start a part-time or full-time cleaning business step-by-step
  • Deciding what kind of cleaning business to start 
  • How to develop the skills you need to be successful as a cleaning business owner
  • How to provide cleaning services (includes information about a variety of cleaning services you can choose to offer to increase your income)
  • How to create a business plan for your cleaning company (with links to business plan writing resources)
  • Information about important business matters affecting a cleaning business including insurance, getting bonded, licenses, legal structures, etc.
  • Choosing a name for your cleaning business
  • How to set up a home office for your cleaning business 
  • Sources of start-up financing if you want to spend more on your cleaning business (e.g. renting an office instead of working from home)
  • Information about cleaning business franchises
  • Resources to help you develop your knowledge of cleaning products, health, and safety
  • Equipment and supplies you need to start a cleaning business including 
    • Checklists of equipment and supplies needed for house cleaning, commercial cleaning, and crime scene cleaning
    • How to find suppliers of the cleaning equipment and supplies you will need
    • How to save money on cleaning equipment and supplies by buying wholesale
Managing Your Cleaning Business
  • Developing effective systems for running your cleaning business (such as how to set up a secure key storage system)
  • Advice for managing your time and scheduling your cleaning accounts and cleaning crews
  • How to do a client consultation and assess the needs of residential and commercial clients (includes a sample client questionnaire for a cleaning business)
  • Helpful checklists for a cleaning business (such as a checklist for room by room house cleaning)
  • Information about software that can help with running your cleaning business
  • How to find and keep great cleaning staff

  • Pricing your cleaning services (includes sample prices for residential and commercial cleaning)
  • Ways to market your cleaning business effectively
  • Free publicity opportunities for your cleaning business
  • How to increase your sales by getting referrals
  • How to effectively market your cleaning services to commercial clients
  • What you need to know about preparing proposals for cleaning work
  • What to include in a client contract or agreement
  • How to get paid (plus how to invoice commercial clients)
  • How to increase your income by developing strategic partnerships with other businesses
  • Helpful samples for your cleaning business (sample contract, sample invoice, and more)
PLUS, you will discover:
  • How to get certification as a cleaning professional
  • Information about green cleaning products
  • How to prevent problems by being prepared for things that could go wrong with a cleaning job
  • Links to many valuable resources you can use to help you run your cleaning business more effectively 
  • Samples of what you need to start and run your own cleaning business, including: 
    • Sample client consultation form
    • Sample scripts of what to say when talking to prospective clients of your cleaning business
    • Sample prices for cleaning services
    • Sample letter of recommendation for a cleaning business
    • Sample contract for a commercial client 
    • Sample subcontractor agreement letter
    • Sample invoice for a cleaning business 
    • Sample press release for a cleaning business
    • Sample cleaning service evaluation form
    • Checklist for room by room cleaning
    • Checklist to evaluate potential office locations 
    • Checklists of cleaning equipment and supplies
    • Checklists for business expenses
  • And more! (including free updates)
You can have all this and more for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds of dollars to take courses on starting a business, and chances are they will not include specific information about starting a cleaning business. The FabJob Guide to Become a Cleaning Business Owner contains some of the best business advice you could get from other sources, and more.

The information in this guide can save you many hours of research, help you avoid some costly mistakes, and give you information you need to start a housecleaning business or start a commercial cleaning business.

This guide has been selling for up to $39.95 U.S. for an e-book alone. SPECIAL OFFER: If you buy the cleaning business guide today, Friday, November 28, 2014 you can have this valuable insider information for the incredible price of only $29.97. You can earn back much more than the price of the guide your first day in business. And with this guide you can start your own cleaning business much more quickly and cost-effectively.

If you believe you deserve to have the career of your dreams, this guide is for you. It gives you what you need to know to start your own housecleaning or commercial cleaning business.

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"The FabJob Guide to Become a Cleaning Business Owner will take you step-by-step through everything you'll need to start in your new career providing housecleaning or commercial cleaning services. Each chapter is full of important information, helpful advice, and useful tips from experts. By following the advice and using the valuable resources included in this guide you will be on your way to success in the cleaning business."
— Brenna Pearce, Editor 

"One thing I like about the FabJob books is the depth of information they provide for making a change to a new career. They provide actual samples you can use as templates, including: sample of what to say when talking to a prospective client, sample invoice, and sample contract." 
Jill Florio, Editor

"What I find most rewarding is the ability to provide a higher than average income for my house keepers. They are paid a percentage of the job, and can choose their own hours. This allows those that are stay-at-home moms an opportunity to make some money while still being able to attend to the needs of their children."
—Tina Servis, Maid 2 Clean, Rochester, New York

Tina is one of the cleaning business owners and experts who give advice in this FabJob guide


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Discover how to start a cleaning business with The FabJob Guide to Become a Cleaning Business Owner. Learn how to start and run a successful residential cleaning business (also known as a housecleaning or house cleaning business) or a commercial cleaning business (also known as a janitorial service business).