on Aug 02, 2016 @ 12:39 am|
I've been thinking about becoming a residential maid.
I mean I love cleaning I can create my own hours and believe I could actually make a lot of money doing so.
Can you chicks give me some ideas on how to get a good clientele? How to get my name out there?
Does this sound stupid?
I have a full time job but I want to be more accessible for my children while they're in school ... Closer to home kind of thing.
|. on Aug 02, 2016 @ 12:47 am|
Starting your own business can be a really big endeavour at first, so you might want to consider some kind of freelance maid company at first until you have experience.
That being said, you'll make less money that way and if you're really determined you can definitely start your own cleaning business. It's not stupid at all! It's not really any different from those who start dogwalking or babysitting businesses or any sort of freelance work.
The best way to get your name out there is to take one or two jobs at first and see if you can get word of mouth from those clients, but you can also use the internet to advertise your services (kijiji, Varage sale etc)
|Great Idea on Aug 02, 2016 @ 10:21 am|
Honestly, if you enjoy it and can make a good living off it to support you, I say go for it! No point in getting a job where you'll hate it.
I say start with kijiji, and post online (social media) to see if friends are interested. Word of mouth goes a long way!
|Oh small business fun on Aug 02, 2016 @ 11:17 am|
Kijiji is always a good start I have made quite a bit over the years with the site. I would also recommend maybe making some Facebook posts a few tweets (depending how many friends and followers you have). There is the old fashion way of course putting up signs on community bulletin boards
I would recommend having a reasonable savings before starting your own business I am self employed jobs only come if you go looking for them. Getting a job with a cleaning company may be a good way to try it out. You never know cleaning someone else's mess can be frustrating or you may find joy in it. With me I love looking at the final product it makes the hard work worth it so be sure when ur done to take a sec and you may find the end result to be great
Best of luck
Do what you love
|. on Aug 02, 2016 @ 12:06 pm|
You can also set up a Twitter or Facebook account describing what you offer in your business and ask friends and family to start sharing your message in order to reach a broader audience.
Making flyers and posting them on community bulletin boards is another way to spread the word. Drugstores and supermarkets usually have a section for posting these messages at the exits (at least mine do...).
How about teaming up with local businesses such as a dry cleaning service? You can ask them to display your flyer or provide them with your business cards in exchange for doing the same for them when clients come to see you. It's a win-win situation!
Something that requires a little more time, effort and money would be to sign up as a participant at a "home show" or convention where you would rent out a booth and try to get people to sign up for a consultation or get them to work out a contract on the spot. Again, this is an option if your budget and schedule allow for it, but it can lead to great opportunities and you'll establish yourself as a known business.
Good luck with your endeavors and let us know how it works out for you!
|Prettyrainbow on Aug 03, 2016 @ 09:46 am|
Just wanted to say your suggestions are so good! :O