How many of you enjoy cleaning your house?
I mean really love scrubbing all the dirt and grime that accumulates in places like the bathroom?
I know I don’t but it’s something that needs to be done! But these days it’s hard to find the time to really do a super thorough job cleaning the house.
What’s a person to do? Hire someone!
Do you know there are companies and people out there that make some pretty good money offering their cleaning services to households and companies? They’ll come in and charge you either a set fee per room or an hourly fee to clean up. They can come weekly, monthly, or whenever you think you need an some extra scrubbing.
What’s the point? Why not have the person they hire be you?
You can easily build up a small little business for yourself with little start-up costs. For most household jobs you will probably need cleaning supplies which you can pick up in bulk somewhere such as BJ’s Wholesale or Target. Some households may even provide the cleaning materials for you.
This isn’t a passive income job where you sit at home while you make money. That’s a given. This will take some elbow grease on your part. But you get paid for that elbow grease and you can easily make more than $100 per job depending on the type of work you do. Think about it, one job for a couple of hours or so a weekend can net you $400 more a month.
Start off small by doing some friend’s places.
If you do well then there’s a good chance they will hire you again and tell their friends about it. I have a friend who started out working for a cleaning company and now does her own cleaning jobs. She worked on another friend’s place and he was so impressed that he hired her to take clean his mother’s place a few times a month. See, this is the type of job you can easily build up through word of mouth and networking from friends, family, and organizations you may be part of.
Now imagine this: You build up a good number of jobs to do a month. In fact it’s getting tough to keep up with all of them. What’s the next step?
Hire someone to help you!
Now you are taking something that earned you some extra money and you are turning it into a small business. The sky is the limit as to how far you can take it. Have a friend that lives in an apartment building? Maybe you can talk to the building’s management and do their vacuuming?
Again, this is work.
You’ll be scrubbing grimy bathroom tiles and cleaning behind people’s toilets. But you can also make good money doing this.
If you want to make money then find something that someone doesn’t want to do and fill that need for them. People will pay. House cleaning happens to be one of those things and there’s certainly a demand for someone with real cleaning experience. When you pitch the idea you make a point of telling them that you have no problem getting to all those places they tend to ignore. Also make sure to play up how they can be so much more productive with their time by not having to worry about doing a big house cleaning. You are giving time back to them!
Cleaning homes is just example of the many ways you can make extra money. It’s up to you to go out and figure out what works for you and soon enough you’ll find your pockets a little more full!