Start Your Cleaning Business Today

May 31, 2020

With the right planning and strategies, starting a cleaning business can be an inexpensive and effective way to become a business owner. Starting a cleaning business can be really lucrative. There will always be homes that need cleaning, and it’s a job people are eager to hand off. We have housekeepers that have increased their cleaning business’ annual revenue by $75,000-$90,000 just one year after they joined

As described by Fit Small Business, starting a cleaning business offers huge profit potential with minimal startup costs. To start, you just need a business plan, insurance, some cleaning supplies, and a solid marketing strategy. A savvy housekeeping entrepreneur can start a profitable cleaning company with less than $500. You also need to determine which market group you're going to focus on. The cleaning industry has two primary market groups: consumer and commercial. The consumer arena consists primarily of residential maid services, along with carpet cleaners, window cleaners and a variety of other cleaning services required. The commercial arena is dominated by janitorial services, which typically provide a wider range of services than maid services, along with other cleaning companies, such as carpet and window cleaners that target businesses rather than individual consumers. While it's recommended that you decide on a niche and concentrate on building a business that will serve your chosen market, it's entirely realistic to expect to be able to serve multiple markets successfully.

Ready to start your cleaning business? Let's do this 🚀

  1. Pick a name for your business using this business name generator to find a unique name for your new cleaning business.
  2. Create your business listing on
  3. List all the services you offer
  4. Tell the prospects what separates you from all the other cleaning companies
  5. Create a pricing structure for your services
  6. Create your contract using this sample template
  7. Hire or subcontract workers as needed
  8. Share your profile on Facebook, Instagram, and other social channels
  9. Create a cleaning checklist for your business to ensure your cleaning is consistent every single time
  10. Be trustworthy and ask every single client to leave you a recommendation on your profile
  11. Get liability insurance to insure your business in case you accidentally cause damage to a client's home. This is the #1 reason families and businesses choose agencies over freelancers. At, we always want to empower you to cut out the middle person, run your own housekeeping business and earn 3-5x more than you do with cleaning agencies. So, we partnered with the great folks at SURE to provide you all-in-one protection policy. Get insured today and add "Fully insured by SURE" to your profile:

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