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How to start a Cleaning Business with No Money

How to start a cleaning business with no money

How to start a cleaning business with no money


Starting a cleaning business is an attractive option for entrepreneurs. The industry has seen strong growth in recent years, and with the rise of the gig economy, there's never been a better time to get started than now. However, starting any business can be daunting—especially one that requires you to invest in equipment or services upfront before ever seeing a profit. So what are the best ways to fund your new venture? Here are some tips on how to make it happen.

Starting a cleaning business is an attractive option for entrepreneurs.

Starting a cleaning business is an attractive option for entrepreneurs. It's not only a low-cost investment, but also a chance to take control of your own destiny. The benefits of starting your own cleaning business include:

  • The flexibility to work as many hours as you would like.

  • The opportunity to earn more money than you would at another job with fewer hours - if you're good at what you do and have the right connections (more on this later).

  • The ability to create relationships with clients that can last for years and lead to new opportunities within the industry (if desired).

And here are some challenges that come with starting up in this area:

  • You will need enough capital to purchase necessary supplies, such as brooms and buckets; mops; vacuum cleaners; etc...

Keep it simple.

The first thing to do is to keep things simple. Start with the things you know how to do, and focus on your core competencies. If you're not sure what your core competencies are, here's an easy way to figure it out:

  • List all of the tasks involved in running a cleaning business and rank them in order of importance. For example, if customer service is a key component of your cleaning service, but you're not very good at customer service right now and need help improving upon that skill set, then put yourself up front.

  • Once those essentials are identified, list which ones can be outsourced or automated so that they're handled by someone else while still meeting the needs of customers (e.g., having house cleaners clean houses).

  • Finally, identify any tasks or roles within housecleaning services that can't be outsourced or automated—things like sales calls or customer management—and consider whether there's anyone available who could take those responsibilities off of your plate for now instead of trying to do everything yourself from start-up through growth phase into maturity as an established company (i.e., hired manager instead of DIY).

Find a need and fill it.

You need to identify a need, and then fill it. You can't just start cleaning people's houses without knowing how many people will want your services. It's not enough to simply say "I think I'll advertise myself as a house cleaner" - you need to actually know that there are enough people in your area who would be willing to hire you, and more importantly, pay for your services.

So how do you identify these potential customers? Well, first of all: ask them! Lots of businesses do this kind of research by sending out questionnaires or conducting phone surveys; however, unless you have access to large amounts of funds (and even if you do), this might not be an option for you right now. Instead, try asking friends or family members if they know anyone who would use a cleaning service like yours once it gets started up - maybe even give them discounts for referring new customers!

Identify your target market.

Identifying your target market is an important step in starting a cleaning business. Your target market is the group of people that you want to serve. It's important to have clarity on who they are, where they live and how they like to shop. If you don't know what kind of person wants the service you're offering, then it will be difficult for you to figure out how best to approach them and convince them that your cleaning service is worth their time and money.

Plan your marketing.

Plan your marketing.

As you’re getting ready to launch your business, it’s important to think about how you will promote yourself and get potential clients on board. Here are some ways you can market your cleaning business:

  • Social media: Set up an active Facebook page and post links about what types of services you offer and when people can contact you for an appointment. Make sure all of the information is accurate so that people feel confident in booking with you!

  • Referrals: If someone tells a friend or family member about how great their experience was with your cleaning business, chances are they won’t hesitate to book with someone who seems like a trustworthy recommendation over one who doesn't have any recommendations at all! It's also important not only for customers but coworkers as well--make sure everyone gets along so that communication isn't difficult down the road! This includes coworkers' families as well; if anyone has kids then those could potentially become future clients someday too since they'll know exactly where they need help around their home when it comes time (or even before).

Know which insurance options are right for you.

To set up your business, you'll need to do some research and make sure you have the right insurance in place. You should:

  • Know which insurance options are right for you.

  • Get quotes from different companies.

  • Find out how much it will cost per month or year to cover these items with each plan so that you can figure out how much money will be coming out of your pocket every month and whether this is financially feasible for your budget as well as what kind of risks (for example, if someone gets hurt on the job) might arise from using one type of plan over another. Some examples include workers' compensation insurance (this pays injured employees), general liability insurance (this protects against lawsuits related to negligence), auto liability coverage (if someone hits one of your vehicles while parked), property damage coverage (this covers any damage done by an employee), garage keeper's legal liability protection policy (this offers protection if someone else sues a garage owner for something he does not own)


If you’re looking for a business that can be started on a budget but still generate income, cleaning may be a great option. Fortunately we have a NEW Program for business owners needing cleaning equipment. We can finance your company up to 15k! And your credit score can be as low as 550! Click the link to speak with a specialist to help you get going or give us a call!


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