Need Cash? Start a Cleaning Business

Tough times call for some creative measures, and something as simple as starting a cleaning business can help you make your first million. Since the economy has taken a turn for the worst, I’ve personally met more people that started their own business in order to make a few extra bucks, and things seem to be going well. In  a couple of cases, the bad economy has been the best thing that has happened, as some of these people were able to leave their jobs because of the success of their small business.

One of the biggest mistakes new entrepreneurs make is that they feel they have to come up with something incredibly new or inventive in order to “make it big.” That’s the complete opposite of what should be done…

Something as simple as starting a cleaning business will allow you to make money fast, and allow you to scale your business so you can grow quickly. There is no need to reinvent the wheel. If you do, you make it that much more difficult to succeed. Take what already is proven to make money, and then do the same thing. As you build your business, you will naturally create a message, consumer experience, or uniqueness that separates you from the competition.

When you do something as simple as starting as cleaning business, you have thousands of other companies that have already tested the market for you and found what works. Secondly, competition shows that a profitable market exists and there are people/entrepreneurs making money from it.

So, going with the cleaning business example, let’s look at how stupidly simple this can be. Your cost is low, your investment is mostly your time, and you can quickly and easily hire help. Depending where you live, there is probably a large market opportunity. In other words, there’s a lot of profit to be made with little money needed to start. You could tailor your business to:

  • Clean garages and attics
  • Clean offices
  • Clean construction sites
  • Clean carpets and windows
  • Clean schools and retirement communities

You get the idea. If you don’t want to get your hands dirty yourself, hire a college student to do the job, have your employee collect the payment made out to your business name, cash the check, and pay the employee the same day. All you have to do is do some marketing to land some jobs, or search Craigslist for people looking for hired help.

I’m sure there are some more complexities to starting a cleaning business that I’m leaving out, but the point is that something simple and not necessarily unique can provide a healthy income. Don’t waste too much time racking your brain about the perfect money making opportunity. Look around and see what others are doing, and get to work. To get some ideas, pick up the paper and search the classified section to see what products/services people are offering.

How to Start a Cleaning Business

2 Responses to Need Cash? Start a Cleaning Business

  1. fabio hart says:


  2. Maryann Azuike says:

    I am interested in the cleaning business opportunity. Could yvou please send more info on how to start.


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