Here is a Great Book On My Topic Cleaning up for a living. I love this book because it tells you how to Make a living in the cleaning industry from start to finish. THE Book is called
Cleaning up For a Living.
Here’s an excerpt from the book: Can you really clean up in the cleaning business? Yes. in more ways than one, but don’t expect it to be a “get rich quick” scheme. Success in the cleaning industry depends on a lot of hard work and persistence, and there is no guarantee that you will be one of the winners. The purpose of this book is to help you evaluate whether or not you are suited to having/building a cleaning business of your own and to help you avoid some of the pitfalls which await the unwary.
Perhaps you have heard of my story – how Don Aslett, a struggling collage student became a millionaire in the cleaning business. It sounds romantic stated so simply, but I can tell you it took a lot of gut-wrenching hard work, and there were days when I wondered if it was all worth it! If you’re cut out for the cleaning business, it can be one of the most rewarding things you’ll ever do, but it’s not for everyone. To help you decide if it’s your cup of tea, let me spell out some of the pros and cons of the industry for you.
One of the big reasons why so many people get into the cleaning business is because it requires very little up-front cash to start. Cleaning is a very labor-intensive business, and you don’t have to make a big investment in a plant and machinery to start up, like you would in manufacturing or some other business. You don’t have to have a big warehouse full of expensive products, or dump trucks or backhoes or anything like that. If you start small and do most or all of the labor yourself, all you need is a business phone and a desk in your home, a floor polisher and a few pieces of inexpensive equipment, and you’re in business. Many people start out with an existing family vehicle and an office in their home, and keep their capitol investment for start-up under $1,000! When you consider the low up-front investment, you can see why janitorial work has one of the best return on investment ratios of any kind of business.
Opportunities for cleaning are everywhere. Eash town is full of buildings and homes that require cleaning every day, and there is plenty of work out there for a sharp operator that knows how to hustle. Add to this the fact that almost everyone has had some kind of experience in cleaning, at home, in the military, ect., and it becomes clear why so many people look to the cleaning business for a quick start-up with minimal training and learning expenses. Another great advantage in this business is that you get to come and go on your own schedule.