Getting A Job In the Cleaning Industry: Part 2

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Continued from Part 1

Starting Your Own Cleaning Company

If you do not want to work for someone else, you can consider starting your own company. You can either open a franchise from a chain of cleaning companies, or you can start from scratch. Starting from scratch takes longer to do, but it costs a lot less money in the end. If you want to get the most out of this experience, it would be best to start a company all your own.

You may need to be certified to work with certain machines or chemicals, depending on what kind of cleaning you are doing. There are regulations in place that prevent citizens from purchasing chemicals that could be harmful or used for making drugs. Research the licenses and training programs you will need for your type of cleaning work and determine if this is what you really want to do.

Advantages Of Starting Your Own Cleaning Company

  • Be your own boss
  • Set your own schedule
  • Create your own cleaning methods (maximize your productivity)
  • Make more money
  • Control the amount of work you do
  • Enjoy complete independence

Disadvantages Of Starting Your Own Cleaning Company

  • No guaranteed work (you have to find it)
  • Upfront and ongoing costs
  • Added responsibility
  • Potential for financial loss

Which Option Is Right For You?

When you start looking into cleaning jobs, consider how much money and experience you have right now. If you do not have enough money to invest in a company right now (it costs less than you think!), you may want to work under another company while you save. If you do not have experience, you might want to work for someone while you learn about this line of work. Then once you are financially stable and ready to commit to working on your own, you can start building a client base to support yourself.

Keep in mind that different types of cleaning businesses require different investments. You may need to spend more to start a carpet cleaning business than you would to start a window cleaning company. Assess which industry you want to work in before you decide to be the employer or the employee.

And of course, if you decide you want to start a window cleaning company, our tips, tools, and training information is all available here at Window Academy.