If you want a varied lifestyle and an occupation that contributes to a more environmentally friendly world, think about starting a green cleaning business. Here’s your guide on how to jump into starting a green cleaning business!
Getting the right equipment for Green Cleaning
The first step you’ll need to take is making sure that you have everything that you need. Shop around to find reliable yet affordably priced products and, before taking on a job, test them out to make sure they work properly. Occasionally you might find yourself up against the attitude that green products aren’t particularly effective.
The onus will be on you to prove this wrong. You’ll need a combination of cleaning substances, from floor polish to bathroom cleaners; and tools, from brooms to rags to gloves. Don’t leave home unless you’re sure you have everything.
Deciding on your Green Cleaning parameters
You need to figure out what you’re capable of – and what you’re willing to do. Are you happy to sort out someone’s messy wardrobe? Clean out their pet dog’s bed? Wash their clothes? Or do you want to stick to surfaces?
It’s crucial that your service delivers exactly what you promise but there’s no need to take on tasks with which you’re not 100% comfortable. Before agreeing to a job, be very clear about your intentions and avoid the potential for confusion by listing them on a document and giving a copy to your client.
Communicate clearly and develop trust
In addition to establishing your parameters, you’ll also need to make sure that you’re clear regarding your client’s expectations concerning how you behave in their home.
Ask them to write down any ‘out-of-bounds’ areas and/or items. To decrease potential security issues, it’s a good idea to swap copies of one another’s ID.
Do an outstanding job
If you’re really serious about developing your business, you’ll need to work hard. One of the main ways in which you’ll build up a client base when you’re starting out is via word-of-mouth.
So give your customers a service that they’ll be likely to recommend to family members and friends. Check and double-check every part of the house, to make sure that you haven’t missed a single spot.
Once you’ve established a loyal following, you can use your clients’ testimonials to advertise widely – both in ‘real life’ and to build a strong online presence that will attract brand new customers and, ultimately, lead to business expansion.