How to Start a Carpet Cleaning CompanyWritten by Randy Wilson
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Advertising will be an expense worth spending some money on. Word of mouth can be counted on locally, but if you want to cover a wider area than your own neighborhood, you will need to invest in some advertising. Yellow pages business prints and local billboards will be a great place to start. Both of these options will let you be known to a great many people and will not be initially expensive.
Going to businesses with carpets and inquiring manager about carpet cleaning service he employs is also a good start. Remember not to undersell yourself. Always dress professionally on these occasions and conduct yourself in a professional manner. Most managers are continually looking for ways to decrease their expenses and if your services are less expensive than someone else's, you may indeed get job. While researching web for supplies and equipment, do a little research on Internet advertising too. More and more people are looking local services and businesses up on Internet and it is beneficial to be listed in local directories. There are also yellow pages online, which is a useful resource to be listed in as well.
One thing about starting a carpet cleaning business that you will have to remember is that it is not a glamorous one. Anytime you clean something; you usually end up getting dirty. However, if you don't mind dirt, you will see a career of fulfillment. Rooms will literally transform just by cleaning carpet. That fact in it self is a selling point to gleam over.
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Retired? Need Some Extra Cash?Written by Joe Clare
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Next is question, "What kind of Internet business should I look at?" I am going to suggest eBay. eBay is an online auction community allowing it's members opportunity to both buy and sell items online. The eBay site is very easy to use. You won't even need any inventory to get you started! Why? Well, you know all that stuff around your home you've been wanting to get rid of, sell it on eBay. That's right, sell it on eBay. You can clean out your closets, basement, or garage and make some extra cash at same time. As well if you have a hobby making crafts, these items can be sold on eBay too.
Selling on eBay can be a most rewarding venture. Once you get your closets cleaned out ;-) you can then graduate to using dropshippers, from there maybe using liquidators. The sky is limit, products are endless. If you have something worth selling, you are bound to find someone on eBay who wants to buy it. So, if you are looking for some part-time work to make that extra cash. Work for yourself, have a look at eBay!
Happy Selling! Joe Clare
Joe Clare is an active Netpreneur and eBayer! He is the author of numerous articles on how to succeed on eBay! Check out his latest Best Selling eBook "eBay Marketing Wholesale SourcePak" Your Passport to Success! at http://www.ebooksnsoftware.com