How to Start A House Cleaning Business In 7 Simple Steps

Written by Fayola Peters

How to Start A House Cleaning BusinessÖ ÖIn 7 Simple Steps

By Fayola Peters

One ofrepparttar main reasons people start businesses is to make money. For some itís a blessing to make money doing something they love. Iím not saying that you have to love house cleaning in order to have a successful house cleaning business; however it would be a good idea if you didnít hate it.

How much money you make depends on how big you want your business to be. It could be a one person operation where you set up at home and service areas close to home, or you could set up a commercial office and hire people to work for you.

Here are 7 simple steps to get you started on your own house cleaning business.

1) Decide exactly what kind of house cleaning services you will offer. Here you decided what cleaning you will do, like making beds, vacuuming, mopping and waxing floors, dusting and so on. Also note what you wonít do, e.g. laundry. You can also decide to specialize, e.g. by cleaning carpets only, or cleaning suspended ceilings only.

2) Pricing your housecleaning service. To have an idea of how to charge for your housecleaning service, use your competition. Check your telephone directory andrepparttar 116949 classified ads section in your local newspapers for cleaning businesses, call them up (pretend to be a prospective client) and find out exactly what cleaning services they offer and how much they charge. With this information gathered deciderepparttar 116950 best price to charge for your cleaning service.

3) Workout startup costs. For this you need to consider, tools, material, transport, advertising, insurance etc. Write down a list allrepparttar 116951 tools and material you need, like cleaners, sponges, mops, carpet cleaning equipment etc. Next find outrepparttar 116952 cost of each item onrepparttar 116953 list and write it down next torepparttar 116954 item.

Transport: you will have to estimate your costs here. You see it depends on where your client is located and your means of transportation to get to your client. (Having your own vehicle would be to your advantage).

How to Create a Money-Making Newsletter Success

Written by Patrick Baghestani

Writing and publishing a successful newsletter is perhapsrepparttar most competitive of allrepparttar 116948 different areas of mail order and direct marketing.

Five years ago, there were 1500 different newsletters in this country. Today there are well over 10,000, with new ones being started every day. It's also interesting to note that for every new one that's started, some disappear just as quickly as they are started - lack of operating capital and marketing know-how beingrepparttar 116949 principal causes of failure.

To be successful with a newsletter, you have to specialize. Your best bet will be with new information on a subject not already covered by an established newsletter.

Regardless ofrepparttar 116950 frustrations involved in launching your own newsletter, never forget this truth: There are people from all walks of life, in all parts of this country, many of them with no writing ability whatsoever, who are making incredible profits with simple two-, four-, and six-page newsletters!

Your first step should be to subscribe to as many different newsletters and mail order publications as you can afford. Analyze and study howrepparttar 116951 others are doing it. Attend as many workshops and seminars on your subject as possible. Learn fromrepparttar 116952 pros. Learn howrepparttar 116953 successful newsletter publishers are doing it, and why they are making money. Adapt their success methods to your own newsletter, but determine to recognize where they are weak, and to make yours better in every way.

Plan your newsletter before launching it. Knowrepparttar 116954 basic premise for its being, your editorial position,repparttar 116955 layout, art work, type styles, subscription price, distribution methods, and every other detail necessary to make it look, sound and feel likerepparttar 116956 end result you have envisioned.

Lay out your start-up needs; detailrepparttar 116957 length of time it's going to take to become established, and what will be involved in becoming established. Set a date as a mile stone of accomplishment for each phase of your development: A date for breaking even, a date for attaining a certain paid subscription figure, and a monetary goal for each of your first five years in business. And all this must be done before publishing your first issue.

Market research is simply determining whorepparttar 116958 people are who will be interested in buying and reading your newsletter, andrepparttar 116959 kind of information these people want to see in your newsletter as a reason for continuing to buy it. You have to determine what it is they want from your newsletter.

Your market research must give you unbiased answers about your newsletter's capabilities of fulfilling your prospective buyer's need for information; how much he's willing to pay for it, and an overall profile of his status in life. The questions of why he needs your information, and how he'll use it should be answered. Make sure you haverepparttar 116960 answers to these questions, publish your newsletter as a vehicle of fulfillment to these needs, and you're on your way!

You're going to be in trouble unless your newsletter has a real point of difference that can be easily perceived by your prospective buyer. The design and graphics of your newsletter, plus what you say and how you say it, will help in giving your newsletter this vital difference.

Be sure your newsletter works withrepparttar 116961 personality you're trying to build for it. Make sure it reflectsrepparttar 116962 wants of your subscribers. Include your advertising promise withinrepparttar 116963 heading, onrepparttar 116964 title page, and inrepparttar 116965 same words your advertising uses. And above all else, don't skim on design or graphics!

The name of your newsletter should also help to set it apart from similar news letters, and spell out its advertising promise. A good name reinforces your advertising. Choose a name that definesrepparttar 116966 direction and scope of your newsletter.

Opportunity Knocking, Money Making Magic, Extra Income Tip Sheet, and Mail Order Up-Date are primate examples of this type of philosophy - as opposed torepparttar 116967 Johnson Report, The Association Newsletter, or Club-house Confidential.

Try to make your newsletter's name memorable - one that flows automatically. Don't pick a name that's so vague it could apply to almost anything. The name should identify your newsletter and its subject quickly and positively.

Pricing your newsletter should be consistent withrepparttar 116968 image you're trying to build. If you're starting a "Me-too" newsletter, never price it aboverepparttar 116969 competition. In most instances,repparttar 116970 consumer associates higher prices with quality, so if you give your readers better quality information in an expensive looking package, don't hesitate to ask for a premium price. However, if your information is gathered from most ofrepparttar 116971 other newsletters onrepparttar 116972 subject, you will do well to keep your prices in line with theirs.

One ofrepparttar 116973 best selling points of a newsletter is inrepparttar 116974 degree of audience involvement - for instance, how much it talks about, and usesrepparttar 116975 names of its readers.

People like to see things written about themselves. They resort to all kinds of things to get their names in print, and they pay big money to read what's been written about them. You should understand this facet of human nature, and decide if and how you want to capitalize upon it - then plan your newsletter accordingly.

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