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Using working interview auditions to save time and money when hiring professional cleaners

May 31, 2018

“In my two-person cleaning teams, I always had one person who was the manager,” says Katie. “When we had a potential new hire, I would say to a manager, ‘I’ve got somebody starting with you tomorrow.’ That person would be an extra third person who would come in...

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How I sold $25,000 in pre-paid cleaning packages one Sunday morning

May 30, 2018

After coming home from the ER with painkillers for a spasming back, I did what any biz owner with nothing but a laptop & a mailing list would do...

I sent out an email to my customer list:  

BUY 6 MONTHS OF CLEANING & GET 1 MONTH FREE!
& the first buyer...

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Behind the scenes of a million-dollar cleaning service

Apr 18, 2018

I love spilling the secrets of what it's REALLY like running a cleaning company, and I'm here to dish the details (some are dirtier than others).
  
As someone with zero background in cleaning but some skills in marketing and web design, I fearlessly launched my own cleaning biz back in...

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How to start a house cleaning business: do your research

Oct 16, 2017
 

Compare yourself to other cleaning businesses in your city

The one time I will encourage you to compare yourself to your competitors is when you are doing research for your brand. Google [your city name] house cleaning service and make notes on the top 5. What colours do they use? What phrasing?...

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House cleaning estimates & hiring cleaning staff

Oct 12, 2017

I love spilling the secrets of what it's REALLY like running a cleaning company, and I'm here to dish the details (some are dirtier than others).

As someone with zero background in cleaning but some skills in marketing and web design, I fearlessly launched my own cleaning biz back in 2008. I had...

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My first "professional" house cleaning appointment

Oct 06, 2017

Back in 2006, I was a couple years into my career as a web communications consultant with Edmonton Public Schools. I was both busy and a pretty slack housekeeper. I had reached that point where I knew it was more cost-effective for me to outsource all the jobs I wasn't great at:...

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