Do you want to be your own boss and make your own hours running your own successful business? Becoming a house cleaner in the Cleaning Industry is a quick and low-cost way to do just that. Ultimately, you can set your own schedule and even have your own employees.
How to Apply for a house cleaner job.
First things first, the term “apply” is actually meant for employees looking for a job. It is best to “register” as an independent contractor with an agency.
Let’s decide who to work for. You will not make good income working as an employee for a franchise company for example. Usually the pay is around minimum wage, and you do not have a lot of options as far as when and where you work. Second, you do not want to work in the black market making cash. Being paid untaxed dollars is illegal and can actually mean jail time. If a business owner is willing to cross that line, then there are many other lines they are willing to cross.
it’s important that you know where to look. Get better pay if you join a referral agency and work as an independent contractor. Also, with gig jobs, you can make your own schedule and choose the jobs you want. Referral agencies are the pioneers of the gig economy that are required to disclose prices, percentages, and are available for negotiation of each job.
If you post a resume, make sure you include your cleaning services. A resume without a history of cleaning services may not be accepted. If it is not on your resume, at least mention it in your job profile.
Here are 5 easy ways to find a house cleaning jobs.
Join a cleaning referral agency.
Sign up to business directories like Yelp, Yahoo, Bing etc.
List your services on freelance sites and make posts on Craigslist.
Get job alerts from job sites.
Duties of a cleaner
Some home cleaners perform childcare duties, in addition to cleaning.
Whether you’re interested in office cleaning jobs, homes or hospital cleaning jobs, the typical tasks for a professional cleaner include:
Dusting, cleaning and polishing furniture
Vacuuming and mopping
Emptying waste paper bins
Disinfecting and deodorising kitchens, bathrooms and toilets
Cleaning windows and other glass surfaces
If you are an independent contractor, you will need to have your own supplies, tools, cleaning liquids that you will need to maintain and replace regularly. Likely, since you are an independent contractor, you will need to pay to replenish supplies. Fortunately, this is also a tax right off.
Now for our tips on finding where to find cleaning jobs.
1. Join a cleaning referral agency
One of the best ways for you to find cleaning jobs is to get listed with cleaning referral agencies such as Aloha Maids Referral agency. Aloha Maids role is to match trustworthy and reliable cleaners to individuals, families or busy homes needing help with the household chores.
2. Sign up to business directories
Yelp is a very popular market place, but it is very hard to break through these days. You can also try thumbtack and craigslist.
3. Knock on doors. If you dress nice and you price appropriately you can get jobs just by knocking on doors. About $30 per hour per person is the usual price. Most importantly, you can always negotiate the price. Therefore, it is best to start high with your prices.
Band with other company owners. Ask them if they have any opinions on how you should advertise, organize your cleaning schedules etc. There are a lot of online forums for this with cleaning business owners on facebook.
Well that’s it for now.
Good luck with your job search!