Thursday, November 11, 2010

Cleaning job

I have started a cleaning business, called Green Clean. I provide all the cleaners and they are all non toxic and biodegradable.

I had my second job today. I realize although the more natural cleaners do work they require more elbow grease.
The job today took me two hours, which wasn't too bad. I made $60. (About $10 of that covers supplies.)

My goal is to get 4-5 clients a week.

I am trying this as a business because in 2-3 hours work I can make $60-$75. This way I can still devote most of my time to homeschooling.

The thing is my heart is in childcare, but working 50-60 hours a week I make $100 per child.
I can have about 2 kids in my house, but then we have to be home all week and can't do co-op. That would be about $200 a week working Mon.-Fri. 8:00am-6:00pm.

With cleaning I can work 15 hours a week and make about $300 (5 jobs, 2-3 hours each at $60 a job.) Even with driving time, it is only about 20 hours.

Of course right now I have 1 client, once a month, so I am far from 5 jobs a week.

I have made up some business cards and will start leaving at business's and on community bulletin boards.

Please pray if this is God's will for my life, and if so that I would fill up with clients quickly.



Tina said...

Becky, cleaning is a great business to be in. I love doing the one cleaning job I do. Of course my circumstances are different, it is a blessing that I do this for health insurance. I could not ask for anything more.

I've found that once I got my routine down and knew what worked best for each area, I cut my time down by a third. Having the place sparkle once I am done is just a huge blessing.

This really sounds like a great plan for you. Childcare is very time consuming and does tie you down to your home, so honestly this sounds like it is going to be better for you all the way around., I'll pray for the best clients for you.

Love & blessings, Tina

Becky R said...

thanks Tina

Rose said...

Sounds like a pretty good job! I'll totally be praying for you! :)

HS @ Our Debt Blog said...

Not bad! we pay our maid $80 to clean our house every 4 to 6 weeks. I wish you good luck with this, I hope it works out!

BTW- I hope the Prince reads this! you are starting a business, that's what he needs to do.


Becky R said...

Since working for myself I really enjoy it, so since childcare is too time consuming at this time I am going for the cleaning business.
I think the Prince has to do anything at this point. Starting a business can be a good idea. I just have to build up clients.