Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Start a Cleaning or Window Cleaning Business
Have you thought about turning your hard work and passion into your own business for you and your family?
Over the past 25 years, we’ve worked with thousands of people starting up their own cleaning and window cleaning businesses, and we’re often asked the same question: –
“What are the benefits of starting my own business?”
There are so many benefits, and everyone has different things that are important to them, we’ve listed the top 5 reasons why our franchisees want to start their own business. One of the most common comments our franchisees make is: –
“I wish I’d done this ages ago”
Let’s look at the top 5 reasons we’ve seen over the last 25 years.
You Get to Control Your Future and Your Own Destiny
The top reason we’ve found that people want to start their own cleaning or window cleaning business is that they want to be in control of their own destiny.
Commonly, they’re sick of working for someone else who doesn’t seem to know what they’re doing. Often, they’ve been laid off a few times and then have to go and find another job with another boss. Until, in the end, they get sick of it and decide to take control of their future and start their own cleaning or window cleaning business.
Does this sound like you?
When you’re at work, do you get that feeling too? Do you wish you could be the boss and run things the way you want to run them, or that you have all these great ideas but no one is listening – then starting your own cleaning or window cleaning business could be right for you. Having your own business puts you in the driver’s seat – you can manage your hours and find the work/life balance that suits you.
Set Your Own Schedule
When you have your own business you get complete control over your hours and when you work. Best of all, the time and effort you put into working goes directly towards building up your OWN business, not someone else’s.
You can decide on what your goals and vision for the business. Do you want to build up a client base just for yourself, or do you have big plans to build up a business with multiple employees and lots of clients?
The best thing is that your destiny is in your hands and you can make your business whatever you want it to be, however it will suit you. There is nothing quite like the feeling of achievement and satisfaction from knowing you set out to do something and all your effort and hard work has paid off.
Increase Your Income and Improve Your Financial Position
Over the last 25 years of running James’ Home Services, we’ve found this is another big reason why people start their own cleaning or window cleaning franchise.
They are sick of turning up to a job every day where there is only so much they can earn, no matter how hard they work! They can only earn what their boss is willing to pay them, and in the cleaning industry that’s not usually much.
Also, their employer will earn a handsome profit from their employees work too – money that they can’t get their hands on as an employee no matter how hard they work.
Does this sound like you? Is your income always controlled by your employer?
When you work for yourself you are in control, and to an extent you can choose your income. You set your prices and choose your jobs. How much you earn is down to how much you’re willing to work. And as the owner, you get to keep all the money, including that profit your old employer used to keep.
You can increase your income even further by growing your cleaning or window cleaning business and employing other people to work for you. Then you can start to earn money from your team as well. We have plenty of franchisees who’ve built a team of house and window cleaners and who now earn a much bigger income.
You can grow your cleaning or window cleaning business to the size you want and choose your income. Finally, your efforts, energy and passion for the job will directly relate to how much money you earn. You can dramatically improve the quality of your life and work towards financial freedom for your family with your own cleaning or window cleaning business.
Save Money on Your Tax
Not only that, having your own business can help you save money on tax and increase your income even further. This includes the ability to have the business pay for your travel, phones, internet, home office costs or car repayments.
In short, having your own cleaning or window cleaning business can dramatically increase your income and improve your financial position. Don’t get me wrong, you’ll have to work hard to make it work, but you will get rewarded for your efforts.
With the right guidance and support, you can develop a cleaning or window cleaning business that will give you the income you’ve dreamed of and improve the life of your family.
The Cleaning Industry is Growing, and Demand is Only Going to Increase
As more people “outsource” their daily chores, the cleaning industry continues to grow steadily. Home cleaning and window cleaning services have seen significant growth in recent years as more and more people have less time to clean their own homes.
Everyone is “time poor” these days. The trend to outsource cleaning services is only set to grow as the fast pace of life continues.
The same can be said for businesses that look to outsource cleaning and engage cleaning companies to take care of those tasks instead of managing them in-house. It’s been standard practice for many years for businesses to use external cleaning contractors. We see this same strong trend moving into the home cleaning sector as well.
Demand Is Increasing
The cleaning industry is worth some $4 billion annually to the Australian economy, which is demonstrated by the range and scope of cleaning services that are in demand these days. The way people live their lives is changing; people simply don’t want to (or have time) to do their own cleaning anymore – opening a massive opportunity to fill this gap in the market.
In previous generations, it might have seemed a bit excessive to have someone come in and clean your house or windows, but nowadays it’s well accepted, especially with dual-income families who would rather spend their time doing other things.
You’re in Control of Your Work and Your Job Security
If you’ve ever been made redundant or laid off, you’ll know that sinking feeling. There is nothing worse than turning up to work each day and not being sure of how secure your job is. Being employed by someone means you’re at their mercy, and if they decide to make any changes to the business then your employment status rests solely in their hands.
Having your own business means you’re not reliant on anyone except yourself for your income. Your job is as secure as your business. You don’t have to worry about someone else deciding to let you go.
Create a Legacy
Building your own business also provides security for your family. If you’re working in your own business you have a sense of ease knowing you are in control, that both you and your partner have secure jobs and that in the future you can employ your children or other family members. Or you might even have ambitions of building up a business you can pass on to them – knowing you’ve created it.
You Get a Feeling of Pride for the Business You’ve Created
There is nothing quite like the sense of achievement from building and managing your own business. The sense of accomplishment from knowing you set yourself a target and built your business to where you want it to be can’t be matched.
You’ll have something for which you are recognised for, and you will see all that determination and hard work pay off. There are numerous skills learnt from running your own business that will help you in other facets of your life including – networking, risk-taking, confidence to lead – just to name a few.
Without getting too carried away – this is your opportunity to carve out your little piece of the world, make a change that you’re proud of and do some good that ultimately goes to helping other people.
Imagine being able to say –
“I did that. I’m an expert in the industry, and being able to demonstrate that hard work and commitment can build a great outcome.”
People respond positively to others who have the courage to run a successful business. Getting together with family and friends means you’ll always have a tale to tell, and the best part is you control the story!!!
Ready to Get Started?
James’ Home Services is a network of home service franchisees. We’ve been in the cleaning industry for over 25 years and have a team of hundreds of successful cleaning franchisees all over Australia.
If you’d like to find out more about starting your own cleaning or window cleaning business with James’ Home Services, then either:
- Click here to find out what support you get as a James’ Home Services franchisee
- Click here or call 1800 152 637 to book a free discovery session with one of our experienced regional franchisor
Or alternatively, if you’d like to learn about starting your own cleaning or window cleaning business, then Click here to download our free guide called: The 7 Mistakes People Make When Starting a Cleaning or Window Cleaning Business.