Building a successful cleaning business takes hard work and determination, but most importantly, a plan. The BBQ Cleaner has helped ordinary people achieve their dream of self-sufficiency by introducing them to a cleaning business opportunity that has been proven to work. These proud business owners have proved that a drive to succeed and the right strategy are all that’s needed to make a cleaning business profitable.

Read our list of BBQ Cleaner reviews, take a look at how The BBQ Cleaner turnkey business opportunity has helped these happy entrepreneurs, and read the FAQs below.

How do I make my cleaning business successful?

A successful cleaning business is made through several components: having a good niche to work in, managing time effectively, making use of an efficient cleaning system, good marketing to your customers and prioritising quality service above all else. It takes time to get these components working together properly, but once they do, you’ll have a well-oiled machine which is primed to make money.

Is a cleaning business a good idea?

A cleaning business is a good idea if you are self-motivated, have the financial capital to make the initial investment, and are willing to get your hands dirty! Often it helps to have a structure in place before you start your business so that you can feel confident making business decisions concerning important issues such as pricing, sourcing materials and determining your service area.

What is a good profit margin for a cleaning business?

A good profit for a cleaning business is 50% or higher, anything less and the amount that you are spending on costs, as well as the time and effort taken to complete each job, will not make you enough money to prosper. Having a clear, concise business plan will help ensure that your business is making the money that it should and that you’re not damaging your profit margins with poor business decisions.

Can you make money with a cleaning business?

It’s possible to make a very competitive income and earn plenty of money with a cleaning business. The cleaning industry has proven to be resilient in even the most hostile of financial environments, with many success stories coming from the grill cleaning world. In many cases, business owners have been started as one-man operations and then expanded to include more staff, cover more territory and make even more money.

How do I get clients for my cleaning business?

If you’re new to owning a business, the prospect of finding clients so that you can make good on your investment might seem like a stressful task. The best way of getting clients for a cleaning business is by:

  • Having a proven marketing plan in place. Using a trusted marketing plan removes the doubts that you might have and allows you to build a database of clients.
  • Offering great service. By offering great, consistent service your new clients will be much more likely to give you repeat bookings.
  • Earn referrals. Consistently great service with existing clients will naturally lead to referrals, as they spread the word about your business.

What equipment do I need to start a cleaning business?

The equipment you’ll need to start your cleaning business will depend on the niche that you are hoping to enter. The broader the niche, the more equipment and tools you’ll need in order to get the jobs done. Specializing in one area of cleaning, such as grill cleaning or oven cleaning, can set you apart from your competitors and means that you’ll only require a specific set of tools to get the jobs done.

How do I start my own cleaning business from scratch?

Starting a cleaning business from scratch can be a daunting task, especially when you don’t have a blueprint or system to follow. Every successful cleaning business starts with a solid plan, this serves as the foundation for growth and means that you understand who your target market is, how to reach them and how you can provide them with great service. Although it’s possible to start a cleaning business completely from scratch, some find it easier to follow in the footsteps of other successful enterprises first.

Do I need a business license to operate a cleaning business?

You will need to register your business at your local county administration office, this is not a difficult process but you may find it easier if you get guidance first in order to make it as efficient as possible. If you purchase a turnkey business opportunity, then the seller will be able to talk you through the steps you need to take, so that you can get on with making your business a success.

What insurance do I need as a cleaner?

Basic business liability is the only insurance required for small cleaning businesses and helps protect you (and any employees you might have) in the event of property being damaged, or someone getting hurt. This insurance should also protect you from personal or advertising injury claims that come as a result of damage, or harm being caused. 

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Fred Chase

I grew up in Northern California and moved to Las Vegas after high school. I was doing various jobs for years here but I’ve always been attracted to owning my own business. I was always impressed with people who owned their own business. I got started with The BBQ Cleaner...

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Josh Yale

I started My Grill Guy in 2014 after serving in the United States Air Force for 10 years as a flight-line mechanic. While in the military, I obtained my Associates Degree in Applied Science and Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management. I’ve been awarded numerous awards while in the Military, including 2013 Non-Commissioned...

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Netta Rapuano

I have been a business owner on and off for most of my adult life. I like the challenge of running a business and of course the income is great.  For me, owning a business in the past has always been more like a hobby. But recently things have changed....

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