Archive for August, 2010
This article is by Brenda Ballentine
Cleaning houses for money is one of the easiest home businesses to start up because all you really need is some elbow grease and a few cleaning supplies. Well, there are a few more things you need to know about it in order to be really successful. But, the main thing is that you can clean homes on a part-time basis and make great money once you get rolling.
While cleaning involves a lot of physical work, it’s not anything complicated. The major things you’ll need to think about before you start is how you’re going to market your services, what hours you wish to work, and what, if any, specialized services you want to offer your clients.
In order to answer these questions, you need a sample business plan for cleaning business that gives you information on how to get set up, what kind of fees you can charge and tips on how to land your first clients. Having a business plan to follow makes things a lot easier. Even though, it’s just cleaning, you’ll find that there are insider things you need to know that help you avoid making simple mistakes.
For instance, many people who are just starting out with their own cleaning service often think that charging lower rates will bring in the business. While this may be true to some extent, lower rates can quickly trap you into a cycle of doing lots of physical work, and not making enough to cover your expenses when you need to expand. So, how much should you charge?
Another thing to consider is that when you’re offering a new service, nobody knows what the quality of your work is. You have no referrals yet because you haven’t had a paying client. How are you going to get clients to trust that you can do a better job than another similar service?
And, what about those troublesome clients that you take on because you need the money, but can’t stand working with? How do you deal with these types of clients, or should you just dump them?
What type of cleaning supplies should you buy and how much of it do you need in the beginning?
These are all questions that need to be researched and answered so that you can put together a workable business plan that fits your particular needs. Cleaning houses for money can be very rewarding once you understand how to give your clients great service – they will reward you with their loyalty and plenty of referrals.
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I am writing this article, after spending nearly two hours studying the form book this morning, the form book is a book detailing every Racehorse in the UK and all it’s previous races to date. It has taken me that long to decide to NOT tip any horses today on either of my Horse Racing Advisory services.
Why do I tip horses ? because their can be BIG MONEY to be earned from it.
People are willing to pay good money for horse racing tips.
HOW MUCH? – you decide how much, I know a guy in the USA, who runs an advisory service on the NFL, the Hockey, the Horses etc etc and makes about 60K (dollars) a MONTH… yes a MONTH! – but he does have a hell of a lot of SUBSCRIBERS..
I have been running a Racing Advisory service since November of 2007, part time.
If you think about it, how many people in your country like a bet ? Whether it’s on the horses, the dogs, the football, online poker, you name it – if it moves, people love to bet on it. Millions of pounds are wagered every day here in the UK, just on horse racing alone
Amazingly, MOST people (98%) lose money doing this. As a manager for William Hill (Bookmakers) back in the 80′s, I learnt a great deal about human nature especially regarding gambling.
A Betting shop is not the most positive place to work in as people are very stressed and going through several emotions all at once, such as the HIGHS of Winning and the LOWS of losing. I loved the thrill of horse racing, but back then, you were allowed to smoke in Betting shops. As I didn’t smoke, I left this career for another, as each day, I felt I had smoked 60 cigarettes, I was coughing and wheezing – even though I didn’t smoke.
I started to think about all those gamblers throwing their money away each day on useless tips. Now I’m not encouraging gambling in any way shape or form, basically – if you don’t know when to stop – you just shouldn’t start. But if people want to gamble, you can help provide this information.
People love tips, they love horse racing tips. Horseracing is the second largest spectator sport in the UK – Football is the largest.
You don’t have to be an expert on horse racing to make money online selling racing advice. You just need to be in contact with people who are.
You don’t have to have contacts in racing stables – most jockey’s don’t know what’s going to win, and trainers & owners keep a tight hold on what they know.
Their are some very knowledgeable people in the Horse Racing Forums. They will give tips for free, nearly every day. Just follow the good ones on paper – once you have found someone who knows what they are doing, you can engage them with the lure of a joint venture - i.e You do the advertising, provide the website, deal with the clients and email the tips to them. They provide the information. – you split the profit 50/50
This is how I got started. I knew nothing about racing form back then. All I knew was that if you can give people enough winners to make them money – they will love you for it, and keep subscribing to your service. today, I’ve learnt to read the form book, it takes away the need for a partner.
Now, you don’t have to bet, yourself to be qualified to run a horse racing service, I don’t bet at all.
How do you get clients to join your service ? Their are numerous places where people who bet, hang out. Forums, Facebook etc, etc. Offer a free trial, people love a FREE trial, if your results are good, they will pay you to join and keep paying you.
Think about it – people will bet anyway, If you can give people good advice, they will keep coming back to you for more – if you are making them money.
I hope you have enjoyed today’s tip – any comments are welcome.
Have a great day