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    j.dawson
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    hi all, is domestic cleaning biz only for ladies. Would a 20 something year old male look ridiculous owning and operating this domestic cleaning biz????
    I’ve gotten feedback that has been quite negative.

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    MyGreatIdea
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    I am going to assume that the negative feedback was from your 20 something mates?

    They are morons (sorry, but true :o)

    If it’s something you want to seriously consider, then do your research and go for it. Chances are you’ll be employing those same negative people in a couple of years lol

    Wendy :)

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    Dre
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    Go for it mate I started a cleaning business with my wife and have now expanded to a complete property maintenance business

    Sent from my GT-I9305 using Tapatalk 2

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    Divert To Mobile
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    Hi j.dawson,

    It would only be ridiculous if you dressed up in a maids outfit whilst doing it. Otherwise its a perfectly legitimate profession. Just be sure you have a solid marketing plan before you set out.

    Steve

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    Divert To Mobile, post: 148008 wrote:
    It would only be ridiculous if you dressed up in a maids outfit whilst doing it.
    Some people would pay a premium for that. ;)
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    j.dawson
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    thanks

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    j.dawson, post: 147998 wrote:
    hi all, is domestic cleaning biz only for ladies. Would a 20 something year old male look ridiculous owning and operating this domestic cleaning biz????
    I’ve gotten feedback that has been quite negative.

    Who ever is tell you that domestic cleaning is for the ladies, they dont know what domestic cleaning is ….thats how stupid they are.

    I did domestic cleaning for almost twenty years. Most rewarding, very enjoyable, keeps you fit and is not expensive to buy your equipment.

    Good quality Back pac vacuum cleaner, micro fibre cloths and a steam mop.
    Now that going overboard. But I would recommend a good quality Backpac vacuum cleaner, with a 15m cord.

    People want a good job done for a reasonable price.Someone Honest and reliable, also likes cats and dogs.
    Avoid franchises, start from scratch advertising in you local newspaper and do a letter box drop in your local area.
    Word of mouth will be your best form of advertising, so you have to build customers that rave about your cleaning and the fantastic service you provide.

    You will learn how to develop good cleaning habits by doing a course Asset Maintenance Certificate 11 then 111. If your in Sydney the LENNOX INSTITUTE
    is the best trainers you will find in the industry. This course is basically designed for contract cleaners and if you want to expand then you will need to have this Certificate. The Australian Contract Cleaners Alliance would be an association you could think about joining.

    Getting the right qualifications is important. You will also need Insurance public & product liability, protects you, and you can pay by the month so it doesnt drain your cash flow.

    Hope that gives you some positive feedback dont listen to negative people they are only jealous of your plans.
    Do what YOU want to do, the others can do what they want

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    As long as you are good at what you do, no one cares about your sex or your age. If you can provide positive reviews and good references, you’re good to go.

    Just do the best you can and strive for perfection. The rest will take care of itself.

    Just make sure you come up with a good business name that’s available. Double check that the domain name is available and that the name isn’t already trademarked by someone else. Remember just because you register your business name does not mean you’re not infringing on another individuals intellectual property.

    Good Luck!

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    Klublok
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    See, if you ask enough people, you are bound to encounter negative attitudes. Everyone’s brain is wired to pick out the negatives, the risks and resist to change – that’s how we are programmed to survived.

    Sometimes you need to look behind the motives of the people you ask.

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    I can’t really say much that hasn’t already been said, but I can definitely add to the encouragement! My family started a small cleaning business, and to begin with, they were doing ALL the cleaning work themselves. It’s now grown so much so that they have hired staff and are able to sit back and run the business more effectively from the top! So no matter what anybody says, I say go for it!

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