Of all the home businesses out there, window cleaning businesses may be one of the best kept secrets around. Most people think of window cleaning as a low paying, low potential, grunt work job, and therefore they never give it a closer look. But, in reality window cleaning is a highly profitable, low overhead, easy to start and run business.
Let’s take a look at what makes window cleaning such a great business to start:
-Low Startup Cost – You can literally get your business up and running for $100.00 or less.
-Low Overhead – For many window cleaners the only expenses they have are gas, and replacement cleaning supplies. The only other expense you may have is liability insurance. Insurance is not required, but is nice to have. Insurance for window cleaners runs $400 to $800 per year.
-Extremely Profitable – Window cleaners average between $40 to $100 dollars per hour depending upon the job and the speed of the window cleaner. It is very easy for a one or two person window cleaning operation to bring in $60,000 to $100,000 per year.
-High Demand for Services – Peoples lives continue to become more busy and hectic on a daily basis, and they just don’t have time to clean their own windows, therefore they pay to have them cleaned, even people who do have time to clean their own windows often would rather pay to have them professionally cleaned. 1 in 3 houses in the US have their windows cleaned at least once a year.
-Unlimited Growth Potential – The population is booming, new homes and businesses are being built by the thousands, and so instead of your market becoming saturated, it is instead growing larger each and every year.
-Easy Work – Cleaning windows is very easy to do; anyone from a teenager to a senior citizen can do it. It is also very easy to train new employees.
There you have just a few of the top reasons why window cleaning is profitable and why starting your own window cleaning business is such a good idea.
Tanner Larsson is the publisher of the Window Cleaning Success newsletter and author of the bestselling book Streak Free Profits: The Insiders Guide to Starting Your Own Profitable Window Cleaning Business.