Maid service gets a slow start

After 20 years of marriage, my husband and I filed for a divorce.

When all of the kids went to college, we quickly realized that we didn’t have much in common. I am much happier and I know that my ex-husband is enjoying the new freedom as well. I wanted to start a small business so I would have the freedom to make my own schedule. 20 years of my life being a wife and a mother and I thought that was enough experience to start a small maid service. I started advertising the maid service on Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace. I also advertised the maid service on many local county Swip Swap pages. I had a lot of trouble in the beginning, because there are a number of maid services in this area. I had to earn a reputable name and charge lower prices. Fortunately, I was charging a lot less than many of the big businesses and that made it easier to attract some new companies. Eventually, I started to gain more and more clients that would regularly use my services. I still have the maid service after 3 years and it is my main source of income. I have two helpful employees that work most of the jobs. They are a dependable mother and daughter team that tackles the job together. They have their own cleaning supplies and they are independent contractors. I pay them a commission from each job I book. If they schedule a cleaning job, they receive even higher commissions. They work quickly and follow a strict 35 point cleaning inspection that covers all of our services.

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