Do you find joy in dusting, sweeping, scrubbing, and making everything look shiny?
Do you vacuum so much that you consider it a hobby?
If so, you might enjoy a career as a cleaner!
Types Of Cleaning Jobs
There are more cleaning opportunities than you might think!
Can you think of others?
Perks Of Being A Cleaner
Flexibility: you can be self-employed or work for a company
Shift options: there are day, evening, and weekend hours
Education: no college degree required
Outlook: cleaners are in high demand!
Jim, a stay-at-home dad, is considering getting a cleaning job. His spouse has a day job and gets home around 5 PM.
Which of these cleaning jobs might be best for Jim?
Start A Business
Although there are many options to work for established companies, you can also start your own cleaning business!
Business cards or website
Book keeping skills (or a book keeper)
It's pretty easy to get started!
Simply Google "Start my own cleaning business" and you will find lots of sites that can walk you through the process.
Traits Of A Successful Cleaner
Clients will expect you to be on time
Attention To Detail
You'll need to follow a checklist and get cleaning tasks done right
The job is physical, after all!
You might be working alone, so you need to push yourself to get things done
It's Probably Not For You If...
You'd prefer a desk job
You don't like being around chemicals
You're super social
Your office looks like this!
Profile: Should Clara Be A Cleaner?
Clara just finished high school and is looking for a job. Clara is a people person and enjoys being the center of attention. She has lots of social media followers who comment on her constantly changing nail designs. Clara is also athletic and lifts weights at the gym regularly.
Do you think that Clara is well-suited to a cleaning career?
Profile: Should Jordan Be A Cleaner?
Jordan is an introvert with a small circle of friends. Jordan is an environmentalist who eats organic food and only uses all-natural products. Jordan is also very orderly.
Do you think that Jordan is well-suited to a cleaning career?
Will You Clean Up Financially?
In the United States, cleaners make between $26,000-$54,000/year .
In Canada, cleaners make between $25,000-$53,00 per year .
Does cleaning sound like a good fit for you? If so, take these next steps:
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This Byte has been authored by
Mary Ellen D'Intino