Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Houses, Apartments, offices and construction clean-up. All your cleaning needs....
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Make sure you check references
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. How to get the rings out of the toilet bowl! :)
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. References, Rates, Availability.... The customer should be very happy and satisfied. A person should like who they hire to do a job, after all first impressions count for a lot!!!
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. Square footage of the house, and what you would like cleaned. Also if there are any special cleaning products you would like used
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I can't speak for others, but I take great pride in what I do, and I work hard and do a good job!!
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. Being self employed, also meeting wonderful people!!
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Well in house cleaning I am often asked what do I clean for the price that I quote!
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. That it is a buisness just like any other buisness!
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. I started cleaning with my son's grandmother when I was 17 part time on weekends and just continued from there. I first began threw company's and worked for someone as extra income, well like most people I was making someone else rich..if you know what I mean, well then I decided why not start my own business as I had been doing it so long and knew all the tricks and trades of the line of work. So one day I just decided to go for it and here I am today. Never been more satisfied with my decision. I did take a short break and perused a career in the medical field. And then decided to start up again ..and if all works out to my standards I will get big enough to have this as my primary job. I have a small number of employees as of today but plan to grow!! I strive to achieve my goals in my life as I do believe I will succeeded in this!!!
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. Did a job for Universal Production company in baton rouge...got to clean up after a murder seen from the movie Universal Solider 4 ...it was a cool experience. :)
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. In this business its not about continuing education,more about how good you are and how many lengths you will go for a satisfied customer. also it is more about contacts and making a good name for yourself. I do everything from residential to construction clean-up. I have many years experience and have great references. I work hard and satisfying my costumers in important to me. I think its about people having faith and trust in who they hire to do a job. The way I look at it is if you do a good job you will be more likely to be used again and word of mouth is valuable, and making a good name for myself is important after all we only get one chance to be respected in this line of work, so how you preform and how your name is put out there says a lot.
Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?
A. What excites me is to think about how my buisness will grow and the name I will build for myself. I would like to expand..
Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.
A. Cleaned a house after tenant moved out! mopping, cleaning bathrooms, vacuuming, baseboards, windows, kitchen, fridge, stove, oven etc. 3hrs.
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. No not really, mainly a first clean is always more, after the initial clean, maintaining is always less. and I have great rates from a one time clean to a continuous clean.
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. Plan on working hard and hard work never comes easy, Be good at what you do, enjoy people and making them happy... Be likable and friendly, and most of all Respect yourself and want to be respected. Do Great/Outstanding work even if it means spending more time and effort, this business is about people liking your service and word of mouth...your name means everything and when people like someone and the service they get for the money they spend means something, as news travels fast!!!