Price By The Hour Or Job for House Cleaning?
What price would you charge for house cleaning services? That’s one question that I get asked a lot. And the answer varies from person to person, as it varies greatly by company to company. But there are some things that are constant, no matter what house cleaning service you are providing.
First, price by the hour is cheaper than getting started with house cleaning services right out of the gate
If you bid the job by the hour then you must do an on-site estimate to see how much labor is involved. If you price your house cleaning services by the half-hour then you just quote a price, schedule a few hours, and take your walk. If you price by the KPM you will probably have a better success rate. But again, you may be better off starting out cheaper. That’s all that really matters in the beginning.
Second, when you price by the half-hour or quarter-hour it gives you a better idea of how long it will take to get the entire house cleaned. For instance, if you start getting started at 9 AM and finish at 4 PM it’s going to take two days, but if you start at 9 AM and finish at 4 PM it will only take one day. There are lots of variables. So by pricing by the half-hour or quarter-hour you’ll give yourself a head start and you’ll have a better idea of how quickly you can bring in money for your house cleaning business.
Third, once you’ve figured out how much to charge by the hour and figured out how long it will take to get the house clean, you can figure out how you can make your house cleaning service profitable. You do this by pricing according to what you would like to make on every job. If you price according to the half-hour or quarter-hour you might find that your income isn’t as good as you had hoped it would be. So by pricing according to the full-hour you will make more money coming in on a regular basis.
The question is: Should I price by the hour or job for house cleaning?
That’s actually a great question. If you’re a good house cleaner you already know what the going rate is for house cleaning jobs in your area. And if you don’t have a good reputation house cleaning jobs won’t be that difficult to find.
If you already have a reputation for being a quality house cleaner than pricing should be easy. But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take a look at your competitors. How many times have you heard that people are getting extremely high rates for house cleaning services? The answer is that these rates are usually reserved only for established house cleaners.
One way to learn about what others are charging for house cleaning services is to do your research on the internet. Use easy math to figure out what the average rate is for house cleaning services in your area. If you figure this out based on your experience and the growth rate of house cleaning services in your area you will quickly see what the rough estimate is. This will help you decide whether or not you should price your house cleaning services according to the rough estimate.
Price By The Hour or Job for House Cleaning? It all depends on your reputation and the growth rate of your business
If your house cleaning services are successful than you should price by the hour to make a living. If they aren’t successful you price your house cleaning jobs according to the rough estimate based on your experience and the growth rate of house cleaning jobs in your area.