Before catching up with this business owner I have always considered business owners in general to be very similar. Just want to grow their business, more focused on the future, very heavily focused on increasing their income. But after meeting this business owner changed my way of thinking.
He was the first person I had come across that just enjoys what he does and cares more about having reliable, trusting customers that he can build a long-term relationship with than building a business than can produce money for him well into the future. It made me question why he is even in business for that matter because the main reason why people start business's these days is to make more money than they would working for someone else.
Dave started his lawn care and gardening business back at the end of 2015 and has been running it successfully ever since. He got to a point in his life where he was sick of being on the doll and wanted a different way to live. He began to realise how much happier he was working for himself. Just being in control of his day and his life for that matter, disregarding how much money he had in his pocket at the end of the week.
From the day he started, he knew in himself that he was an honest hard-working individual, but he didn't know much about business. He told me the hardest part he found when he opened was how to price his work and finding customers that would hire him. He began to realise that the work he was doing was not just a flat hourly rate, but he had to quote working at people's houses because not every job was the same.
Dave found that even when he quoted someone for the job, they would come back at them saying they could get it $5 cheaper somewhere else and being the person, he was he didn't like working with people that just wanted to rip him off. He said to me " What people don't realise is that when they hire other people besides me, they work for the hour but when I work, I work to beat the hour".
He loves his job and everything he does is to help people out. It's why he doesn't want to expand his business in the near future because he said he just wants a few loyal customers that he can help maintain their home well into the future. After now 4 years in the business he told me that he is not just restricted to mowing people's lawns. He does everything that you could possible want done to your backyard and has the tools to do it. It's why when he works, he works fast because he knows what he is doing.
So if you are someone that wants to a hire a person that will maintain your garden and yard for years to come and will actually care more about giving and helping you out than just making a quick buck of you. Give Dave a call because from what I gathered from him, He is one of the few business owners out their today that truly care about the people they work with.
Not all but majority of people that you will meet in your life will know someone that owns a house cleaning business. It's the type of business that anyone can pick up if you have a passion for cleaning and you can get paid good money for doing it.
I was talking to a friend that owns a house cleaning business and they told me it's a very scalable business if you know what you are doing. She said majority of the time, people that need their house cleaned and usually people that never clean their home. Why would they if they could pay someone to do it for them? She said she only needs just over a dozen weekly clients to pay her bills and she loves it. She will get a call once or twice every fortnight to clean a new client's home and majority of the time they become a regular customer.
She told me;
"it's all about being yourself in this job. A lot of people don't like unknown people entering and cleaning their home but if you come of like just another friendly person and not a business that's trying to make money out of you, the job becomes that much easier."
You see a lot of people are put off by someone cleaning their house because they believe it's "too expensive" but trust me it really isn't. A lot of people these days have the perception that house cleaning business's charge upwards of $50 or more for an hour but they thing is these are commercial big name business and they are really any different to the smaller house cleaning business's. The only difference would be the cleaners just where branded shits and that's it!
My friend, along with several other small house cleaning business's charge no more than $30-40 and hour and trust me it doesn't take long to clean a house when these people do it. To be honest i would rather someone that i could start a conversation with and is friendly cleaning my house than a massive business that sends foreign, non-speaking workers over to my house.
I think when it comes to choosing whether to have someone clean your home for you, you need to make a decision on what you value more time or money. If you’re on an average salary of $20-30 an hour I think you need to view having a clean house 24/7 as 2 hours of work out of your week. Honestly if it was me I’d rather spend my weekend with friends, family and having fun rather than spending a Sunday afternoon cleaning my house from the week before. If you’re interested in getting your house cleaned by someone that actually is genuine and is going to make your life a hell of a lot easier visit activehousecleaning.
With this blog being about reviewing the best small business in Perth. I couldn't help but be amazed about how Activehousecleaning in Melville are completely different to every other cleaning business in the area. One thing I would say that I loved about this business is the persistent and drive behind the owner of this business.
She told me that for the last 20 years of raising her four children, she has been a house wife the whole time. Her husband (now ex-husband) use to be the only source of income in the house hold and it allowed her to be able to look after her kid’s full time. It's all she did, just vacuumed the floors, make the beds, do the dishes, wash the tabletops for the first 16 years of raising her children. of course, they got divorced and she was forced to get a job to pay the bills.
Not only was it foreign for her to get a job but she had four children to raise and it's not cheap to do so. She thought to herself what profession she should get into and of course she went straight to what she always knew.... Cleaning.
With the startup of Activehousecleaning in 2016 she began to work long, hard hours to provide for her family. She was a professional at what she does, and it shows. Many cleaning businesses that I have hired before don't really have a lot of compassion behind their work and she did.
Don't even get me started on the products that they use to make your home smell so fresh!
I think it's the fact that she uses natural aromatherapeutic products to clean your home. So many cleaning businesses in Western Australia just use the strongest detergent's or the nicest smelling fragrances that are bad for the air in your home. Everything Activehousecleaning uses is pure natural cleaning products and you can tell. Even after the day of my home being clean, that fresh home smell still lingered in the house.
Even the pricing of her services is more competitive than all the other major cleaning companies in Perth.
Honestly if you are looking for a house cleaner that actually takes pride in her work, uses products that actual make your house clean and not just look it and a cleaning services at a competitive price. Don't think twice and give this business a call on 0450948001.