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rach3  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What is your job, hubski?

No, I haven't, but I'll check it out. Thanks!

rach3  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What is your job, hubski?

You are correct. Especially with the economy recovering, people are more willing to spend money to have that freedom from cleaning. People are so busy, they don't want to spend what little downtime they have cleaning.

rach3  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What is your job, hubski?

It's mostly word of mouth. The only "advertising" I've done is donating gift certificates to local charities' silent auctions and I used Thumbtack at first. Everyone needs a cleaner, but not everyone trusts random cleaning businesses, so word-of-mouth is key to building this sort of business. That and doing an extremely professional job.

rach3  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What is your job, hubski?

I am the owner of a small cleaning business. I started it last August, just myself cleaning, and I now have 63 clients, two property management companies, and 3 employees.

I do really enjoy it, despite how stressful it has been lately. I wasn't expecting this sort of growth, and sometimes I feel like I'm stretching myself too thin to keep everything running smoothly. I like how I've created jobs, and I want to treat my employees well. Right now, I have a temp worker for the summer. She's moving to another state, and I'm teaching her the trade so she can start her own business.

I can't imagine not being an entrepreneur of some sort. I like the independence, and I like how I earn what I work for. I also pay my employees on a commission basis, so they earn what they work for, too. The harder/more efficient they work, the more they earn.

rach3  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What keeps you fit, Hubski?

I do calisthenics and run 3-5 times per week. Yoga once a week. I try to do other things; sometimes I'll bust out an old dance workout (NYC Ballet is my favorite), hula-hoop, or use my row machine. My job is somewhat physical, too.