Secrets Cleaning Coaches Don’t Want you to Know

With the release of the two Cleaning Up courses coming up in May and June, I thought I’d let you in on a little industry secret: all the cleaning industry coaches and programs/courses cover the same basic information.

So what makes one “worth” $9,000, another “worth” $3,000, and mine only “worth” $750?  

I don’t think it’s the content, or the methods (though they do differ a little)…no, it all boils down to two factors that make different programs priced differently:

          1. The presenting coach/author.

          2. The format of the program.

Many programs are simply videos that were recorded over a decade ago.  These videos certainly serve a purpose, but are stale at this point and may or may not address what it’s like being a business owner today.

Or, they offer systems and processes that only really fit commercial cleaning companies.

Or, the course presenter must have lots of “live” events each year to keep up the appearance that they are still relavent.  And these are expensive, and aren’t really appropriate for the truely beginner person.

The main difference between the Cleaning Up Courses (priced at $750 each) is the information is presented in clear, easy to digest modules that we do together over 8 weeks.  The “Solo track” course is perfect for the person who is brand spanking new, with no industry experience or knowledge (like I was in the beginning).       

Check out the secret other programs don’t want you to know: Four Essential Pillars Every Coaching Program Teaches – CLICK HERE.  Then decide what you’re willing to spend.  More expensive is not always better.

     

    Visit the Facebook group to keep up on the upcoming webinars and release of the course, and join a great group of like-minded cleaners and cleaning company owners!

    Cleaning Up Course: The Countdown Begins!

    The release of the two Cleaning Up courses is coming up in May and I thought I’d give a timeline:

    May 1    Webinar sign-up begins

    May 8    First Live Webinar (time TBA)

    May 9    Second Live Webinar (time TBA)

    May 15  Third/Fourth Live Webinars (times TBA)

    May 21  Last day to purchase either course and cart closes at midnight

     

    The purpose of the live webinars is for you to learn more in-depth what the two courses will cover, and ask questions about the course structure.  There will be at least 4 live webinars, so hopefully one will be at a time that works for you!  They will be recorded and posted here on the blog for you to watch if a live time doesn’t work for you.  

     

    Check out the detailed overview of what the two courses include – CLICK HERE.

       

      Visit the Facebook group to keep up on the upcoming webinars and release of the course, and join a great group of like-minded cleaners and cleaning company owners!

      New Book in the Works: A Marketing Anthology

      New Book in the Works: A Marketing Anthology

      I’m pretty good at marketing.  I have an MBA, and know how to use it LOL.  I’m also pretty creative and come up with good marketing pieces for my cleaning business, but I know not everyone can.  They can recognize a good piece, but not sure how to create their own.

      So I am working on a 200+ page book of 50+ marketing tasks that ANY cleaning company or solo professional cleaner can use!  Exact words, image placement, even offer ideas.  Everything but the images, those you’ll have to find and purchase licensed copies for yourself to use (more about that in the book!).

      Here’s a sneak peak at the contents:

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      Table of Contents:

      Page 4: Introduction

      Page 5: Specific Instructions for this Book

      Page 6: The Basics: Marketing for Cleaning Professionals

      Page 7: Photo Licensing: How it Works

      Page 8-X: 50+ Marketing Tasks to Try

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      Screenshot of pages 4-5

      Screenshot of pages 6-7

      If you’re interested in getting an email when it’s ready, just click here to join the email list.  Never any spam, just an email once a week or less.

      Online File Systems

      Online File Systems

      In any business, there are great ways to set up your electronic files from the beginning that will make your life easier, make the files safer, and easier to access from anywhere.  Also referred to as “cloud computing”, the benefits on line file storage include:

      • Safe electronic storage that is backed up every few seconds.  If you do work on a document, and want to go back to an earlier version, you can easily do so.  Nothing is permanent and this is a good thing if you make a mistake!
      • You can access documents and files anywhere in the world.  You don’t have to be a slave to your office computer any longer.
      • You can share documents and the ability to edit them with other users.  This becomes quite handy if you eventually hire office staff or even a virtual assistant.
      • For the most part, it’s free.  While there are many great options (some are reviewed HERE), Google or Dropbox are considered the best overall options and easiest to work with.

      Here’s one of the best ways you can do it for free (I use this method with Google Drive):

      1. If you don’t have one already, create yourself a gmail account.  Using your full name (like Jane.Doe@gmail.com) is the gold standard.
      2. Visit this page or this page to read about setting up Google Drive on your computer, Android and/or iOS devices.
      3. Using pen and paper, make an outline on how you can best set up your file folders that will make the best sense to you.

      For the cleaning professional, the following is a great way to set up your file folders as you are getting started.  As you proceed and have more complicated business structure (like hiring employees, for example) you can customize it further.  This is just a good starting place:

      This is a good overall file system you can use, this is exactly how I have my online files for my cleaning company laid out.  Obviously if you didn’t start your business until 2018 then you won’t need older file folders this is just mine.  The reason I have the top level folder labeled as “1 Clean House Cincinnati” is so that it always appears at the top of my Google Drive.