£7 per hour cleaning?

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  1. Amazin

    Amazin UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    I'm trying to start a domestic cleaning business so I doing some research as too how much I should charge. I'm thinking £10 per hour then I saw this:

    http://www.homeclean.co.uk/

    seriously, how are they going to make any money? unless its limited time only.
     
    Posted: Jan 19, 2011 By: Amazin Member since: Mar 24, 2009
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  2. DesignerNick

    DesignerNick UKBF Big Shot Full Member

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    Cheap Labour?
     
    Posted: Jan 19, 2011 By: DesignerNick Member since: Apr 22, 2009
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  3. Employment Law Clinic

    Employment Law Clinic UKBF Big Shot Full Member - Verified Business

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    Reading beyond the headlines...





    Karl Limpert
     
    Posted: Jan 19, 2011 By: Employment Law Clinic Member since: Aug 10, 2009
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  4. Stretchy

    Stretchy UKBF Big Shot Full Member

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    Dont compete with monkeys mate. Charge less than 10 - 12 quid an hour and you may as well just cut out the middle man and chuck a load of cash in the bin, and get a job in Tesco.
     
    Posted: Jan 19, 2011 By: Stretchy Member since: Jun 11, 2010
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  5. ADS-MARKETING

    ADS-MARKETING UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Yes, if you get enough business at a higher rate and your customer are happy, go for it.

    You pay for what you get.
     
    Posted: Jan 19, 2011 By: ADS-MARKETING Member since: Feb 19, 2010
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  6. IndiCafe

    IndiCafe UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    We pay £10 per hour directly to our polish lady for domestic cleaning in London, including some ironing. I wouldn't hire anyone cheaper as I know we'd get poor quality and unreliability despite what the website says. Nobody does a good job for peanuts.
     
    Posted: Jan 20, 2011 By: IndiCafe Member since: Nov 17, 2010
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  7. rie76

    rie76 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    hi , regarding the cost of your services will surely depend on the area your aiming at for possable clients , try researching your local competators 1st that will / are covering the area your aiming at for clients , u will b surprised at their hourly rate !
     
    Posted: Jan 20, 2011 By: rie76 Member since: Jan 20, 2011
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  8. thetime22

    thetime22 UKBF Enthusiast Full Member

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    If you go on gumtree you can get 100's of people to clean for 7 an hour. However hiring someone you can trust is another question. People would pay more for a trusted, reputable service.
     
    Posted: Jan 20, 2011 By: thetime22 Member since: Dec 7, 2010
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  9. I Love Spreadsheets

    I Love Spreadsheets UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I would rather hire from a trust worthy company at £10-£12 an hour than employee someone at £7 an hour.

    At the end of the day you are hiring people to come in to your home, maybe even if you are not there. With the company you highlighted I would be asking myself, as a company that charges for introducing cleaners etc how much liability to they take when things go wrong? What happens if they introduce a thief in to your home?
     
    Posted: Jan 20, 2011 By: I Love Spreadsheets Member since: Jun 19, 2010
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  10. virtuallysorted

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    I pay my cleaner £10/hour in Glasgow, so how they could charge £7/hour in London and get people to work for them, I have no idea.

    We used to have a much cheaper firm of cleaners who came in. They were supposed to do 3 x hours @ £7/hour. But they actually had a team of 3 cleaners so they'd only do an hour, their cashflow was based on squeezing as many houses in per day. And they weren't particularly thorough either.
     
    Posted: Jan 20, 2011 By: virtuallysorted Member since: Jun 29, 2005
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  11. techresolve

    techresolve UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    read between the lines headline are there to attarct people.. im sure there is some kind of catch to this. or may say from only £7 per hour ..
     
    Posted: Jan 20, 2011 By: techresolve Member since: Dec 9, 2009
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  12. markmax

    markmax UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi,

    I think its totally depends on your business area.If there is warm market for it than you can charge more than $7.
     
    Posted: Jan 20, 2011 By: markmax Member since: Jan 10, 2011
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  13. Amazin

    Amazin UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    exactly, thats I thought when I saw that. Didn't realise it was an agency though. Now it makes sense. The problem is that it shard to even get a job in Tesco. :eek:

    If thats the case, I'm thinking of charging £12 per hour, I think thats reasonable and I know I will do a good job. I'm not going anywhere unless the customer is satisified!
     
    Posted: Jan 20, 2011 By: Amazin Member since: Mar 24, 2009
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  14. tomp1986

    tomp1986 UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    hi

    my girlfriend has being running her cleaning comapny 2 years and charges £10 per hour and has work coming out of her ears turning people away weekly

    and she works about 50 hours a week

    so dont be go any lowing its not attractive

    keep it up the customers will come:)
     
    Posted: Jan 20, 2011 By: tomp1986 Member since: Nov 21, 2010
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  15. Stretchy

    Stretchy UKBF Big Shot Full Member

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    Then she shouldn't be charging £10 an hour.

     
    Posted: Jan 20, 2011 By: Stretchy Member since: Jun 11, 2010
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  16. saxondale

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    no, thats the market value, any higher and she won`t have work in surplus.


    she should be charging £10.00 an hour but employing someone to do the work she cannot do.
     
    Posted: Jan 20, 2011 By: saxondale Member since: Jul 23, 2008
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  17. Stretchy

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    Thats a good point.

    I personally think she could probably go up a couple of quid and lose the cheap skates off the bottom. I have used this technique many times with trade and service businesses. Over promote the business, put the prices up, and skim all the best customers who will take the raise off the top. This technique only loses you the ones with no loyalty to your business, and usually the ones who are more trouble.

    You could well be right though, its impossible to tell without more detail about the womans business, area and competition.

     
    Posted: Jan 20, 2011 By: Stretchy Member since: Jun 11, 2010
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  18. saxondale

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    I`ve never subscribed to the fewer customers spending more theory.


    By the time you`ve proved yourself wrong your in deep money trouble, any sales a sale in my book.
     
    Posted: Jan 20, 2011 By: saxondale Member since: Jul 23, 2008
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  19. Stretchy

    Stretchy UKBF Big Shot Full Member

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    I'm not suggesting less customers mate. Just getting more money from the same amount of customers.

    Trouble with thinking that any sale is a sale, is you can easily end up being very busy, but being skint.

    Ah, the advantage I have, is i'm never wrong;)

     
    Posted: Jan 20, 2011 By: Stretchy Member since: Jun 11, 2010
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  20. David Earle

    David Earle UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Beware of cleaners nicking your cillit bang and taking it to other houses!
     
    Posted: Jan 20, 2011 By: David Earle Member since: Jul 21, 2010
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