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How to run a cleaning business, secrets of the cleaning industry and what really goes on behind the scenes. Louise and Diane chat about hot topics, they share their experiences of learning to clean and navigate the highs and lows of running a cleaning business.

Confessions of a Cleaning Business Owner Domestic Cleaning Business Network

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    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

How to run a cleaning business, secrets of the cleaning industry and what really goes on behind the scenes. Louise and Diane chat about hot topics, they share their experiences of learning to clean and navigate the highs and lows of running a cleaning business.

    Do cleaners charge too much??

    Do cleaners charge too much??

    In this episode, we cover some of the common accusations thrown at cleaners that often make them feel guilty about their rates.  We dispel the myth that cleaners earn more than nurses and take advantage of vulnerable people by charging too much.  If you are a cleaner some of this may rile you up but will give you a better understanding to answer people if you are accused of greed at any point.  #cleaning #costofcleaner #cleaningcost

    • 23 min
    HMRC investigation

    HMRC investigation

    Most business owners have nightmares about an HMRC investigation, but it doesn’t have to be.
     
    Diane talks about her recent experience as the subject of an HMRC investigation, what happened, what they wanted to know, and how she responded to it. Ultimately, she used all the DCBN documents and processes and could be confident that she was doing the correct thing, but that didn’t stop much terror along the way.

    • 23 min
    The perfect cleaning kit

    The perfect cleaning kit

    What's in your cleaning kit? 🧹🧽
    Achieving the perfect balance of having all the right equipment without carrying too much can be tricky. In our latest podcast, Louise and Diane share their conclusions and discuss the specific pros and cons of each product they use. This episode is a must-listen for anyone starting out or looking to streamline and improve their cleaning kits!
    #CleaningTips #Podcast #CleaningKit #HomeCleaning

    • 47 min
    Getting your business found on Google by future customers

    Getting your business found on Google by future customers

    Episode Title: "Spotless Success: Mastering Google for Cleaning Businesses"
    Synopsis: In this week's enlightening episode of "Confessions of a Cleaning Business Owner," hosts Louise and Diane embark on a journey through the digital landscape, delving deep into the indispensable realm of Google for cleaning entrepreneurs. They unravel the intricate web of online visibility, emphasizing the pivotal role Google plays in drawing in clientele actively seeking cleaning services.
    Key Discussion Points:

    Navigating the Google Galaxy: Louise and Diane underscore the paramount importance of securing a prime spot on Google's search results. They elucidate how a prominent presence on the search engine can serve as a beacon, guiding potential customers straight to the doorsteps of cleaning businesses.


    Mastering Google My Business: The duo unravels the mystique surrounding Google My Business listings, unveiling them as potent instruments capable of propelling businesses into the limelight sans the need for a dedicated website. They illuminate the pathway to harnessing the full potential of this invaluable tool.


    The Review Revolution: Louise and Diane delve into the symbiotic relationship between reviews and search rankings on Google. They advocate for an active pursuit of customer feedback, illustrating how glowing testimonials can serve as the currency for ascending the digital ladder.


    Directories and Beyond: From traditional directories to contemporary platforms like Bark, the hosts explore a myriad of avenues for generating leads. They unveil the hidden gems nestled within these digital landscapes, offering strategic insights for maximizing outreach and attracting prospective clients.


    Local Loyalties: With a keen eye on sustainability, Louise and Diane emphasize the significance of local marketing strategies. They unveil the secrets to captivating the hearts and minds of the community, fostering enduring connections that underpin long-term success.

    Memorable Quotes:
    "When people go into Google and put cleaning services in leeds, they are actively looking for a cleaning service in leeds."
    "I would rather be competing at the top end than trying to be top end and compete with all the cheap ones."
    "Putting effort into understanding how to get seen on Google is key."
    Tune-in Chapters:
    00:00 - The Importance of Being Found on Google
    03:09 - Harnessing the Power of Google My Business Listings
    08:59 - The Impact of Reviews on Search Rankings
    11:56 - Utilizing Directories and Platforms like Bark
    21:33 - Focusing on the Local Area for Customer Attraction
    Don't Miss Out: Embark on a digital odyssey alongside Louise and Diane as they unveil the secrets to mastering Google's labyrinthine landscape. From elevating search rankings to fostering local loyalties, this episode promises to be a transformative journey for cleaning business owners navigating the digital domain.




     



     







     

    • 23 min
    ChatGPT in the domestic cleaning industry

    ChatGPT in the domestic cleaning industry

    Description: Hey there, curious minds! Get ready for an awesome adventure into the world of ChatGPT with Louise and Diane on this special episode of "Confessions of a Cleaning Business Owner." ChatGPT might sound like something from a sci-fi movie, but it's a super cool tool making a big splash in the world of cleaning business marketing.
    Exciting Highlights:

    ChatGPT's Marvelous Makeover: Join Louise and Diane as they take you on a journey through the evolution of ChatGPT. From its humble beginnings to its super-smart features today, discover how this tech wizard has grown into a marketing powerhouse!


    Spark Your Creativity: Explore how ChatGPT can help you generate awesome ideas for social media posts and catchy scripts. Enable your creativity and make your cleaning business stand out online!


    Tips and Tricks: Louise and Diane share some insider tips on how to get the most out of ChatGPT. Learn how to ask the right questions and get the best answers, plus find out what to watch out for when using this magical tool.


    Behind the Scenes: Ever wonder how ChatGPT works? Louise and Diane break it down in simple terms, so you can understand how this amazing AI helps businesses like yours shine online!

    Join the Fun: Whether you're a cleaning business owner or just love learning about cool tech, this episode is for you! Tune in now and discover the magic of ChatGPT—it's like having a secret weapon for your business! Available on all your favourite podcast platforms

    • 19 min
    Starting to enjoy your cleaning business again

    Starting to enjoy your cleaning business again

    Join Louise Trehearn and Diane Greenwood in "Confessions of a Cleaning Business Owner" as they candidly discuss the trials and triumphs of running a cleaning business. In this episode, "I Can't Cope, How Do I Start Enjoying Running This Cleaning Business Again?" Louise and Diane dive into the challenges business owners face when overwhelmed by the demands of their cleaning businesses.
    From feeling stuck in the daily grind to grappling with the pressure of growth targets, they explore the realities of business ownership and the importance of setting clear goals. Drawing parallels between personal fitness journeys and business growth, they offer insights into persevering through the inevitable ups and downs.
    The conversation navigates through topics like the allure of instant gratification, the necessity of strong foundations for business growth, and the crucial role of profitability. They emphasise the need to confront financial realities and prioritise tasks to steer the business towards success.
    With a mix of personal anecdotes, practical advice, and a touch of humor, Louise and Diane provide actionable strategies to reignite passion and purpose in managing a cleaning business. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting out, this podcast offers valuable insights to help you navigate the challenges and rediscover the joy in running your cleaning business. Tune in to "Confessions of a Cleaning Business Owner" for honest conversations and expert guidance to elevate your cleaning business journey

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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So so helpful

I’ve been doing residential cleaning by myself for almost two years and have decided to peruse licensure and becoming a larger business and this podcast has been a lifesaver. It’s so nice to know there is a community with business owners who understand all aspects, being a woman as a business owner and owning a business.

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