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11 Easy Ways to Find Cleaning Jobs Today

Written by on October 09, 2017

Many people are moving away from the traditional 9-to-5 workforce and finding freelance opportunities, including cleaning jobs.

There are generally two things that are difficult when it comes to finding cleaning jobs. One is the fact that there can be quite high competition, with cleaning generally having low barriers to entry.

This can be overcome by various selling points that you may have, including:

  • higher quality of service
  • greater speed and efficiency
  • bigger team of workers
  • lower prices charged
  • more trustworthiness
  • greater convenience (your own equipment, for example)

The second difficulty is in actually finding the cleaning jobs. You could go door-to-door and personally introduce yourself and your service, but that could be time-consuming.

Also, it’s 2017 and there must be better ways to find cleaning jobs, right?

Right.

That’s why today we’ll look at the 11 best ways for you to find cleaning jobs. We’ll break them up into traditional ways to find cleaning jobs and online cleaning jobs resources.

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Traditional ways to find cleaning jobs

When you want to find cleaning jobs, it’s always a good idea to go with the traditional methods first.

1. Contact other cleaning services

One of the best ways for you to find cleaning jobs is to get in contact with cleaning services in your area. They may have a great need for cleaning staff (even freelance or part-time as yourself) and would love to have you.

There is no (or very little) training required, and you could even start in a few days.

2. Contact office buildings

Many larger office buildings will provide janitorial services for their clients as part of their rental package. They may have the need for a freelancer or part-timer to help out with cleaning jobs..

There will be simple trainings on how to use the bigger office cleaning machines, like floor buffers, but it’s quick to learn.

3. Build up your portfolio

Usually when people hear the word “portfolio” they think of photographers or other creative people that carry around black folders to show off their work.

However, it doesn’t have to be restricted to those industries. You can use it too, by photographing (with your client’s permission) a client’s home before and after.

You could offer this portfolio-building cleaning for free or heavily discounted to incentivize the owner to give you permission.

Just like photographers, you can build up a portfolio of before and after pictures of homes you've cleaned
Just like photographers, you can build up a portfolio of before and after pictures of homes you’ve cleaned

4. Contact building management companies

Another great way to go about getting cleaning jobs regularly is to find and contact local building management companies. These companies are responsible for the management (including cleaning) of one or more properties.

They are always in need of valuable cleaning services and may just have an opening for you.

5. Networking

There are also many networking groups you may be able to join in your area. These groups don’t have to be just for cleaners.

They can be small business networking, and this would be a golden opportunity for you to find your next clients.

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Online cleaning jobs resources

You can start finding cleaning jobs right from your computer. And if you play your cards right, you can fill up your next few weeks (or months) with great jobs in just a few minutes.

6. Housekeeper.com

This website is tailor-made for people in the US and Canada looking for cleaning jobs. These cleaning jobs include all the usual, including house duties including house sitting and packing.

The jobs can be full-time or part-time, and many are willing to pay a fair and great price for your cleaning services.

7. Indeed.com

This is a website for all types of jobs, but it has a great section on cleaning jobs. Most of it is for the US cleaners, but there are other options for UK and Australia.

House cleaning jobs go on average for $500 per week, and there is an apparently endless list of jobs available as new ones appear every day.

8. Care.com

This site offers you the option to get cleaning jobs immediately, within 1-2 weeks, or within 1-2 months. It all depends on what you’re looking for and what your time frame is.

The site lists individuals looking for jobs with detailed descriptions of what is needed. It also lists the price paid per hour, which generally ranges from $10-$20/hr.

Care.com lists cleaning jobs in the US for great hourly rates
Care.com lists cleaning jobs in the US for great hourly rates

9. Helpling.com.au

For the Australian audience, the Helpling website offers great advantages if you’re looking for cleaning jobs. They offer up to $26.50 per hour plus bonuses, great flexibility and payments twice a month.

You can also get guidance and support from the professional team there.

10. Properly

Properly is an app that helps connect vacation rental hosts with cleaners. The cleaning jobs are described with specific instructions, and then offers the jobs to the cleaners.

The cleaners can also preview the jobs before they accept them to help work the job more efficiently in their schedule.

11. Craigslist

And, of course, there’s always Craigslist—the go-to site for any and all handy and freelance jobs. They have lots of cleaning jobs as well, as property owners will generally go there first to list their requirements.

Just make sure to carefully browse through the listings and apply for the cleaning jobs that best fit your schedule and abilities.

The best way to find cleaning jobs

As with everything else, there is a surefire, free way to find the best cleaning jobs.

That is by simply being determined and motivated in your search. If you continue looking and work hard to make sure you don’t give up, you’ll find successes sooner rather than later.

Also, it’s important to see what your goals are. If you are looking for something more immediate, then it may be find to take something with a lower payout or shorter terms but with actual pay.

You can still continue to look for better opportunities but at least make money while you look.

Alternatively, if you don’t need anything immediate, then you should browse these sites listed above and try out the traditional ideas as well.

If you stick with it, you’ll find yourself flooded with cleaning jobs in no time.

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