We all know windows get dirty. From the perspective of a homeowner, windows that were meant to inspire can become an eyesore if they aren’t cleaned. But many people are afraid to get on a ladder and clean their own windows. Starting a window cleaning side hustle lets you take advantage of this need and fit in extra work in your schedule.
You’ll need a few things to start out. Make sure you register your business, even if it’s just a sole proprietorship. It’s important to have a business entity when you’re working on other people’s assets, and an LLC can protect your personal assets if you’re sued for breaking a window or causing injury. Next, you’ll need some equipment to start out. You’ll probably have to invest a few hundred dollars in a good ladder, extension pole, and all the necessary squeegees and cleaning supplies. But once you get set up, you can make anywhere from $15 to $25 an hour, which would be on your own schedule. That’s why we chose it for our Side Hustle Master List.
Physical labor; requires appropriate cleaning materials, advertising, scheduling, and client building; possible hiring of other employees.
You should try to come up with your “ideal client” and advertise in neighborhoods where this type of client would be. Depending on the neighborhood and type of windows you clean, you can make a strong wage. Window cleaners can either charge per hour or per window. In either case, you’ll show up and provide an estimate on the cost first. Per-window pricing will get you a flat price no matter how fast you clean the window. It might take a few rounds to get a pricing structure that works for you. Check out the links below for more information.
- Starting a Window Cleaning Business in 6 Easy Steps
- 13 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Professional Window Washers
- How to Start a Window Cleaning Business
- Becoming a Freelance Window Cleaner
- Tips on How to Window Clean – By a Professional Window Washer