Self-employment isn’t for everyone. Having to take total responsibility for getting the job done calls for self-discipline, ingenuity, and a strong work ethic. Anyone who is in possession of the aforementioned traits who also has excellent house cleaning skills may be an excellent candidate for becoming a house cleaner. For those of you who might be interested, I present the perks of self-employment as a housekeeper.
Self-employment in and of itself can be a tough row to hoe. Depending on the nature of the business one chooses to enter, the hours may be long, assurance of work spotty, and overhead high. House cleaning, fortunately, doesn’t fall prey to any of these drawbacks.
Housekeepers are in High Demand
Self-employed housekeepers are generally in high demand. Not many people can tolerate cleaning homes day in and day out. So if you’re one of the lucky people who doesn’t mind cleaning, or even – gasp! – enjoys cleaning – you can pretty much write your own ticket should you elect to turn your aptitude into a career.
Set Your Own Hours
What this means is that you can work as much or a little as you like, and you can decide what hours to make your services available. The hours may be long, but only if you so choose.
Plenty of Work
If you’re any good at cleaning, you won’t have any trouble finding work. Your clients will tell their friends about you, and then those people will tell their friends, and so on until you’re turning down job offers.
The best part of this scenario is that even if you begin to clean houses as a job and then discover that it’s not your cup of tea, you haven’t invested anything other than your time. There are virtually no overhead costs related to self-employment as a housekeeper.
On the other hand, you may soon find that you enjoy the excellent paycheck every week. This is another perk. Housekeepers are well paid for their trouble.
You may also enjoy the immense gratitude afforded you by satisfied clients. This is another wonderful perk. Seeing the joy of people coming home to a clean, sweet-smelling space is deeply gratifying. Clients are always glad when their housekeeper arrives and are ever-so-appreciative of the work she does.
Schedule flexibility is another benefit that many housekeepers quickly learn to love. Taking a vacation isn’t an issue that needs the approval of four different supervisors. Simply let clients know a week or two in advance, and off you go!
Need to be somewhere for an appointment? No big deal. Again, just let clients know that you have to re-arrange your schedule and be done with it. No bosses giving you a hard time.
Control over Clients and Places
Along the same lines, you get to decide who to work for and where to work. If you find that a client rubs you the wrong way, or vice-versa, you can cut your losses and move on. There are plenty of other fish in the sea. You’re never stuck having to suck it up and deal with a boss you cannot stand the sight of.
And if you discover that the commute to a client’s home isn’t worth the trouble, it’s easy to set them loose and forget about it. It’s never necessary to continue to travel to a locale that takes you through the most heavily-traveled section of town just to earn a buck or two.
No Need to Dress Up
Also not necessary: a fancy wardrobe. There’s no need to buy expensive clothes or worry about makeup or having the latest hairdo. Getting out of the house in the morning doesn’t have to be a big deal. Simply hop out of bed, throw on some clothes, run a comb through your hair, and go. Doesn’t that sound easier than spending two hours fussing over your appearance?
Lots of Exercise
Another great perk is the daily workout. When you work as a housekeeper, you’re on your feet most of the day, which means you get to exercise all day long. Bending and stretching and walking are part of your daily routine, and you get paid to do it! You will soon find that you’re easily walking 10,000 plus steps each day.
Clients are Nice People
The nicest perk of self-employment as a housekeeper is that you will meet many lovely people. Most clients are real sweethearts. Many will come to regard you as a friend, or even as a member of the family. And at the end of the day, who can turn their nose up at that?
Working independently as a housekeeper isn’t for everyone. It takes a special kind of person with a set of unique traits to do the job and do it well. If you’re one of those people in possessions of the abilities to make it work and the drive to succeed, you’re in an excellent position to cash in on these many perks of self-employment as a housekeeper.
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