If you have a washing machine and somewhere to dry clothes then doing other peoples laundry is a way to make an extra income at home. Businessmen living alone in particular are keen to use such a service and if you can pick up and drop off the laundry then so much the better.
How much to charge? Check the classifieds for the going rates for laundry and ironing services. As well as covering your outgoing costs for starch, washing powder, conditioner and stain removers, make sure you are also going to cover your electricity costs and your own time.
When the time comes to return the laundry to your customers, purchase some plastic laundry bags for a more professional finish. Also buy some metal coat hangers to keep those freshly ironed and starched shirts from getting creased. Once delivered, all your customer then needs to do it to hang their laundry in their wardrobe! Great service! And a sure to keep your customers coming back for more. Don’t forget that a happy client will recommend your services...
How will you market your services?
Market yourself both on and off line with business cards, local ads, visit local offices and ask if you can leave your business cards. Contact companies by e.mail with a promotion offer.
Use the Internet for marketing and reach a much larger market. You don’t need to have any HMTL (Hyper Text Markup Language) language to create your own website. With Dreamweaver and FrontPage you can create your own website very easily.
Blogger and Word Press are two examples of blog sites that offer …..Within just 5 minutes you can have your own blog site just like this one. Blogger and Word Press have templates and add-ons so you can customise your own blog site.
Working from home does not involve any large start-up costs.
Marketing costs will be low or even free