Generations ago, if you had a maid, you were considered wealthy. But these days, people from all income brackets have realized the benefits of having their house cleaned on a regular basis for many different reasons. Senior citizens may have lost the mobility needed to keep their house as clean as they’d like to. Dual-income families may not want to spend their free time cleaning, and they have the disposable income necessary to employ a housecleaning service.
As a result, the demand for cleaning services is rising. Many entrepreneurs have decided to take advantage of this demand. Nowadays there is no shortage of cleaning services whether it be independent businesses or cleaning company franchisees. If you want to get in the cleaning business quickly and operate under a proven brand to help you stand out, franchising is the way to go.
According to industry research company IBIS World, in the United States, there are 1,471 cleaning franchises under more than a dozen parent companies. If you are in the market for a franchise, this can make it difficult to choose the one that is best for you.
On the surface, all residential cleaning services appear the same. Homeowners hire a company for a one-time, or regularly occurring job, then the cleaning service sends out a team of employees to clean their house. You don’t need a lot of skill, or equipment to do the job. And there are a lot of people out there who make a living by cleaning friends and neighbors houses. But it takes a tried-and-true plan to build a business. That’s why franchising is a great option—they have all the systems in place. Since all reputable companies offer their franchisees similar things, including brand recognition, training, and support, you’ll need to do some research to see which franchise is best for you.
Today, we’ll compare two of the most recognizable names in home cleaning: Two Maids and The Maids franchise.
New entrepreneurs often look for franchises requiring minimum up-front costs to reduce the amount they could lose. When you buy a Two Maids franchise, the only fees due at signing are the franchise fee of $19,950 and the Initial Territory fee of $40,000. You will pay no other fees until you begin operating your business.
The Maids franchise requires more up-front including $16,500 for an initial equipment and supply package, and $950 for an initial software license. When you add it all up, you may pay as much as $155,900 to get started with them.
The Maids also requires you to have between $23,900 and $33,000 cash on hand to sustain you for the first three months, while Two Maids only requires between $10,500 and $30,000.
will earn. The average gross annual revenue for the top twelve Two Maids franchises in business for two years or longer is $1,097,830. That’s over $50,000 more than the average for The Maids franchise which is reported to be $1,044,647.
Territory size is an important consideration when choosing a franchise because the larger the territory, the bigger your pool of potential customers.
When you franchise with Two Maids your territory consists of a minimum of 50,000 US census households with an average territory of 160,000 households. The Maids establishes a designated market area for its franchisees, ranging in size from 24,000 to 168,000 households.
Master franchising is an opportunity for a franchisee to become a mini franchisor for a specific territory. The master franchisee recruits, trains, and provides support to each franchisee they sign in that territory. In return, they’re paid a large percentage of the initial franchise fee and monthly royalty fees.
Becoming a master franchisee with a company can drastically increase your earning potential. Two Maids offers this opportunity; The Maids does not.
Two Maids distinguishes itself from The Maids and other maid franchises with its exclusive pay for performance model. Feedback from a client determines how much the employees make on each job. The better the job, the higher the rating, the more they get paid.
Along with national training and support, Two Maids has established a strong owner network where franchisees can turn to each other for support.
To find out more about how Two Maids compares with other maid franchises, contact us today. One of our franchise advisors will be in touch to answer your questions so you can determine if owning a Two Maids franchise is the right investment for you.
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