In our awesome entrepreneurial world of low cost business ideas, the leather cleaning business is a solid opportunity that can be started as a part-time business earning you $250 – $500 per hour.
Over 30% of homes and offices have leather furniture. You also have car interiors, planes and RV’s that also have leather that needs to be cleaned. The leather cleaning business is huge and a market that isn’t fully tapped. People are fast at starting a cleaning business, carpet cleaning business or janitorial cleaning company, though the niche of leather cleaning is screaming for entrepreneurs.
Currently there are over 20,000 carpet cleaning companies in the United States and it’s over a $3 Billion dollar market. The number though is small compared to the number of cleaning companies. Niche cleaning businesses have been exploding. Tile & Grout cleaning companies are growing, blind cleaning businesses, chandelier cleaning and many other niche cleaning type businesses. The leather cleaning business though has such a small number of business owners, leaving big opportunities.
Leather cleaning is young, not hard to learn and a service in demand for homeowners, offices and automobile owners.
The average leather cleaning professional is earning between $250-$500 per hour and the overhead is virtually nothing. The supplies can be purchased for under $100 and marketing expenses to generate business doesn’t have to cost anything.
Lets go through this step-by-step!
The initial leather cleaning supplies can be purchased online via Amazon. You’ll want a cleaner, some delicate cloths like microfiber, a sponge to apply the cleaner and a protector to put on once cleaned. The Leather Master line of cleaning supplies found clicking here is popular, works great and won’t damage.
Learning how to clean leather can be done by spending an hour or so on YouTube and next getting out and practicing. Leather Master has a great line of demo video’s that can teach you enough to start cleaning once you’re finished watching. You can watch the video’s by clicking here to watch on YouTube.
To learn more you can also take a local course to become certified. Courses on becoming a leather cleaning technician can be found by clicking here.
Once you’re set on how to clean leather you’re ready to begin marketing, but you’ll first want to know how much to charge. The following is just a guideline, though you’ll be able to adjust based on your market. Pigmented leather runs $15-$20 per foot for regular cleaning and $20-$30 per foot for heavier cleaning. Nubuck leather runs around $25 for regular cleaning and $40 per foot for heavy soiled leather. You can also offer repair and re-coloring services for extra income. As mentioned above the average leather cleaning specialist generates $250-$500 per hour depending upon the size of the cleaning job.
Marketing you business to get customers isn’t very difficult as its an in-demand service with little competition. Here are a 7 ways to market a leather cleaning business:
There are many other ways to advertise, though these won’t cost you anything and can really get your business going fast. Leather cleaning is not a saturated market. The opportunities and side income potential for this business is great.
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