💸 How to start a mobile car detailing service
make $10k/mo with no high school or college degree
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🚙 Make $10k/mo with a mobile car detailing service
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SCALEABLE WITH A SIDE OF ELBOW GREASE
Alright guys, I found a side hustle that can make $10k a month and you don't even need a college degree to start it, heck even a high school degree.
If you’re willing to put in some hard work in the beginning, this could start out as a side hustle and scale into a full-fledged business.
What’s the side hustle? Glad you asked.
It’s a mobile car detailing service.
How it would work
When someone needs their car detailed, usually the inside and out. You come to them with all the supplies needed, clean it there, and get paid.
Unlike detailing shops, where car owners have to drive to the shop and spend several hours as their cars get spruced up…
Mobile car detailing happens at the car owner’s convenience - driveway, garage, office parking lot, on their roof…okay maybe not that one but you catch my drift.
Who you're going after
Now, you’re not going to target just anybody. Nope. You’re to target the people with the nice expensive cars.
Think Tesla’s, Range Rover’s, Porsche’s, nice trucks, etc.
These are the people that:
Care about keeping their cars clean or they wouldn’t have nice cars in the first place
Have the money to pay you for this service
HOW YOU'RE GOING TO DO IT
1. Market yourself and see who bites
The first thing you’re going to do is make a flyer with your name on it and a little bio about yourself.
“Hey Neighbor! My name is Faares Q. I love your car and as a car enthusiast myself, I’ve started a mobile car detailing service.
How does it work?
You call and I come clean your car (inside and out if requested) in your own driveway!
If you’re interested, you can reach me at 773-202-LUNA.
Thank you, Faares.”
Now what you’re going to do with this flyer is walk around your neighborhood and every expensive car you see, slip it in their door.
All you have to do is get your first three, four, five customers and from there it's going to roll and if you do an amazing job like you should, this will scale through word of mouth.
You can also go the cheaper route and go door-to-door and tell people about your service - it’s harder to say no to a beautiful face like yours :)
2. Grab the essential supplies
You’re first going to need the basics:
A pressure washer (one that comes with a sprayer bottle and nozzle attachments so you can foam spray the car. I actually own this one and it works well on my Tesla.)
A vacuum (probably a Shop-Vac)
A set of brushes
Soap and foaming cleanser
Two buckets - one for clean, one for dirty as your washing
Start small, as you get better and start making money you can buy better supplies like expensive wax and polishing but for now, stick to the basics and focus on acquiring customers.
And if you know anything about car detailing, you know the chemical guys don’t mess around, these guys are pros. Rightfully so, they make $50M a year off detailing and the products they sell online.
As you grow your clientele and become comfortable detailing, it’s time to start scaling.
You’re going to put out a job listing for a car detailer paying ~$20/hr. When you find someone awesome, you’re going to train them and tell your clients there will be someone new coming to clean their cars this time.
Let’s say it takes 2 hours to detail a car and you charge $200. You pay your employee $40 for their time and maybe $10-$20 in supplies.
That’s $150 you made from doing no work. Your job now becomes making sure your employee is doing just as an amazing job as you were and to uphold the reputation of your service.
The math here is simple. If you're able to get 2 cleans a day at $200, you'll make $12,000 a month. And that's not with hundreds of clients, it's more like 40.
This is how you scale a business and make hundreds of thousands of dollars a year 👊
Oh, and don’t forget what Mr. Miyagi taught us!
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