Why I started my own cleaning service (typed by Melissa for Jim)

September 17, 2016 Melissa Nelson

In 1970 when I got out of the army I started cleaning carpets with a friend. He worked for one of those coupon type companies. He had protable cleaining equipment in the back of his car. He made 20% of the sale and I made 10%. My job was cleaning the carpets and Clydes job was upselling (that is trying to get the customer to spend more money). I was no good at upselling. I did not like it then and I do not like it now. Well any way, we did not last long at that job. Like most other people that clean carpets that way, it was no way to make a decent living.

Submitted by Melissa Nelson on Wed, 2009-11-18 21:00