The chance to ditch the 9 to 5 and manage your own work schedule has never looked so appealing – especially at a time when many Australians are saving for a house deposit or that second car.
We chatted to Melbourne Laundry Lad, Tino, about how launching his own pickup and delivery laundry service has not only helped him regain a better work-life balance but discover his own aptitude for entrepreneurship and winning customer service.
“I really liked the idea of self-directing my day,” Tino says, when asked what first attracted him to The Laundry Lady.
“The fact that this was available to me for such a low fee was unbelievable!”
Laundry Lady offers a work from home business for just $399, which includes a Starter Kit comprising a car magnet (for branding on the go), hand scales, Laundry Lady-branded laundry liquids, laundry bags, brochures and more.
The low-cost, one-off fee also covers onboarding, access to an exclusive online Supplies Shop, Contractor Portal, digital booking system, ongoing training and marketing.
Marketing was a big drawcard for Tino, who says he was keen to focus his energy on providing the best possible service for his customers.
“Laundry Lady makes it so easy. They have all the procedures, products, website back-end, and marketing bits sorted, so you can focus on doing the work and making the money.
“The potential to grow your own Laundry Lady business as big as you want it to be is really up to your own ambition, dedication, and perseverance.”
An affordable and flexible opportunity for career-changers
Tino isn’t alone in his pursuit to create and manage his own workload. Filling out the online Join the Team form with Laundry Lady was just the first step in his journey.
“I moved to Melbourne in 2015 from New Zealand having no family or contacts, and started working in telephone-based customer service and sales roles,” he explains.
“I then shifted to office administration and warehouse support but lost my job at the start of COVID.”
Enter: the Gig Economy!
“I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit; trying to make extra income on the side by selling goods or providing services, and always kept an eye out for opportunities to pursue my goal of working for myself one day.”
Tino has now been a Laundry Lad for nearly six months and hasn’t looked back. He has a growing number of five-star reviews under his belt and has built a strong rapport with his ongoing (and new!) customers.
Clients include busy Melbourne families, hair and beauty salons, physiotherapy clinics, Airbnb and more.
What makes Laundry Lady different?
“I love how Laundry Lady is so easy to fit around your daily life!” says Tino.
“You are completely in control of your availability for bookings, and you can make changes according to your needs.”
Coming from 20 years of office-based work where he was “chained to the desk”, Tino says there is lots to like about the flexibility.
“Now, when I need to get an errand done, I just do it in between wash/dry cycles without having to worry about asking for permission from my boss to leave early or take the morning/afternoon off.
“I feel like there is no stress in my day because I’m able to achieve so much while working the business at the same time.”
Finding a rewarding balance while building your bank account
Laundry Lady ticked all the key boxes for Tino: working mainly from home, low-risk, low-cost to get it off the ground, and the satisfaction of building a list of regular clients.
Dedicating more time to family was another important factor for Tino.
“I am regularly in touch with my parents and three siblings across three time zones, which I can do a lot more of since I started working with The Laundry Lady.”
Whether you’re looking for a more flexible source of income, or are finding yourself turning to DIY small business ideas, Laundry Lady could be for you.
“The Laundry Lady has everything you need to make it work for you,” Tino says, admitting he was pleasantly surprised with how much he would be earning through laundry.
“I signed up to Laundry Lady thinking it would be a nice little supplement to my hours working multiple food and parcel delivery apps where shifts and earnings were very unpredictable each week.
“Within three weeks of starting, I became so busy with Laundry Lady bookings that I no longer needed to worry about whether I had enough work coming in from the other apps, and haven’t needed to log into them!”
High earning potential? Tick! Tino explains that he is “consistently earning more with Laundry Lady” compared to all the other delivery apps he used to run combined.
“I’m having much more fun doing what I’m doing now, especially because the clients are so nice and really appreciate what you do for them!”
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