Deep cleaning jobs involve sticky, gooey work. But they pay extremely well. Whether it’s cleaning barbecues, baby gear or drier vents, you’re likely to earn upwards of $30 an hour. Where can you find deep cleaning jobs — or market your willingness to do them?

BabyQuip cleaning

Launched as a service that helps parents rent out their extra baby gear, BabyQuip added a cleaning service last year that charges parents between $40 and $60 an hour to clean their existing baby gear. The freelancers who do the work get 80% of that fee, so $32 to $48 per hour.

Notably, with practice, you can complete a deep clean in less time than estimated, which boosts your hourly rates. You also get paid extra for pick-ups, drop-offs, and other services. Learn more about BabyQuip here.


JiffyOnDemand charges $200 to have a three-burner barbecue cleaned; $300 to clean air conditioning ducts; and $150 for cleaning out a dryer vent. The freelancer/contractor who does this work takes home at least 82% of that fee, paying between 12% and 18% to the platform for finding the client and collecting payment. Unfortunately, Jiffy is only available in a few cities. Here’s the skinny on Jiffy.


TaskRabbit lets workers determine what services they offer and set their own rates. The site helps by telling you what the average charge is for various services in your area, so you don’t price yourself out of competition.

If you’re willing to do “deep cleaning” jobs in Los Angeles, for example, the site says the average freelancer charges $58 per hour. TaskRabbit is available in major cities nationwide. Learn more here.

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