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Woman raking it in with $172-an-hour naked cleaner business

A naked cleaner says she’s struggling to keep up with demand for her services during the coronavirus pandemic.Nikki Belton, 34, launched her raunchy business at the beginning of this year but, like many others, had to put a halt to her services when coronavirus forced the world into lockdown.The Naked Cleaning Company carries out domestic…

A naked cleaner says she’s struggling to keep up with demand for her services during the coronavirus pandemic.

Nikki Belton, 34, launched her raunchy business at the beginning of this year but, like many others, had to put a halt to her services when coronavirus forced the world into lockdown.

The Naked Cleaning Company carries out domestic tasks in the UK such as vacuuming, dusting and wiping surfaces, but with a twist – costing $135 per hour for topless and lingerie, and $172 per hour for fully naked cleaning.

But Nikki and her army of cleaners are now in high demand to help sanitise the homes of the public, offering their scrubbing services at a safe 2m distance while the cleaner wears a mask.

“I think our job is now more important than ever given the current situation and business has been very good, the demand for a naked cleaner has soared,” Nikki, from Plymouth in Devon, said.

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“Everybody’s been struggling throughout the lockdown and we hope to help clean away coronavirus, one naked cleaner at a time.”

Nikki originally ran a regular $30-an-hour cleaning business before teaming up with business partner Lianne Woolman, 46, to offer a nude version after realising its money-making potential.

The self-employed cleaners have always worn gloves while carrying out tasks, but even more safety measures have been brought in to follow the UK’s COVID-19 guidelines.

All cleaners meet the country’s virus safety training requirements and both clients and Nikki’s employees are identity checked.

“When lockdown happened, we had to stop cleaning for a while but have recently started taking on jobs again with our new measures,” Nikki said.

“The cleaning industry went back straight away and were allowed in people’s homes, as long as the cleaner had a mask on and were keeping their distance.”

She went on to explain that despite the nudity, everyone who cleans in the buff is a “professional who is there to do a job”.

“It’s nice for people to have a bit of a quirky service like this after all we’ve been through in the past few months,” she said.

“Naked cleaning is bringing back happiness, fun and a sense of wellbeing after lockdown.”

The Naked Cleaning Company’s clientele is mainly men wanting their house cleaned by women, providing a discreet service for busy professionals across the UK.

And Nikki has had lots of positive comments from her new measures to incorporate social distancing.

“I’ve had lots of feedback from my cleaners who say they have been a friend for some who’ve been on their own in lockdown and this was their first opportunity for them to socialise,” the entrepreneur said.

“The clients have said that it’s just nice to see a happy face again, especially those who have been by themselves for months who might be lonely.

“Getting myself and my cleaners back out has given me a boost too.”

When Nikki launched her company, she hit back at trolls who thought the service was too sexualised and thought she wouldn’t do the job herself – by cleaning in her undies for lucky clients.

“We’re doing really well but with that comes haters and trolls.

“At the end of the day we’re a business and there’s nothing sexual about it – our cleaners aren’t sex objects, they’re there to do a job.

“We weren’t worried about the coronavirus affecting the business because it’s such a niche so it’s very different.

“We’re now looking for businesspeople and cleaners across the world as we’re available for international franchise which is exciting.”

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