This guide will point you in the right direction to set up a successful window cleaning business. Let’s start at the beginning and this includes planning, the most successful entrepreneurs will tell you that they invest a lot in the planning phase of their business. As the saying goes, “If you can’t prepare, prepare to fail” and this is true for many businesses that don’t do their homework. Get a newspaper, write your business plan and check deadlines. It’s good for the future if you can look at how the business is doing and be able to map out your goals and results. Recruiting clients, purchasing supplies, and signing up when you want a start date are all useful goals to write in your journal.
You can work forty hours a week in your 9-to-5 job.
Window cleaning is great because it can fit your schedule. Your weekends and evenings may improve, and you’ll quickly fill your calendar with clients as you work through the day. It has little impact on your finances, and the money you earn from window cleaning can be reinvested in the business. Whether you have business cards and contact information printed with Erhvervsrengøring, I can’t emphasize enough how important it is for a window cleaner to be printed clearly in bold. Business cards are inexpensive and there are many good printers online. When you get your business cards make sure you give them to everyone you know, they won’t fit in your car glove box or kitchen drawer. Shout from the rooftops that you can clean their windows.
How much you want is a question with no easy answer,
it all depends on how long you have to live and the current rate in the city you live in. There is no point in paying twenty pounds if your competitors all earn less than ten, you will have a hard time finding a job. It also doesn’t make sense to charge so little that it barely covers fuel costs. You have to strike a balance and the rule of thumb I use is pounds per pound.
Now that you need window cleaning,
Why not start from your own home and pass it on to friends and family? This will get you a lot of practice, but nothing beats practice on the job. Get paying customers and start practicing. The fastest but also the most expensive way to acquire customers is to buy a tour or route, this is a list of established customers who sell you another window cleaner for retirement or sell a lot of work for a fee. Surveys are another method of getting a job and involve knocking on people’s doors and asking if they want you to clean their windows. It’s not difficult, but it takes time to cover an area. You can meet your customers face to face and choose your business, if you don’t like the look of a house, don’t call.
Collapsible drops can cover a large area and give great results
When used in conjunction with the above method. Grab a set of printed “We can clean your windows” brochures with contact information. You can have these done at home using computer software and a personal printer, or have them done professionally with a printer, just like your business card. Website is a must for any serious business; most people looking for service these days turn to Google. It’s easier for someone to remember the address of a website like “window cleaner” than a mobile number. Having a website allows you to provide photos of your workplace and testimonials that reassure your customers. Speaking of the internet, submit your business information to all the free index sites in your area and don’t forget Google Places, I get a lot of business from these listings.