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Murphy

Just wondered what people earn on average an hour, I think my prices are very low:(

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M.K Cleaners.co.uk

I could be something else that effecting it, its not all about price.. Distance between houses, method of cleaning, speed you work, equipment you use etc etc

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Donny

Window cleaning van is currently averaging £30/hour , my minimum price is £10 , some hours we can do £40 others only £20 but a long as it stays at £30 for the now i'll be happy next year I hope it hits £40/hour

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HotWash Window Cleaners

It's all going to be different as everyone's overheads are different. You have to make your own prices for your business. You might want 100 an hour some might want 10.

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Smurf

Simple answer is to try and earn as much as you can.

 

 

My advice would be:

 

 

1. Pricing - look firstly at what your pricing structure is and how it can be improved.

 

 

2. Organise - look at your round to see how you can organise it better to save on travel time and other expenses incurred.

 

 

3. Working Methods - Not least look at how you work and fine tune your methods/tools you use so you can work more productively but at the same time doesn't impact on the quality of you work you do. Also more importantly doesn’t jeopardise your own safety by trying to take short cuts.

 

 

Hope this helps?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just wondered what people earn on average an hour, I think my prices are very low:(

 

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bluemonkey

i average between 25-30 a hour, some days are high some are low, the prob with a lot of areas,. they have a ceiling on prices, there is a lot of cheap wc around where i am which is keeping the prices down, sure you get the ones who will pay a decent price, but these are few and far between down here, one of my custy was telling me the other week he ahd been knocked 3 nights in a row by different wc, all with different prices

 

a lot of the houses that they are building down here now have 3 windows and door at front and 2/3 windows and door at back, plus there are lots only doing 2/3 month clean and trying to get a higher prices they end up getting the prices wrong and not returning,

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rcproperty

for me it ranges from £30 to just under £100 an hour depends what jobs im doing and how far they are apart.

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Guest OoO

As long as its more than min wage for the hours I work I'm more than happy.

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Richard

 

Just wondered what people earn on average an hour, I think my prices are very low:(

 

 

You could get 50 different answer form 50 different people. Your post sound like you have already identified the problem, :Image9: concentrate on your own business rather than looking to others. Invest time & money into learning how to price, its important.

 

Work out your living expenses & business cost then add a disposable income of your choice. The aim is to do it in within reasonable working hours, no point in driving all over the country doing a 80 hours plus a week to earn what a good window cleaner can do locally and within reasonable working hours.

 

Richard

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adyspurs

I earn what earn good weeks and bad,but main thing is I earn and strive to be the best in the area.

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GMcleaning

average is probably between 15-30 an hour, 20 is probably the most realistic when you factor in travel times, etc. people saying they average 40-100 an hour are talking bull, or ripping people off so dont listen to them. if you can make it work on £20-£30 an hour your doing well

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Smurf

To be honest others average hourly rate is immaterial as you should be focusing on building your own profitable business and not worry what others may earn.

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All Round Cleaning

I only aim for £20 an hr no more as im not greedy I suppose as and when my business grows then the rate will increase .

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bluemoon

My rate varies depending on where i'm working, some days i can earn 30 odd an hour and others it may be just over 10 squiddly an hour. Like people say it will vary depending on where you are and how established you are. Just always do the best job you can and that will hopefully bring more work in thru recommendations. As long as you have enough money at the end of the week to cover your bills and you've got some spends left over then i'm more than happy. As my business expands and i build up my customer base then i'm sure my rate will increase.

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shazzy692002

£100 a hour..pmsl. after all its only £700 a day working 7 hours. 5 days a week = £3500.

 

£182.000 a year.

 

In your dreams me thinking!

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rcproperty

 

average is probably between 15-30 an hour, 20 is probably the most realistic when you factor in travel times, etc. people saying they average 40-100 an hour are talking bull, or ripping people off so dont listen to them. if you can make it work on £20-£30 an hour your doing well

 

 

£100 a hour..pmsl. after all its only £700 a day working 7 hours. 5 days a week = £3500.

 

£182.000 a year.

 

In your dreams me thinking!

 

if you are aiming at me, its a commercial job that i get paid just under £400 and takes no more than 4 hours! and thats only every 3 months not all the time!

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Gmeister

Can easily earn £50 an hour.....................

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But that's on one commercial, takes me only an hour to do, and the job is twice a year!

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rcproperty

plus i was the cheapest quote on that job too!

 

priced up 3 separate block of flats at different location at the same price structure and got them too,

 

then asked to price up 2 more sites in derby, around 230 flats in total,

 

so must be doing something right!

 

all the same company

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shazzy692002

Was not aiming it at anyone. I didn't take any notice who wrote it. Just read and giggled to myself. :Image9: :Image9:

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rcproperty

 

Was not aiming it at anyone. I didn't take any notice who wrote it. Just read and giggled to myself. :Image9: :Image9:

 

lol ok i'll let u off this once! lol :Image3:

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Posh

£20 an hour is fine for me.work 6-7 hours a day gives me £600 a week at a nice steady pace which gives me a decent living & won't make me a millionaire but gives me a decent life. To many people worry how much they can earn rather then do a good job. I know someone who all he goes on about is how quick he's gone round & how much he's earnt. How he keeps customers I don't know. I worked with him one day as he needed a hand on some houses with footing the ladder. I loved it. Didn't have to detail or wipe frames & he'd done is money's worth by 11.30. He was round so quick & he's still going now & is still busy. His windows are fine but marks down the side & his frames are filthy but there yer go. He'd hate coming out with me lol.

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Guest OoO

You can tell who is trad and WFP in here lol.

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GMcleaning

 

You can tell who is trad and WFP in here lol.

 

yes, you really can, but i dont think wfp changes an hourly rate from 15-30 into 50-100, unless your overcharging your customers for exactly the same quality of work

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Belfastcleaning

There is work but traditional window cleaners cannot do, and that's where they will lose out on bigger money..

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Richard

 

yes, you really can, but i dont think wfp changes an hourly rate from 15-30 into 50-100, unless your overcharging your customers for exactly the same quality of work

 

 

Here’s a scenario – if you have commercial job that straight forwards to do, no obstacle other than staff parking right in the front of the building; it has a wall of glass like a lot of modern building on the front of the building, ground floor & first floor. If it take a trad cleaner up to 2 hours to cleans and a wfp cleaner up to 30 minutes.

 

Both work to an hourly rate of £45 per hour: the wfp cleaner charges the customer £30 the trad cleaner charges the customer £60

 

Is the wfp cleaner overcharging the customer?

 

Richard

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Guest OoO

The time it takes a trad guy to clean a 2nd story window I bet I could probably do two or three windows 2nd story windows. That's even if he would dare go up and clean em.

 

So work it out? I could clean more big town houses than a trad guy. It really is not hard to work out?

 

Fed up of people saying WFP guys overcharge. And tbh I really don't care lol. It's make me

Proper lmao.

 

Trad 12 years WFP 3 years.

 

I think I know what I'm talking about.

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Smurf

Indeed Damo as I've already pionted to that in a round about way in my previous post.

 

Simple answer is to try and earn as much as you can.

 

 

My advice would be:

 

 

1. Pricing - look firstly at what your pricing structure is and how it can be improved.

 

 

2. Organise - look at your round to see how you can organise it better to save on travel time and other expenses incurred.

 

 

3. Worrking Methods - Not least look at how you work and fine tune your methods/tools you use so you can work more productively but at the same time doesn't impact on the quality of you work you do. Also more importantly doesn’t jeopardise your own safety by trying to take short cuts.

 

Just to clarify chaps as I did not mention directly as thought it would be obvious to most but you would choose which working method would be most suited to the job be it trad or wfp. :Image3:

 

 

 

 

The time it takes a trad guy to clean a 2nd story window I bet I could probably do two or three windows 2nd story windows. That's even if he would dare go up and clean em.

 

So work it out? I could clean more big town houses than a trad guy. It really is not hard to work out?

 

Fed up of people saying WFP guys overcharge. And tbh I really don't care lol. It's make me

Proper lmao.

 

Trad 12 years WFP 3 years.

 

I think I know what I'm talking about.

 

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