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  4. Yes pjj is right be careful with 6 weekly. We are 6 weekly & have hit a brick wall at 250-300 customers & we are saturated with window cleaners more appearing all the time. Every now and again someone drops off and someone comes in but it is a relatively static number of customers on the rounds. We have to make it up with a LOT of ad ons, which aren’t always guaranteed. i think we are about a 40/60 split. 40% of income is the rounds & 60% of income is the ad ons. I do really detest canvassing, i no longer have the time to do it and i’m glad but its essential to get you going so take the rough with the smooth. I found that it was barterers kingdom when door knocking, hard to get a good price for work. When you're in a position that they call you its easier to set your own rates. If you go monthly you will need less customers to fill the books 👍
  5. Part Timer

    Canvassing - how do you guys find it

    6 weekly washing is 8.6667 washes per year. 240 x £10 x 8.6667 washes = £20800 gross per annum.
  6. Lol Ime not good at maths either 😂😂 but if I have worked it out right and I might not have I think that’s a gross income of I’ll try and explain it 240 customers at @ £10 a go = £2400 . If you do them every 6 weeks that’s 8:6 visits per year without taking any time off , money wise per year that = £19, 200 before any expenses , or taking any time off work , doesn’t sound a lot , I hope I have worked it out right , Ime not criticising you just trying to point out maybe your business plan might need adjusting , as that figure isn’t good for someone whose self employed , remember no paid holidays , no sick pay , no money when weather is bad , you could end up earning several thousand less than you hope . As I say hope I have worked it out right 😬😬😬
  7. In a nutshell, as was well said by BigFoot . Your wife does need to understand you're running a business. My price would be absolutely minimum of £12.50. Probably a couple of quid more.
  8. Don’t listen to your wife! You are not being greedy you are running a business, don’t cut your own throat to appease the inner doubt. £12.50 job all day long
  9. Ill do 10/12miles from home.
  10. Clarkus84

    Canvassing - how do you guys find it

    I've never done any canvassing myself, most of my work has come through Facebook and walk ups although I'm going to start canvassing soon. Bricking it but it will have to be done if I want to go full time. I'm starting to work a bit of a wider area now. How far out would you lads work??
  11. Im basing my work on 240 customers ever 6 weeks not every month, so avg job is average £10, the 1700 hopefuly is a slow month and the 2000 is a steady month. £7/8 a job would be basing my 240 customers on a monthly basis. Unless ive ballsed up my numbers lol
  12. Just remember when canvassing that for every "No" you receive, you are one "No" closer to a "Yes". Just stick at it.... you'll get there eventually.
  13. Thats very poor pricing only between £7-8 per job try and have a minimum charge say £10 , I think you are way to cheap and that’s why you are getting every job you quote , I know it’s hard when starting out but don’t go in to cheap or you will get to the point of not wanting to do the under priced work
  14. Clarkus84

    Hypo stinks!!!!!!!!!!

    Yeah man, there's some stench of it.
  15. Gasket

    Akward roof panels

    Well I didn’t want it really , so quoted a higher price ...they haven’t got back to me ...I’m not fussed
  16. Pjj

    Ninja bucket damaging blades

    To be honest I think they all do I used the ettorey ones years and they always caused damage to the rubber
  17. Pressurewasher

    Hypo stinks!!!!!!!!!!

    Il get some and use it on the next job. It wasnt so much the smell on the job itself, infact the very strong chemical smell sort of mskes the customer feel they are getting a very powerful treatment.... Its more my clothes and tools was honking our own house out!!!😂
  18. scottish cleaning service

    Canvassing - how do you guys find it

    Aye, the elderly. Now here's a very interesting group of people. I work for one doing up his house and garden but I missed doing his windows. If he goes into a care home then he will be made to sell his bungalow to pay for his care but if he spends all his money then the council will pay it. Many old folk are beginning to cotton on to this financial fact and are spending their money by doing up their homes. That's where I come in and do the work for them. One began with fitting new wetwall in his shower quadrant. Next was two new light fittings and realigning internal doors. Now I'm just finishing off new PVC FSG and 14 downlighters in the soffit which began with one above his door. Last but not least I'm replacing his concrete edging with wooden sleepers so he can paint them. I'm thinking what will be next but there is nothing left to do until he told me his daughter and brother have a few jobs for me. I'm fully booked till into May now, strange how things can grow arm and legs and the cash is always there.
  19. Clarkus84

    Hypo stinks!!!!!!!!!!

    That's the one. I haven't used it so wouldn't know how much to add though
  20. Tango

    Akward roof panels

    Christ looking at that monster i think i'll be scribbling out conservatories from my flyers lol
  21. Pressurewasher

    Hypo stinks!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Pjj

    Water water every where. Where to buy.

    Lol that’s crazy I would be spending £200 per day per van !!!!! That cannot be right
  23. yeh very true, if its saturated with window cleaners theres always extra jobs. A lot of elderly cant cut their lawns easily etc.
  24. Pressurewasher

    Hypo stinks!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you il look in to it
  25. Pjj

    Hypo stinks!!!!!!!!!!

    Just make sure what ever you add to the hypo is designed to be added to it . We DONT put it in the hypo but spray the sorounding areas with clover chemicals bubble gum sent mask,after finishing rinsing down , it’s very strong stuff and a small amount goes a long way costs around £5 for 5 ltr I think . There are several sent mask products on the market that are made to add to hypo and they do work to a certain degree as @Clarkus84 said bonnymans sell some . As do softwash systems and others .
  26. Part Timer

    Water water every where. Where to buy.

    Spotless have a site in Orpington if that's any good
  27. scottish cleaning service

    Canvassing - how do you guys find it

    You have got to think logically sometimes. Imagine you are the streets window cleaner and someone comes knocking. Right away ones imagination starts to click into gear and wondering how much he is willing to charge. Folk might not be too happy if work begins to roll in and I'm not talking about the opposition. Best thing you can do is say nothing and carry on regardless. Theres other things you can add along the way, gutter clearing and PVC cleaning the add-ons are endless. I'm Mr Ben and today I was painting an outhouse. I have now to paint the outside of the whole bungalow at £150 a day which I'm happy about. Just plod along for a week and get 750 which is ok for an easy week. Eventually word gets around what you can do.
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