ksp

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About ksp

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  • Cleaning Method
    Water Fed Pole
  • when did you start window cleaning?
    April 2016
  1. I want to keep the area the size as I'm already marketing In just pay more so that it goes out to a bigger audience. I'm trying to gather enough information to see if it's worth investing more in Adwords or Facebook adverts. I know peoples views on Adwords are lukewarm and depends on using the correct words and how much £ and how many of the competition invest in it so I'm uncertain which direction to go. Unfortunately my round is still small and I don't have enough money to do both alongside flyering so I need to be as prudent as possible. Sent from my iPhone using Window Cleaning Forums
  2. Hi guys, How much do you spend on Facebook advertising? I spend £4p.d for 1 weeks periods and have found it most effective when I boosted a Pre/post cleaning picture rather than advertising for 'send message' clicks. Logic would suggest the more I spend the bigger the audience thus the greater return but I'm interested in what other people have done to decide whether to put more substantial money in to Facebook advertising or to google Adwords. Thanks in advance! Thanks Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  3. I'm in that situation currently. I started working self employed part time whilst I build my round up and I have a part time job at Aldi. I know with no back up job the impetus would be on me to drive more for work but the fear of not making enough to cover the mortgage, bills maintenance means to my mind it's too big a risk. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  4. May needs the largest share of seats possible in the House of Commons to help her negotiate and push through any new legislation she wants. So it makes sense, I'm surprised she didn't do it earlier when the mutiny within labour happened. I've never been for one party I always assess them on their manifestos and what I think is right and what's good for me. With this I would have voted Tory but I'm certain now I've started self employed they're getting ready to shaft us with NI contributions, and possibly higher taxes as whenever asked she evaded the question and as we all know they already attempted to increase the NI contributions self employed make. For that reason I'm abstaining. I can't vote Tory when I think that there's no parity between PAYE employees and us. Unless the tories promise to start paying me sick and holiday pay in which case I'm all for it. Sent from my iPhone using Window Cleaning Forums
  5. I've noticed that people do seem to get funny when you give them quotes for emptying gutters as it never takes as long as they expect. I've taken to explaining to them when asked that whilst it may not take long I'm working at height which comes with the risk of death/serious injury. In your shoes I'd do the same as you're planning. Say you're not a charlatan and you're sorry if something was lost on communication whilst you agreed the price, let her keep the cost of the last clean and say you're sorry but you'll be unable to do them due to the atmosphere. The cost of £15 is worth her not bad mouthing your company. I've only a small round though so I'm ultra sensitive to negative press. I still think I'd be inclined to do the same even if I had a full round though. Sent from my iPhone using Window Cleaning Forums
  6. Actually, more than that, I've been really impressed with the system and the pole. Sent from my iPhone using Window Cleaning Forums
  7. I've got a 400gpd 350l tank in the van I purchased from them. I've had it since September and other than the viper pole snapping during transit when they sent the delivery (they sent a replacement the next day) so far so good Sent from my iPhone using Window Cleaning Forums
  8. Whenever I need it. Generally it's just first cleans to get them up to scratch but it's good to have it there for anything you come across that you have trouble shifting like the customer has left over residue from tape they've used to stick signs on front doors etc. Sent from my iPhone using Window Cleaning Forums
  9. I use it and think it's fantastic. There's nothing I've not been able to get off with it that over cream cleaners have struggled with. The only downside to it I've found is that the lid isn't airtight so it starts to solidify after a while and my tub started to misshapen. It would be better it it came in a plastic screw top container in my opinion but as something for stubborn stains and dirt on PVC it's top notch. Sent from my iPhone using Window Cleaning Forums
  10. Honestly, if it was someone I knew and liked and couldn't do it to them. That's not to say you could trust them not to do it to you though. Sent from my iPhone using Window Cleaning Forums
  11. I second the yoga suggestion, or Pilates. Works wonders. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  12. Hi Matt, I had the same thing. The girl I was speaking to said that yell got 60 enquiries a month local to me and she could get me the vast majority. I know they'll have their own targets so i took it with a big pinch of salt and then decided not to go for it. I haven't heard anyone saying it's great for picking up new customers, that's not to say that it doesn't though. I'm as interested as you are to find out. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  13. Do you not get waste water charges? Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  14. That's what I do Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  15. Hi Crystal windows, First go on to your Facebook business page and copy the URL, then go to a free/forsale or local page write what you want 'looking for reliable window cleaning?.... etc' and copy the link at the end then click post it will come up with a link to your business page. A lot of the sites have rules on advertising that you are meant to follow or else be banned from the page so I pick few and post a few a day on different pages once a week. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app