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ksp

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About ksp

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  • Cleaning Method
    Water Fed Pole
  • When did you start window cleaning?
    April 2016
  • Location
    wiltshire

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  1. Another one for the Medium bristle sill brush. Sent from my iPhone using Window Cleaning Forums
  2. I think you’re taking a massive risk at the moment unless you have some money behind you which I’m assuming is why you’ve said before June. I’ve been doing 7 day weeks myself though so can see why you feel like you need to do it. Did you ask about reducing your hours or putting in a formal request for flexible working hours? You’ve doubled to £500pm in the last month but I’ve found myself that the first 3 cleans is when you find out if they’re really ‘regular’ cleans or just someone who wanted a one off so I’d take that in to account. I’ve found google adwords worked well for me in spurts although If too many people are running ad campaigns for the same service the cost per click jumped up massively. If you’ve not done it I’d get in contact with k in Kent to do SEO work on your site. Good luck and I hope it all pans out well for you. Sent from my iPhone using Window Cleaning Forums
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    Would you like a cuppa?

    Anyone had a horrendous cuppa you’ve had to man up and drink? I’ve had two. One where a polish woman made me a tea which I can only assume was some kind of herbal tea which she had put milk in because I’d asked for ‘white, 1 sugar please’ I can’t describe that taste other than rancid but it looked like the milk had started to curdle once I began drinking it. The second a guy made one for me and my brother with coffee creamer. We both took a sip, shot each other a look as we were at the back and the owner was watching us from the kitchen, casually walked with our teas to the side of the house to chuck them down the drain. To agree with everyone else, my dad is a bricky and told me since I was about ten to never refuse a tea or else you’ll never get one again. Sent from my iPhone using Window Cleaning Forums
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    Parking whilst cleaning

    I had a look at this myself and from what I saw in certain areas you can buy a license as a window cleaner so you can park in this kind of scenario but it’s dependent on the council. In my area I’m stuffed if I’m caught parking illegally on double yellows. I’ve only been ticketed once though. Sent from my iPhone using Window Cleaning Forums
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    green pro clean

    Get a screw on gooseneck with quick lock. That’s what I use on my viper pole. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
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    Franchise

    It’s the avenue I intend to look at when I get to that stage. Sent from my iPhone using Window Cleaning Forums
  7. ksp

    That caps a **** day.

    Bad week so far. Quit my part time job Monday morning to go full time self employed. Monday afternoon I slipped on someone’s stairs doing an interior clean and put my back out. Tuesday I took the day off to recover and was sat in my house whilst someone drove in to my parked van. Now I’m left with a bad back and no van to clean with. Great start to full time self employed... Sent from my iPhone using Window Cleaning Forums
  8. ksp

    Franchise

    You get far greater exposure with multiple vehicles. Also when you’re looking for a ‘window cleaner near me’ it’s a massive help when that business is in multiple locations. I don’t know for certain but I would assume that it strongly helps for ranking your business site as well. I’m on the other side of the fence with this. I can see why people would buy in to a franchise and can see why it clearly works for some people. When I think of expanding the business (a long way off) franchising appeals to me far more strongly at the moment than just taking on employees. They both come with their own plus points but the biggest pro I can see for the franchise is that I imagine the person on board will feel a lot more involved with the company. They’ll have the freedom to pick and choose when they work, effectively still being their own boss but also support behind them when they need it. From the perspective of the owner of the business you’re far less likely to get someone who isn’t committed as the franchisee has their own money tied to the business from the start with their initial investment and from what I’ve seen there is potential to expand rapidly. I take on board what others have said about window cleaning not being a difficult skill to pick up comparative to trades etc but it still takes a lot balls to go out and start your own business regardless, knowing that it will sink or float entirely dependent on you. Franchising is a good middle ground for some people. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
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    Franchise

    The biggest window cleaning company in my area is a franchise. The business as a whole gets some real benefits via the uniform sign written vans and the fact every window cleaner he takes on he registers them on google my business at their address under the business name so they get loads of exposure. Sent from my iPhone using Window Cleaning Forums
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    liquidator 2.0 trouble (fliq)

    I’ve had an issue myself with the liquidator the last few times I’ve used it as it left lean lines and streaks running through the centre of the rubber. I tried it on my windows at home yesterday and it worked fine. I tried it again later in the afternoon and it left lines again. Used it this morning on an interior clean and same issue again. I’ve genuinely no idea what I’m doing wrong. Sent from my iPhone using Window Cleaning Forums
  11. Cheers guys. Sent from my iPhone using Window Cleaning Forums
  12. Hi, How much would you charge to do the interior and exterior of this conservatory roof. It's glass panels and she says there is 26 in total. Any help appreciated. Thanks Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  13. ksp

    Window cleaning

    You mean an epic success! I've helped someone out and reach for the glass came in like a legend and finished the job. Team work makes the dream work we're all winners. Sent from my iPhone using Window Cleaning Forums
  14. ksp

    Window cleaning

    Well that didn't work. But get in contact with him. Sent from my iPhone using Window Cleaning Forums
  15. ksp

    Window cleaning

    @ k in Kent Sent from my iPhone using Window Cleaning Forums
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