A good time to add to my work??

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  1. SMC CLEANING

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    Hi guys,

    It's a New Year so I'm looking to add to my current wfp work just wanted some advice on what you think would be the best way. When I first started I bought a round that turned out to be a nightmare so am a little against buying another one. I have picked up a lot of work last year through word of mouth and did quite well with that but it was in drips and drabs. I am the first one to admit that I’m not great at speaking the lingo witch most window cleaners are when it comes to pricing work and running a business I am fine however this is a stumbling block. I was looking about maybe buying an established round however the ones I have seen in my area are a bit above what I was looking to pay. Can anyone advise on what would be the best way to build it up as this is the first time I have really pushed to dramatically increase my work? Any advice would be welcome.
     
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  2. Smurf

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    Door knock maybe?
     
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    Have faith in your abillities that you can offer a great service and your confidence speaking to ppl will increase. The worst they can say is **** off :D
     
  4. Shiny

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    If you want instant work then buying a round is the way to go....however all of that work may not be your ideal customer....so if you want to build a quality round word of mouth is best....but like you say work comes in drips and drabs ... but it can be the most rewarding in the long term. The only work I take on now is the work I really want, I must have turned away 5 jobs last month, simply because the jobs were small jobs and for me aren't worth bothering with,these days I just take on work that is worth doing and as I take on more higher priced jobs I drop jobs at the lower end of the scale...as they say why do 15 jobs a day when you can earn the same or even more doing 10 jobs a day..!!
     
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    I've never wanted to buy a round as you are only buying good faith so you don't really own any work so to speak. If work is underpriced, customers mess you about or don't like you for whatever reason then you have wasted a hell of a lot of money. I think It's far better like shiny has mentioned to build a quality round yourself.
     
  6. smccleaning

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    Thanks guys yeh I get both of your points and smurf your right like I said buying a round was more hassle than it was worth when I started but it was a way in. I'm getting loads of flyers made so possibly door knocking maybe the way foreword.


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    No substitute for knocking on doors and asking the question tbh
    Work out a price beforehand for an average house in that particular area if you're not good at pricing on the spot
    Then add to it if they have a conny or awkward windows
     
  8. boarcity

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    flyers work well if you dole out plenty . regularly . 4 hours once a week every week for a year should build u a decent round, but no less than that . in 4 hours you should use 400+ flyers,so thats 20000 you will need to get printed up
    i built my round on flyers mostly and to get a round suitable for 4 workers doled out at least 100000 flyers which i printed myself
     
  9. Posh

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    Hey smc. Do you come to royston at all. Am sure I've seen you?
     
  10. daveyboy

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    I was in royston today posh
    Met my mate who works at johnson matthey for lunch
    Smc you are only 15 minutes away from me also
     
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