Beginners mistakes & schoolboy errors..

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by Green Pro Clean Ltd, Dec 15, 2015.

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  1. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    When I started out this time round I found myself in an area that I dont know so well and in an industry where my local knowledge was seriously lacking.

    I was so hungry for work I was almost giving away my services. I signed up a 5 bed detached house with small conservatory for just £8 and was well chuffed as i was now 'on that street' figuring neighbors would see me and id get some more large houses.

    Well this didnt happen and i spent nearly a year doing the large house each month for 30 minutes a time for just £8.

    In the end i came to loath it so much as it was so badly underpriced that I just stopped going.

    Well Saturday Jade was working that area, i forgot to tell her that i didnt want that house so she knocked it and not only that she signed them up for me again...... this time at a fair and acceptable. £28.

    3.5 times what they used to pay me. Just goes to show that if you ask for a fair price you can easily attain it.

    I told Jade that if it looks like a 10 minute job the price is £10. If it looks like a 20 minute job £20 and so on and she has the timing estimates pretty bang on, if anything she usually over estimates how long it will take. :))

    Moral? I guess dont sell yourself short. I wish i hadnt done that job every month for £8 when that time would have been more profitable knocking doors and adding more correctly priced jobs to the round.
     
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  2. Trev81

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    How will you go about the conversation with the customer when you turn back up at £28 after just stopping going when you were doing it for £8?

    Do they know it's the same window cleaner when Jade signed them back up at a hefty price rise?
     
  3. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    I wondered the same Trev when she gave me the address. I only ever me the customer twice. Not been in just over a year and today she looked at me like she didnt even know me. I didnt bring it up. Just kept it simply business and yes luv, no luv, all done luv.

    Also bear in mind my physical apperance has changed massively with a 3.5 stone weight loss this past 4 months.

    Previously i was Green Window Cleaner Now i am Green Pro Clean Ltd.
    If they dont make the association inaint going to push the topic. :)
     
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