Beoming A Window Cleaner

Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by pownallca, Oct 2, 2012.

Advertisement
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome to the UK Window Cleaning Forums.
    Starting or own a window cleaning business? We're a network of window cleaners sharing advice, tips & experience. Rounds for sale & more. Join us today!

  1. pownallca

    pownallca Guest

    I am thinking of starting a window cleaning business in my local area, i would welcome any advice on the following topics -
    • Realistic income that can be earned
    • How to get new customers
    • Tips for cleaning windows
    I have been in sales all my life and am used to trying to attract new business but would like to hear from you guy's who are the experts.
     
    Advertisement
  2. mark m

    mark m Hero
    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2012
    Messages:
    6,623
    Likes Received:
    531
    Welcome to the forum ,
    Where are you from as each part of the country earns different amounts?
     
  3. pownallca

    pownallca Guest

    Hi
    I am in Berkshire.
     
  4. bvwcs

    bvwcs Member
    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2011
    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    2
    Leaflet the area you want to cover and follow up by canvassing
     
  5. bvwcs

    bvwcs Member
    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2011
    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    2
    You can earn as much or as little as you want, just keep plodding away and dont get discouraged by the knock backs you will surely get.
    Just keep m practicing your technique, it will get better and faster. Go out with another windy for a day or two.
    Good Luck
     
  6. GMcleaning

    GMcleaning Guru
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2012
    Messages:
    1,010
    Likes Received:
    55
    * between £15-£25 an hour is realistic
    *knock on doors, its the ONLY way
    * take your time on first cleans, makes it a million times easier next clean and first impressions count
     
  7. pownallca

    pownallca Guest

    Thanks for your feedback all!
     
  8. rugbywolf

    rugbywolf Forum Addict
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2012
    Messages:
    817
    Likes Received:
    240
    With regard to getting new customers. I have never had any success with leafletting, although a card in a local shop is a good idea. Door to door canvasing is best, people like to see who they are dealing with. I found the best way was to sought out an area you wish to work, then go round knocking on doors and saying that you have been asked to clean some windows down the street, and that you have told them that if you can get enough customers then you will clean the said windows. They wiil seem a bit more interested if someone else is having you. so if you get some yesses, and you want to do them, then carry on. But, if you don't get enough, then you can just pop back and tell these customers that you didn't get enough. this way you will look quite good, and if later you happen to get some work in that area (which can happen), you can always go back and see these people again. This has happened to me once or twice. Good Luck.
     
  9. harunh

    harunh Legend
    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2012
    Messages:
    10,193
    Likes Received:
    146
    good luck mate

    its the best trade ever ;) lol
     
Advertisement