Canvassing results

Discussion in 'Managing Your Business' started by kahoona, Jul 9, 2014.

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  1. kahoona

    kahoona Well-Known Member
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    Hi all thought I would share some results from my recent days canvassing.

    This is all residential roads, thats is well catered for with several well established windies operating the area already. All door knocking done mid week during the day hence the high proportion of "not in's".

    Total of 363 doors knocked
    241 not in (flyers posted)
    90 No thanks or already have windy
    16 Quotes given on the door.
    12 quotes converted to regulars
    4 others, e.g. vacant house,
    6 jobs from flyers.
    NB one of my first questions is do you have windy, if a yes I walk away, i'm not into nicking others work. Unless the customer makes it very clear they want to change.

    Thats a conversion of 3.3% doors knocked to new business. I know this is not great and I'm sure I wont have any canvassing companies knocking down my door to offer me a job, but I thought it might be interesting to see how other "non professional" canvassers results compare. I sure I will get better at this as my confidence grows, and i hope to see the 3.3% grow (as long as it dose I know I'm becoming a better canvasser).

    Top Tip I was given by a long time windy and seems to really work - best way to convert the quotes to regular customers is to offer to do the clean there and then, that seems to secure commitment from the new customer, when you actually do the first clean and they see nice sparkly windows.

    My web site has brought in 2 enquirers over the last few weeks so room for improvement there, but I now see I'm getting first page listing on Google in my town, which I'm pleased with as this is the first web I have produced for scratch including the seo stuff.

    Anyway would be interesting to see hard figures from any other members if their willing to share, and share any tips on ways to improve canvassing techniques.
     
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  2. cheapncheerful

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    i not bothered as too many people mithering me to do jobs...i need a holiday....dont know how you all find the time and energy to look for more work....:D keep it up though.......i would shove a card through a dirty windowed house if i saw one but thats the most effort i do...
     
  3. kahoona

    kahoona Well-Known Member
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    lol I like your honesty cnc, not sure what mithering means though :confused:
     
  4. cheapncheerful

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    pia

    mithering is an old northern saying for people who expect me to be at thier beck and call ...
     
  5. kahoona

    kahoona Well-Known Member
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    sorry mate now i'm really :confused::confused: confused.com
     
  6. kahoona

    kahoona Well-Known Member
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    or maybe i had too much sun on my head today:(
     
  7. cheapncheerful

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    #7 cheapncheerful, Jul 9, 2014
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    no you make a great point ...even the god wiki doesnt seem to know what mithering is...i am working on it...see you soon...

    Northern English to fuss over or moan about something

    and okay ...custys asking me to work shouldnt really come under that but ....i want a holiday...or at least time off to sort out this mad house...and rain never stops play any more...basically i am a lazy ba stard...must work harder...

    think of the money .....think of the money....:rofl:

    well sort of on hold ...i have a gutter clearout...an oak tree branch removal service...a paint a conservatory(where really the whole house needs painting)....and of course ...probably something i have forgotten..
     
  8. Tuffers

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    Mithering means pestering. My Mrs is always mithering me to do the washing up :)
     
  9. kahoona

    kahoona Well-Known Member
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    "I'm sure I wont have any canvassing companies knocking down my door to offer me a job,"

    I was right, I haven't had any canvassing companies mithering me to do work for them!
     
  10. cheapncheerful

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    hey you got northenised...i will let you watch coronation street now..:rofl:

    i deliver 500 leaflets around my local village in different bits and its surprising how many clean windows i see so guess its pretty well looked after around here....but you never know...had two windys drop off recently and got new jobs so you just got to stick to it...

    i got a nice job in middlewich if anybody wants it....£75 cash in hand...:eek: its okay hes getting smurfs number....

    that bloo dy gavs found out tuffers plan and demoted me....i sorry gav...it was tuffers made me do it...
     
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