Getting laughed at when i tell people my plan

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  1. harunh

    harunh Legend
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    I told my missus and her family about my window cleaning business idea/plan and they laugh at me thinking its the worst idea ever.... but really i know its a great idea...

    My missus's mother told me that its only good for 2 months when its sunny i go no its good all year round people want a year round service ect


    It puts me down but at the same time i think its the best idea ive ever thought off..


    Also they say to me get a 9-5 job ect... but they really think theirs not much money to be made doing this... they think am going to buy a van.... and equipment and waste all my money i have saved up etc.... but im really confident it will work.... i will be canvassing by my self.... i will be dropping business cards a lot aswell.... basically i really am business minded which really helps alot :D

    When you talk to someone and say am a window cleaner people will think omg lol... but really you are probably earning more then what they earn in reality !

    Has any one else on here been in my position ? Lol
     
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  2. Richard

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    Going into any kind of new business venture will worry the people around you, if they think window cleaning is a risk; ask them to think of a different business with less risk.

    Good luck with your business

    Richard
     
  3. badbusdriver

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    Yeah, plenty, but most actually go out and clean windows, instead of just talking about it.
     
  4. Ryan

    Ryan Guest

    All my family and main friends are behind me but i have had a few people say well what u going to do if this or this happens ect saying i should stick to a 8 till 4 job

    well i'm 7 weeks in and already proving them wrong and i aint even got started yet

    i recently quite my afternoon paye job which i was pritty close to some of the employees there and thay where really happy for me that i'm doing something on my own.1 or 2 did say u sure this is a good idea and i earn more in a day than i earn there in a week lol

    just prove them wrong mate and u really need to get out there with a ladder and a flyer and start getting customers
     
  5. harunh

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    badbusdriver.... i need my driving license then i can start my business... and no i wont go and buy ladders and start.... i dont wnat ot use ladders for my own safety..... once i get my van... i will go canvassing like mad and be dropping leaflets a lot mate..... i read a story the other day of a person falling of a ladder and going to hospital.... i dont want to use ladders.... i will just stick to wfp.... so im afraid am going to have to continue talking about it.... for the time being lol
     
  6. badbusdriver

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    Yeah, i hear you, i wouldnt be happy going up ladders, but you dont have to. I have said on other threads about an old windy who lives round the corner from me and uses a bike. He used to be trad only, but he has a basic wfp system as well as his ladder for upstairs. Its perfectly feasable to carry 100kg+ on a cargo bike or a trailer. Again, as has been mentioned before, what if you fail your licence again?. If you really want to be a window cleaner, you should have a backup plan, and you could be out there getting experience right now.
     
  7. harunh

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    Am going to phone some local window cleaners so i can get hands on experience :) I dont want to get a bike or nothing lol ! i think the best bet for me is... to ask a window cleaner if i can come with them and get some experience ect..... bus badbusdriver the downfall is they may be scared cos another window cleaner is starting around his area.... so they might say no ? lol... but some people may be really happy am phoning them :)
     
  8. Masons

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    9 out of every 10 new businesses fail.
    But to show concern by laughing at someone isn't the way to do it, businesses are made when people are supported and motivated.
    I couldn't thank my wife enough for all the encouragement she has given me, and all the positive word.
    She doesn't know how much I love her for sticking by me, and she probably never will, but the last 6 years successes have been down to her pushing me out the door and making sure I get up when my alarm goes off, and encouraging me to keep calling businesses back.
    I'm sure your family mean no harm, but obviously they've had an effect on you, so work hard and explain your plan more.
     
  9. badbusdriver

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    I wouldnt think they would be scared of you wanting to get experience before starting up yourself, unless they are a rubbish window cleaner!.
     
  10. bluemonkey

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    the problem you have is no one likes people doing better in life than themselves, as a lot of people are conditioned to work in a job and earn 2-300 a week, and if they lucky get some over time, go out earn a 1k a week, which is possible and tell them where to stick it
     
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