Hi my names mark I'm just starting out for myself after 5 years if working for some1 else

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  1. mark macca

    mark macca Member
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    Hi I've also just moved to a new area barking Essex so have also got to get to grips with priceing a different area and not treading on anyone else's toes any advice would be much appreciated thanks in advance
     
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  2. boarcity

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    "tread on anyones toes" ,made me chuckle. my advice is to stumble on blindly and never say sorry if you tread on/canvass a house that already has a cleaner.

    its a strange but true fact that most of the time the current cleaner will be glad to be rid of/hand over this pain-in-the ass customer.
     
  3. mark macca

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    You are right but we're I was working before we were falling over each other and it did sometimes get abit much and hard to canvass when there's 3 different windies working the road at a time
     
  4. boarcity

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    where were you before.?

    i work in colchester not a million miles from baRKING and i can tell you essex is boomtime right now, no need to low price now whatsoever .
     
  5. mark macca

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    I was in basildon but most of them were summertime warriors and no not a million miles but I'm finding it different hear canvassing is a lot harder as no 1 ever seems to answer doors I'm in the process of getting leaflets designed so thought I'd give canvassing ago I never had to do it before and it is quite daunting
     
  6. boarcity

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    if i was you id get posting your blurb daily on the local buy n sell groups on Facebook. this is a lot easier than leafletting ,tho that still has its place
     
  7. mark macca

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    I have tried Facebook but all I find on there is people wanting work done for nothing and a fair few messers that ask for a quote and never there when u get there but I'm sure thay ain't all like that
     
  8. boarcity

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    i agree the messers are there,but so are the ordinary folk who pay normally. i found if you put photos up [of you cleaning a window] and a typical price this increases the response greatly . iv not use facebook recently now as my rounds chocka full, but when i did i tripled my round no exaggerating, by using facebook including the paid ads occasionally
     
  9. daveyboy

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    Sod em all mate
    Get out there and saturate the area with leaflets..canvassing and facebook
    If you get someone else's customer then they should have done a better job
     
  10. mark macca

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    Thanks il give it another try it's goto be worth it I've just never had to do it myself and now I'm trying to make a life better for me and my family
     
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