How Many Rejections Can You Take

Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by david247, Jan 9, 2013.

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  1. david247

    david247 Banned

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    hi all iv been canvassing around today.

    so basically every door i knocked i wrote down the house number and roads by the end i just had enouth my quote was between 6 and 15 pounds even a conservatory clean at 20 quid and it was green and as hell.

    in the end i counted that i only had two mabys and 147 refuels iv had enouth i handed out 500 flyers.

    where am i going wrong ????
     
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  2. jimbob

    jimbob Well-Known Member
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    did they all look like they've already got a window cleaner round that area I tried an area round me once nice big houses all around £15 only got 1 found out there was an old boy who had been cleaning them for years and only charges £6 just cant compete
     
  3. GMcleaning

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    its hard to tell without knowing your pitch when they answer the door, but i keep it simple,
    i just say 'hi, im a local window cleaner, iv picked up a few customers on this row/road/cul de sac/whatever and just wondered if you would like a price too while im here...?
    at this point, if theres any interest at all i say, 'ok, il just have a quick look and then il let you know how much'...i have a look, i let them know how much, before they answer i will say something like, 'it will be £7.50, i clean the glass as well as the frames, il do them once a month and this area is normally covered on the 2nd week of the month, does that sound ok?....this way your leading them into it by showing them the service they will get for their money, highlighting the benefits of clean frames, regular service, etc.
    it sounds complicated but its not, i find it flows easily, and i can remain friendly and professional with it and i get fairly decent results when i canvass, and smile, always smile! (obviously be clean, presentable shaved, etc)
     
  4. david247

    david247 Banned

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    my line is alomost the same and i still get an answer no he been doing for years
     
  5. A.K WINDOWS

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    i know what you mean its just finding and area its all about look in my eyes its finding were a windy has jacked in or weather someone has not spotted them little streets.not as easy as you may think ive been finding it hard over the last 6-7 months.

    theres alot of people out there whop can live with dirty windows.
     
  6. Smurf

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    "theres alot of people out there whop can live with dirty windows"....Like me :D

    Seriously door knocking can be sole destroying but one of the best ways to gain work so keep it up.

    For me I don’t do door knocking as gain enough work through my website, customer recommendation & being out & about. Mind you I don’t just clean windows.

    Good luck ;)
     
  7. Squeak and Bubbles

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    Try putting some adds in the local shops near you. That might drum up a bit of work too!
     
  8. jimbob

    jimbob Well-Known Member
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    yer I put a leaflet in the windows of the local shop and a few of the ones I clean gets me the odd job now and then
     
  9. david247

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    lol there are four window cleaners where i am and there two signs in the local shop two me
     
  10. All Round Cleaning

    All Round Cleaning Grand Master
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    Where you canvassing dave ???
     
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