Morning it's the only way i can describe how i am feeling or dealing with work. Level 1 You start off window cleaning, not knowing anything at all. You are so green and essentially just a walking messer magnet. Level 10 You have a few customers and you have big dreams of multiple vans and workers. Level 20 You reach your first milestone of X amount of customers, probably completed your first winter. Level 15 You loose a few customers, have a bad week window cleaning and want to quit. Level 25 You go on a forum, chill out a bit and up your game. A new £40 customer every 4 weeks reminds you why you wanted to be your own boss. Level 40 You take on your first big job. You worry the night before, you get no sleep and picture what could go wrong in your head. First clean takes 4 hours and you just know its under priced. The next clean takes 2 hours and there is still more time to shave off. Level 50 You start to work out your spiel on new customers, you can spot the messers and work out whats what. You have a decent round and you have got 2/3 years under your belt. Level 60 You no longer put up with dog mess, you drop rubbish payers and decide on how you want to improve your income. Level 70 You start to look at every job and realise where you messed up on pricing. Every new job is worked out. Will i loose time here, will i need that, will i need this. You still get the odd job wrong but hey more times than not its priced correctly. Level 80 Time wasting. That old lady who wants you to turn up at 2.45pm on a Thursday and have two kitchen windows cleaned for 50p is long gone. You have a steady reliable income and its good. You take on new customers where you can and streamline. Level 90 Building that cream round. You start to think you can push your prices beyond anything reasonable. £25 for a semi, yeah why not. You want it doing every 12 weeks madam? No problem that will be £80. You get a few good houses and you start to look back at where you was. Level 100 You are topped out as one man operation. You can spot a late payer before they are even a customer. Your window cleaner just stopped coming? One look and there's a black lab who could eat the customer out of house and home. Key pad locked gate, which is impossible to climb over. The customer is ALWAYS in though she tells you. Your spidey senses are off the chart. You quote, get the job, then back out. You have your set up just how you want it. Customer details are all filled in, you even have a spring in your step between windows. Just needed to get this out of my head lol. This year has been a massive turning point for me i must say. Once i became instantly full, it's like you are on some form of drug. You can spot messers, late payers etc. You charge properly and you don't even consider rubbish jobs. Like Mr Jones who wants just his top windows done every 7.4 weeks. I don't even know the point to this thread. I am close to a 100 i guess in my world. The best bit of window cleaning is being full and saying no. I have only had this happen to me this year. I know one thing tho. People take on help far to quickly i think.