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Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by Donal, Feb 14, 2015.

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  1. Donal

    Donal Newcomer
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    Hi all, Like to say hello, signed up earlier this week. Being in the window cleaning business for nearly twelve years. With losing work days because of bad weather, I also do web development, but I am now going to fully concentrate on the window cleaning side.
    Reasons being.
    Wife is out sick and is going to be long term, so need to make up the shortfall.
    My current clients, are all getting old, I mean a 70 year old is one of the young ones, so I need to find new clients. Did very little work in my home town, as there was to many window cleaners established when I started (I normally drive 40 miles before I start to work) but through my website I am getting a few calls, so I assume a couple of the window cleaners are gone.
    I noticed that the younger clients will always say they will phone me when they want them done again, they do not book a regular cleaning, like when I first started in this business. So because of this I need a large client base, hence a lot of time is going to be needed to get that client base.
    So that's my story, love the forum.
     
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  2. Tuffers

    Tuffers Hero
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    Welcome Donal :thumbsup:. Forty miles to get to work? Jeez :(
     
  3. TolishAPurd

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    Theres lots of window cleaners wherever you are, but never assume that the street is locked down. For the ones that just want to call you as and when- be sure to charge them more and it can work to your advantage.

    Welcome to the forum matey.
     
  4. Smurf

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    Hi & welcome :thumbsup:
     
  5. mr shine

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    hi donal and welcome , i know what your saying about the ones wanting the occasional clean a few times a year , im in cork and get the same but i double charge them or they can go elsewhere
     
  6. Njones

    Njones Well-Known Member
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    Welcome Donal!
    I'm in North Cork & have gone the opposite way to you - sold up my round & now do web design full time!
     
  7. boarcity

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    thats so right, its a common assumption that in your immediate area its all sewn up - then why are you travelling 40 miles and passing lads doing 40 miles to get to your town- i see this everyday , its mad

    but so be it!
     
  8. abs

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    Welcome m8,had the pleasure of touring your beautiful little lsland last year totally loved it
     
  9. cheapncheerful

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    hi and welcome to the forum Donal I think we are entering a different part of the economic cycle and as more jobs start showing up less will be doing windowcleaning...:D so keep plugging away and it will all be worth it in the end...

    I know what you mean about people leaving it a while before booking you i just got one for thursday that I thought I had lost. she is now putting the house on the market and wants a good clean ...
    This works in my favour as even I cant remember how much I charged last time so it will go up...this happens quite a lot...if they say how much? up it goes....:D
     
  10. andy w

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    Hi and welcome from me :thumbsup:
     
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