Referrals for free cleaning

Discussion in 'Advertising Offline/Online & Canvassing' started by KPFM, Jan 7, 2015.

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  1. KPFM

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    Just wandering your thoughts on a strange idea I've been toying with. Namely, if a customer refers a certain number of people (I'm thinking 5) to be custies, they then get their own windows done for free for as long as the other five stay customers.
     
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  2. TolishAPurd

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    I think if someone managed to get me 5 regular customers then I would probably give them a free clean if it was just a small house. But don't be too over generous IMO as you still have a living to make.
     
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    I've heard of chaps offering one free clean as a thank you for referring 5 ppl that remain customers after say 3 cleans but not for life so to speak. Surley if it should take of somedays you might end up working for nothing:rolleyes:
     
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  4. KPFM

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    Maybe the odd day but it'll never cause me to work entirely for free. For every free house, I'll have five times that in paid work.
     
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    If you went canvassing, how much unpaid time would you spend to get a new job?

    Similar thing, except you get others to canvass for you - win, win!
     
  6. daveyboy

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    I would do a free clean if a custy got me a couple of jobs maybe but not free for ever
    But then again i don't even do my brothers windows for free
     
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    I tried the free clean for a referral. I ended up doing a 30 quid house for free and I got a 15 quid house out of it. The 15 quid house went from 4 weekly to 8 weekly after a few cleans. The woman who lives in the 30 quid house nearly got me another job a few months ago, but I smelt a messer and never took it on so she didn't get another free clean thank ****. I don't offer it anymore for obvious reasons :D
     
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    when i first started out not to long ago (3 years) i spent £150 on a 3 month print ad in a local chat magazine, offering first clean for 3 based on them being a regular 6 weekly customer....worst mistake....did aorund 15 first cleans for free and only kept 3 of them now due to them giving me the usual "oh not this time, mybe next time etc" long story short dont do free cleans
     
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    i nearly choked on my mince pie.(number four)...by all means a free clean....but thats it....me i just make a joke about them being my agent... :D

    funny thing life...where i was today was a job i picked up from a leaflet drop donkeys ago....and when i went to price it he said someone else had called and said they would do the first clean free but he didnt trust that idea...
     
  10. Jimroot

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    That idea sounds extremely hard to regulate and monitor. With the cost of overheads, I'd be looking for a simple fair price for a job, if I still can't get work, I'll do another job.
     
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