Slowly Progressing!!!

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by rjacandwc, Mar 19, 2012.

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  1. rjacandwc

    rjacandwc Well-Known Member
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    Had a good day today!. Did 10 houses on my first ever day after leaving my PAYE job. I (as some of you know on the forum) have been working two jobs for the past year (well. almost a year) and I I have officially now started Window Cleaning and said "Goodbye" to my PAYE job. I was feeling really worried about everything last ***ht. But. I got out today at 8:00am. I cleaned two new houses today which held me back abit. New houses can be a total ***htmare. But. I just keep on moving and somewhere during the day, the windows look great and the job is done. One of the houses today had Georgian Windows which seemed to slow be down more. Not only that, they were black. Any tips on cleaning them?. I was thinking about cutting down my small squeegee to save alittle time. I cleaned them today using just cloths as I never realised how small each window pane was!... At the moment I am up to 131 customers and I really do need to get out a leaflet drop now. because I operate most on foot I am going to hit all the area were i already have work. I feel like I need to get to 180-200 to be sure of a wage in today's current situation. My PAYE job was paying me abt. £55 per day (£275 per week). I pulled in not far from double that today!. I just feel like I need to step it up more now and get my customer base. I beg for positive comments from you all like you always do. Because you are all alot more experienced than me and over the past year on the WCF your comments have driven me forward. I have also picked up a fewe jobs to fill the gaps for family and friends..
     
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  2. James

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    131 customers already? You will be fine buddy. A mass leaflet drop will drive more customers in your direction easily, keep working hard!


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  3. Paul

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    Well done pal keep it up your doing very well.

    No harm chopping down a squeegee to fit that style of window I do it.
     
  4. jambo113

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    have a look on cleaning spot or ebay i got a 6 inch chanel from there for a couple of quid and just keep it my bucket on a belt and swap the channel over from my 14 inch when needed. (ive got a quick release handle so takes seconds and saves buying or carrying a full squeegee around with you all the time.
     
  5. Ryan

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    good effort mate :]

    iv booked this week off my 2 PEYE jobs well this Monday and Tuesday and weds and i'll earn more in them 3 days than i will all week in my 2 paye jobs so
    when u think of it like that its great but i think u did the right thing tbh i'm pritty lucky as my main paye job is from 7 till 10.30 so i can get on the windows from 11 but then my after noon job is from 5 till 7 this will be going tho soon as i aint got much of a life atm lol but i want a new van so i will do it as long as ai can just booking days off when i need to :]

    you feeling any better about it atm ? how long u had them 100 customers for now do u mind me asking how much total income its worth ?

    as a min paied job is take home around £800 a week for 150hrs tho lol

    personally i need around 1k a month to live on anything else is saved and buy things i need for the house ect
     
  6. Posh

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    Well done. I was nervous first day as we prob all were but once yer get into it it's great. 6 inch channel (I got 2) is a good idea but must admit on them little windows I use astonish tile and glass spray and a micro cloth ( a good one, I use paragon 40cmx40cm glass cleaning one) and do them with that. Have done for 4 years now and never had a complaint and find it quicker then squeegeeing. It's just another option.
     
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    If it works it works, and if you've had no complaints everyone's a winner right?


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  8. rjacandwc

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    Cheers James and Paulrods... Jambo113 and posh. thanks for the tips. I have ordered a channel straight away... Seems like a nice cheap price. Good tip on using the astonish tile and glass spray too... I will get some of this if I get a few extra Georgian Windowed Houses in the near future hopefully... Welsh Cleaner. My 130 is worth around £850 per month at the moment... Which is an average of £6.50 per customer. Although, I have bungalows and flats I do for £4/£5 up to large houses from £12-15... the average sized house in this area (Suffolk) is about £7 - £8 per head in the small market towns. In the larger towns it may well be slightly more. Not too sure on that one really. I was taking home £1100 per month on my PAYE job. So, at the moment I am not earning as much as I was. But. I felt like I could not carry on the way i was. I was working two jobs and to be honest I was working myself into the ground. I feel happier now that I have left my PAYE job although, alittle worried. But. worry does not clean windows. So, in the morning I am getting out again...
     
  9. Posh

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    On that tile and glass cleaner. It's a green liquid. I've tried the other glass cleaners, even astonish but there glass cleaner is not as good as there tile and glass cleaner. Spray on wipe with micro and buff with glass micro cloth. Funny enough did a house today and it came out brill. Bit more difficult in the sun. Buff it before it drys.
     
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    Welsh Cleaner. Just to give you an idea of my growth since June last year... Amount of customers each month etc...

    June 19
    July 20
    Aug 17
    Sep 15
    Oct 3
    Nov 9
    Dec 8
    Jan 15
    Feb 13
    March 11
    Total: 130 plus a new one today!!![hr]
    Cheers the Mighty Posh! From the Tractor Boy!!! lol
     
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