Morning all, first time posting on here so please be gentle. I was made redundant close to ten months ago and to be honest, I have been finding work difficult to come by. I'm 32, married with kids, no money and at a bit of a crossroads really, I've always wanted to become self-employed, the enthusiasm's definitely there but, I've lacked the bravery (and the funds) required to make that next step. Subsequently, I've been looking into window cleaning via the traditional method to get me out of the jobcentre and get the £££'s rolling again. I've been acquiring some basic traditional gear over the past few weeks and have been practicing on my own gaff (neighbours think I've lost the plot!). I'm a grafter, and don't mind working on my own, I'm confident that I can make it work. I have one primary concern and that is local competition. I live between two average sized towns with loads of outlying villages, obviously there are a number of window cleaning businesses that operate, I wouldn't say the market's saturated, but competition would certainly be stiff. I'd say about 90% use the WFP system and most look very professional bombing about in their smart vans. Do you think there's still an opportunity for me with my ladder, squeege and bucket? Any advice would be appreciated, I look forward to reading more into the forum!