This canvassing lark can be so up and down!. I have been building up my round since august, on a weekend basis to begin with, but then left full time employment 3 weeks ago having accepted voluntary redundancy. I have managed to get about 55 customers so far. I quite enjoy canvassing, but it is a real emotional roller coaster. On Monday I went canvassing in matlock after I had finished a couple of cleans. Within 5 minutes of knocking on doors I encountered two separate window cleaners on their rounds. It seemed that all I could hear was the sound of ladders going up and down. It put me off, I know it shouldnt have done, so I moved to a nearby village. When I got to the first small estate, everyone told me that their window had just been!. I was well miffed. And literally 10 minutes later, I encountered another windy collecting his money. Anyway, all is well that ends well. When I got back home I had an e mail waiting for me...someone had read my leaflet and wanted a quote. I went round today and she was happy with the quote...27 quid. I was well chuffed at that. I then went two doors on and got another job...internals as well...and garden! Anyway, 5 new customers last week and 5 new ones this week. Sorry for the ramble...i suupose the more customers you get, the more recommendations you will get. Also, when you are starting up its a matter of picking at the bones and waiting for things to come together at a later stage. Thanks for reading and onwards and upwards!!