Your best and worst part about window cleaning business?

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  1. harunh

    harunh Legend
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    Everyone name the best 3 things about having a window cleaning business:
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    & Now name the worst part about it:
    1.
    2.
    3.

    I would like to hear everyones thoughts :) Lol..

    My best parts are....

    1. Go to work when you want
    2. Being self employed. (having a business behind my back)
    3. When it gets busy... can pick and choose your customer (Im not at that stage yet) :) LOL

    Worst parts are....

    1. Filtering water all the time
    2. Getting customers when your phone is quiet (have to go out and work hard with teh flyers or canvassing)
    3. Cant sleep in... Lol.... :(
     
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  2. Gmeister

    Gmeister Grand Master
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    3 Good points

    1. Work when you want to
    2. Freedom
    3. I get paid for using my skills(do more then just window cleaning)

    3 Bad Points:
    1. Getting gray hands from using the ladders
    2. Working in the cold
    3. Bad Payers or cant get hold of money as there away on holiday
     
  3. Shaun1977

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    Good
    1.money
    2.work when I want
    3.being my own boss

    Bad
    1.weather
    2.bad payers
    3.customers who try to tell you how to do your job
     
  4. Podrikk007

    Podrikk007 Well-Known Member
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    Good
    Prove everyone wrong
    Good money
    Meeting new people

    Bad
    Having to motivate myself
    Filtering water
    Having to put fuel in the van, lol
     
  5. laddergarder

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    good

    no boss
    more reward the harder you work
    an impromptu day off watching films when the weather is really bad

    bad

    Himming and Hawing about whether to go out or not, when the weather is not that great
    Annoying, time wasters
    canvassing
     
  6. Paul

    Paul Guest

    Good
    My own boss
    Meeting new people
    Being outdoors

    Bad
    Canvassing
    Fuel
    People looking down there nose at you (if only they knew how much you can earn)
     
  7. All Round Cleaning

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    Good

    1 . working when I want
    2 . doing something for myself
    3 . getting paid in the hand

    Bad

    1 . not getting enough work
    2 . the rain !
    3 . people thinking you are a low life for cleaning windows ( As Paul says , If only they knew )
     
  8. Podrikk007

    Podrikk007 Well-Known Member
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    The way I see it. The less people that know how much we earn, the better. Every Tom, **** and Harry would be at it. More windows for us!!
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    ^^^^^^ it wasn't a swear word, it was a name. Short for Richard !! Haha
     
  9. Posh

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    Good
    Own boss
    Work when & how long I want to
    Cash

    Bad
    Weather
    Only days off is when it rains
    Bad payers
     
  10. simon

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    good
    1 having enough money to take time off when i want
    2 no one telling me what to do
    3 working outside i could carry on the good points for hours really

    bad
    1 having to organise things myself
    2 customers cancelling without giving me a reason
    3 not having a reason/job/money to buy a gardiners extreme
     
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