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With hopeing to start a new round how many customers estimate would a two man team need to be profitable and realistically with lots of canvassing how long would it take to achieve to get the customers, were I live is quite a few villages and a few small towns.

 

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Tuffers
With hopeing to start a new round how many customers estimate would a two man team need to be profitable and realistically with lots of canvassing how long would it take to achieve to get the customers, were I live is quite a few villages and a few small towns.

 

Thanks.

 

It's not the amount of customers you have, it's the amount of money you bring in from them.

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Dave B

Where i live in town i could do 20 jobs a day all worth around £10-£12

When i am in the village next door or in the posh side of town i can do 10 houses a day but all over £20

If you had average £10 jobs you would need 50 a week to make 2k a month so 200 monthly customers and that works out to 10 jobs a day

That would be a good start for a 1 man band

2 men then you would need double

Canvassing wise it all depends on your area and how well you can canvass but 10 yesses is a days work or less if you have nice houses you can price well

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With hopeing to start a new round how many customers estimate would a two man team need to be profitable and realistically with lots of canvassing how long would it take to achieve to get the customers, were I live is quite a few villages and a few small towns.

 

Thanks.

your canvassing effort needs to be for several years ,dont think a big push the 1st year and ur off. several years den

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Den

Thanks Daley and boar doing as much research as possible, trying to work out what to expect cheers for the advice.

 

Den.

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Guest Solarpanelcleanington

Everyone is different. I work two monthly and average £22 a house.

300 customers for one man, 600 for two.

When canvassing I average about 1 an hour. That's 600 hours.

15 solid 40 hour weeks canvassing should build that two man round.

If only it was that simple.

 

Good luck, it must be doable!!!!

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simon

i think you need more than double the work or at least more than double the money for 2 men

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chris clean

Welcome mate!! Don't forget you will also be adding in earnings for the other stuff you get asked to do like clean a conservatory or guttering or do inside windows etc

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Dave B

The 1 thing i have learnt over the years is 2 men working together can't work at double the speed of 1 man

Maybe @boarcity will agree i don't know but i think it is due to setting up etc still takes the same amount of time

If you are working on a house that is on it's own then you waste double the time driving to it etc as the other guy could have been doing his own job elsewhere

I think the only way that would be twice as productive would be 2 vans and split the work rather than work together

 

You would still earn well working together but not as much as individually

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Guest boarcity

iv seen a few fail very quickly who started as a 2 man outfit . when you first start out in any business from the ground up theres going to be very little money to share out. HOWEVER i bleve its possible to do well from the off -if both newbies hammer the canvassing hard and INDIVIDUALLY. not together thats a cop out. if you can get the 2 work streams flowing in, maybe one of the guys then can go canvassing while the other cleans,it will work out.

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peter rogers

2 man is gd if u have cluster of work so u no move van.

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spanish pete

Hi Den ive been down this route. after 30 years experience cleaning windows . I can say 100% its great having 2 of you working together its much more enjoyable. But as far as earning enough from start for 2 people its a none starter. The real facts are no mater how much canvassing you do the average time to build a good round for 1 person to earn a good living full time is 2 to 3 years.

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Den

Thank you Pete not very comforting to hear but taken onboard this a concern We have talk about this, my son will be working three days for a family friends building firm until the round starts to establish I could personally sustain six months or so on little wage. Just feel it's that time in my life for a major change so even only for the first year or so if low earning are the case I'm prepared to give it a go.

 

Thanks again.

 

Den.

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mark

collar a local window cleaner and offer to buy some work of him.it may be a long shot but hey sometimes it works TRY IT

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chris clean

I think it very much depends on how much wedge is a good income to you as we all would put a different figure on it. Theres a bit of negativity that i dont quite agrre with in my opinion andthats all it is so dont want to offend anyone. I totally bow to Spanish Pete's experience compared to how long I've been in the game but you can search all the threads on this site and everyone says different! I think the one true thing is there's a hell of a lot of work out there if you are prepared to go and find it and do a good job when you get it.

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Den

Thanks Mark to be honest in live in a small village don't get out much haha if I see one I will defo ask good advise.

 

Den.

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Den

Good reply Chris only myself and wife at home, wife works don't have a lavish lifestyle but prepared to sacifice a few quid to at least try to make it work.

 

Thanks.

Den

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mark

DONT forget to bang loads of adverts in your local newagents,chipshops-etc IT WORKS.you want it youll get it

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