Jump to content

Don't want to see ads? Become a subscribed member.

How you started


Gazz

Recommended Posts

I like to know how others got into this industry and how they managed. So my question is what did you do before you went self employed and how was your first year, let's know how hellish it was.

 

Before I started window cleaning I was working in a production factory that was producing air conditioning. I worked in mitsubishi electric for 3.5 years. The job was deadend and the pay was low. All in all the Job was never the hardest but wasn't a career.

 

So I made a decision and had a look around for careers. Saw a window cleaner clean a store front. I went over to inspect his work and I criticised it and said I could do better and here I am. 

 

I'm still in my first year and I'm getting there. I now know the frustration of letting first cleans build up and pulling my hair out,but after the first clean it's all a dream. I'm certainly not the cheapest for my area but I get my work.

 

I do owe alot to the regulars on this forum. I took alot of information and learned from other people's mistakes and tried to avoid them. 

 

For any new members coming here, this forum is a brilliant opportunity to learn and assist you with your business.

Link to comment
3 hours ago, Gazz said:

I like to know how others got into this industry and how they managed. So my question is what did you do before you went self employed and how was your first year, let's know how hellish it was.

 

Before I started window cleaning I was working in a production factory that was producing air conditioning. I worked in mitsubishi electric for 3.5 years. The job was deadend and the pay was low. All in all the Job was never the hardest but wasn't a career.

 

So I made a decision and had a look around for careers. Saw a window cleaner clean a store front. I went over to inspect his work and I criticised it and said I could do better and here I am. 

 

I'm still in my first year and I'm getting there. I now know the frustration of letting first cleans build up and pulling my hair out,but after the first clean it's all a dream. I'm certainly not the cheapest for my area but I get my work.

 

I do owe alot to the regulars on this forum. I took alot of information and learned from other people's mistakes and tried to avoid them. 

 

For any new members coming here, this forum is a brilliant opportunity to learn and assist you with your business.

The response to your post is a bit slow mate because this subject was covered not long ago. 😊

Link to comment

Had my own courier business, but came time for new vans etc ...and the regulations Councils may/will be bringing in plus traffic hassle etc decided alternative career were I would still be my own boss, and was a windie back in the day....so started up few Months ago.

Going fine, not as busy as I want yet, but little steps.

Am happier, have less stress/hassle, and feeling fitter (body still aches in the morning,but did anyway) .

As an aside agree with Gazz as to how helpful this forum is.

 

Link to comment

Don't want to see ads? Become a subscribed member.


Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.

Ad Blocker Detected

Please disable your ad blocker

Our forum relies on ads to pay for the servers and our time maintaining and running the forum.

Sadly running a forum like this is not free, and due to our popularity, we need servers that can handle the amount of traffic and resources our forum uses.

 

If you do not wish to see ads on our site, please consider supporting the forum with a membership subscription.

 

Accept