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How much more for one off cleans ????

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5 hours ago, Green Pro Clean Ltd said:

One off work is always priced at hourly rate or part there of. 

Also a chance to pick up the gutters etc whilst your there. 

Many one offs I have quoted over the years actually turned to regular work. 

Same as myself I was kind with the price (too kind) in the attempt to get handy regular work. A lot of the time it pays off, this time not so much.

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I never turn down one off cleans in fact I advertise that I do both regular and one off.  Why... Because so many round here don't so I pick up lots of end of tenancy/ house sales and lots of military married quarters before they move. I price high for all of these and most are happy to pay it. The other pros are you are out working so neighbours see you, some lead to regular work, some lead to add ons. Also for me I'm all about earning what I want to earn as quick as I can in a day. My window cleaning round will always be my bread and butter but I love days when I do add ons and one offs. I did a navy married quarter end of tenancy clean start of week insides and out £60. Less than 2 hours and the neighbour came out and said she doesn't want regular but took my number for when she leaves in April. I don't see why if you can fit them in you wouldn't do them even if need done on a saturday

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8 hours ago, A19 MAC said:

Start as you mean to go on, simply don't. do them !


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Fair enough that's what you do your choice and your business you run so do what you prefer. But do you have Any reasoning behind this as you have just told a guy new to the game to simply not do something that earns many of us thousands maybe 10s of thousands a year.  I have full rounds that will always be my bread and butter. But when someone wants a one off if someone's happy to pay the inflated price I charge for that service why not! Are you really earning so much money that when someone moving house is happy to pay £60 to give there house a one off clean that takes less than a couple of hours including going from my house to there's and back you just turn it down. If you add up how many people want these weekly monthly yearly you are missing lots of wedge on top of normal rounds and add ons

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Yes, your right, but I replied to someone who said they didn't really want to do one offs, 28 years of traditional window cleaning has has taught me not to get involved with work you don't want, that's the whole point of being your own boss, isn't it ? . Go for quality not quantity, if your in it for the long game, save your knees !!!


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On 10/11/2017 at 18:45, Daniel Perkins said:

I have never asked for payment in advance and have always been ok. It was a schoolboy error on my part not finding out the criteria before I did the job. I did it cheaper as if I got it regular it would be a handy 35 quid every week. I'll see if he comes around with the bad weather coming in now. I did him a big favour and I will let him know that when I hear from him again.

The same sort of mistake I would of made, being optimistic at  getting a reasonable commercial on the books.

But would not done so if it was a domestic house, do not do one offs,

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Yeah i'm usually good at gauging people but I let the ball drop on this one. The annoying thing is I was at the shopping centre today and I had a quick look at the restaurant just to see if it has gotten dirty and guess what..... it's still bloody spotless!!! Jammy gits. Need the wind and rain to blow in the right direction and I will hear from them. Hurricane Ofelia or whatever her name is might sort that for me :D

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