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Cristian

6 week frequency - number of cleans a year



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Hi lads, 

 

On a 6 week frequency would it work doing 7 cleans a year, then the other days would be for lost time through really bad weather and then holidays some add on work etc etc. Trying to get my head around how to set this up so I don't get myself into a bind,, . Any help on this would be much appreciated. 

 

Cheers

 

Cristian 

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Nahh, 52 - 4 for holidays and stuff =48/6 = 8... the good thing about 6 weekly is it’s a little less fixed in a custys mind, as it’s not the same time each month, so you can usually get away with doing things a few days early or late without too much issue. 

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I wouldnt even think about it, just clean every 6 weeks and if you want a day or a week off have it

 

my round is supposed to be 4 weekly, but i havent caught up in months, im getting round it 5 weekly at best.

 

I used to worry about being exact, but its all in your head, customers arnt really that bothered as long as you are coming with some regularity.

 

 

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I disagree somewhat, some customers do like to know when things are likely to happen like the window cleaner turning up for instance and I have gained work from other window cleaners "turning up whenever he wants".

 

Not all, but some!

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I wouldnt even think about it, just clean every 6 weeks and if you want a day or a week off have it
 
my round is supposed to be 4 weekly, but i havent caught up in months, im getting round it 5 weekly at best.
 
I used to worry about being exact, but its all in your head, customers arnt really that bothered as long as you are coming with some regularity.
 
 

Yep that's it I used to miss quite frequently before wfp with workload and the customers weren't to bothered because they were saving a few quid.
But nowadays I work them harder and they don't get as many cash breaks lol.

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21 hours ago, paul alan said:

I disagree somewhat, some customers do like to know when things are likely to happen like the window cleaner turning up for instance and I have gained work from other window cleaners "turning up whenever he wants".

 

Not all, but some!

 

Yes there is the odd exception that will ask where you've been, but it's literally a couple of customers, quite simple really though to deal with that...once you've found out who the keen ones are then make sure you get there's done.  

 

I think customers get conditioned to you. If you turn up every 4th Tuesday bang on them all of a sudden start being 2 weeks late they will notice. I tell all mine from the off its every 4 weeks but don't panic if I'm a week late at times as there's plenty of reasons I could be behind schedule. Most will understand and as long as you are regular they won't bat an eye lid. Like I said I've been at least a week being for months and can count on one hand people that have asked why. Not lost any yet that I know of.

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I'm regular as clockwork and have been for years, I think a lot of my customers appreciate that.

 

I talk to my customers and try to find out what they do and don't like because I like to deliver a service along with clean windows, if you can clean windows to a high standard that's one thing but if you can guarantee your turning up on time and forward calling, wearing a uniform and turning up in a clean and tidy van then you can say your a professional window cleaning service.

 

You can sell yourself as-as good as the best and justify why your "more expensive".

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42 minutes ago, paul alan said:

I'm regular as clockwork and have been for years, I think a lot of my customers appreciate that.

 

I talk to my customers and try to find out what they do and don't like because I like to deliver a service along with clean windows, if you can clean windows to a high standard that's one thing but if you can guarantee your turning up on time and forward calling, wearing a uniform and turning up in a clean and tidy van then you can say your a professional window cleaning service.

 

You can sell yourself as-as good as the best and justify why your "more expensive".

 

Fair enough, i would say im all of those things apart from regular as clockwork, but its a good thing as im looking to take someone on in the new year, so at least i know ive got enough work to give them if im always behind. 

 

I dont know how you can be bang on time every month, last month i was away for a week, this week im moving house so a few days off. i had to have a day off not long ago as the weather was crazy. Too many things can crop up to guarantee set days, it suits how i want to work anyhow as i dont want to feel i cant have a day off if needed.

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I'm full to bursting and I'm still doing first cleans every week. But I'm always there and don't miss a beat, except for storms!

 

I really want to grow a profitable business with a great reputation, the way I'm going I'm doing something right.

 

I feel like I can literally walk by and pick up top jobs with ease, I don't really know where I'm heading at the minute but I feel like I can go as far as I want. This year has been amazing I couldn't of dreamed I could have achieved what I have. I'm full up with confidence.

 

It basically boils down to being fully committed and almost obsessed with getting somewhere, I have dedicated myself to the task.

 

 

 

I kind of have an idea I would like £50k per month of work spread over 10 men in 5 years and I can do that probably in less time but I just don't know if I want all that comes with it, I'm coasting right now and don't really need to make any decisions till next year.

 

I always set goals at the beginning of the year so I'll make my mind up at Christmas holiday, given the year I had this year I will know I can "go get" and "bring back" a significant goal.

 

Some people will say that I live a boring life and "how can you love window cleaning so much" but its not boring to me! I'm achieving my goals so yes I work 7 days sometimes and even have dreams about quotes, first cleans, jobs I did last week etc. I am a little obsessed right now but obsession is necessary for great achievement-whatever that means to you.

 

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