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long story short, worked in the motor trade for over ten years got made redundant 3 years ago, started with a ladder, bucket and girlfriends car, now i employ others and make more than i ever did working in the motor trade

 

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Used to repair fruit machines and SEGA amusements got laid off and decided to become a water fed poler :)

 

4 years in and although i find it tedious now, its good money - when they pay!

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Left school and bought into a round my brother had.

I also started sub-contractual work with a few different window cleaning companies.

At 18 bought quite a bit more work, and dropped the amount of days I worked with others.

2years later I acquired the round to myself.

When I turned 21 I had started spending most of my time working for another window cleaning company.

Last winter I started building up my round to a happier size to become totally self-sufficient and am still in the process.

 

At the moment I'm still picking up work, which is going quite well.

I cannot work without an mp3 player, I'd go mad.

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Left school and went to to work as an insurance broker in London. Did 22 years and whilst there gained a law degree as well.

Got made redundant this Christmas just gone and hated working in a suit that much decided to try something else.

I had two kids, a wife and a good lifestyle earning £75,000 a year and from that went to nothing.

 

I started up iwindowwash 3 months ago and spend as much time as I can canvassing. I do not knock but post a quote through doors, almost always too low as I cannot see the back. I get the work adjust the price if they let me but it gets me seen and from that I pick up work every day at the correct price.

 

So far in 3 months I have 100 customers totalling £1500 a month. I reckon on having van number two within a year as I canvas at every opportunity, no matter what the weather.

 

I get to see my kids and would not change my job for the world.

 

I get many raised eyebrows from freinds and family "how can you have a degree and become a window cleaner". I say I am my own boss, have huge earning potential and above all am happy.

 

You have to work at it if you want it to work but remember, every day, every house you pass is a potential customer.

 

Rich

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Faredoes mate.

Just goes to show having the best degrees and jobs dosen't bring happieness and success. But sometimes the simple things in life brings much happiness :)

 

 

 


Hi all,

 

After leaving school at 16 studied at college for 3 years and had a part-time job at a major bank. Got Distinctions in Business, Law, Geography, Business BTEC. Was planning on heading to a high position in the finance world. But then complete change of career and decided being self-employed window cleaner was for me :)

Now at 21 have £1500+ round, advertised and canvassed 1000's of homes all around my local area. All setup with an 08 Vw Caddy Sportline and WFP equipment, I would never ever change jobs!

 

 

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Lukeey

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Guest colinvansmith

Left school and bought into a round my brother had.

I also started sub-contractual work with a few different window cleaning companies.

At 18 bought quite a bit more work, and dropped the amount of days I worked with others.

2years later I acquired the round to myself.

When I turned 21 I had started spending most of my time working for another window cleaning company.

Last winter I started building up my round to a happier size to become totally self-sufficient and am still in the process.

 

At the moment I'm still picking up work, which is going quite well.

I cannot work without an mp3 player, I'd go mad.

 

 

totally agree about the mp3 player!!! if seen myself driving back ten mile to get it when i forgot it.

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Hated working in the Nhs so asked a mate who had a w/c round if i could work on it till i got sorted out. soon realised it was a mess and totally under priced but enjoyed it and the freedom as i was outside. He was looking to sell as he didnt have the motivation to sort it out so he offered to sell it to me. its been hard work. still traditional around 700 properties that all need repriced that takes 6-8 wks to complete. on our last week of the round now and recon only lost approx less than 20% of the properties which is fine as they are or were extremely under priced. i was quite happy to loose them and have aready almost replaced them as well as improving the standard of work which most of the customers are delighted with. Win win. we recon our intake provided we continue the way we are we could prob almost double the value of the round in no time at all and then hopefully expand to other areas as people here are crying out for home helps for domestic cleaning.

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Guest SharperCleaning

I give you great suggestion. Window cleaning should not be drudgery. With the right tools, it can be a relaxing and enjoyable activity, The first and most important items you will need are the right tools. squeegee, scrubbing wand, sSwear word!er, and lint free towels. You can select one cleaning tool. These all the very nice cleaning tool.

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