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Lemming

Hi all. I'm completely new to window cleaning, although I've have been researching as much as I can on here and various other places for the past few weeks.

 

I'm planning on going down the traditional route to begin with and transitioning to wfp when I have enough money to invest in the equipment. I'm just waiting on some business cards to come in the post and gradually building my Facebook page.

 

Cheers,

 

Lemming

 

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Part Timer

Good luck, anyone that leaves the relative safety of a  job to become self employed earns my respect.

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Lemming

Thank you. I do still have a part time job at the moment just to keep money coming in. My goal is to become fully self employed and grow the business. There's a long way to go!

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Tendering window cleaners

Best of luck to you, keep us updated with your canvassing methods and success.

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Lemming

I've just finished my first 2 cleans. I spent over an hour each on both houses [emoji23]. To be fair to me they were filthy, and I obviously wanted to do a good job.

It was a good learning experience as I feel I underpriced one of the houses, and I forgot to mention anything about charging extra for a first clean.

I found the whole canvassing thing very nerve racking too. I might do a Facebook ad next, on top of canvassing.

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Joshyouare
18 minutes ago, Lemming said:

I've just finished my first 2 cleans. I spent over an hour each on both houses emoji23.png. To be fair to me they were filthy, and I obviously wanted to do a good job.

It was a good learning experience as I feel I underpriced one of the houses, and I forgot to mention anything about charging extra for a first clean.

I found the whole canvassing thing very nerve racking too. I might do a Facebook ad next, on top of canvassing.

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Sounds great - well done on getting those jobs!

 

What was it about the canvassing that you found nerve-racking? 

 

I got told in an old sales job that statistically every no means you're closer to your next yes so you should celebrate "no's" too haha.

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Lemming

Ha that's a good way of looking at it, I like that. I have anxiety and confidence issues in my day to day life anyway, and I think I just built it up in my head. It sort of felt like I was going for a job interview, and I was worried I wouldn't know the answer to a customers question or I'd be 'found out'. It's stupid I know, but the more I do it the better and more comfortable I'll get.

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Joshyouare
5 minutes ago, Lemming said:

Ha that's a good way of looking at it, I like that. I have anxiety and confidence issues in my day to day life anyway, and I think I just built it up in my head. It sort of felt like I was going for a job interview, and I was worried I wouldn't know the answer to a customers question or I'd be 'found out'. It's stupid I know, but the more I do it the better and more comfortable I'll get.

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Not stupid at all mate, don't tell yourself that 😛

 

I know how you feel - once you've done a few more though, you'll be making more money and your confidence will be better for it, win-win :)

 

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Lemming

Thanks mate. My pole and backpack have just come in the post so I'm made up. Going to work soon though so no time to play about with it.

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