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Ciaran mcveigh
On 07/04/2019 at 10:13, simon said:

that a pretty good way ; im going to give it a try. ive been doing it years and my pricing is ok but i still make some **** ups as i do £1 a window base then guess up or down  so a fixed method for every house might get my work more even

So you would charge 10 from the £1 a window pricing?

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simon
15 minutes ago, Ciaran mcveigh said:

So you would charge 10 from the £1 a window pricing?

just from the look of the house it would be £12 minimum maybe £14 depending on what other work is nearby, £1 a window is just to give me a starting point 

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Pjj

Typical estate type of house £12-15 I feel is a reasonable price  

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Ciaran mcveigh
46 minutes ago, Pjj said:

Typical estate type of house £12-15 I feel is a reasonable price  

How u price it?

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wee man
9 minutes ago, Ciaran mcveigh said:

How u price it?

I think it's just with experience.  It helps having a minimum price then work up from there. 

I've had flyers going out the last few weeks and on them I've got "prices from £10" so when anyone rings they know the least it's going to be is a tenner.  I got lucky and got 9 new jobs but only one was £10 and that was a front and side only. I'm getting £12 for even small houses (Don't forget I'm not far from you) 

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Posted (edited)
18 minutes ago, Ciaran mcveigh said:

How u price it?

  I just look at it and know I can do at least four of them per hour so £12-15 a go is good money , we do lots like this some a lot bigger some smaller prices varie minimum price of £10 for anything 

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Incheck
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It really depends on your schedule and how far away from the work you are, if you’re doing it monthly then i’d say yeah £12 would gross you £144 a year.

All our rounds are 6 weekly. 

So i would go say £17.

6 weekly works out at say 8-9 cleans a year (lets just say 😎 would gross £136 (£8) less, but we make 4 less journeys, so more economical on time/labour & diesel.

If you dont have any other work near the area & have to travel half hour to get there and allow 20 minutes to clean, then you’d be looking at just shy of an hourly rate.

the house would be a piece of cake on a maintenance clean.

 

that being said the downside is you need half as many customers to fill your books, which has proved a task for me (i fill it up with ad ons) 

i plan on a 48 week or 11 month working year (we have 2 weeks off at christmas, and lose at least two weeks to things like van servcing, gale force winds, sub zero temperatures,  bank holidays & the likes) 

 

 

 

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Ciaran mcveigh

I can do 5-6 an hr on my own wfp which is over 40 an hr at £7 what is the normal hourly rate you boys are happy with on average I'm 25-30 which is good I think?

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Incheck
1 minute ago, Ciaran mcveigh said:

I can do 5-6 an hr on my own wfp which is over 40 an hr at £7 what is the normal hourly rate you boys are happy with on average I'm 25-30 which is good I think?

It’s nothing to argue with as a lone operator.

a lot of guys on here aim for £40

we are a pair and base at £40 per hour. Sometimes we exceed 50 an hour especially if its a big ad on job. 

Over a 9 hour day we should” be £360 per day working as a pair. But this is very rarely the case as we pile through work so fast and need so much of it. Almost never hit our targets.

Say my brother is ill, i’ve done over £250 on my own doing windows a few times but it was bloomin hard graft i’m not gonna lie. 

What i have found is that when work was priced based on £30 an hour we wern’t reaching that rate. Works now based at £40 phr and sometimes we’re over, sometimes we’re under.

we do hit a lot of roadworks and bumper to bumper traffic as work is not compact and we are based in the middle of a city, so this never helps.

My aim is basically, just earn, as much as poss.

Facing a lot of competition though not gonna lie this aprils been a tad quieter than previous years. 

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Pjj
11 minutes ago, Ciaran mcveigh said:

I can do 5-6 an hr on my own wfp which is over 40 an hr at £7 what is the normal hourly rate you boys are happy with on average I'm 25-30 which is good I think?

 

 

Thats a good hourly rate but you should benefit from your speed not the customer if I priced jobs at £7 I would be working 24 hours a day that’s got to be worth a minimum of £10-12 dont under sell yourself  

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wee man
48 minutes ago, Ciaran mcveigh said:

I can do 5-6 an hr on my own wfp which is over 40 an hr at £7 what is the normal hourly rate you boys are happy with on average I'm 25-30 which is good I think?

If your going 5 or 6 a hour I take it they are close together, if so then that should be your best paid work. 

My work is spread out a bit  but at the end of the week/month in averaging about £30 a hour. 

I've got work that I make easy £60 a hour and some **** stuff at £20 a hour ( which I'm trying to replace atm )

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Incheck
1 minute ago, wee man said:

If your going 5 or 6 a hour I take it they are close together, if so then that should be your best paid work. 

My work is spread out a bit  but at the end of the week/month in averaging about £30 a hour. 

I've got work that I make easy £60 a hour and some **** stuff at £20 a hour ( which I'm trying to replace atm )

I wouldn’t panic wee man. It’s easy to get carried away with trying to earn an hourly rate.

£20 an hour can be as worthy as £40 an hour if you know how to stretch money and use it wisely.

Obviously if you’ve got lots of kids, two dogs, two vehicles and 4 bedroom house, have a taste for expensive clothes ,or smoke, eat take aways & go out for weekend meals/go on holidays abroad regularly, then your living costs are going to be astronomical.

If we assume that most people are aiming for £40 an hour targets,

that would mean, if achieved, 8am-5pm would be £360 per day

Over a 5 day week thats £1800

per month £7200

over an 11 month year £79200

i’m sure the whole country would be window cleaning If that was the reality 😊

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Incheck said:

I wouldn’t panic wee man. It’s easy to get carried away with trying to earn an hourly rate.

£20 an hour can be as worthy as £40 an hour if you know how to stretch money and use it wisely.

Obviously if you’ve got lots of kids, two dogs, two vehicles and 4 bedroom house, have a taste for expensive clothes ,or smoke, eat take aways & go out for weekend meals/go on holidays abroad regularly, then your living costs are going to be astronomical.

If we assume that most people are aiming for £40 an hour targets,

that would mean, if achieved, 8am-5pm would be £360 per day

Over a 5 day week thats £1800

per month £7200

over an 11 month year £79200

i’m sure the whole country would be window cleaning If that was the reality 😊

 

 

 

No kids and no mortgage 😁 I'm happy with about 25 hours a week I really enjoy my days off and I don't work on really wet days ( just my choice) 

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Ciaran mcveigh
50 minutes ago, wee man said:

If your going 5 or 6 a hour I take it they are close together, if so then that should be your best paid work. 

My work is spread out a bit  but at the end of the week/month in averaging about £30 a hour. 

I've got work that I make easy £60 a hour and some **** stuff at £20 a hour ( which I'm trying to replace atm )

Yes they are together and I'm like u sometimes I get 50 or 60 per hr but overall it averages 30

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scottish cleaning service
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I picked up 3 jobs yesterday on the same street where I have one. Their windy never came back 5 months ago and they held on just in case. Good paying jobs and I reckon I could do the 4 houses in just over an hour. I'm not scared to price correctly now because there's very little competition. The one other windy is not licensed nor insured so in the fullness of time I will probably get the rest. Its mainly through word of mouth now and I'm hitting 60 customers without even trying.

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scottish cleaning service
On ‎21‎/‎04‎/‎2019 at 20:05, scottish cleaning service said:

I picked up 3 jobs yesterday on the same street where I have one. Their windy never came back 5 months ago and they held on just in case. Good paying jobs and I reckon I could do the 4 houses in just over an hour. I'm not scared to price correctly now because there's very little competition. The one other windy is not licensed nor insured so in the fullness of time I will probably get the rest. Its mainly through word of mouth now and I'm hitting 60 customers without even trying.

 

The 4 houses are a tenner a time, so £40 for just over an hour's work. Now the street knows that a tenner is the going rate and it makes perfect sense, no change. I tell them I add the tip to the price so they don't need to give me a tip.

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BigFoot
On 04/04/2019 at 19:59, Ciaran mcveigh said:

I based the price on what I usually charge was unaware the previous number but the customer said he was raising the cost every yr hence my post regarding am I too cheap 

I get alot of people wanting my services because I come recomended and reasonably priced my wife says dont be greedy your doing well lol

Don’t listen to your wife! You are not being greedy you are running a business, don’t cut your own throat to appease the inner doubt. £12.50 job all day long

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Davy G
18 minutes ago, BigFoot said:

Don’t listen to your wife! You are not being greedy you are running a business, don’t cut your own throat to appease the inner doubt. £12.50 job all day long

In a nutshell, as was well said by BigFoot . Your wife does need to understand you're running a business. My price would be absolutely minimum of £12.50. Probably a couple of quid more. 

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Ciaran mcveigh

yes and it's very successful boys I agree lol I got a wattsapp pic sent from a customer showing bird poo that had just happened after me cleaning the windows the customer was being humerus but my wife said ack sure go back and clean it for her😳

On 21/04/2019 at 16:58, wee man said:

If your going 5 or 6 a hour I take it they are close together, if so then that should be your best paid work. 

My work is spread out a bit  but at the end of the week/month in averaging about £30 a hour. 

I've got work that I make easy £60 a hour and some **** stuff at £20 a hour ( which I'm trying to replace atm )

Yes they are together and I'm like u sometimes I get 50 or 60 per hr but overall it averages 30

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