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I've Quit My Stressful Job, Hoping To Enjoy A Less Stressful Window Cleaning Business

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steele

Name : Colin

 

Cleaning Method : Trad

 

Years cleaning : 0

 

Area : Buckinghamshire

 

About me : About to quit my job as a Deputy Ward Manager at a psychiatric hospital, will still work as an agency nurse to top up mortgage, bill money etc, but hope to earn primarily from working as a window cleaner and garden maintenance.

 

I'm sure people will tell me not to quit my day job, but if I don't I'm going to get sectioned soon myself. I've enough of the abuse and long hours. It's never too later to change :)

 

I'll be asking many questions, I'll try and read whats already been posted but I apologize in advance if I repeat old topics.

 

Thanks

 

Colin

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Gav

Welcome to to forum Colin. You will find plenty of useful info on here. Search is your friend, but if you can't find what your looking for please post away, their are many helpful members on here.

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Kips

Hi Mate, well done for taking the plunge. Have you any experience window cleaning? I'm sure we'll all help as much as we can..

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Smurf

Think some on here could do with your help including me :Image3:

Now what was is saying? :Image16:

 

 

Oh thats it... welcome Colin

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newleaf

Hi Colin

 

Not to far away from you, Oxfordshire, and i'm just about to start building a small round for myself too, around 60 or 65 houses to add on to my carpet cleaning business.

 

Good luck, i know what it's like to be stressed, i use to be a Sup-Postmaster running a busy Post Office but after 2 years couldn't take it any longer so sold, retrained as a mortgage adviser at begining of 2007 only for the market to crash in early 2008 and being a carpet cleaner since and soon to be window cleaner, hardly every have any stress now, its been hard work though and some months have been very tough financially.

 

Best of luck.

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Tuffers

Colin, you only live once. Do what makes you happy. I can honestly say if I won the lotto I'd still clean windows. Not as many as I do now, I'd sack the jobs/people I dislike and do the nice ones in my own leisurely time.

 

Go for it, it's ace!

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Dodger

Hia Colin welcome. My bro is in a similar job and he sounds just like you, I won't suggest he does same though he pays me good money to clean his windows.

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steele

Thanks for all the kind words.

 

I have minimal experience cleaning windows. This afternoon I've cleaned mine, my neighbours and my parents. I watched some videos and pieced together a kit out of the garage, got better with each window. It felt very therapeutic actually.

 

Looking forward to getting started.

 

Cheers

 

Colin

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norm

Good luck mate I am no stranger to your soon to be ex job.Window cleaning is therapy :Image7: look out for custs :Image2:

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steele
Good luck mate I am no stranger to your soon to be ex job.Window cleaning is therapy :Image7: look out for custs :Image2:

Gusts?

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steele

Haha, sure. I'm hoping I'm well prepared for the odd difficult customer after years of working in psychiatry. I just need the customers.... going out canvassing tomorrow :)

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Newbie cleaner

Hello and welcome, I'm a new comer on here to and was made redundant from the local council, was a Licensing principle, have a poke about and enjoy your new venture.

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Bernie

Welcome Colin.....your in the right place mate the guys are all friendly n helpful on here. :)

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Richard

 

Name : Colin

 

Cleaning Method : Trad

 

Years cleaning : 0

 

Area : Buckinghamshire

 

About me : About to quit my job as a Deputy Ward Manager at a psychiatric hospital, will still work as an agency nurse to top up mortgage, bill money etc, but hope to earn primarily from working as a window cleaner and garden maintenance.

 

I'm sure people will tell me not to quit my day job, but if I don't I'm going to get sectioned soon myself. I've enough of the abuse and long hours. It's never too later to change :)

 

I'll be asking many questions, I'll try and read whats already been posted but I apologize in advance if I repeat old topics.

 

Thanks

 

Colin

 

 

I would drop the garden side of things and choose window cleaning. Always work on your prices, especially if you are slow (trad or wfp); the market size is still likely to be much bigger than the competition.

 

For the sole trader, window cleaning has always been about increasing profit, not increasing turnover by gaining another low priced customer. Put simply you can have 150 customers at £25 or 500 customers at £7.50 – as you build your round up, you build your prices up at the same time.

 

Good luck with it all

 

Richard

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vespawho

Hi, good luck in your new venture. Its a great forum with loads of help....ask away, i do!

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