If you had the opportunity to make 60-100,000 working in your own business by starting out with an investment of less than $200 would you take a serious look at the opportunity? Many people would shy away because they would immediately feel they didn’t have the skills or knowledge to make that kind of money. What if I said that you could be making a substantial income cleaning other people’s windows?
Do you have what it takes to succeed?
This business doesn’t need expert qualifications but it does need a lot of common sense, people skills and attention to detail. Because you will be working with your hands you will need a certain level of manual dexterity. If you take the time to research online, you will find quite a lot of training materials to assist you in getting started properly.
The window cleaning services industry offers a wide variety of options; you can specialize in residential clients, commercial or industrial clients or you can simply mix-and-match according to your geographic area. The key to succeeding in this or any other business is to take action and do it consistently. Where many entrepreneurs fail is in the application of marketing to the right prospects.
You can overcome inexperience fairly rapidly but you will need a solid business foundation to keep your enterprise going all year round. When marketing your services, you won’t need to spend a lot of time and money on complicated advertising campaigns. Many budding window cleaning operators have started with a stack of flyers or door hangers with their cell phone number printed on them.
I would recommend from the start to find a local shop that will screen print a few polo shirts with your business name on them. Get yourself a set of business cards from the local print shop to go with your flyers and you’re off and running. The more people you see each day, the more business you’ll get. Be sure to learn all the new methods of cleaning glass and its surrounding frame. Become the expert that they can rely on for more than just windows.
A competent business and marketing plan will keep you focused on the company’s goals. Have a weekly sales and marketing goal to shoot for. Don’t settle for mediocrity as you begin to make money in your business. You can be the window cleaning painters surrey service operator that offers a pleasant surprise to your clients. Send out thank-you postcards once a month. Offer additional services or package programs for your clients to choose their level of service.
Develop a system for completing your jobs that allows for quality control as well as initial cleaning. Set your policies and procedures early on in your business before you begin to take on employees. Establish your code of conduct, your service policy and even ask for customer feedback. Do whatever it takes to satisfy your customers thoroughly. This alone will set you head and shoulders above the businesses in your area.