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Should I Become A Window Cleaner?
So, you want to start a small business? One that pays well and requires no qualifications? Well, consider this, window cleaners, depending on where they work, can earn up to $200 per hour!
Now, maybe where you live, window cleaners don’t earn anywhere near that much, and that’s fair enough. However, in Australia, rates are usually upward of $35 per hour, and, depending on the type of work, can reach into the hundreds of dollars an hour.
Sound good? Well read on and let’s see what you need to do to achieve this…..
It is absolutely vital that you have the experience that will enable you to find, and keep sufficient clientele to succeed. For this reason, the most recommended way to begin is to subcontract for someone else. For how long? Well, a year should be sufficient, provided you are trained in both residential and commercial window cleaning services.
You could start out by yourself but it could result in a bad reputation, especially whilst your skill set is low. Once you gain a bad reputation, it will be hard to recover. That’s why the recommended way is to work for someone else, at least at the beginning.
Another benefit of working for someone else is the opportunity to learn how to price a job. You want to be competitive. Most start out window cleaners charge too little, in an attempt to get more work. It is far better to know what your peers charge and try to do the same.
And, finally, working for someone else will give you the chance to see how they gain their customers. Do they canvass, advertise online, appear in the local newspaper…or, a combination of all of these?
Marketing is vital for when you want to go out on your own. Don’t waste your time, and money, advertising everywhere you can, learn which advertising methods work in your area and copy those methods….working for another window cleaner will give you that priceless knowledge.
So, Should I Become A Window Cleaner? is a valid question. Setting up your own window cleaning business can be very rewarding. It can give you flexbile hours, physical fitness, and…..a great income!
However, do it the right way. Work for someone else to gain the experience and knowledge that you’ll need to succeed.