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Steve Grocott

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Not enough work!
« on: July 30, 2021, 01:23:25 am »
Hey everyone,  Iím into my second year of p/w now, and business is no better than last year! (I did 30 jobs). I advertise in our local trader magazine, have magnetic signs on my van and put leaflets out intermittently.  Should I start a FB page or a website or both.
Any advice would be appreciated!

Mike Halliday

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Re: Not enough work!
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2021, 07:49:39 am »
I would get a website no matter  how busy you are, a Facebook business  page is easy to set up so you might as well do one. Although Iím not a big lover of Facebook some people get work from it.

 I would look where your existing work is coming from  and do more of that.

ĎIntermittentí leafleting doesnít workÖÖ Ďconsistentí leafleting does ;)
Mike Halliday.  www.henryhalliday.co.uk

Smudger

  • Posts: 11526
Re: Not enough work!
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2021, 08:41:25 am »
agree....

intermittent is a waste of time you may as well no bother - leaflet and canvass - if your cleaning then you need to be delivering leaflets or knocking doors - get out there to get the work, it won't come looking for you

Darran
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

www.oddbodscleaning.co.uk

Yada Yada Yada

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Re: Not enough work!
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2021, 09:22:46 am »
Do we agree a website is important Mike?

Mike Halliday

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Re: Not enough work!
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2021, 10:00:53 am »
Do we agree a website is important Mike?

I think a website is an inexpensive addition to any marketing plan,  lots of people want more information on who you are and what you do than a leaflet or magazine advert can give. A website is a good information portal for those people who want more info.

And some people wonít use you unless they have seen your website,  I always look at a website before calling a service provider (tradesmen etc) given the choice I will use the company who has a website over a company who hasnít
Mike Halliday.  www.henryhalliday.co.uk

Steve Grocott

  • Posts: 33
Re: Not enough work!
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2021, 12:22:06 pm »
Thanks very much guys, appreciate your advice, Iíll get onto it💪👍

John Olaye

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Re: Not enough work!
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2021, 06:56:24 am »
Hi mate, I hope things are getting better for you. Where are you based?
😎

Steve Grocott

  • Posts: 33
Re: Not enough work!
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2021, 09:00:44 pm »
Hi John,
Yes things picking up a bit, Iíve been doing more leafleting so likely down to that.  Iím based on Merseyside👍

Matt.

  • Posts: 1795
Re: Not enough work!
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2021, 08:22:06 pm »
Hello Steve
Are u just pressure washing or can u clean windows either wfp or trad

Is this ur only line of work and u want to be full time or do u have another job and this is part time

Steve Grocott

  • Posts: 33
Re: Not enough work!
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2021, 02:11:35 pm »
Hi Matt,
Yes just pw at the moí, not really looking for full time, having said that, I could do with a few more jobs!
Iíve looked into wc, but never done any, apart from squeegeeing down after a pw job!

Matt.

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Re: Not enough work!
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2021, 09:20:13 pm »
I was going to suggest jumping on with some one part time and keeping some hours for yourself, I have a guy who works 3 days a week for me and he does some stuff for himself on the other days, maybe something similar might work for u until things pick up.

Steve Grocott

  • Posts: 33
Re: Not enough work!
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2021, 09:49:01 pm »
Sounds like a good idea, although I donít know of any other outfits that are  looking for a bit of extra help in this area: maybe this message might be seen by someone!

Matt.

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Re: Not enough work!
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2021, 11:20:45 am »
Weíre in Merseyside are u and pop some contact details up for a chat

Steve Grocott

  • Posts: 33
Re: Not enough work!
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2021, 12:56:45 pm »
Hi Matt,
Add me as a friend on FB and Iíll pm you some details.  Iím in Formby.

Matt.

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Re: Not enough work!
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2021, 05:37:49 pm »
Steve I donít have fb or social media mate, stick ur details up I will see it later on and message u then delete then details off if u donít want them up on ere

Steve Grocott

  • Posts: 33
Re: Not enough work!
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2021, 10:13:15 am »
Hi Matt,
Iím not keen putting number up here, must be another way?

waterforce

  • Posts: 66
Re: Not enough work!
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2021, 08:53:48 pm »
Hi Matt,
Iím not keen putting number up here, must be another way?
How will your customers find you?

Steve Grocott

  • Posts: 33
Re: Not enough work!
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2021, 07:32:51 pm »
Hey there, I wasnít putting my details up for customers.

Matt.

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Re: Not enough work!
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2021, 11:35:19 pm »
I was just going to offer u a part time job doing a bit of jet washing here and there on some sites while ur wasnít busy  so would of needed ur contact number Ö..
I canít see why you would be concerned about putting ur details up on here, after all itís a bit of free advertising

Matt

Smudger

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Re: Not enough work!
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2021, 04:05:51 pm »
suppose it depends on if you have something to hide....

Darran
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

www.oddbodscleaning.co.uk