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KS Cleaning

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Great start to the year
« on: January 13, 2022, 05:43:38 pm »
The amount of walk ups Iíve had since I started back is unprecedented and very surprising given that itís January. The great thing about walk ups is youíre already working in that area so it keeps everything nice and compact.
 Due to the new customers Iíve gained itís given me more confidence to go ahead with some price rises in March and if I lose a few it wonít hurt.

Bungle

  • Posts: 1685
Re: Great start to the year
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2022, 05:51:43 pm »
The amount of walk ups Iíve had since I started back is unprecedented and very surprising given that itís January. The great thing about walk ups is youíre already working in that area so it keeps everything nice and compact.
 Due to the new customers Iíve gained itís given me more confidence to go ahead with some price rises in March and if I lose a few it wonít hurt.

I've had a couple of walk ups. I'm certainly putting some prices up in March. Feck em, everything else is going up.
We look at them, they look through them.

dazmond

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Re: Great start to the year
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2022, 06:28:17 pm »
The amount of walk ups Iíve had since I started back is unprecedented and very surprising given that itís January. The great thing about walk ups is youíre already working in that area so it keeps everything nice and compact.
 Due to the new customers Iíve gained itís given me more confidence to go ahead with some price rises in March and if I lose a few it wonít hurt.

I've not canvassed for many years....all my new work comes from walks ups and recommendations....thus my round ebbs and flows organically....

I've not picked up one new job yet this year but not bothered as I've got plenty to go at plus van was in garage for MOT today and I've  got a speed awareness course to attend Monday morning(got caught doing 40mph in a 30 zone)
price higher/work harder!

KS Cleaning

  • Posts: 3454
Re: Great start to the year
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2022, 07:16:50 pm »
The amount of walk ups Iíve had since I started back is unprecedented and very surprising given that itís January. The great thing about walk ups is youíre already working in that area so it keeps everything nice and compact.
 Due to the new customers Iíve gained itís given me more confidence to go ahead with some price rises in March and if I lose a few it wonít hurt.

I've not canvassed for many years....all my new work comes from walks ups and recommendations....thus my round ebbs and flows organically....

I've not picked up one new job yet this year but not bothered as I've got plenty to go at plus van was in garage for MOT today and I've  got a speed awareness course to attend Monday morning(got caught doing 40mph in a 30 zone)
Tut, tut, tut 🤭

SB Cleaning

  • Posts: 3794
Re: Great start to the year
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2022, 08:02:06 pm »
I've had a few enquiries but nothing i would want to take on.

Steven Biggs

  • Posts: 1132
Re: Great start to the year
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2022, 04:53:25 am »
The amount of walk ups Iíve had since I started back is unprecedented and very surprising given that itís January. The great thing about walk ups is youíre already working in that area so it keeps everything nice and compact.
 Due to the new customers Iíve gained itís given me more confidence to go ahead with some price rises in March and if I lose a few it wonít hurt.

I've not canvassed for many years....all my new work comes from walks ups and recommendations....thus my round ebbs and flows organically....

I've not picked up one new job yet this year but not bothered as I've got plenty to go at plus van was in garage for MOT today and I've  got a speed awareness course to attend Monday morning(got caught doing 40mph in a 30 zone)
you should be lined up and shot .

Steven Biggs

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Re: Great start to the year
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2022, 05:24:24 am »
Selfish .

P @ F

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Re: Great start to the year
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2022, 08:59:24 am »
No I think he will still clean windows, the mark up on fish isnít great since leaving the EU
I'm so lazy I'm getting tired of it !

Stoots

  • Posts: 4983
Re: Great start to the year
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2022, 10:32:20 am »
Had a few walk ups but picked up around 100 new jobs off fb since new year, running about 2 weeks behind and unable to cope really  :D

Having a big sort out in March/ April, some underpriced work has been that way for far 2 long. Getting rid of anything that's poor parking, slow paying or that I just don't like. Then a price rise all round.

JandS

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Re: Great start to the year
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2022, 01:52:45 pm »
Adam.....how did you mange to get 100 new jobs in 14 days off FB........haven't had that many in 5 years........is it paid advertising?

deeege

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Re: Great start to the year
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2022, 02:21:53 pm »
100 new Fb jobs  :o Sounds like my worst nightmare tbh.
"....and it's lend me ten pounds, I'll buy you a drink, and mother wake me early in the morning."

Stoots

  • Posts: 4983
Re: Great start to the year
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2022, 06:57:52 pm »
Adam.....how did you mange to get 100 new jobs in 14 days off FB........haven't had that many in 5 years........is it paid advertising?

Rather keep it to myself mate tbh  ;) but honestly it was just pure luck, sometimes i get 2 or 3 and on a good day ive had 20 or 30 before but well over 100 enquiries in 2 days i was  shocked, probably something that i wont ever be able to repeat.

EandM

  • Posts: 1992
Re: Great start to the year
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2022, 06:59:59 pm »
Had a text from a new customer that said they'd been given my details, had a house + a holiday let and could I quote?
Before I had a chance to reply I had a phone call confirming the text.
Went and quoted and then found out the text was actually from another potential customer, also in the same village also with a holiday let and also wanting a quote.
Managed to get both at just over £100 every other month.
Not a bad day.

Stoots

  • Posts: 4983
Re: Great start to the year
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2022, 07:04:37 pm »
100 new Fb jobs  :o Sounds like my worst nightmare tbh.

Its a numbers game, did 40 this week and rest to do next week.

Its certainly fun  :D some i get to and keep on driving. We walked in one back garden saw all the turds and left sharpish ...

I just get them all banged out and see where i am. I will get the odd one that doesnt pay, i will get a few that cancel after the first clean, i will get some with poor access or parking but on the flip side i will get plenty of fantastic customers out of it. To be honest im that used to being messed about i have thick skin for it and it doesnt phaze me i just throw enough mud at the wall and see what sticks...

Cost of aquiring them is next to nothing and all thats required is a couple of weeks hard graft. If i get 50 good ones im happy and it means i drop 10 or 20 of my worst ones and repeat the process at a later date, just constant refining.

Steven Biggs

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Re: Great start to the year
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2022, 12:31:25 am »
If you are full . And happy with your round . What a total waste of time . Unless you are putting more vans On the round . Pointless . Unless I have read it wrong. If I have all good .

SB Cleaning

  • Posts: 3794
Re: Great start to the year
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2022, 06:33:15 am »
If you are full . And happy with your round . What a total waste of time . Unless you are putting more vans On the round . Pointless . Unless I have read it wrong. If I have all good .
Agreed..

I stopped using FB ages ago ,the vast majority are just penny pinching looking for a cheap one off..

Bungle

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Re: Great start to the year
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2022, 09:01:46 am »
The amount of walk ups Iíve had since I started back is unprecedented and very surprising given that itís January. The great thing about walk ups is youíre already working in that area so it keeps everything nice and compact.
 Due to the new customers Iíve gained itís given me more confidence to go ahead with some price rises in March and if I lose a few it wonít hurt.

I've not canvassed for many years....all my new work comes from walks ups and recommendations....thus my round ebbs and flows organically....

I've not picked up one new job yet this year but not bothered as I've got plenty to go at plus van was in garage for MOT today and I've  got a speed awareness course to attend Monday morning(got caught doing 40mph in a 30 zone)
Tut, tut, tut 🤭

Rushing to get to the airport 🤠
We look at them, they look through them.

Stoots

  • Posts: 4983
Re: Great start to the year
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2022, 09:19:27 am »
If you are full . And happy with your round . What a total waste of time . Unless you are putting more vans On the round . Pointless . Unless I have read it wrong. If I have all good .


I am looking to grow the round obviously, i didnt just wake up one day and decide to do a load of horrible first cleans for no reason. I'm also looking to replace some poorer work and increase the round volume for a price rise in April for inevitable drop offs.

Plus i sold over 10k of "pointless" work last year.

But then what do I know total waste of time. 100 new customers only takes me 5 days with a lad helping, that's one week of pain for a load of gain  ;)

Stoots

  • Posts: 4983
Re: Great start to the year
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2022, 09:21:55 am »
If you are full . And happy with your round . What a total waste of time . Unless you are putting more vans On the round . Pointless . Unless I have read it wrong. If I have all good .
Agreed..

I stopped using FB ages ago ,the vast majority are just penny pinching looking for a cheap one off..

90% of my round is from fb, I'll tell you one thing it's miles better retention rate than canvassed work.

robbo333

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Re: Great start to the year
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2022, 04:49:55 pm »
I'm really busy at the moment, having just come back from Holiday.
Anyone walks up to me...i'm going to run away!
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For all other enquiries, please press1"