IS WINDOW CLEANING A GOOD BUSINESS TO START?

Is window cleaning a good business

PRE BUSINESS QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF FIRST

Whether window cleaning is a good business for you to start depends on a lot of variables, such as your health and level of self-motivation. Window cleaning is by no means a non-physical job, and when we include reach and wash this still applies. With ladders you will be doing a lot more daily exertion and also risk more injuries but with the reach and wash system there is still effort involved and muscles being used daily. If you carry any light injuries or health conditions the first thing to do is have a doctor check you over.

The ability for you to turn this into a viable business then depends on how hungry you are. Now I hear so many stories up and down the country that cleaners can’t get enough work or for the price they expect. This is a mindset they have accepted and is not conductive to any level of success. So be honest with yourself before starting this, if you would feel disheartened easily then I certainly could think of easier careers to follow. I can confirm that if in your country monthly window cleaning is an acceptable and common trend, this business can and will work if you want it enough. But nothing in life is easy right?

WHAT ARE THE MAIN ADVANTAGES OF A WINDOW CLEANING BUSINESS?

The main advantage over many other self-employed start-up’s, is that this offers you recurring custom month in month out. For a moment consider some friends or relatives you may know who carry out other trade type business’, they may constantly have to drum up new work. We don’t.

The actual start-up costs of this business are very low, for example when I started all that I had was a bunch of cheap fliers printed off a library pc and a car with ladders on the top. For a couple of hundred pound we are then able to continually make money, and the replacement costs of equipment are cheap at that stage. Here is a list of the most common advantages of running a window cleaning business

  • Recurring custom
  • Low start-up costs
  • Ability to make extra money by offering customers gutter clearances, pressure washing etc services
  • Low overheads for expansion compared to other platforms

WHAT CAN GO WRONG WITH STARTING A WINDOW CLEANING BUSINESS?

Early on, everything! Assuming you are totally new to this, you have the added stress of learning how to clean windows https://fifewindowcleaningservices.co.uk/purified-water-window-cleaning/ while also learning the advertising side and the financial side. The most common early mistake I can think of is pricing your work too cheap and this can lead to issues later down the line, when you have to revisit this with many customers-and risk losing a lot of work at once.  Another common thing that can go wrong is that you do not grasp the art of advertising early on (this blog right here is even part of our advertising), and I cannot explain enough how many good trades people are out there but are not busy. Why? Because they are invisible online. Have a look at our window cleaning Dunfermline page and you will see the type of content that is essential https://fifewindowcleaningservices.co.uk/ to rank a web page on google.

WHAT ARE THE AREAS TO FOCUS ON EARLY ON

  • Learn how to use a facebook business page
  • Consider having a website built-in-fact I had my early one live before I had cleaned a window
  • Be prepared to canvass door to door, for customers
  • Understand clearly what your aims are early on, ie how much money do you NEED to make to do this full time
  • Befriend a local window cleaner (under rated vastly)
  • Join forums such as https://windowcleaningforums.co.uk/ and ask questions

Blog post written by Chris Fotheringham

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