I have had a really good year this year with no explanation why, but I took advantage of the extra money and put it back into the business with responsibid/jobber/nicejob, and then that really upped my game and brought in even more work. I’m a one man show obvi, and I have been booked out roughly 10-14 days for the past few months easily, and I still am right now even this late in the year, which I wasn’t last year or the year before.
I don’t do commercial at the moment, residential only. I only had like two jobs this year to where I couldn’t meet someone’s needs due to being already booked, and on top of that it was a realtor who needed them cleaned like 2 days from when she called cause the house was going to market, so she wasn’t a standard homeowner. Should I stay booked out 2ish weeks and just keep it by myself and reap the benefits or should I consider someone and train them and just be booked out 4-5 days? I mean I don’t want to have an employee just to have one, I want him to be able to bring me in more money so I can be in two places at once eventually (him at a job by himself, and me at another job by myself). I have had a couple of jobs this year that were two day jobs, which the customers have been fine with because I explain it well as to why it would be two days, but I also take into consideration that with an employee I could have finished that job in one day and scheduled a new job on the second day. With all my reviews and word of mouth being great, I don’t see why this trend wouldn’t continue into next year with me also offering house softwashes and pressure washing as well, both of which have been good services to add on this year, I am just not pushing them as much as I could be because I wanted to get really good at them first.
So…to hire, or not to hire?