I started a window cleaning business two weeks ago. I missed the deadline to advertise my business in the phone book. I have to wait 10 months for it to appear, as I just missed it. I built a website and added it to the search engines. It should show up in the search engines in a few days. I have nice glossy business cards made and I paid for my business add to run on facebook. In two days I have only had two clicks for my ad. I have 2 years of full window cleaning experience and about 6 years on and off. By working for someone else it gave me insight. Im my area we have 3 big window cleaning companies, one of them being Fish.
I have went to atleast 60 businesses in person asking if they need a window cleaner. The response I get is, “We already have one.” THE LOWBALLER "They make us clean the windows ourselfs."
The next step I took was to stick my business cards on the door in very upscale neighborhoods. The kind I use to clean windows at when I worked for someone else.
So far I have passed out about 200. I then tried passing out another 50 or so in middle class neighborhoods.
It’s just me right now and my overhead is so low I can’t go out of business. I’m getting frustrated not getting any calls and it’s summer. Not being in the phone book really hurts. I’m trying my best to canvass when it’s possible. I feel as though I could sell someone a rock before a window cleaning bid.lol Can you guys give me some tips? Is the economy that bad right now? Other ways to advertise? Is persistance the key?