Hello everyone! This is my first post in this forum, I’ve read several threads and I’ve found the information you’ve all shared to be very useful.
I currently work as an engineer, I’m well payed and life is easy. However this is definitely not something I want to do for the rest of my life. I’ve always wanted to be independent and be my own boss, so I am close to taking the plunge.
I am considering becoming a window cleaner. I have no experience, but, no disrespect to those who have mastered the art, I believe I can learn the necessary skills and provide a quality service. I like to hustle and I think there is potential for amassing a broad customer base: who doesn’t need their windows cleaned, right?!
At the moment I have only considered doing shop fronts using a squeegee. Is this where most of the money is, or do you think residential work is the way forward? Or is it better business to clean “hard-to-reach” windows using water-fed poles?
I am also wondering what the long-term avenues are in window cleaning. How long have you been doing it for, and how do you see things moving forward? How have things changed from when your first started to now, in terms of volume of business? Do you see yourself being a window cleaner for the foreseeable future / are you setting things up for retirement down the line?
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!
Many thanks for your guidance,