New But Shy


#1

Am new to the forum, but not to window cleaning. Am shy because of local competition. Plan on finding a niche and or customer following. Do have a DBA and planning to start an LLC. Did window cleaning in the 80’s. Now it seems my area is glutted with window cleaners. But…at 3 million people in a 50 mile radius, I have hopes of making a solid income and living. What I feel I have to offer is quality work, taking the time to work the glass. Slow? What about quality? I work for that glass isn’t even there look. I just dropped a grand on equipment. Still need ladders and a WFP later. For now I just want to get something going. Love this forum, glad I found it. Huge help. Hope to help out too down the road.


#2

Welcome and good luck!


#3

Welcome! I was personally very shy at first, trust me, this community is amazing and you will fit right in!
Best of luck,
//C-Through


#4

I took a selfie.

shy selfie


#5

welcome !
6SMRivH


#6

3 welcome to the forum cat gifs in one day ! New record for me :joy::rofl::joy:


#7


#8

Hello and welcome to the forum! Lots of tips in forum threads about establishing market share.


#9

Ya I think it’s enough to …buttercup! :wink:


#10

Welcome to the forum.


#11

Welcome! Great username shocked it was available :grinning:


#12

I know, right!


#13

Hello. When I said I was shy, I was implying about where I am; because there is a boat load of competition in my metropolis. I resigned from a lousy job. But I have always loved window cleaning. Have been in a country farm home that had a indoor pool with glass roofing 30 feet above the pool. I had a route with twenty customers. I did a mansion with about 40 of the old style multi-panes with paint around and on every single pane. Thank you painters. But…that was all over twenty years ago. I got a used 24 ft. ladder this weekend at a garage sale for 50 bucks. Didn’t steal it, but beats 247 (gasp here) for a new one.
Did pound pavement today…for nothing…but a couple nibbles. Picking up business cards tomorrow after waiting 2 weeks for 2 day service. Thing is I need to make a go of this. This forum is a wealth of knowledge for a starter. I want to net 50k a year, but maybe it’s a pipe dream. So…thanks for reading this ramble.


#14

Don’t let that deter you. I got two phone calls today that turned into two jobs from door hangers I put out about a month and half ago. Folks sometimes don’t make the decision right away. All the more reason to get more exposure every chance you get because of slow responders. :wink:


#15

To be honest? Probably. Your market is saturated and you are starting fresh. All you can do is give it your best effort. Just be smart about it.


#16

welcome! Nobody will judge you here, great place to be when your in the industry. Guidance, assistance, mutual respect and a good conversation is what your going to find here! Secret window cleaners code :laughing:


#17

Unless you use the wrong soap. Or the wrong ladder. Or the wrong tools. Or listen to the wrong guy…


#18

Welcome man. Good luck.
Wish my area was that populated O.O


#19

Dang I don’t like you Jared :wink: , I was going to that same thing!


#20

Haha true my friend. That’s the acception