So I was advertising in my local area on a Facebook page for my services. The owner of a construction company just finished building a 3 story motel, and gave me a call. I was completely transparent, told her that I’m just starting out, and that I really need the work, and that she wouldn’t be disappointed. She had me send an estimate for 47 small windows, in and out, with track cleaning of course. I ended up estimating the job at 210. I know that’s a bit low, but I wanted the job bad, and she can give me extra work in the future.
She ended calling me, and asking to make the estimate for 800! She told me that I should never undercut myself as a business owner, and that 800 is in the range of other cleaners she has worked with.
This job is really big, and I think it might take a day or two all by myself, but I still can’t believe the request for an increase by the client!