Hi everyone! I’ve been lurking the site for the past month, and I figured I should get around to making an account and posting! I’m 100% new to the business, and I’m trying to climb from “bucket bob” status to “real business”. I’ve closed about 10 accounts or so in the past two weeks, which I consider good! I’m not hitting hard enough really, but I’m proud of the results so far!
The reason I decided to do window cleaning, is that I’m a recent college grad, and I’m having a little bit of a rough time with the job search, and I’d much rather do this than part time working for someone else. I have business cards made up, I dress in khaki shorts and a nice collared dry fit shirt. I’m trying present myself as professional as possible, because even if I am a bucket bob, I don’t want to look like one. I’ve basically just been walking into mom and pop shops asking if they currently have a cleaner, and if they would be interesting in having their windows cleaned.
I was wondering today though, would it possibly help my conversion rates if I was to let on I was a recent college grad on the job hunt or if I should keep trying to present as a professional, legit business. I was chatting with one business owner while doing his windows (my second ever) and I let that slip all that and he said good for me and offered to embroider one of my shirts for free! So that one turned out well but I kinda wonder about it possibly affecting me down the road. Any advice would be appreciated and thank you ahead of time!