Hi, I’m Jay. I have been researching window cleaning as a business startup almost for a year before I had to start with almost no startup capital. I worked for HughesNet, averaging 60-70 hours a week, hardly ever seeing daylight at home. I had put so many miles and wear and tear on my explorer with HughesNet, it broke down on the regular, and regularly spent my only day off working on it. The last time it broke down, early December, I couldn’t afford to get it back on the road, so I had no choice but start my window cleaning business.
I had enough money to pay most bills for the rest of the month, get liability insurance, business cards and very basic window cleaning supplies. I’ve been working out of a beat up 94 Saturn that gets great gas mileage, but is a huge eyesore. Started hitting the pavement, and got very mixed results. I’ve been viewing this forum for a while and figured I should start posting to get ideas on ways for improvement.
Right now, my advertisement has been focused on Facebook, Craigslist and face to face. We can’t afford to print up flyers, or for a mailing campaign, but we are working on it.