Earn Extra Cash With a Window Cleaning Business

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Window Cleaning Profits

Window cleaning is a great way to make some extra cash, or possibly start a new career. Owning your own window cleaning business is a way for you to be the boss, work when you want to work, and make some nice profits. Sound good? Here’s how to get started.

First, you need to gather your window cleaning supplies. You should be able to get everything for under $600 – less if you just go with the basic essentials. Get a couple window cleaning jobs and it’ll pay for your supplies in no time. While there are many high-end professional tools available, you can wait on those until you know you’re serious about the window cleaning business. You’ll need a variety of squeegees, scrapers, scrubbers, cotton towels, soap solution, a bucket, and a ladder, and more. Don’t fret, just make a simple checklist and then visit the nearest janitorial supply store.

After gathering your supplies, start advertising your new business. Flyers are a great way to target the neighborhoods likely to hire a window cleaning business. Pay some teenagers a little money and you could flyer an entire neighborhood quickly. It’s a great idea to target large, expensive homes as the homeowners often have more money to spend on things like window cleaning, often multiple times a year.

After you’ve started getting some customers, be sure to be professional. You don’t need to show up wearing a suit, but show up looking clean and ready to work. Consider buying a polo shirt with your company name on it. Keep your car clean. Maybe put an magnetic ad on the side of your car. In addition to appearing professional, act professional. Be friendly to your customers, show up at the time you said you would, charge the rates you promised, and most importantly, do a good job!

If you’re new to the window cleaning service, consider watching instructional videos. You don’t have to shell out money to see them either. In fact you can find several online. Many can be found on YouTube by simply searching for “window cleaning tips” or “window cleaning techniques.” Study them and you’ll soon became a great window cleaner. You can practice on your friend’s homes and your own as well.

At your jobs, listen to your customers. Are they happy with your work? Consider offering add-on services, such as gutter cleaning. If people learn you can do additional tasks, they might turn to you more often.

And don’t forget to stay organized. Keep detailed records of your customers. In addition to their contact information, be sure to write down the dates you cleaned their windows, what you charged, what services they requested, and how often they’d like service. Keep in contact with them through letters or postcards and you’ll see that business continue to flow in.

It doesn’t take a ton of hard work to be on your way to earning extra cash with a window cleaning business. You need the right supplies, you need to advertise, and most of all, you need to keep your customers happy. Soon enough everything should fall into place and your window cleaning business will be the talk of the town. To learn more, read Profitable Window Cleaning.