How to Make Money With a Window Cleaning Business

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Houses and commercial properties have a lot of windows that get dirty over time. Often, the homeowner or property owner doesn’t have time to clean the windows themselves or simply doesn’t want to. But then again, they don’t want their windows to look bad, so what to do? That’s where you come in. As a window cleaner, you can help property owners keep their windows sparkling and make some nice profits in the window cleaning business.

First, how are you getting your business? Flyers are one of the best advertising methods to use. Pay some teenagers a little money and you could be canvassing the neighborhoods before you know it. Also, consider offering a deal for first-time customers. And don’t forget the power of referrals. If you do a great job for someone, there’s a good chance they might mention your name to a friend looking for a window cleaning. Offer a discount to referrals and the person who referred you. This will keep customers mentioning your name for a long time.

One of the best ways to make large profits is to consider what type of customers you’re targeting. If you’re focusing on houses, are you leaving flyers at the most profitable houses? Simply put, the most profitable houses are ones with a lot of windows! More specifically, the houses you want to target are ones in expensive neighborhoods. Large, expensive houses are generally owned by people with more money. Well, that was obvious! They are more likely to be able to afford a window cleaning, especially window cleanings several times a year.

When thinking about commercial properties, consider targeting new ones. They’ll be a lot of window cleaning to do after construction wraps up, and it’s less likely that someone else has already secured the job. Get in good with the builder and your window cleaning services could be used over and over again.

Next, think about your rates. Some window cleaners charge by the hour, but the best way to charge is by the window. And not all windows are equal. Don’t feel like you need a different rate for every window size, but remember that windows on the second floor will be more difficult to clean than ones on the first floor. Also, consider how accessible the windows are. If it’s more difficult to reach or clean the window, then that window should cost more to clean.

When formulating your rates, you want to win about 80% to 85% of your bids. If you’re winning 100% of your bids, your prices are too low. You could probably raise them a bit. Once you get to about 80% to 85% of your bids, you’re in the “sweet spot” and making a great profit.

By advertising to the right homeowners and property owners and charging rates that are competitive but profitable, you stand a great chance of having a profitable window cleaning business. With just a little hard work, you could be on your way before you know it. To learn more about starting your own window cleaning business, read Profitable Window Cleaning.