It finally happened. Window cleaning for 27 years, 4 years pressure washing and I’m finally getting noticed on Google and Nextdoor for PW. We are now at a point where calls are pouring in and window cleaning, which makes a third per hour, is encroaching on our ability to handle the demand.
I’ve already had to back off the harder WC customers, but apparently not enough to make a dent. We are highly sought after for windows but frankly I just don’t know how to juggle the two. Frankly after making $1200 in 6 hours today, I just have zero interest in making $325 with two people and three hours.
Anyone that does both, how do you handle the workload?
We took a bit of a different tact( and it was admittedly before my time), but we had a maid service initially. When it got sold off, we quit doing inside windows. Every since (or very soon thereafter) we only do windows as an add-on to a housewash. We only do WFP, so that is porbably different than your process as well. We leave “window cleaning” on the service list, but will only do just windows if we’ve got a hole (and we can get at least an est. $200/hour doing it. We also offer it as an add-on on every housewash estimate.
I get that sentiment, really I share it and wrestle with it all the time, but the truth is we could literally teach a decent young learner to be at least 90% as effective at something as we are in a few weeks. I know we always want it to be 100%, but I think most times the things we know best we feel like no one else could ever do them. Reality is, we could drop dead, and someone else would do them tomorrow…maybe differently, maybe not even as well, but they’d do them. And if they’re the right person, they’ll get better everyday too. If they had your knowledge up front, then by the time they got to your experience level, they’d probably be multiples better than you, because you gave them a great foundation.
We should always be hiring/training someone to take our job IMO.
Yep, was reading this article yesterday…plan accordingly…
“most economists - such as those at Goldman Sachs - had previously anticipated that continued spending of savings by consumers is what will keep the US economy levitating in 2022. Unfortunately, as the consumer credit numbers of the past three months demonstrate all too clearly, **any savings that US middle class households may have stored away courtesy of stimmies, are long gone. The implications are profound: any model that projected that US spending will be fueled by “savings” can now be trashed. And since this is most of them, the consequences are dire”