What is the best tip you've ever received in this business?

Hello! This is Ronny over at [R & R Chicago Pressure Washing and I was wondering what is the best tip you have ever received working in this industry? Thanks in advance!

A guy tipped me a beer and let me swim off of his private dock once. That was pretty cool.

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It wasn’t from a customer. It was a tip, as in advice. My Dad said never be afraid to say no to a customer and walk.

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People give me old pressure Washers all the time. Makes me smile when they ask if I want it because now that they have my number they dont need one anymore.

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Monetarily, I have a customer that has their mansion windows cleaned twice a year. The tip for the last cleaning came to $420 and some change.

As far as business advice, I had a customer recommend incorporating and making the s-corp election. That little bit of advice will be saving us thousands a year.

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You aren’t kidding. One of the best biz decisions we’ve ever done.

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Monetary tip? $400

Business advice- Value your time & Know your coustomer base

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Buy equipment that you will be using 5 years from now, not something that will get you by for awhile. Local Landa guy.

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Do more than expected.

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That doesn’t make money lol. I do exactly what is in my contract. No more, no less.

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Oh here we go again.

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Never, ever take food recommendations from someone who doesn’t like pizza :woozy_face:

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I worked for two different pizza joints in high school way back when. Just never squired the test for it

It was my turn to cook last week and we had pizza 3 nights, my kids love it.

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I don’t agree lol

Maybe under promise and over deliver but not do more work for the same amount… I have ruined great clients this way in the past

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Ok…I’m not being even slightly sarcastic, I promise!

The best tip I’ve ever received: “Use the search bar” This forum has made, and saved, many thousands of dollars for me, and that tip was the key to unlocking it all…no joke.

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That tip was hard to beat. :+1:

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“Walk away”
It has saved more times then I can count.

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I’ve been ‘walking away’ from more window cleaning jobs lately, does that count?

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Yeah, But when everyone that didn’t work hard enough and put funds in the piggy bank this summer and is eating ramen noodles for 3 squares a day in February thru march. I’m quiet sure window washing doesn’t look like that bad of an idea. :thinking: @dcbrock

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