Making money washing windows is a great business to start. Many people will gladly pay someone else to do chores that they hate and washing windows is often at the very top of the list. However, you need to know how to get started in the window washing business if you want to make the business a success. This article will is going to guide you.
Gather your equipment
Requirements Before you can begin washing windows, you need to have the proper equipment for doing so. At a minimum, this means you need some kind of window washing solution and some kind of cloth or material to wash the windows. You can buy special products for cleaning windows, like window wash products such as Windex, or you can make your own window washing solution using basic household ingredients like vinegar. For your cleaning cloth, you can use paper towels but some people also use newspaper or microfibre clothes. Outside of these basic requirements, you may need some other tools depending on what kind of windows you are washing. A tall ladder, scaffolding or an omnipole can all be useful tools in a window washer's arsenal.
Set your prices
Steps to follow The next step is to set your prices. You should find out how much other window washers are charging for building cleaning and glass cleaning in order to find out what the competitive going rate is. Consider your costs like supplies and gas. Then figure out both how long it is going to take you to do a job and what you want to make per hour. This will help you to set the appropriate price for your services.
The next step is to get clients to hire you to wash their windows. You can do this in a number of ways. You can do a direct mail campaign and send out flyers or leaflets or letters. You can approach homeowners or businesses. You can even go to places where there are windows for sale and ask if they will refer clients to you. The more advertising you do and the more clients you get, the more your business will grow. Once you have some clients, ideally word of mouth will help you to get even more.