Getting that hourly up

My highest return on investment by far, and I mean by a mile is property investment jobs. I work high rises where all TM guys cry and spank there asses in sales daily. One room and a closet and the carpet isn't even dirty, just a poly with a quick 5 minute scrub for wear. I average $250 an hour riding elevators. They can have
their TM jobs... by Christmas I will be 90% portable. No weather, park in the parking deck, no stairs and no dirt + the interior hallways mostly vlm... I'm McLovin it. Residential with constant marketing farming, with tons of cancels and change orders can suck it.

Love it. I came from working for a guy that was, and still is, 100 percent portable. He got a bid from private equity to expand. If I had his money, I'd throw mine away. I can rock a portable and helper just fine. When that commercial high rise work comes in I can splash out on a new portable - for now I'll rent one ad-hoc
 

Jim Davisson

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Love it. I came from working for a guy that was, and still is, 100 percent portable. He got a bid from private equity to expand. If I had his money, I'd throw mine away. I can rock a portable and helper just fine. When that commercial high rise work comes in I can splash out on a new portable - for now I'll rent one ad-hoc

I have carved out a niche in TM quality work in high rises with custom built portable equipment. This is my bread and butter. You will eventually find that marketing to customers that the meathead TM guys can't get too pays much better, like waaaay better.
 
I have carved out a niche in TM quality work in high rises with custom built portable equipment. This is my bread and butter. You will eventually find that marketing to customers that the meathead TM guys can't get too pays much better, like waaaay better.

I actually was really close to getting a portable when I started. And I will get one or two eventually when I have enough business that gets beyond renting an esteam ninja for a few days of work. Not there yet.

But I'll say this, loved Deonne Bush in this video when he talks about the hustle for business. I watch it a few times a week for motivation. . He's got such a great attitude, mindset and presence when it comes to talking about this business. Trying to let some of this absorb by osmosis.
 

Luky

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Really. I'm trying to get to the 25 five star reviews at this point. I have 3 5 star reviews and no negative feedback. Every single customer has been happy with my work, and one callback but we got it perfect in short order when we went back for an hour and a half (spot treatments).
Where to begin...
Reviews are great, but won't guarantee continuous flow of customers. It can take year or two for you to get that number.
In current, modern day world, being in someone's house for over 6 hours doesn't make you better Pro ( at least in my neck of woods) it's a travesty. What's up with first time customer discount. You're giving your hard earned income to someone that you most likely never going to encounter again, believe me, attrition ratio is way bigger than we like to admit. Yes, you retain some, but you loose way more.
Walk tall and proud to every customers home knowing that you're giving them your best. Remember wasted motions from each day and adjust it as you go. Walk-through is your best friend. That time spent with customer while listening to his/her concerns will give you answers about anything you might need when you get back with prespray. For stubborn stains power solvent , red stain , protein remover, urine treatment with a spot lifter ( water claw), plastic tabs, styro blocks and even sliders . You already have floor coverings and corner buddies in place . Rather than running back to your van, collect all needed items on side of the door steps and grab them when needed. I like my crb, oreck - stair warrior and bunch of airmovers always handy.
It's not place for me to talk numbers , I don't want Mike C. to get jealous knowing that his $465 for 3 rooms won't measure up.
If you do the "charity" work ( offering discounts) channel it towards army vets, in this case it's not charity anymore, you're paying them back.
Good luck, brother!!!
 

ACP

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Helps to know what your target customer is.

We happily service the regular $600-800k homes but most of our work is in 1mil+, lots of $5-10mil+ and even homes in the $30mil and beyond.

Everyone's system is different so if you know what you want to target and build your system to excell in that realm you'll be doing great.

There's all types of cleaners on here and facebook groups so you'll get varying advice.
 

Luky

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Helps to know what your target customer is.

We happily service the regular $600-800k homes but most of our work is in 1mil+, lots of $5-10mil+ and even homes in the $30mil and beyond.

Everyone's system is different so if you know what you want to target and build your system to excell in that realm you'll be doing great.

There's all types of cleaners on here and facebook groups so you'll get varying advice.
Exactly!
 
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