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Dizzle Dazzle

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One happy customer at a time is how businesses are built. Its exponential, so it takes some time and feels slow at first. Then before you know it you will be booked solid.
Thank you, I know the beginning can be slow. I spent all morning hitting up commercial units, mainly offices, around my area introducing myself and telling them what I do. I made sure not to be pushy or desperate. Just explained what I can do and offered to do a sample. I hope something sticks.
 
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I got not 1 but 2 paid gigs today. Total revenue $240. Gotta start somewhere.
Thanks for all the advice guys. Keep it coming. See you in Vegas next year!
When you look back on this day a year from now, I hope it makes you smile just as much as it's making you smile right now. Come to think of it, I think EVERYONE here is smiling for you!!!!!

GO YOU!!!
 
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Dizzle Dazzle

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The lull when you’re starting out is real. I haven’t had any calls so far this week. I’ve been hitting the street hard everyday knocking on doors of office units around me. I reached to a few realtors that I know and I nailed a job for December.

Any suggestions on what I should be focusing my time on? I’d love to even get a small amount of income coming in till things pick up.
 

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I got not 1 but 2 paid gigs today. Total revenue $240. Gotta start somewhere.
Thanks for all the advice guys. Keep it coming. See you in Vegas next year!
I started with nothing now I have this, don’t give up.
 

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Love how well this turned out. Sprayed it down with some un-duz-it and let it dwell for 45 minutes. I know some of you look down on mattress work but I owned this and the customer loved it. He was texting his friends showing off the work while I was going HAM.
 

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I’m gonna keep this thread as my personal business journal. I hope you don’t mind Rob, maybe it will help out someone out in the future. Anyways my wrap is almost done. Can’t wait to hit the streets in this.
 

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Just dont get discouraged. Takes a few months at least. And this is the slowest time of year for many. Might advertise a winter special for holiday season or something.
 
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Dizzle Dazzle

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Just dont get discouraged. Takes a few months at least. And this is the slowest time of year for many. Might advertise a winter special for holiday season or something.
Thanks, I started in the fall fully knowing not much will happen revenue wise for a while. In the meantime I’m taking my time learning to use the machine, chemistry etc. I hope that next spring I can really hit the ground running. I’ve started a few business in the past and had a successful corporate career. I took the last 18 months off from general burn out and decided that working for myself was what I wanted to do.
 
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Dizzle Dazzle

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Holy crap guys, the job I had today. It was supposed to be an easy 4 bedroom house. $169 special cause I’m new and it’s slow. I spent 5 hours working. I don’t think they do much as vacuumed this carpet in 4 years. I had to move furniture, I’d rather not but I used to be mover so it’s easier for me than the average Joe. There were 2 sets of stairs and dining room and living room. I got most of stains off and dirt off but the corners edges were black and I couldn’t really get at it with any of my tools. Is there way to treat this? The living room had stains that just wouldn’t budge, I presprayed agitates and extracted twice but i was still unhappy with the results. I think I need stronger chemistry in my arsenal. Any suggestions ?