Not much is required to start your own gutter cleaning business, but many of these businesses do not grow and end up going out of business. To have a successful gutter cleaning business it needs to be growing on an annual basis. Here are some tips to start your business and make it grow.
1.Quality first. If you focus on providing quality work on all of the jobs you undertake you will acquire a growing list of satisfied customers. If each happy customer were to refer you to their friends and family, you would end up getting a lot more business. The recommendation is one of the most powerful forms of advertising for you and its free. Just keep providing quality work.
2. Try to schedule regular gutter cleans with customers. You may want to include a discount for regular gutter cleans. You will get to know how long each house is going to take you to clean if you are cleaning it regularly. This will make you more efficient, and it will give you more time to do more jobs.
3. You don’t just have to offer gutter cleaning services. You could easily expand upon this and add in services such as replacing old worn guttering, installing gutter guards to prevent leaves filling the gutters again. It is best to be upfront with your prices and explain clearly everything that needs to be done. Write it down if you need to and give a copy to the customer. Since you are already there, any additional jobs that need doing will cost less than it would have done.
4. Hire staff to clean out gutters for you. Whether your workload is getting too much or your struggling to find the time to do all the work yourself, hiring staff will make more than just paying their salaries. Having help during busy periods such as autumn might make more business sense for you. Be careful by trying to expand too quickly as this can back fire if not managed properly.
5. A professional image is of the utmost importance if you want to be a success in this business. Make sure you present your company as a reliable and trustworthy business which delivers a professional service. This will make a huge difference as to how you acquire new customers and retain the ones you already have.