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post #1 of Old 06-02-2011, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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Getting The 1st!

I will be starting my residential cleaning service, our grand opening is July 1st! I'm very excited but am starting to get a little nervous about getting clients. I hear that the 1st client is the hardest to get, and am trying to put myself out there as much as I can.
Does anyone have any tips on how to get the ball rolling and getting the 1st client? I would appreciate any input, thank you!
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post #2 of Old 06-03-2011, 10:11 PM
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just keep advertising, join some networks in your area, post some fliers and maybe run a ad in the newspaper.
wish you the best of luck.

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post #3 of Old 06-04-2011, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you! I will let everyone know when I get my 1st client, hopefully its soon!
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post #4 of Old 06-11-2011, 04:21 AM
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Good luck for you bnichole87 , where are you from anyway ?


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wish you best of luck with your first client

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Start a website, even if it's a DIY cheapie. Here in Auckland we need to turn residential business away because we've got so much of it and not enough people to do it. Good luck!
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Start a website, even if it's a DIY cheapie. Here in Auckland we need to turn residential business away because we've got so much of it and not enough people to do it. Good luck!
I agree with whakataka, nowadays a website is cost-effective way to attract prospects. You can build a website for close to nothing and target it to close by areas, using FREE services like Google and Facebook places.

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I agree with whakataka, nowadays a website is cost-effective way to attract prospects. You can build a website for close to nothing and target it to close by areas, using FREE services like Google and Facebook places.
Definitely... and even if you're marketing yourself via business cards/flyers etc, you'll find that lots of people want to "look you up." Remember, you're asking to go into people's houses, so they want to feel like they've had the opportunity to look you over.

If you're a solo operator, I'd even probably put a little personal info / smiling photo of yourself, just to make a connection. Even a weak website is about 100x better than no website, and will make the customer feel much more at ease.

Also, make sure you put your phone number on the web.. if I had a dollar for every time I saw a website without a phone number...
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Definitely... and even if you're marketing yourself via business cards/flyers etc, you'll find that lots of people want to "look you up." Remember, you're asking to go into people's houses, so they want to feel like they've had the opportunity to look you over.

If you're a solo operator, I'd even probably put a little personal info / smiling photo of yourself, just to make a connection. Even a weak website is about 100x better than no website, and will make the customer feel much more at ease.

Also, make sure you put your phone number on the web.. if I had a dollar for every time I saw a website without a phone number...
Indeed whakataka, many website owners forget to add their phone numbers or even basic contact details.

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Website is most definitely a great idea but difficult to promote in general so I would recommend that for finding your very first client. You need to invest in it and wait for results for a while. In the meantime try services such as craigslist which might land you a job or two.

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You should connect to websites like Twitter and Facebook. Have a page. Also, make connections with other companies or websites.

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post #12 of Old 07-19-2011, 06:46 AM
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I agree that the best way to market you business is by establishing a website. Join google places which is free to get you more exposure. Craigslist is free and also a good way to get your services out there. Direct mail such as postcards is what has worked for us.

Hope this helps and good luck.

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