I have zero complaints (regarding flyering) so far in high end neighborhoods with $350,000+ homes. The wealthy understand the hardwork behind running a business and they usually value work ethic and entrepreneurship. I did have a day where it got windy and they blew off, but I sent the cleaners back out to pick them up and people saw that and were shocked. If you do get complaints simply explain that business is slowing down and your company is trying to keep everyone working. If you do the 9 door hanger rule for every home you clean and you clean 20 homes a week, your should get about 1-2 new leads a week from something that takes an extra 5 minutes per job. Combine this with referrals (if your doing a good job cleaning), and a good ranked website, and your looking at 4-6 leads a week, enough to grow your business without spending a dime on advertising (well, ok maybe a few bucks, but not much). If you get one new lead a day, and have high customer retention numbers, estimate jobs properly, and a high close rate, you could exceed $1 million in revenue after two years by getting 300 or so house cleaning accounts multiplied by around $3,000+ revenue per client. I don't even do one time cleanings.
Last edited by MajesticMaids; 04-25-2013 at 08:42 AM.