Hi my name is Ken,
I currently live in North Austin, TX and I'm trying to break into the residential cleaning business. I work a normal 8-5 so it's kinda hard to get clients as I can only do it from 7-10 during the week and all day on the weekends. I have no money for marketing. I actually use the printer and paper in my apartment complex and pass out fliers. I live on Wells Branch and there are 12 apartment complexes on this one street. I passed out 200 fliers this weekend and only got 2 replies. No sales yet. This is my first marketing attempt.
I've learned so far
I need way more fliers as I only had enough for my complex, the other fliers with tabs on the bottom for bulletin boards
I need to revamp my fliers
My market is edlerly, middle income apartments/houses
I need business cards and a website
I can use the paper and cut it in half (as recommended on this board)
I'm 23 and a former Marine. I'm not afraid of hard work. I charge $40 for a checklist of things I got off another site. Basically everything in the house. I put "2 referrals get you a free cleaning" on the fliers.
I'm slowly learning what to do from reading this forum, and I just wanted to share my first experience with the industry. ANY tips or advice is greatly appreciated. I'll try to contribute what I can BACK to the community.
I'm ready to get in there and get cleaning