Coleman, first I'd like to say Hello from a fellow Houstonian. I checked out your website and would like to give you a big props. How long have you been in business? And how is business going for you behind the walls? Please, don't let me discourage you, but maybe I can save you some money on where to spend your marketing. lol
I am an entrepreneur coming from an entrepreneur family. I had a landscape business up in Austin, that grew huge. Nearly 200+ weekly customers when I sold the business and equipment to a relative.
We relocated to Houston for my wifes job. I decided after almost 10 years of Landscaping, it was time for a change. I thought "Soft Washing" was the next big thing and would be a hit, so I went that route when moving to Houston. With that said, I'm one of them "Go-Getter" type people and tried to make it work and I just can't, and I hate to say can't, but it's gotten to the point to where I can no longer pay my bills. Like I said, don't get discouraged or let me discourage you, I'm just giving you my end of the story. It looks like you are doing much better than myself and I give you props.
With that said, I just can't find the clientel here in Houston. I own my own commercial printer. I do print runs in-house have put out flyers for the entire last year for "Soft Washing" here. I've tried informative flyers, scare tactic flyers, mold and mildew flyers, curb appeal flyers. I just can't get people in Houston to spend money. I even target the same houses over several times, with visible mold all over their home, it just seems people don't care here.
I decided to go back into landscaping next year and find a steady clientele again. Like I said, don't get discouraged by my post hopefully I can save you money on your marketing efforts. In my opinion, you are probably doing a lot better off with just your website, than I am passing out thousands of flyers weekly. Which is odd, because I had a great response from lawn care flyers over the many years in that business.
With that said, I ran myself broke trying to make things work. I'm experienced in Soft Washing. If you decide you need some help or a worker to finish out the year, please let me know I am desperate to get back on my feet and hopefully make a comeback in the landscape business.
I'll check this thread and keep my eyes peeled on my pm. But as mentioned, please keep me in mind. I even have my own equipment and so on. I'd be more than willing to come bust but for you into next year if you need a dedicated worker that
likes to make money. Just being honest, it wouldn't be long term as I mentioned I want to get back on my feet and get back into
Landscaping after taking such a hard hit on this venture. But I am one of those guys that doesn't mind working until dark, Saturdays, Sundays, or even all the time.
Keep me in mind and I wish you the best of luck on building your business man!