Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Getting your first clients in new town?
We started off by writing several unique ads for Craigslist. Two of us were involved with the business at that time so we were each able to create individual and separate Craigslist accounts. Two accounts enabled us to keep one ad top posted everyday. This enabled us to get our first few accounts. Every time we posted the ad, we received at least one call or email.
Second to craigslist, referrals have been our biggest source of new jobs. Always give more then what the customer expected and shoot for thoroughness and perfection. If they paid for three hours, give them 4. Once you get the system down and become faster and more efficient with that particular house, you 'll be able to move back into that 3 hour time frame and still maintain the same level of work.
Every time you get a new client, take 5 minutes of your time and hang door hangers on the homes of the five closest neighbors. (we call it 5 around) Leave an area on the door hangers to indicate that you just cleaned their neighbors home, being specific about the address and name of the person you just cleaned for. Those 5 neighbors are likely to chat occasionally and if you did a good job, they will absolutely want to brag to their neighbors about how wonderful you were. Remember that everyone wants to keep up with the Joneses!