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06-29-2012 12:01 AM
airmaxindia12 Depending on how fast you want to grow will determine which route you will take in gaining new clients. There are several ways of gaining new clients and here are a few.
05-30-2012 08:23 AM
katty In starting it may difficult to find costumer because you don’t have branding of your business. People will come to you automatic once you have good reputation in market. Furthermore, you need to make good clients, in starting you can tell to your relatives and friends for cleaning project and can offer them some discount or any free service. Apart from this off season cleaning is also a good idea mean you can go to your client in winter season and offer them cleaning project. Generally people don’t like to do cleaning in winter season so it may be beneficial for you.
04-14-2012 10:59 PM
Bill Two ways, walk ins or call and schedule appts. I tend to prefer the call as then I will be assured to meet with the correct person and will have a better opportunity of getting the account. This is our method at carpet cleaning orange county
03-12-2012 07:27 AM
www.nettoyage-montreal.co [quote=jaycar;16811]hi
I also do seo work for some people. I have had a quick look at your site and quickly noticed that there are far too many keywords in your meta tag. You have 38 keywords in there when there should only be about 10-20 or so max or 500 characters (some seo'ers will tell you more is good but from my experience its not).Your text/html ratio is only 7.03%, a little too low and you only have about 49 backlinks to your site. With backlinks, that takes time to build so thats ok.

Hi jaycar,
I am created new web site www.nettoyage-montreal.com do you have eny suggestions
thnaks
08-11-2011 11:44 PM
nikon If your starting out on commercial cleaning. Do the obvious ways of getting clients. With little or no maney out of your pocket.

One is door to door. I prefer this because you get to see the person perrsonally. It works. I'm sure every one can agree on that. Plus if your shy. This will get you comfortable with people. This will give you the confidence you need to deal with more and different people down the road.

Craigslist. It's free. Post It. Say this is my business, my services I offer da di da di da. People will respond to you.

Cold calling. IT's another one.

Gets some business cards. Go out find the one that makes the cheapest.

Networking. THe computer free kind. You go to a business that approaches similary the same places you are trying to get but there services are different from yours. So you tell , 'Joe here's my business card. I'll recommend you when something comes up for you (Floor care, or carpet cleaning, plumbing etc. something other than your services. general office cleaning. if that is your service). You recommend me when it deals with my services. Then keep doing that over time. Who knows you can a dozen Joes' recommending clients to you.

Go on your computer to microsoft word. Write out something simple. Business name,a picture, your service. Then write out a bunch of your phone #s on bottom of the paper. Find a place where your are allowed to put one up. People will see it and take yuor #. Just something that simple.

Here's a site that helped me a lot. Lots of useful information on starting a cleaning business. Like licensing, pricing on the job, bid and follow up letter, service agreement etc. It worked for me and another person I helped out.
06-21-2011 03:36 PM
happy Wilson: what are the cheap ways to market and can you share??
Thanks
05-02-2011 01:54 AM
wilson2558 The trick is to hire others to do all the cleaning once you get things up and running. This leaves you free to generate new business. There are very simple and inexpensive ways to market your office cleaning accounts

03-25-2011 12:46 PM
april1979
marketing

I have had really good results commercially with the combination of 1) a good website with a lot of information on it 2) lots of seo 3) door-to-door passing out of postcards and brochures to commercial clients (with my website address, on it of course)

For Residential Cleaning I haven't done door to door (too many doors!)

I got a few jobs from direct mail - mailing out brochures to people - but it is so expensive. 43 cents for postage for each brochure! Which made each brochure cost around a $1. With a 1-2% return rate, it doesn't seem like a good ROI.

I am contemplating door hangers which will be a lot cheaper than mailing brochures.

Bainbridge Island Window Cleaning
03-17-2011 09:42 AM
terrascleaning
Finding more Customers

One method we found useful in gaining more customers and making a nice presence in the community is to join the Chamber of Commerce in the areas we serve.

Avelina
http://www.terrascleaning.com
12-05-2010 05:24 PM
Winchester Cleaning Another way to find office cleaning clients is to contact landlords and small business owners. Starting a campaign to focus on networking with these demographics is a great way to build your brands reputation as a premier cleaning service provider.
11-23-2010 03:06 PM
alphacleaning2009
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Originally Posted by RJ Cleaning View Post
Everything mighti said plus direct marketing, example: flier, introduction letter, newsletter.
You can also try to send them motivators. But not the cheapest ones, so they don't end up in garbage. Let's say you send them a pen holder with your company logo, website and phone number. If at some point they will be looking to hire a cleaning service, they will take a look at the pen holder and give you a call.
11-21-2010 07:49 PM
RJ Cleaning Everything mighti said plus direct marketing, example: flier, introduction letter, newsletter.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mighti View Post
1. Website
2. Google Adwords
3. Google Place
4. Yellow pages (don't know if applies in US)
5. Cold calling
6. Word of mouth
11-20-2010 01:03 PM
amerchant7 Hey guys, I new to the fourm. I have been in the business now for two years. I have steady growth so far.

One of the two ways I find and sale my clients is through cold calling. Although I may not meassure the building the first time I go on the initial call, I always find how who is in charge, do they have a service, and if they are happy. I then set an appointment with whoever is in charge the next week.

The second way, and best way is through refferal or letter of recomendation. I clean a Carrabbas Italion Grill. Its one of the nicest restraunts in town. My customer has wrote me a letter of recomendation. It has helped alot in getting in front of potential clients. If you are just starting out in the business, your first couple of clients are crucial to future growth. Set a goal to keep them as happy as you can and get that letter of recomendation.

Andy
11-12-2010 12:58 AM
Mighti 1. Website
2. Google Adwords
3. Google Place
4. Yellow pages (don't know if applies in US)
5. Cold calling
6. Word of mouth
11-10-2010 01:16 PM
Total Cleaning Solutions Word of mouth and just walking door to door seems to work best for me.
10-31-2010 05:09 PM
TUBAWILI
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Originally Posted by pit4971 View Post
Hello there,

I would like to start my own cleanning business but would like to know the best ways to find commercial cleaning clients

Any suggestions would be grateful

Thanks
leaflets,google,recomandatione, we started our buisnees 2 years ago we have 100 customores,but it`s not enought, its comming the winter,...quickly darkens,snow and if you clean the windows in that case you can inspect a lot of concel now we have our web page our leaflet dropper..so take it eazy

brentcleaners.co.uk
08-08-2010 08:13 PM
jaycar no worries..as long as he knows what he is doing that's the main thing here. Something to remember too is that to actually stay on the top of the searches, that's what takes time. Good quality backlinks is the key there but especially ones from government and educational sites can give to a lot of what we call 'link juice'.

Cheers
Andrew
08-06-2010 09:40 AM
ACE Janitorial
Seo

Hey Jaycar:

In response to your question. We have been working on it for about 2-3 weeks. My page rankings have gone from non-existent to page 7. He has been able to get his site to page one but he said like you that it takes weeks to get there. We did research on the top searched key words and maintenance, commercial cleaning, building maintenance and so on came up the most. I wish I hadn't chosen janitorial in my name because janitorial is low on the number of times searched. Anyway, I'll ask him about the number of keywords in the mega tags section. He may have some info I can share with you. He lives in Seattle and seems to have a good handle on how Google works.

08-05-2010 09:49 PM
jaycar hi
I also do seo work for some people. I have had a quick look at your site and quickly noticed that there are far too many keywords in your meta tag. You have 38 keywords in there when there should only be about 10-20 or so max or 500 characters (some seo'ers will tell you more is good but from my experience its not).Your text/html ratio is only 7.03%, a little too low and you only have about 49 backlinks to your site. With backlinks, that takes time to build so thats ok.

How long has your guy been at it if I may ask and what keywords is he targeting?

Cheers

PS if you try to go to my site with the link in my signature, theres a problem with the server so it might not connect. Its a real pain in the A that is
08-05-2010 09:21 PM
ACE Janitorial
Page Rank

You're so right about it taking a while. We keeping checking and it appears I move up about one page rank a week. I'm coming up around page 7 at this time so I still have work to do in order to get to page one.

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