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Forum: Floor Care   05-03-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,252
Posted By houstoncleaning
I think it's fair to say that everyone's worst...

I think it's fair to say that everyone's worst nightmare is a bad strip/wax job. No matter how well you train, there are always new variables that pop up.

Maybe that's why so few cleaning...
Forum: Sales & Marketing   04-01-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
  Help!
Views: 2,054
Posted By houstoncleaning
Wow. Sounds like you've got yourself a nice...

Wow. Sounds like you've got yourself a nice little niche there.

There's some good money out there right now. I can tell you that from personal experience. But of course, I'm not going to spill...
Forum: Business   03-26-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,433
Posted By houstoncleaning
I had a good friend of mine who was a trade show...

I had a good friend of mine who was a trade show consultant. He would charge a lot of money for his services, and was totally unashamed about it.

Whenever a prospect would complain about price,...
Forum: Sales & Marketing   03-20-2009, 03:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,884
Posted By houstoncleaning
Wow. All of this cleaning business web site stuff...

Wow. All of this cleaning business web site stuff is really fascinating.

Thanks for the story adbox.
Forum: Business   03-20-2009, 10:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,937
Posted By houstoncleaning
Paypal is expensive, but it's great for starters....

Paypal is expensive, but it's great for starters.

I used to use paypal when we first started our company. Made things nice ad convenient. But holy cow, were the service fees ever high.
...
Forum: General Discussion   03-15-2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,148
Posted By houstoncleaning
Jeez... what a scam. From what I heard,...

Jeez... what a scam.

From what I heard, this thing is supposed to be called a Roomba... or something like that.

It's supposed to wander around the room, then change direction when it hits a...
Forum: Business   02-19-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,083
Posted By houstoncleaning
I skimmed through E myth last year. I found that...

I skimmed through E myth last year. I found that a lot of the stuff mentioned was higher level perspectives.

It's like trying to explain the difference between knowledge and information.

It's...
Forum: General Discussion   01-19-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,234
Posted By houstoncleaning
Here's all you need to know: It has to be...

Here's all you need to know:

It has to be cheap (I would rather replace than repair)
It has to be bagless
It has to be light
It has to transition easily between hose and brush
It must have...
Forum: Construction Clean Up   01-07-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,716
Posted By houstoncleaning
There is no such thing as asking for too much....

There is no such thing as asking for too much. You should always be trying to upsell services.

What else can you offer to the construction company or the future home owner?

- Construction...
Forum: Commercial Cleaning   01-07-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,208
Posted By houstoncleaning
Just whatever you do, try not to commoditize...

Just whatever you do, try not to commoditize yourself. It can be really tempting to charge by square foot or by hour. Instead, I'd suggest putting together a series of packages.

I'm sorry for...
Forum: Sales & Marketing   01-07-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,067
Posted By houstoncleaning
Keep your message and your offer very simple....

Keep your message and your offer very simple. Less clutter = better conversion.

That's all I've got to say about cleaning postcards.
Forum: General Discussion   01-07-2009, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,369
Posted By houstoncleaning
Do you guys find that the whole green movement is...

Do you guys find that the whole green movement is really catching on in your markets?

I find that most of my customers (all) just really don't care.
Forum: Construction Clean Up   09-30-2008, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,424
Posted By houstoncleaning
We used to do this, but found it was too much...

We used to do this, but found it was too much hassle to clean. If you're going to approach this market, try to specialize so that your quoting process will be more refined.
Forum: Roof Cleaning   09-30-2008, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,990
Posted By houstoncleaning
Nice work. I'm impressed.

Nice work. I'm impressed.
Forum: Residential Cleaning   09-30-2008, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,002
Posted By houstoncleaning
Great thread. Thanks for the tip.

Great thread. Thanks for the tip.
Forum: Websites, Software, and Computers   09-30-2008, 11:53 AM
Replies: 50
  Website
Views: 8,257
Posted By houstoncleaning
Wordpress is a good place to start. Put your...

Wordpress is a good place to start. Put your contact info on the page, and start writing articles about people in your target community. Then go comment on blogs within your community, with links to...
Forum: Websites, Software, and Computers   09-30-2008, 11:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,351
Posted By houstoncleaning
In my experience, old-school SEO is dead. It's...

In my experience, old-school SEO is dead. It's much too hard/risky and there are faster ways to get commercial cleaning leads online. (Especially since the advent of "nofollow" links)

Educate...
Forum: Sales & Marketing   09-30-2008, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,946
Posted By houstoncleaning
Scalable linking schemes don't work as well as...

Scalable linking schemes don't work as well as they used to.
-Directories
-Social bookmarking
-Link Exchanges

None of these are as effective as they once were, and will continue to decline.
...
Forum: Sales & Marketing   09-30-2008, 11:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,411
Posted By houstoncleaning
Here's a good three step process for postcards: ...

Here's a good three step process for postcards:

Show them
Tell them
Tell them what you've just shown them

Keep the message very simple, and make sure to include a very simple, big bold call...
Forum: Sales & Marketing   09-30-2008, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,205
Posted By houstoncleaning
The trick with email marketing is that you've...

The trick with email marketing is that you've gotta be very respectful of people's time.

Don't buy spam list. If you're going to send unsolicited emails, send them to people who've at least shown...
Forum: Sales & Marketing   08-27-2008, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,024
Posted By houstoncleaning
Keep the flyer simple and have a clear call to...

Keep the flyer simple and have a clear call to action. That's all I can tell you about how to put together a cleaning flyer.

Also, if you're a one-person company, try to have your picture on it....
Forum: Commercial Cleaning   08-11-2008, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,599
Posted By houstoncleaning
When it comes to professional cleaning services,...

When it comes to professional cleaning services, price is just an excuse, and never a reason. What have you done to get this cleaning prospect invested into the discussion before you quoted the...
Forum: Construction Clean Up   08-11-2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,170
Posted By houstoncleaning
Whenever I'm soliciting cleaning clients, I...

Whenever I'm soliciting cleaning clients, I usually use a call-mail approach.

First, I start with a list of potential commercial cleaning prospects. This can be either compiled or bought. Next,...
Forum: Websites, Software, and Computers   08-11-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,949
Posted By houstoncleaning
Nice residential cleaning site. Just goes...

Nice residential cleaning site.

Just goes to show that you don't need anything overly complicated in order to have an effective cleaning web site. It could really use a stronger call to action.
Forum: Business   08-11-2008, 12:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,703
Posted By houstoncleaning
Really, the most important thing to keep in mind...

Really, the most important thing to keep in mind is that you need to do the job right the first time. Do whatever it takes. After that, it should be easy to clean with regular maintenance.


Just...
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