By mid-April that’s exactly what I tell people on the street. If it’s for larger condo or commercial buildings I’ll offer to put together a proposal but it most likely will have to wait until next year.
Build scarcity into your business and you can charge whatever you want.
I had to quit a LOT of harder regulars this past year, including some difficult patio homes that didn’t pay much. My pressure washing is really picking up and I don’t have time to mess around with a $120 job that takes two people over an hour.
I work solo these days, only residential, booked up until mid-August. 1-3 houses a day. Depending on size. I have improved things by limiting myself. Or perhaps actually by recognizing my limits and not being willing to cram my days with window cleaning, trying to fit in everyone who calls and all that. I also ditched all my commercial work (2 hospitals and a college) and no longer do CCU. I am only doing the work I actually like to do, which is residential. I am also getting all my jobs up to snuff as far as my current rates. Many hadn’t been raised in a while. Most new customers don’t want to wait 8 weeks, which is fine with me because most of my current customers will. Thanks for asking…