Whether you’re an expert or a newbie, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this:
[B]What if a window cleaning franchise had such an effective marketing system that you could expect your hourly rate to be in excess of $100/hr in your first year of operation?
Yes, you would be making the owners money, but you would be earning $100/hr. Would it be worth “buying into” a franchise at that point?
You would have to invest in direct mail and stuff, like you would have to anyway, to build your own biz.
What if you could “buy in” for $0 down?
Would you prefer $0 down and higher royalties, or $5,000 down and lower royalties? Would you prefer a flat-rate payment per month, or a percentage-based royalty payment?
Lots of window cleaners build their own business, and consistently earn $70/hr. That’s good and all, but is that preferred to earning more, and being part of a “machine” instead?
I am an office jockey, that does windows part-time for about 4 years.
I think you would have a hard time proving to me that I could get $100 dollar per hour.
But if you could then yes I would be interested.
I would like to have high royalties $0 buy in, with a tiered fee, so that as I progress, I can work my way into
I think you would also want to setup different package so that I can invest a small amount into my marketing
initially. If there is a $0 buy in but to achieve your proven result I have to risk $2000 in marketing material
I wouldn’t want to do it.
I don’t mind being part of a machine as long as the risk, reward relationship are both better then
what I’m currently doing. I think that franchises like this don’t work as well with window cleaning, because
the barrier to entry is so low, and it’s difficult to prove this kind of success.
Off the top of my head opinion on the limited amount of information, could be convinced to change my mind.
I think you could prove it to me by helping me take the first step.
Get me that first job where I actually get $100 per hour.
If you can get that for me, then I would be willing to learn more about the risk/reward.
Your cut would still need to allow me to be able to get a higher return then I am currently getting,
and have the ability to grow.
in all honesty I would consider that. That’s 4K a week in a regular work week. But would that be starting off?
It’s easy to get $100+ an hour on some jobs, the real trick is making every hour a $100+ hour for 30-40 hours a week.
$200K+ a year…maybe
Not for $1k a week.
If all I did was surf every day I would still pull double that, and I started from scratch.
I’ve got a pretty good system setup for my guys. Right now marketing is practically on auto pilot except for the designing idea I put in.
I think there are 3 angles to look at.
If you offered me a $200k+ a year business starting off with the same responsibilities I have right now and potential to grow and expand, I would say yes.
If you offered me a business that has potential to be a $200k+ in 3-4 years of hard work, at this point in my current business I’d say no.
If I was starting off and you offered it to me, yes.
I asked if you would be happy earning $4K as a franchi[B]SEE[/B] even if the franchi[B]SOR[/B] was earning $1K, on top of your $4K. In other words, would you resent paying $1K/week if it could earn you $4K/week?
I might if the business was setup and all I had to do was slide in.
I understand the Franchising thing, and for some businesses I agree it’s best…but for cleaning windows??? I don’t know, I have mixed feelings.
Maybe it’s that I deal with idiots all day and I feel like more class should be in this field.