Residential vs. Commercial Window Cleaning: Part 3

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Now that you know the pros and cons of residential and commercial window cleaning, it’s time to compare your options and determine what the right business model is for you. There is no right or wrong answer. It’s all a matter of what you feel is best for your availability, your experience, and the area you live in. Here is a brief comparison guide to help you select the plan for your window cleaning company.

Questions To Ask Before Setting Up Your Window Cleaning Company

When you start making a plan to bid on commercial or residential window cleaning contracts, ask yourself the following questions:

  • How long do I want to work in a day?
  • What are my earning goals per day and per year?
  • What kind of window cleaning contracts are most accessible in my area?
  • Will I face more competition with commercial window cleaning or residential window cleaning where I live?
  • Is my vehicle reliable enough to drive all around town?
  • What kind of work will I enjoy most?

The answers to these questions will help you narrow down your options and hopefully decide what you want to do with your window cleaning company.

Let The Bids Be Your Guide

When you start bidding on contracts, you may find that you have more success with commercial clients than you have with residential clients – or the other way around. Let this success point you where you need to go with your business. This may all come down to your approach or the demand for window cleaning in your area, but whatever the case may be, you can plan your business around the option that you are clearly meant for.

Why Not Do Both?

If you want to get the best of both worlds, you can manage both residential and commercial clients. This will give you ample earning options during the warm months while still providing passive income in the winter. If you are going to work on commercial and residential clients, try to plan your routes for the day around your commercial clients. Reach out to neighborhoods near the businesses you are working on so you can make the most of your drive time.

Test out some different scenarios for your work, and you will have no trouble being a success with your window cleaning company. Just don’t get overwhelmed with all the work that floods your way!

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