I get asked this question quite a bit via email, so I thought I would tackle it today with a post on the topic.
Becoming successful is a combination of many different things, but two things stick out to me more than anything else.
Ready for the first big secret? This will probably come as no surprise, but “working hard” is secret number one! This one was really a no brainer, as it is pretty cut and dry. You need to place one foot in front of the other to get the process moving forward.
At the end of the day, if you are not dedicating your full attention to starting your new business or are not spending enough time building your existing business, you will NEVER get ahead.
You must get up early and work late. Sales people who work for successful companies are in the office early and staying late at night perfecting their sales pitch and making appointments to grow their commissions.
After all if they don’t make their quota every month they are out of a job. Look at your business the same way. If you are not out selling your services, you will be out of business too.
Having an abundance of customers will do a lot of good things for you. They allow you to take care of BOTH your “needs” AND your “wants”. You just need to dedicate your time to building your customer base.
Customers pay for the food on your table, put clothes on you and your family’s back, cover your bills, buy you that new car or home repair that you want and and hopefully leave enough to finance your vacations.
The next “secret” that comes to mind is always remembering to “ask for the sale”. This is a huge mistake many people simply don’t take advantage of despite it being so easy to do so.
When you are with a potential customer going through his facility or if it is a house cleaning client, when you are finishing your sales pitch to them, remember to ask for their business. It never hurts to ASK!
Remember you want to be a trusted source for your customers, the GO TO person. Reading Book on sales and marketing can help you also. Watching TV CANNOT!!
Reading our Blogs can be a great resource for you, we cover many topics about starting and growing your business, so pay attention to all the Cleaning-4-Profit blogs.
Remember no one will care about your business as much as you do. If you want to be wildly successful you must put the time and effort into your business. ♦
If you are looking to start your own highly profitable cleaning business that beats the daylights out of competition at their own game then check out one of my Cleaning Company Start-Up Guides. They are guaranteed to get you started faster and easier than you ever thought possible!