How Many Customers?
I've been going 3yrs next month as an independent, when asked I would usualy say 40+ regulars and I thought I was bullsh#tting to people because I hadn't actualy counted them. I sat down one night recently and went through my phone to find over 200 of which 80+ where regular and the rest on and off. I was surprised to say the least. I dont schedule anything which I know some of you will think is crazy, it's purely on demand from the customer. Reason is I don't want strict schedules getting in the way of big irregular jobs like block slashing/clearing jobs etc.
I'm flat out most of the time to the point my father will come out once a week, although right now it's slow in Adelaide and the last two winters had a slow month each. That is the disadvantage of no schedules I guess but for me the advantages outweigh it the rest of the year. I want more to help in the slow periods but I think it will be hell when I get busy again. I think the key is as many as possible as close to home as possible. Recently I started dropping jobs I deemed to much travel as I collect more close to home.
Posted 10 January 2019 - 10:59 PM