reallistic figures, more then just a flyer for staring in new state, no previous pics

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by quamen, Dec 17, 2003.

  1. quamen

    quamen New Member

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    Well im going to do a nice flyer when i startup. I want to do more then a flyer, but is that to much info to be giving out. i dont think so, but want advice. it is like a commercial or anything else. For instance. You see a million places sell them same exact thing, but they always advertise not only why u should buy it there,but they offer this and that.

    I think that should be as for detailing. Say you have all ur competition out there and they all have flyers. Flyers just say prices and location etc. But if a customer has say 2 flyers that are pretty similiar in price and apperance, she will most likely just chose either one on a hunch. i believe a flyer attached with maybe small one page of why choose my detailing or something along those lines. Most places dont do this there may be a good reason but i think someone should ,especially if ur just starting out and somone donest know ur work. What do you guys think of this idea?

    im starting in a new state and when i did detailing part time in jersey im a jerk and never took pics of my work. just my own truck after i detailed it. So i have no previous pics etc. im going to do my families rides and take pics as advertisement. But to anyone else here in Pa it is a new busines, so what do u think reasonable expected salary for about a 7 month season can bring in?

    I plan on working full time, mobile operation, complete details, with other interior and wash jobs everything. Since i never did it full time, im worried cause i dont want to not make much. Maybe to paranoid about supporting myself. I remeber all the time in jersey people wanted to me detail there rides, but i was at work full time and on my days off i would have no energy. You think a realistic income can be 10 k and up easily first season starting off? im really clueless on this due to never having it as a full time.

    Also one more questions. What is the radius you guys travel to do work? I always wanted to hit jersey back up. but it is 60 miles. just do details there cause the pay scale is high and get more for each car but a distance. Pa you have to drive everywhere to but maybe a 20 miles 30 mile max or so. i just hope to god that i can pull in the custmors i need to make it. If i dont take the risk ill never know if i can do it or not.

    im dediacted into giving this all i have. into buying all the equipement etc. i know this is a long post, but please answer as much as possible.
    Thanks
     
  2. NoXeN

    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    i think autopia.org would provide you with a lot more feedback

    professional detailers forum
    search a bit too around there, wealth of info
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    This is the answer I left you on autopia...

    I would suggest taking a business management and a marketing course this winter at your local community college. I took marketing in high school and in college, plus I had been a restaurant manager before getting into detailing so I already knew how to run a business and how to market one.

    I wouldn't expect to make a huge amount of money in your first year, you need to get your name out there. Once you have a strong customer base, you will get a lot of repeat business and referrals. It just doesn't happen overnight though. I doubled my income of my first year the next year.
     
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    yeah i know not alot of money first year,but how much ya know. i never see anyone giving figures of how much they really make, just how many cars they do.
     

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