One EASY Way to Find Cleaning Jobs to Bid On!!

Now, we didn’t say necessarily BEST – we said EASY, but you know what, Easy ain’t all bad!’ So, watch this video episode to hear Dan describe one of the easiest ways spot places who are probably looking for cleaning businesses like yours to bid on their janitorial work soon!!

Before you’re done watching this fast paced video, One Easy Way to Find Cleaning Jobs to Bid On, you’ll hear what you and your managers can do to put together a short but promising list of buildings likely to be going out to ‘bid on cleaning ‘ sooner rather than later!! You’ll hear about the costly prospecting mistake Dan made – and how it never has to happen to you!!

Thanks for watching our video – One Easy Way to Find Cleaning Jobs to Bid On but don’t stop there – Be sure to check out our video: Why Do So Many Cleaning Businesses WANT to Compete with So Many Cleaning Businesses? you’ll hear why janitorial businesses say they don’t want to compete with lots of other cleaning companies – but the way they go after new work, unfortunately says – they do. Then, you’ll hear what they could do to instantly change how the market perceives them – so they can get out of the ‘low price’ game!

You’ll watch a few, short minutes of video loaded with practical ideas, tips and strategies about what it really takes to flip a cleaning business from painful to profitable. Want to Flip Yours?

5 Responses to “One EASY Way to Find Cleaning Jobs to Bid On!!”

  1. Asad Kureshi says:

    Hey Dan,
    I’m having a hard time find a place to bid for jobs. Can you please give me some understanding about it.
    Are there sites where I can bid? Is there a physical location where I go to bid?.. if yes to any.. where do I find them?…

    *perferably non-gov. Job.

  2. DLiebrecht says:

    Hi Asad, thanks for you note! To answer you question, we used all kinds of methods to promote/advertise/market our cleaning business including brochures, direct mail, sales letters, phone calls, personal visits, consumer awareness reports – you name it. And, interestingly, we found each method had its own set of advantages and disadvantages.

    However, we feel more important than WHICH methods of marketing a cleaning business uses – is, in fact, having an ongoing series of scheduled marketing steps that will be followed for each company on the targeted list – over time.

    Another critical factor, we believe, is having a powerful, unique message – in other words, WHAT we have to say needs to be compelling.

    I wish I could give you one or two ‘magical’ sentences right away to get building owners and managers to ‘sit up, take notice and feel compelled to hire you; but, to be fair, I can’t.

    As you can imagine, there is a whole marketing strategy with many steps that build one on top of another to create an effective plan -one that attracts clients to CALL YOU to ask for a bid!

    However, your specific question was on marketing and growing your cleaning business, and in that area, here are a couple examples of ‘keys’ steps:

    1. Decide on who you want to clean. Rather than a broad, shotgun approach, we suggest cleaning businesses target a certain type of building or customer ( i.e. medical and professional offices that require 3-5 nights per week cleaning that can be performed in the evening after 5 PM.)

    2. Once, you determine who you want to clean, we suggest you build a list of companies that meet that criteria. There are many ways to do this; for example, at times, we used an online business list site.

    3. Next, you can call each location to determine the name of the person or persons responsible for hiring the cleaning service at the buildings on your list. See S.M.A.R.T. call video and email.

    4. We recommend you create and follow a pre-scheduled list of marketing steps which can include sending a series of powerful direct-response marketing pieces to the attention of the decision maker (the person in charge of hiring the cleaning service) at the businesses on your targeted list, following a preset schedule.

    The creation of the powerful messages, including Measurable Guarantees of Performance, and proper formatting of the necessary elements of an effective marketing piece are some of the most important, yet challenging, parts of the process. We worked hard to make sure our marketing message was much more powerful than ‘We are bonded, licensed and insured.’

    As you can imagine, there is a great deal that goes into effectively implementing the steps and strategies above, but I hope you find the information provided above useful. Be sure to check out the FREE resources on our cleanbid.net site- i.e. articles, email and video blog postings etc.
    CleanGuru LLC

  3. dunbar&johnson cleaning co says:

    We are just starting can you give some how to approach a company to bid don’t have a lot of equipment a broom and mop will get what we need along the way can you please give some pointers

  4. DLiebrecht says:

    Hi dunbar & johnson cleaning co,
    Thanks for your note – and congrats on taking on the challenge and opportunity of building your own commercial cleaning business or residential maid service. You may want to check out some of the resources available at cleanbid.net, but here are a few strategies we think are important and you may want to keep in mind as you begin to grow you cleaning company:

    1. Decide on who you want to clean. Rather than a broad, shotgun approach, we suggest cleaning businesses target a certain type of building or customer (i.e. medical, office, retail etc)
    2. Once, you determine who you want to clean, we suggest building a list of companies that meet that criteria by using, for example, an online business list service.
    3. Next, we suggest identifying the decision maker. You can call each location to determine the name of the person or persons responsible for hiring the cleaning service at the buildings on your list. See S.M.A.R.T. call at CleanBid.net resources (videos/email).
    4. We recommend you create and follow a pre-scheduled list of marketing steps which you may include sending a series of powerful direct-response marketing pieces to the attention of the decision maker (the person in charge of hiring the cleaning service) at the businesses on your targeted list, following a preset schedule.
    5. Maybe most important of all, we believe creating a powerful message, including Measurable Guarantees of Performance, and proper formatting of the necessary elements of an effective marketing piece are some of the most important, yet challenging, parts of the process. We worked hard to make sure our marketing message was much more powerful than ‘We are bonded, licensed and insured.’
    As you can imagine, there is a great deal that goes into effectively implementing the steps and strategies above, but I hope you find the information provided above useful. And, there are more video and email resources available at cleanbid.net. Wishing you much success in your cleaning business, Matt, CleanGuru LLC

  5. Gloria Carter-Batts says:

    I just started my janitorial business, and I have been looking for list of bids or contracts is there a list or website t go on to get these information of whose in need of sub contractors or contractors

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