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Old 05-27-2013, 04:50 AM   #1
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Ok guys I'm 18 & thinking of starting my own mobile detail carwash business.
After talking to a couple guys tht have their own business I think I'm ready to start my own.
Anyone have any tips to get more clients any help would be great thank you!
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Ok guys I'm 18 & thinking of starting my own mobile detail carwash business.
After talking to a couple guys tht have their own business I think I'm ready to start my own.
Anyone have any tips to get more clients any help would be great thank you!
Hit up every car lot you see. Also there's a market for washing homes & businesses. It takes a certain personality to have your own business,no matter what kind it is, you have to sell YOURSELF.
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Hit up every car lot you see. Also there's a market for washing homes & businesses. It takes a certain personality to have your own business,no matter what kind it is, you have to sell YOURSELF.
I was thinking of hitting businesses & develop my clients from their.
Also washing semi trucks.
I'm a people person & it's easy for me to talk to someone.
I'm going to purchase everything pretty soon.
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This is a heads up, but get some insurance... People these days are ready to sue over anything! It doesn't hurt to have yourself some safety and when it comes to other people's cars I think it's a good idea.

Also make some fliers and go to your local Walmart, mall, ect and stick the fliers in people's cars! That works very well!
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This is a heads up, but get some insurance... People these days are ready to sue over anything! It doesn't hurt to have yourself some safety and when it comes to other people's cars I think it's a good idea.

Also make some fliers and go to your local Walmart, mall, ect and stick the fliers in people's cars! That works very well!
+1. Make some sort of advertisement like one of those signs stuck in the ground promoting presidential candidates and all that.
And insurance is good, some people are jerks and will notice a scratch or dent prior and try to screw someone over. Sadly people lie like that for $
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I would suggest using promotional products, and social media to start. Promotional products are a great and inexpensive way to increase brand awareness, and drive up customer loyalty.

Also a good website should help you! Make sure to brush up on SEO. GoDaddy is easy to use, and check with Google someone told me they were giving out free advertising.
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Can't stress enough how important business cards are over any other tool. Carry then all the time so you can network where ever you go. Another thing to think about is a pre inspection form. You can use this just like car transports do. Document every dent, scratch and imperfection. After do a pre inspection,have the customer sign and provide them with a copy. If you have $2500 to spend I can hook you up with a link to a great deal on some equipment.
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Business cards- very important.

I've had business of my own at age of 16 to 17 year old.
Two small business actually.
Landscaping & radiant barrier installer.
Made very good money.

Business cards, good commutation, hard work, and rep are very important. If you really want high business type, do slap a sign on your car. Let the community know you're here to do business.

Oh yeah, invest yourself is important as well. I never got a day off when I was working that small business. 7 full day job.

I stopped because I had to move to other town to help my family.
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Also make some fliers and go to your local Walmart, mall, ect and stick the fliers in people's cars! That works very well!
This might work for some people, but when I find someone's stuck something under my wiper or somewhere else, I won't use them.

OP: good luck and like the others are saying - get some insurance.
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Take pictures before you do the work of any imperfections in the paint and do it with the client present and have them sign off on the work and pictures so they can't come back later and say you caused it.
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Op I was going to tell you that OfficeMax is offering GoDaddy services for like $75 a year

The best way to get business is to solicit in strip malls, and other places. Promo products are a great way to increase business.

So hand out something unique along with your business card
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Take pictures before you do the work of any imperfections in the paint and do it with the client present and have them sign off on the work and pictures so they can't come back later and say you caused it.
Also a good idea! And ask if you can use them as before and afters on your website
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Another thing to remember is that whatever you use as a business vehicle will have to be spotless at all times. In this business your vehicle is going to be a direct reflection of your work.
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Another thing to remember is that whatever you use as a business vehicle will have to be spotless at all times. In this business your vehicle is going to be a direct reflection of your work.
True for any business, especially a detailer.
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