Friday, November 16, 2018

Customer Appreciation: 5 Ways to Show You Care

Housekeeping professionlas tend to spend a fair amount of time looking for ways to find and gain new clients. However, many overlook a simple strategy to keeping your calendar full: Demonstrating Customer appreciation.

Its a well-known fact that acquiring a new client costs about 5 times more (time + money) than keeping the ones who are already using your services, so serving and retaining your customers is the foundation of growing a successful housekeeping business. One way to retain them is to let them know that you appreciate their loyalty. While this can be done intermittently, it also must be done with sincerity.

This time of year is all about giving thanks-and is the  perfect time to show your customers how much you appreciate their business. It does not have to be involved or expensive-a simple handwritten note card or a surprise (and complimentary) oven or refrigerator cleaning will get the message across.

How do you show your customers that you appreciate them? Here are 5 excellent ways to show your customers that you care, courtesy of the Go Daddy Blog:


5 ways to show customer appreciation this Thanksgiving


What are some others that you could add to this list? Please share with us in the comments below! 









Monday, October 15, 2018

Need More Local Customers? Try This...

No matter what kind of business you are in, marketing it is important to the survival of that business to keep  a stream of customers flowing to you at all times.

One of the challenges as a housekeeper/ house cleaner, is to stand out from the crowd and be noticed and remembered as someone who offers something different than all the other house cleaners in your local area.

But aside from identifying your perfect client, communicating your uniqueness, optimizing your webpage, listing your business with online directories, asking current clients for referrals and paying for ads on "Big List" sites and social networks, what else can you do to find more clients?

Entrepreneur.com has some good insights on this topic which you can read right here: Four Simple Ways to Find Customers  here: Great referrals Aren't Accidents and here:  The Fastest Way to Find New Customers

What do you think? Which methods have you tried that did not work? Which ones did? What ways sound better and more useful to you? We want to know! Please share your insights in the comments area below.



Friday, August 31, 2018

Labor Day: Celebrating the "Rosies"

PHOTO: Saturday Evening Post-May 29 1943

The image to the left of "Rosie the Riveter" on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post (May 29, 1943) is not the one we are most familiar with. 

Westinghouse Poster

Fun Fact: The "We Can Do It" poster - (at right) which we have come to know as "Rosie the Riveter" only appeared at the Westinghouse Electric Company for a brief two week period during 1942. The poster was part of an effort by the Westinghouse company to maintain production and reduce call outs. While it was not well known during the war, the “We Can Do It” poster became popular when revived during the 1970s women’s movement.
 

On Monday, Labor Day, the National Parks of Boston will hold a ceremony at 1 p.m. at the Charlestown Navy Yard, followed by a “Rosie’s Navy Yard” walking tour . They have set up a new temporary exhibit called “SWONs: (Shipbuilding Women of the Navy”) in the visitor center.

"On Monday, Labor Day, these women, the thousands of Rosies who stepped up to take over jobs traditionally done by men in factories, shipyards, and companies while their brothers, fathers, and husbands fought on the war’s front lines, will be celebrated and remembered."

(Please click the link below to read the Boston Globe Article about these amazing women.)

Celebrating the "Rosies"