Trash Out Business

SallyPick
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Trash Out Business

Postby SallyPick » Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:59 pm

My husband and I are thinking of starting our own "trash out" business and I would appreciate any and all advice and words of wisdom. We have both been in the retail and food business all our lives, so we have no experience with this new and booming business.
How do we market ourselves, how much do we charge, do we use employees or independent contractors, etc.
This business involves cleaning, painting, minor repairs, general landscaping, and hauling trash from foreclosed properties before the bank puts them up for sale. It`s booming here in N. CA and these "trash out" companies are raking it in.
Anyone here involved in this business who could give us some guidance? 
Thanks in advance!   
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RE: Trash Out Business

Postby DavidJackson » Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:14 pm

Sally, I don`t know if anyone here is involved in that type of business, but here`s what I would do. Go online and do a search for trash or junk hauling businesses in nearby states, and talk to the owners of those companies about what type of marketing works best for them.
 
Let them know that you live in another state, and won`t be competing with them directly. It`s been my experience that most business owners are happy to help out a colleague.
 
Another option is to contact one of the many trash/junk hauling franchises, pose as a prospect, and pick their brain. Request their information, and learn as much as you can about their business.
 
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RE: Trash Out Business

Postby SallyPick » Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:40 pm

Thanks David, calling businesses out of state seems like a great idea .
I was hesitant to call local people for the reason you mentioned, and am happy to hear that most business owners like to help out their colleagues. Gives me a little more confidence as I head to the phone.
 
Thanks again! 
 
 
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RE: Trash Out Business

Postby DavidJackson » Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:56 pm


Thanks David, calling businesses out of state seems like a great idea . I was hesitant to call local people for the reason you mentioned, and am happy to hear that most business owners like to help out their colleagues. Gives me a little more confidence as I head to the phone. Thanks again!      Anytime, Sally. Best of luck to you!  David Jackson

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RE: Trash Out Business

Postby SallyPick » Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:43 pm

I have no idea if there are franchises, but we`re looking into starting our own company.
The market for this is HOT HOT HOT right now due to all the foreclosures, and I see it as a great opportunity.
It`s a very sad situation but "trash out" services are in huge demand right now.

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RE: Trash Out Business

Postby DavidJackson » Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:52 pm

I have no idea if there are franchises, but we`re looking into starting our own company.
 
 
 
 
There are a million trash hauling franchises out there. I suspect like with many franchises, some of them are plain garbage!
 
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RE: Trash Out Business

Postby SallyPick » Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:08 pm

 
"There are a million trash hauling franchises out there. I suspect like with many franchises, some of them are plain garbage!"
 
David Jackson
 
 
LOL David, I`m sure they are! 

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RE: Trash Out Business

Postby DavidJackson » Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:50 pm

Sally, feel free to check out my Free Marketing Tips Blog as well.  And you can`t beat the price of my information!
 
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RE: Trash Out Business

Postby SallyPick » Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:15 pm

Thanks David and Promoter11!
I actually spent a lot of time at your site David, and found it to be very informative. I know I`ll be spending a lot more time there and want to thank you for the wealth of information and links you have provided. I need all the help I can get. 
How do I do a "link-exchange" with a realtor?
Do you have a link Promoter?
 
Thanks again guys! 

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RE: Trash Out Business

Postby DavidJackson » Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:24 pm

I actually spent a lot of time at your site David, and found it to be very informative. I know I`ll be spending a lot more time there and want to thank you for the wealth of information and links you have provided. I need all the help I can get.  How do I do a "link-exchange" with a realtor?    It`s quite simple really. You just contact a local realtor or realtors, and offer to put their link on your website, if they will do the same in return. The key to link exchanges is location. A link that no one see`s is useless. So when doing link exchanges, make sure you request a prominent location. David JacksonDavidJackson4/27/2009 3:20 PM


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