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You normally don't talk people into a contract, but they ask for it. Some people like the contract system, like snowbirds, (people who live in Florida during the winter). Most folks, like I write, will ask you for a contract if they want one.
I don't raise my prices yearly but give faithful customers a break. I try to simply stick new customers with the higher rate first. If thats not enough, then I'll just ask any customers I feel I'm under charging, for an increase.
If I raise the rates on everyone at once I risk a rebellion that could close down my service. But by surgically getting the rates up like I write, my business is in no danger even if some rebel and I lose their business.

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With your snow bird clients, are you able to offer additional services to them when they are away? Services like checking up on their house to make sure no one vandalized it or broke into it?
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Do you have some dramatic before and after photos? If you do then go to http://animoto.com/ and make your video there with them. I thought windows movie maker was cool. This site blows that away and you can get free 30 second videos which is about 12 frames.

Here is one I did for roof cleaning. This is the free version that I did as a test. I am going to get the paid version soon.

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That video was good! Short, quick and to the point.

What is the difference between the free version and the paid one?
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The free version is limited to 30 seconds. They automatically adjust the video according to the music that you choose.

I just did this one for wood restoration

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30 seconds actually seems to be the ideal time for a commercial! I don't know if I would make it any longer than that!
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