Well im almost 22 and detailing for me is more like a hobby to myself. I have always wanted to do detailing as a business as my only job. I never did that, because i was always worried i wouldnt have enough clients to afford what i wanted. I was going to college so i kept my job cause i made like a little over 12 dollars an hour and it was fleible. Now i moved to a new state, Pa where i make less then 10 dollars an hour and im starting college up to get my BA degree. Im just sick of the low pay for your work and want to be my own boss and do what i love doing, and that is detailing. My biggest fear is how many customers i can pull and how much money i can make. My truck is almost paid off so that is my only big expense since i live with my rents. Im really thinking about quitting my job in March and get ready for detailing. I read all the articles on here, Im attending a 2 day seminar for business/training, and im experienced cause i did work for a BMW detailer and worked detailing cars once in a while when i was free from my full time job. I just ask you guys, what is the best way to get clients. I know ill most likely learn this at the seminar, but it seems like ther is alot of competiion. but luckely it seems, no one around me but one is mobile. I have a few thousand saved for the equipment i need and all that. I mean if worse comes to worse, i fail ,but i want to keep that out of the spectrum. Im not even greedy, or am i? my goal is to detail 125-150 cars begining from april-october. I dotn know if this is possible, but it would be great for me. I then can go to college full time and not work and have the money to last throgh the winter. Any of you guys out ther sucessful detailers in the business, getting alot of clients? i couldnt believe it, scottwax does something like 1000 cars a year!! that is insane!!! mad props to him! I dont like my state, PA cause it seems like the pay scalle is lower, most people only gettting 100 for a compete detail on a car. Jersey isnt far, so i can always hit it there to, but i want to beat my competition and make my goal. Im going for it alll and im taking a risk but ill never know if i dont try!! im dedicated to detailing. I have been watching many tapes, practicing hands on, scheduled for a seminar, reading manuals, buisiness and marketing, and also making sketches on paper of the website design, my brother is doing it for free the webpage. im very excited but nervous at the same time. I dont even want to be the excessive person in getting as many cars as possible. 5 a week would be ideal. Ihave other great passions and riding bmx is one of them, on how odd that may be. im 22 but have been riding for like 8 years. Detailing in the morning, ride in the afternoon. just hope i can make it!! sorry for this long ass annoying post. I had to get it out!