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Website running Wordpress, all content generated by AI and all images. Took 1 day. Includes hambuger menu, and fully responsive with Tailwind CSS. Modal popups for larger images.


In my series of exploration of LLM’s / GPT, lets see if it can help me create a Wordpress website for a new business.

I’ve done it very successfully with raw HTML and Tailwind CSS. Let’s assume you’ve got a new wordpress instance. I use my own homelab proxmox to create clone of a template VM, then run script to build an Apache2/MySQL/Wordpress install.

This is really part 1, 2 and 3 here.

  1. Coding / code completion / summerisation of code - html / css
  2. Assimilating information and summerising - coming up with project plan / marketing
  3. Generation (text / image) - generating content / images
  4. Coversation (chatbots)
  5. Knowledge accessibility - question and answer

Monetisation Strategies for Pressure Washer Rental

Monetization Strategies for Pressure Washer Hire business:

what are good monetisation strategies for running a company that hires out pressure washers to residential customers so they can: clean their wooden decks, furniture and car

This is a summary of the great content below

  1. Tiered Pricing
    • Offer different models at varying prices.
  2. Package Deals
    • Bundle pressure washers with detergents and tools.
  3. Sell Cleaning Supplies
    • Provide detergents and cleaning solutions for purchase.
  4. Maintenance and Damage Waivers
    • Charge for equipment protection and post-use cleaning.
  5. Delivery and Pickup Service
    • Offer transport of equipment for a fee.
  6. Loyalty Programs
    • Reward repeat customers with discounts or free rentals.
  7. Training Workshops
    • Charge for lessons on safe and effective pressure washer use.
  8. Upsell Additional Services
    • Offer professional washing or maintenance services.
  9. Affiliate Partnerships
    • Partner with related businesses for referral discounts.
  10. Seasonal Promotions
    • Offer discounts during peak cleaning seasons.
  11. Online Presence and Booking
    • Use an SEO-optimized website for online rentals.
  12. Security Deposits
    • Charge refundable deposits for potential damages.
  13. Memberships/Subscriptions
    • Provide discounted rates for frequent renters.
  14. Bulk Deals
    • Offer discounts for multiple unit rentals.
  15. Feedback and Reviews
    • Encourage positive online reviews to attract more customers.

Note: Focus on customer needs and regularly reassess strategies for best results.

and Claude gives some other insights:

  1. Charge per hour of service
    This is the most common approach. Establish an hourly rate that covers your costs and allows for profit. Factor in labor, equipment costs, supplies, insurance, etc.

  2. Offer package deals Such as charging a flat rate for cleaning a deck, patio furniture set, and driveway. Bundling services together can be more appealing to customers.

  3. Charge by the square footage
    Determine your average cleaning rate per square foot for different surfaces, and charge accordingly. This allows you to more accurately charge for the actual work being done.

  4. Offer membership/subscription packages Offer discounted rates for customers who sign up for regular pressure washing services, such as quarterly or biannual cleanings. This can help with recurring revenue.

  5. Charge extra fees for add-ons Such as cleaning second stories, using specialty chemicals, stain removal, etc. This lets you earn more from custom work.

  6. Partner with real estate agents
    Offer pressure washing as a value-added service when homes are sold. A clean exterior can make properties more appealing.

  7. Upsell additional services Such as sealing decks or cleaning gutters when doing exterior washing. Expanding the types of services offered can boost revenue.

  8. Accept tips
    If providing excellent customer service, clients may be happy to offer a tip. This can supplement income.

The key is finding the right balance between pricing competitively but also profitably based on your unique operating costs and target customer base. Offering multiple pricing options can help maximize earnings.

Business Rates and Ideas

how much can I charge for this service in the south east of the UK?

  1. Pressure Washer Rental Pricing - South East UK

  2. Standard Rental Rates

    2.1. Basic Domestic Pressure Washer:

    • Daily Rate: £40
    • Weekly Rate: £210

    2.2. Professional or Commercial-Grade Units:

    • Daily Rate: £80
    • Weekly Rate: £420
  3. Additional Services and Costs

    3.1. Delivery and Collection:

    • Up to 10 miles: £15
    • 10-20 miles: £25
    • 20+ miles: £35

    3.2. Deposit:

    • Basic Units: £50
    • Professional Units: £100

    3.3. Cleaning Solutions or Add-ons:

    • Basic Cleaning Solution (1L): £8
    • Furniture and Deck Brush Attachment: £10
    • Turbo Nozzle: £7

    3.4. Training or Demonstrations: £15

  4. Special Packages and Deals

    4.1. Spring Cleaning Package: £60 (Includes basic washer, 1L cleaning solution, and a short training session)

    4.2. Off-peak Discounts: 10% off on weekdays

  5. Note

Always review local competitors and adjust pricing based on market demand, feedback, and business costs. It’s important to strike a balance between competitive pricing and covering operational expenses while ensuring profitability.


  1. Driveways - £50-£100 depending on size. Typical 2-3 car driveway around £60-£80.

  2. Patios - £10-£20 per square meter. Average patio around £80-£120.

  3. Decking - £10-£15 per square meter. Average wooden deck £150-£250.

  4. Fencing/Gates - £3-£5 per linear meter. Average garden fence £60-£100.

  5. Brickwork - £2-£3 per square meter. Average house facade £100-£150.

  6. Conservatory Roof - £100-£250 depending on size.

  7. Gutter Cleaning - £50-£100 for a typical 2-3 bedroom house.

  8. Car Cleaning - £20-£40 for a basic wash/rinse. (£50-£100 for thorough valet service)

  9. Patio Furniture - £5-£10 per item (chairs, tables, etc)

  10. House Exterior - £200-£400 for a typical 2-3 bedroom semi-detached or terrace house.

Prices vary based on exact location, complexity of job, current demand, and additional services added. Established businesses tend to charge at the higher ends. Offering discounts for multiple services booked together is common.

Factors like travel/fuel costs need to be considered when pricing competitively. But you want to ensure you are charging enough to be profitable.


what other ways of making money are there with pressure washers?

  1. Pressure Washing Services:
    • Offer a complete service where you handle the washing for clients, ranging from residential driveways and patios to commercial properties and public spaces.
  2. Contract Cleaning:
    • Establish contracts with local businesses, municipalities, or housing associations for regular cleaning services.
  3. Specialized Cleaning:
    • Focus on niches like graffiti removal, restoring historic buildings, or cleaning commercial vehicles.
  4. Sell Cleaning Solutions:
    • Develop or resell specialized cleaning solutions for different tasks such as mold, grease, or rust removal.
  5. Maintenance and Repair Service:
    • Offer maintenance and repair services for pressure washers for both businesses and individuals.
  6. Training and Certification:
    • Provide courses and training sessions on safe and effective use of pressure washers, potentially expanding into a certification program.
  7. Sell or Rent Pressure Washer Accessories:
    • Stock and rent out specialized nozzles, brushes, and other attachments.
  8. Affiliate Marketing:
    • Promote pressure washer-related products online through affiliate marketing.
  9. Mobile Pressure Washing Service:
    • Offer a mobile service visiting client locations, suitable for car fleets or farm equipment.
  10. Eco-friendly Cleaning:
    • Emphasize eco-friendly methods using less water and green cleaning solutions.
  11. Seasonal Services:
    • Provide services tied to seasons like post-winter cleanup or pre-summer deck preparations.
  12. Partnerships:
    • Collaborate with local home improvement companies or garden centers for bundled services or discounts.
  13. Franchising:
    • If you develop a successful model, consider franchising to expand your reach.
  14. Consultation and Setup:
    • Offer consultancy for businesses looking to set up their pressure washing services.
  15. Selling Refurbished Equipment:
    • Purchase used pressure washers, refurbish, and sell them at a profit.
  16. Subscription Model:
    • Introduce a subscription model where clients pay a monthly fee for regular cleaning services.


  • Commercial services - Offer exterior cleaning for offices, retail stores, restaurants etc. Higher rates than residential.

  • Fleet washing - Approach trucking and delivery companies to wash their vehicle fleets. Schedule regular cleanings.

  • Equipment rentals - Rent out pressure washers to DIYers who want to tackle their own projects. Charge per day/weekend.

  • Graffiti removal - Specialize in removing graffiti from buildings and public spaces for cities/municipalities.

  • House painting prep - Offer painters a paint prep service by pressure washing homes before painting.

  • Events services - Provide onsite washing at festivals, concerts, sporting events to clean up litter and spills.

  • Mobile wash units - Invest in a trailer set up and offer services at people’s homes/offices without transporting a unit each time. More efficient.

  • Pool deck/patio sealing - Upsell resealing services after washing to help preserve surfaces and offer protection.

  • Roof cleaning - Carefully clean and remove moss/debris from roofs without damaging them.

  • Buy used; sell refurbished - Acquire used pressure washers, refurbish them, and resell for profit.

Create HTML Site

can you create me an html website using tailwind css for running a pressure washer rental and services business which does daily rentals for self cleaning eg decks, cars, and driveways, contract cleaning, specialised cleaning eg selling your house.

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Why Wordpres

  • End users can edit the content
  • Versioning built in so can revert back to a previous version of a page

Add content and generate images

Add Google Map

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Left click to create a grey dot, then click on the lat long coords at the bottom.

From there you can click share icon, embed map.

It will they display the embedded map with a red pin.

Wordpress disable auto-formatting

# in functions.php
remove_filter( 'the_content', 'wpautop' );

Wordpress Images

It generates smaller images - nice

  • self.jpg eg 258k
  • self-150x150.jpg eg 7k
  • self-300x300.jpg eg 23k
  • self-768x768.jpg eg 130k

Wordpress Creating Simple Tailwind Theme

how do I create my own theme in wordpress?

  • create new folder in wp-content/themes/my_custom_theme'
  • add style.css and index.php
Theme Name: My Custom Theme
Theme URI:
Author: Your Name
Author URI:
Description: A custom theme for my website.
Version: 1.0
License: GNU General Public License v2 or later
License URI:
Text Domain: my_custom_theme

and can you give me a sample index.php for the theme please

<?php get_header(); ?>

<div id="main-content">

    <?php if ( have_posts() ) : ?>
        <!-- Start the Loop. -->
        <?php while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?>

            <article id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>" <?php post_class(); ?>>

                <header class="entry-header">
                    <h2 class="entry-title"><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" rel="bookmark"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h2>

                <div class="entry-content">
                    <?php the_content('Read More'); ?>

                <footer class="entry-footer">
                    <span class="post-date"><?php the_date(); ?></span>
                    <span class="post-category"><?php the_category(', '); ?></span>
                    <span class="post-comments"><?php comments_popup_link('No Comments', '1 Comment', '% Comments'); ?></span>


        <?php endwhile; ?>
    <?php else : ?>
        <!-- If no posts are found. -->
        <article class="no-posts">
            <h1>No posts were found.</h1>
    <?php endif; ?>


<?php get_footer(); ?>

Activate the Theme

Appearance, Activate mu_custom_theme

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So this is excellent and looks very simple. And we can edit the text in the admin UI and add new headings.

But the underlying html is still a bit messy.

Errors and Customise Theme

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/var/log/apache2/error.log simplest log file to go to.


can you give an example of header.php please

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html <?php language_attributes(); ?>>

    <meta charset="<?php bloginfo('charset'); ?>">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
    <link rel="profile" href="">
    <?php wp_head(); ?>

<body <?php body_class(); ?>>

<header id="site-header">
    <div class="container">
        <div id="branding">
            <?php if (has_custom_logo()) : ?>
                <div id="site-logo">
                    <?php the_custom_logo(); ?>
            <?php endif; ?>
            <div id="site-title-description">
                <h1><a href="<?php echo esc_url(home_url('/')); ?>"><?php bloginfo('name'); ?></a></h1>
                <p><?php bloginfo('description'); ?></p>
        <nav id="main-navigation">
                'theme_location' => 'primary',
                'menu_id'        => 'primary-menu',

<div id="content" class="site-content">

lets simplify so that wordpress is just doing content editing


what is gutenberg editing in wordpress?

It is a block editor. And is outputting

<h2 class="wp-block-heading">About</h2>
<p>We are here to serve!</p>

PLAN So now we have a super simple html site where content is editable in the backend of Wordpress, and getting the class names correct for tailwindCSS.

HTML simplifying

index.php in my theme

<!-- just the head and no content in header -->
<?php get_header(); ?>

<body class="bg-gray-100">

 <!-- Header -->
 <div class="bg-blue-600 text-white py-4 text-center">
    <h1 class="text-4xl">Kingston Pressure Washer Rentals</h1>
    <p class="text-xl">Best pressure washers in Kingston near Lewes</p>

<!-- Main content -->
<div class="container mx-auto mt-10 px-4">

    <!-- About Section -->
    <!-- how do I get this in wordpress with the correct class names? -->
    <section class="mb-12">
        <h2 class="text-2xl mb-4">About Us</h2>
        <p>We've been providing top-notch pressure washers for hire in Kingston and the nearby Lewes area for over a decade. Whether you have a small patio or a large industrial site, we have the right equipment for you.</p>

    <h2 class="text-2xl mb-4"><?php the_title(); ?></h2>
    <?php the_content(); ?>


<!-- footer text, end body and html in footer -->
<?php get_footer(); ?>

Am starting to manually patchin in tailwind css

Error Log for Wordpress


if ( ! defined( 'WP_DEBUG' ) ) {
        define( 'WP_DEBUG', true );

// DM
// Enable Debug logging to the /wp-content/debug.log file
define( 'WP_DEBUG_LOG', true );

To get it to produce an error, make a php typo in functions.php in the theme.

Gutenberg editor with TailwindCSS

how do I get the wordpress Gutenberg editor to display tailwindcss?

Looks like I have to wire up specific wp block css to the relevant tailwind

Use Classic Editor

Plugins, Add, Classic Editor

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In Settings, Writing - this should now be the default editor.

Then can use tailwindCSS in html

Just make sure the stylesheet is linked in the header.

 <link href="" rel="stylesheet">

TailPress - plugin and ?


Using LLM’s greatly helps in starting projects for

  • Monetisation strategies
  • Pricing
  • Other ways to make money from an initial idea
  • Creating HTML
  • Porting to Wordpress

What I like about this process is that you get to see results fast, and it becomes obvious when an idea should be taken forward.

However I would argue that before building any sort of website, you’d want to do more of the business planning and marketing side.. so that is my next article.