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g21
08-13-2009, 10:16 PM
I just shot an exclusive video for LawnSite Members Only! This video tells in detail how to establish your manhour rate and offers advice on how to impliment it. Just email me at tommy@almanow.com and I will send you the link to the video...it's to large of a file for me to post.

Good Luck!
Tommy

g21
08-19-2009, 01:02 AM
Great response on the manhour rate video. If anyone asked but didn't get it, please email me again at tommy@almanow.com. So many of you are really working hard at properly strucuring your pricing. Your doing great! Let me know if you need more help!
Tommy

g21
08-24-2009, 10:17 AM
Thanks for the kind words. I'm Glad the video helped. I'll be posting a new one shortly.

Stillwater
08-24-2009, 11:09 AM
why don't you post the link....

Prolawnservice
08-24-2009, 09:13 PM
because he wants your email address :hammerhead:

Stillwater
08-25-2009, 12:22 AM
because he wants your email address :hammerhead:

I was courious to see if he could be up front with that. But he has not replied

Raven386
08-25-2009, 12:26 AM
He has it posted on his Facebook page, click his link in his signature. Unless its a different video then the one he is giving out when you email him. http://www.facebook.com/pages/ALMA/97693228999

g21
08-25-2009, 12:33 AM
You're right guys. I'm interested in people contacting me that are starving for information needed to grow a successful lawn maintenance business. Maybe you should put aside your scepticism and give ALMA the benefit of the doubt and acknowledge that for a measly 10 bucks a month, we give contractors and unbelievable amount of help and information. Look at my posts and you'll see that I give heartfelt, quality advice to members and ask nothing in return. When's the last time you took 2 hours of your time to produce a video or write a report to help your fellow contractors!

Raven386
08-25-2009, 12:40 AM
You're right guys. I'm interested in people contacting me that are starving for information needed to grow a successful lawn maintenance business. Maybe you should put aside your scepticism and give ALMA the benefit of the doubt and acknowledge that for a measly 10 bucks a month, we give contractors and unbelievable amount of help and information. **Look at my posts and you'll see that I give heartfelt, quality advice to members and ask nothing in return.** When's the last time you took 2 hours of your time to produce a video or write a report to help your fellow contractors!

Instead of making a video or a report. I come here and see if there is anything I can help with. Best of all, LawnSite is free, which I am truly grateful for. I have had many questions answered here and have learned a lot. I'm in no way beating down what you do, that's great make videos,reports, a website. But I would rather come here, ask " hows the weather" and have a person from every state give me their opinion. JMHO

* You ask for $10.00 a month.....

Stillwater
08-25-2009, 01:19 AM
You're right guys. I'm interested in people contacting me that are starving for information needed to grow a successful lawn maintenance business. Maybe you should put aside your scepticism and give ALMA the benefit of the doubt and acknowledge that for a measly 10 bucks a month, we give contractors and unbelievable amount of help and information. Look at my posts and you'll see that I give heartfelt, quality advice to members and ask nothing in return. When's the last time you took 2 hours of your time to produce a video or write a report to help your fellow contractors!


I am one of the skeptic's, but wow you are dead on with the opinion section 3/4 into the video. I been doing this a long time, I know that wall you talk about I have hit it a few times. Your pretty good hear, I don't think I could face a camera and let fly on this subject from the top of my head like that. Your offering some clean clear advice hear.

golfnpreacher
08-25-2009, 10:55 PM
ALMA --- thanks for making this information available (and free) If every LCO would "read and heed" or in this case simply listen and apply, they would establish a realistic rate. They might realize that the latest and greatest piece of equipment is not really making them more money.

whoopassonthebluegrass
08-26-2009, 12:50 AM
Every hour is MAN hour with me.

Gregg1987
08-26-2009, 02:54 AM
The advice given is sound and clear. Also it is less opinionated then some threads here can get. (not all! but some)

Also this is a forum where people post and read. Do not get me wrong the advice is VERY GOOD and the source of information here is great.

But, He is making videos and lets face it for most watching a video vs. reading is easier to do and sometimes just easier to follow. So if he charges a couple of dollars for taking time out of his day to sit and record, edit, whatever etc. I don't think its so wrong. Hes not asking for a huge amount and from the 2 videos i have seen he does seem to offer good and true advice.


Please understand i think this site is great and I'm not knocking it or anyone here but, he just offers another way of presenting it and perhaps some information that others have not mentioned. In a form that is perhaps easier to understand for some and more or less void of an opinion leaving just facts to go off of.


Just my take on it.

And thanks for that video post Tommy was helpful least for me. :)

ACA L&L
08-26-2009, 03:18 AM
great video. left me wanting more info.

Stillwater
08-26-2009, 04:03 AM
great video. left me wanting more info.

give him a PM and hook up I think he has other videos

g21
08-28-2009, 11:33 PM
Thanks for the kind words guys. I'll be doing a follow-up lesson soon for everyone who requested the video that will go into detail how each new piece of business can effect both your overheads and your manhour rate. As always, don't hesitate to ask for help in any area you are struggling with.

Tommy

P.Services
08-28-2009, 11:42 PM
you need to improve the quality of your videos. then i may buy into it.

Raven386
08-28-2009, 11:48 PM
I do agree it is good advice. I'm def. not putting him down for that. Also I agree that even though you can get the same advice here, you have to sift through the b.s posts that people do just to get their post count up! Which happens constantly... but there are times when you can get sound advice from a good person on here. I would suggest for Tommy to put up small clips as a preview, then I would think more people would be able to see what he offers and might be willing to give money for his thoughts. JMO

No matter what. Good Luck Tom! You offer some good advice and could def. help a lot of people out!