Originally Posted by GrahamLandscaping
PerfectEarth, how would you have marked up the mulch? Im new at this so im pretty much just guessing at how long these jobs will take me. judging by what you guys are telling me it will take much longer than 3 hours...i guess i just need to figure out how long things will take me and just base estimates off of that in the future. Also, should I have charged more per hour of work since there are a lot of weeds to pull and preping the beds will take a decent amount of work?
Yes, you always charge for extra work. Estimating is the hardest skill to learn. Even seasoned guys will tell it can be anguishing at times. You want the job but you don't want to give the store away. You want the customer to get a sense of value and want to retain your services. All the while you want to make money. The customer sitting on his decision only adds to the fun.
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