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Old 09-29-2005, 07:00 PM
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Leaf Cleanup

Hey guys. Just wondering what I should charge for leaf cleanup. I am going to charge by the hour, so what should i charge? Remember, I am only 14 years old. I was thinking maybe $20 per man.
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Old 09-29-2005, 08:25 PM
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dont start lowballing, atleast $40
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Old 09-29-2005, 09:48 PM
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What are you using?
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Old 09-29-2005, 10:41 PM
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It all depends on the equipment. If you are only using rakes then you can't be charging $40.00 per hour
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Old 09-29-2005, 11:12 PM
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If you're working alone and using rakes only, I think I'd go by the job rather than by the hour. A lot of people don't think cleanups/leaves are as hard for younger people as us old guys. (LOL) They're rough at any age. They probably won't pay the deserved hourly rate to you. Guesstimate your time, multiply by what you think your (our) time is worth and there is your charge.

Remember, don't kill yourself for free. Get what you think the job is worth or let them (the homeowner) do it.

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Old 09-29-2005, 11:59 PM
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Remember, don't kill yourself for free. Get what you think the job is worth.

Good luck....Jim

I couldnt agree more!!! Just dont give work away!!!!! thats why they are HIRING someone to do it for them.
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Old 10-01-2005, 09:30 PM
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This Year I will be using a Billy Goat Walk behind blower and a leaf vac. Next year I will have a collection system for my ZTR. On some of the yards, I will be able to just blow the leaves into the woods.
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Old 10-01-2005, 10:51 PM
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I would think around 45-50 bucks an hour w/ the Billygoat. you know about how much area of different thicknesses you can move in about an hour, right? Do NOT tell the customers that! Just bid the job as the job. They will see it and figure it will take you quite a while to move that many leaves. It is YOUR business that you just happen to own a portable windstorm to help you.
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