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Old 03-10-2007, 05:19 AM
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Cutting Costs just starting out

Hey this year i just started mowing in addition to my landscaping.
all i want is a simple set price.
how do you all price, by hr or sq/ft and how much do you charge?
commercial and residential.
Thanks much everybody.
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Old 03-10-2007, 11:55 AM
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Ok, long story very short. 1) Estimate how much time it will take you. 2) figure out how much you want to make per hour. 3) multipy for your answer.
Example: lawn should take 45 minutes. I want to charge $60/hr for my work. $60 X .75(45 minutes is 3/4 of an hour) = $45.00. The even shorter answer would be to take a look at the lawn and just blurt out what you initially think it is worth. More often than not, my first instinct is normally the best instinct upon further research.
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Old 03-10-2007, 11:56 AM
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Oh yeah, and don't lowball your competition to get lawns. It WILL bite you in the ass... when you become the guy that people are undercutting yet again for lawns. Get it?
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