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Old 04-21-2010, 09:31 PM
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http://www.oakleaflandscape.com/

That's our website, hard to remember?

No, not hard to remember at all. It looks nice
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:12 PM
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Thanks, we worked hard on it.
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Old 04-23-2010, 10:38 PM
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Thanks, we worked hard on it.
With all due respect if you're looking to generate new leads and sales off of that site - the sad thing is - IT AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN. In which case you got some more work ta-do.

That site is 105% lacking of S.E.O.

Without S.E.O. - all that site is doing is it's floating around lost in cyberspace. Literally. Now I know you may be thinking "what a fah king A$$ this Mr DVS is". But trust me - it's true. You're reading a post from a vetran contractor who's 85% of sales come from......the internet

As it stands right now, the only people that will find your site are the people that see your web address listed somewhere (yard sign, truck lettering, brochure, biz card).




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Old 04-25-2010, 09:42 AM
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If you're not sure about price you can always have the customer put out the money for the supplies and then charger a per day fee. 400.00 for you and a worker would get you a decent wage.
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Old 04-28-2010, 01:32 PM
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With how far we have come on this job we have about 65 man hours in and probably will have another 35 or so. We will probably come out after paying people and all materials / rentals about 2200-2500 in profit. For us right now that is not bad. This will help us get a better trailer and a second mower. Right now that is what we need to do to grow. Without better and more equiptment we can not begin to think about getting big jobs. If you think back to when you started ( if you started with low capital and barily any equiptment ) you will remember that you needed revenue to grow.

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So what is your hourly rate for labor? We charge 75/hr for landscaping.
Our estimate for your 100 hours is $7500 alone in labor.
-$1000 per worker (i would have 3) = -$3000
add in another $1000 for random stuff.

total job cost i would have estimated at around 10 - 12k for that job
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Last edited by Bogielski; 04-28-2010 at 01:40 PM. Reason: wrote it out twrong.
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Old 04-28-2010, 01:40 PM
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Mcornett or Edgewatter

on the 1/3 ruel some guys had mentioned on here.

If hypotheticaly speaking I have a job that:

3K materials
110 man hours calculated @ 30 per hr. $3300
Profit = 3K then ?

Submitted price barring no other costs that need to be factored in would be $9300 ?

Thanks.. I have never had to do this for any jobs we have had in the 8 months we have been in business no have I owned a busisness before. I want to make sure I keep up with the industry and I am not bringing the value of this type of work down in the future.

Thanks!
again we charge 75/hr. Mind you when you employ people, labor isnt profit. Labor covers rentals,fuel expences and workers, not profit.
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:41 PM
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Why would labor cover rentals and fuel?
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Old 04-29-2010, 05:23 PM
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So after all these posts, where are the pictures of the finished job?
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Old 07-13-2010, 05:55 PM
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GEEz! I dont blame the poor guy for not posting pics of the finished project. I wouldnt either. He posts pictures of his hard work almost done and the majority of the people responded with "damn that looks like crap". I think there are some peeople on this thread that need a good dose of compassion added to their responses and a HUGE self assesment of their egos. Everyone had to start somewhere, at some point in time. No one starts off a professional. I cant even count the number of times this guy said he was just starting out and it was his first big job.Who cares if its not big compared to what u guys do, its big to him and thats what counts becasue this is his thread that he started.
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