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Old 05-12-2003, 05:20 PM
phil'slawncare phil'slawncare is offline
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questions?

this is a new to the group and i have so many questions to ask
like:
1. what do i charge to do a lawn ?

2.what do i charge to do planting and seeding

3. how do i get the accounts cause i advertise and that dont
and it dont work for me at all so i could really use some
hereit would be a great help
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Old 05-12-2003, 07:25 PM
Green in Idaho Green in Idaho is offline
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Lewiston....????
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Old 05-12-2003, 07:47 PM
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Re: questions?

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Originally posted by phil'slawncare
this is a new to the group and i have so many questions to ask
like:
1. what do i charge to do a lawn ?

2.what do i charge to do planting and seeding

3. how do i get the accounts cause i advertise and that dont
and it dont work for me at all so i could really use some
hereit would be a great help
1, Only you can come up with that answer.
Figure out ALL of your costs & what you need to make per hr. to tun a profit. Bid accordingly, who cares what everyone else charges. You carge to little the jobs cost you money, you go broke & out of business in no time. You charge to much no one will hire you.
2, Again, all depends on what you are planting. I wouldn't charge the same amount to plant a flower compared to a 10ft spruce tree.
3, Reputation, 1 person giving you a bad name is worse then many people giving you a good reputation. Referrals are the best form of advertising. All depends on what you want to spend.
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Old 05-12-2003, 07:49 PM
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Well first you have to figure out how much money you need to make to pay your expenses, then add how much pure profit you want to make on top of that, and you'll have how much you need to make to survive.
After that you figure out an hourly price that you have to make in order to make money, then set your pricing schedule from that.
Then when you go to give an estimate try to figure out how much time you think it will take you to do the job and give the customer a price quote. NOT an hourly quote (They will think it's way too high) just simply say "I will do the job for $$.

For planting and seeding, do the same as above.

As far as advertising, you have to hit it real hard. There are a lot of people out there mowing, so you have to get your name out there. Use door hangers, posters, fliers, brochures, newspaper ads...get your name out there, then do really good work, and the word will spread.

Hope this helps!
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Old 05-12-2003, 08:13 PM
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hehe I hit submit first...
same concept
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