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Old 05-15-2012, 10:39 AM
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Your customers should never know your hourly rates.
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:03 PM
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Your customers should never know your hourly rates.
And why is that? If they ask me how much for an hourly job, what would I say? I believe that its the customers right to know how much I am going to charge them. I hate hidden fees.
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:23 PM
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Operating expense if I am working solo just depends on the job. if it's a clean up job its right around $10-$15. If I have to use machines or stuff like that, then obviously its going to be higher. But yes, it seems as though they are playing me. Here in Boise, even the rich community is pinching their pennies.
Your only bringing in 18-19k a year after expenses, right? You can't live off that. If you're having a tough time getting a price then maybe you should refocus your target market.
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:38 PM
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Your only bringing in 18-19k a year after expenses, right? You can't live off that. If you're having a tough time getting a price then maybe you should refocus your target market.
Fiscal year 2011 I brought in a net $80,000. I take care of a lot of HOA's etc. I dont usually bid out price by the hour unless it's a clean up etc. But $27 is getting too cheap to charge. what does everyone else charge per hour?
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:33 PM
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Fiscal year 2011 I brought in a net $80,000. I take care of a lot of HOA's etc. I dont usually bid out price by the hour unless it's a clean up etc. But $27 is getting too cheap to charge. what does everyone else charge per hour?
A net of 80k, you are a solo operator and you charge 27 PMH? I think I just broke my calculator trying to figure that one out.
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:49 PM
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I was waiting for someone else to post. I'm a bit confused as well.
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:40 AM
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haha i hardly charge anything by the hour, but when I do, thats what I charge. and WHEN NEEDED I have about three people that help out, but thats maybe once or twice a week. But Im not looking for opinions on my status, im curios on what everyone is charging for man hours, etc.

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Old 05-16-2012, 03:49 AM
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2080 X 27 = 56K

Then you pay for truck, equipment and gas, repairs, insurance...... and some time billing and maintenance of equipment. Living the high life.
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