Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center



Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-26-2012, 09:34 PM
ray904 ray904 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: gadsden al
Posts: 34
117 acher

what to charge figure 3 and a half days
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-26-2012, 11:17 PM
newguy123 newguy123 is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,051
Quote:
Originally Posted by ray904 View Post
what to charge figure 3 and a half days
Figure your hourly rate and go from there. Of course your hourly rate should include the cost to operate your business, etc.

But also factor in that you're not driving all over creation for a bunch of different. If this will take you 3 1/2 days the how many times (well 4 actually) you're dropping your ramps and pulling the mower(s) off.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-27-2012, 01:50 AM
herler herler is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 3,862
It's the same thing I should have said some days ago to a customer who asked how much I charged for my services...
What I should have said, putting it gently and all is...
As a general rule, if you have to ask...
Then I should have calmly walked away.

Sure enough, the next thing that came out of their mouth was "I am checking to see if I can afford you."
I'd fill you in on the rest but it'd take too long, short of it was it only got worse from there.

Damn, I should have ran.

But at least I can tell you it ain't no 117 acres.
Small job really, even by my standards.
I'll probably lose $5, $10 dollars, yes literally.

Might sound silly but lose out on some whoppers and you might see where I'm coming from.

And that's what it boils down to, you want to find out about something, you don't know the next thing about it... But you need the work, so go take on a job the size you can afford to lose out on, case things go south you might lose your socks but not your shirt, lesson I have learned is start small and work your way up.

Last edited by herler; 11-27-2012 at 01:59 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-29-2012, 10:22 PM
ray904 ray904 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: gadsden al
Posts: 34
1 plant is 90 other is 26 & some change i already turned in my bid & i know what it cost for me to operate. i picked up a new lazer z 60 29 horse efi awsome on fuel cost
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:32 PM.

Page generated in 0.06899 seconds with 9 queries