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Old 02-12-2013, 01:15 PM
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spring clean ups

in the spring clean up i am getting all leaves sticks other dibris from yard and garden beds is that a good start when just starting out. SHould i go do and hourly wage or have a set price for the clean up like i do for mowing

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Old 02-12-2013, 01:17 PM
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Set price.
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:20 PM
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that works should price be high or low
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:22 PM
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Neither. Should be appropriate.
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:25 PM
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ok that works
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:37 PM
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Never tell a client how much hourly. Once you charge the hourly rate you should be charging, the customer will always think its too high. Calculate the rate in your head based on how long you think it will take and give them a flat rate.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:19 PM
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I've found that a customer will be more than likely to bite on a set price rather than an hourly wage.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:53 AM
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Never tell a client how much hourly. Once you charge the hourly rate you should be charging, the customer will always think its too high. Calculate the rate in your head based on how long you think it will take and give them a flat rate.
Yes that's right. Never give an hourly rate to a customer. Those figures are for your eyes only.

The last thing you need is a customer watching the clock.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:42 AM
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true true just basically give them an estimate higher but if it takes u shorter put a amaller price
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:50 AM
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Yes that's right. Never give an hourly rate to a customer. Those figures are for your eyes only.

The last thing you need is a customer watching the clock.
I've banged my head against the wall for years about this. You tell a customer 35-60 dollars a man hour and they will crap themselves. You sell it by explaining the high amount of hand labor involved. Then you use your professional skills and tools to complete the job faster than they ever could.
FWIW my cleanups involve removing all debris from the site not stacking it up curbside. Regardless if the city picks it up.
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