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Old 01-02-2014, 04:35 AM
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Right before Christmas I did a leaf clean-up job for a one time customer and I charged $480.

I signed several other customers up for one visit per week for 5 weeks…of those, the lowest priced job is bringing in $375 and the highest priced job is bringing in $625.

By the way, on these jobs I use my X-One to mulch the leaves.
You're in Oil man part of the South. We are in Po man part of the South
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Old 01-02-2014, 04:49 AM
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So very true. Apathy also comes to mind regarding some of the replies to this thread.
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:08 PM
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You're in Oil man part of the South. We are in Po man part of the South
Once again lawnsite rears it's regional head.

I sometimes feel lawnsite should be grouped by region/ county/ per capita, a zip code makes a world of difference in so many ways and seems to be a big reason why so many threads spiral into a pricing "discussion."

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Old 01-02-2014, 03:25 PM
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Right before Christmas I did a leaf clean-up job for a one time customer and I charged $480.

I signed several other customers up for one visit per week for 5 weeks…of those, the lowest priced job is bringing in $375 and the highest priced job is bringing in $625.

By the way, on these jobs I use my X-One to mulch the leaves.
i guess i shouldn't say south. i meant more like the southeast. i mean yeah if you live in atlanta or a big city then sure you can make money in leaves. not in rural areas where i live. people would assume leave the leaves in their yard than pay that much money.

i think if it weren't for fines by the city for not mowing the grass that alot of people would just let it grow 6ft tall.
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Old 01-02-2014, 04:43 PM
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Maybe you don't like doing this kind of work?
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Old 01-02-2014, 07:44 PM
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I don't know about that. Could be true. But more likely he's just burnt out. I get burnt out at least once every year. Where I just don't want to do any of my normal work at all, except what's absolutely necessary. I just get in a funk after having put in so many hours for so many months in a row. I relate to the OP.

The thing is though, if you're a Solo Op. and you're doing this, you're screwing up your company's reputation. I would say if you're getting to this point, you just need to hire a helper. Train him. Let him handle the bids and work if you're too burnt out to do it. You can't afford one?? Really? With all the business you're turning down? If you're turning down as much business as you say you are, you could EASILY afford the helper. You'd be making a lot more money because you'd have someone else to help you with bidding and/or doing the work.

So the solution is fairly simple. Either get off your A and do the work anyway or hire and train someone to handle it when you're burnt out. MAYBE - Just maybe - you'd find that with a PT or FT helper, you didn't get so burnt out.
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Old 01-02-2014, 07:51 PM
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The season is over! Its like someone goofs off all day then decide they want something from a store that is just about closed or closing and they try to get in.

I have this every year. Most, not all have a regular LAWN GUY that does their yard, but He's not available, on a trip..... Most, not all wait until all the leaves fall then want good deal.

Enjoy your time off. You cant do it all and there will still be pleanty to do when the season starts back up.
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Old 01-03-2014, 10:54 AM
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1.) Your getting too comfortable with your business.
2.) Your getting lazy
3.) Your burning out
4.) Your getting smarter and not trying to grow your business faster then you can handle it
5.) Or maybe it's time to expand your business.
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Old 01-03-2014, 11:57 AM
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i like number 4, but i have to call you out on one of my pet peeves. It's "you're", not "your". Don't taze me.
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Old 01-03-2014, 01:59 PM
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i like number 4, but i have to call you out on one of my pet peeves. It's "you're", not "your". Don't taze me.
HAHA! YOU ARE now officially tazed, or is it tased? lol
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