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Old 02-24-2009, 08:37 AM
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doesen't matter if you are doing res or com pay them the same rate. write a business plan have someone help you do that, I don't know your set up so I can't comment of your rate of pay, the landscaping and grounds care industry is going to take a massive dive this season so I suggest you carefully think about what you can afford to pay. a possible suggestion is Don't hire help right away work solo.....
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:41 AM
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Think about what money you have coming in and what your expenses are, and like Stillwater said, think about what you can afford to pay. Keep in mind, your the "owner" of the company, if you end up making just as much as your "employees" then you might want to re-consider how much you're charging (maybe it's too low?) or that you're paying the employee too much.

However, Judging from what you told us. A few lawns?

What do you need an employee for? ? ? Cut your expenses and think about hiring someone when you have enough work to do so!
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:56 AM
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I have been paying by the job. What is the best way?

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Depends on persons expierence, drive, dedication, attitude etc... I would go solo from just the little info you provided, but if you do need help, I would pay anywhere from 8-15 dollars per hour. Just make sure they are worth the headaches that come along with employees. Good Luck
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Old 02-24-2009, 10:25 AM
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Don't get your friends involved TRUST ME!
I second that! I have been stiffed a couple times by friends! Mow alone or with someone you dont know what so ever!
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Old 02-24-2009, 12:31 PM
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Sounds like you have a REAL mess on your hands.....
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Old 02-24-2009, 12:33 PM
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think about what money you have coming in and what your expenses are, and like stillwater said, think about what you can afford to pay. Keep in mind, your the "owner" of the company, if you end up making just as much as your "employees" then you might want to re-consider how much you're charging (maybe it's too low?) or that you're paying the employee too much.

However, judging from what you told us. A few lawns?

What do you need an employee for? ? ? Cut your expenses and think about hiring someone when you have enough work to do so!
ok thx last year i had 9 customers and and me and my friend was doing 30min each and i was paying him $5 bucks a job and depending on how much stuff to do on the other lawns i would pay him $10 a lawn i think iam going to pay them by the hour
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Old 02-24-2009, 12:33 PM
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Don't get your friends involved TRUST ME!
I agree
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Old 02-24-2009, 12:39 PM
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Yup, leave your friends at home.

Or else you'll loose them.
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Old 02-24-2009, 12:43 PM
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ok thx for the help.
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Old 02-24-2009, 10:54 PM
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Pay them as little as possible.
Why would you need help with 9 "accounts"?
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