New Job Bid - 1st big Job - Help

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Mylawnwi, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. Meezer

    Meezer LawnSite Senior Member
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  2. Oakleaf landscape

    Oakleaf landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 624

    Thanks, we worked hard on it.
     
  3. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    With all due respect if you're looking to generate new leads and sales off of that site - the sad thing is - IT AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN. In which case you got some more work ta-do.

    That site is 105% lacking of S.E.O.

    Without S.E.O. - all that site is doing is it's floating around lost in cyberspace. Literally. Now I know you may be thinking "what a fah king A$$ this Mr DVS is". But trust me - it's true. You're reading a post from a vetran contractor who's 85% of sales come from......the internet :)

    As it stands right now, the only people that will find your site are the people that see your web address listed somewhere (yard sign, truck lettering, brochure, biz card).




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  4. traderfjp

    traderfjp LawnSite Member
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    If you're not sure about price you can always have the customer put out the money for the supplies and then charger a per day fee. 400.00 for you and a worker would get you a decent wage.
     
  5. Bogielski

    Bogielski LawnSite Member
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    So what is your hourly rate for labor? We charge 75/hr for landscaping.
    Our estimate for your 100 hours is $7500 alone in labor.
    -$1000 per worker (i would have 3) = -$3000
    add in another $1000 for random stuff.

    total job cost i would have estimated at around 10 - 12k for that job
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2010
  6. Bogielski

    Bogielski LawnSite Member
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    again we charge 75/hr. Mind you when you employ people, labor isnt profit. Labor covers rentals,fuel expences and workers, not profit.
     
  7. Bru75

    Bru75 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Why would labor cover rentals and fuel?
     
  8. northofeden

    northofeden LawnSite Member
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    So after all these posts, where are the pictures of the finished job?
     
  9. CM_HEMI

    CM_HEMI LawnSite Member
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    GEEz! I dont blame the poor guy for not posting pics of the finished project. I wouldnt either. He posts pictures of his hard work almost done and the majority of the people responded with "damn that looks like crap". I think there are some peeople on this thread that need a good dose of compassion added to their responses and a HUGE self assesment of their egos. Everyone had to start somewhere, at some point in time. No one starts off a professional. I cant even count the number of times this guy said he was just starting out and it was his first big job.Who cares if its not big compared to what u guys do, its big to him and thats what counts becasue this is his thread that he started.
     

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