Hello, I have been in landscaping/lawn care for many years. As an employee and crew leader. I have all the necessary tools and equipment to get the work done and have wanted to "go out on my own" for a long time. GOAL: To get roughly 20 yards to maintain through out the week after my full time job. Mostly lawn care and pruning and other jobs that aren't very complex or too difficult to accomplish. PRICING: Here is my arising problem, I have only gained about 7 regular customers and I am noticing the I may be pricing jobs too cheap. Most of my lawns seem to be 1/4 acre or 1/2 acre that are not high in detail. Here is my scale that I kind of base pricing off of. I am afraid that I may be a little off. I fear that if I bid too high than the potential client would hop and skip to the next landscaper. I have no "business" overhead as this is side work, Just the regular gas, equipment overhead. 1/4 acre not much detail - $20 1/4 acre with lots of time detailing - $25 1/2-3/4 acre not much detail - $25 1/2-3/4 acre with lots of detail - $30 1 acre plus is $30 an acre PRUNING: I have played the whole crew leader role for many jobs, but I have never done bidding. I would like to think with pruning jobs I can have a base price of $25hr, but I am certain that after driving to the job, using my equipment, and paying a disposal fee, $25hr isn't enough. How should I price pruning jobs. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP! I'm just a small town guy in Charlotte, NC trying to make extra dough for my family. I'm not trying to get rich and mow America.