117 acher

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by ray904, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. ray904

    ray904 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    what to charge figure 3 and a half days
  2. newguy123

    newguy123 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,096

    Figure your hourly rate and go from there. Of course your hourly rate should include the cost to operate your business, etc.

    But also factor in that you're not driving all over creation for a bunch of different. If this will take you 3 1/2 days the how many times (well 4 actually) you're dropping your ramps and pulling the mower(s) off.
  3. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,139

    It's the same thing I should have said some days ago to a customer who asked how much I charged for my services...
    What I should have said, putting it gently and all is...
    As a general rule, if you have to ask...
    Then I should have calmly walked away.

    Sure enough, the next thing that came out of their mouth was "I am checking to see if I can afford you."
    I'd fill you in on the rest but it'd take too long, short of it was it only got worse from there.

    Damn, I should have ran.

    But at least I can tell you it ain't no 117 acres.
    Small job really, even by my standards.
    I'll probably lose $5, $10 dollars, yes literally.

    Might sound silly but lose out on some whoppers and you might see where I'm coming from.

    And that's what it boils down to, you want to find out about something, you don't know the next thing about it... But you need the work, so go take on a job the size you can afford to lose out on, case things go south you might lose your socks but not your shirt, lesson I have learned is start small and work your way up.
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2012
  4. ray904

    ray904 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    1 plant is 90 other is 26 & some change i already turned in my bid & i know what it cost for me to operate. i picked up a new lazer z 60 29 horse efi awsome on fuel cost

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