I got sick of going out to "estimate" properties for regular lawn mowings and just starting asking how large the property is and then giving an estimate over the phone, to eliminate the callers who are looking for a $20-25 service. I right off the bat tell them that there's a $35 minimum regardless of lot size, etc.. And that has really saved me ALOT of time with the cheap PITA's. And nowadays when someone calls, I give them an estimate, usually I'll say $35-$45 and then only come out to the property to give an exact price with the equipment and ready to do the first service.. Anyway, I get a call last week from a woman saying she needs her yard cut, some mulch and then some brush cutting.. I was done working for the day and it was only about 8 minutes away so I headed out there, no one was home but I did the measurements for the mulch and figured a price for the mowing then came home, and got everything together, and then called her with the prices, she said ok sounds good and what about the brush? Oops I forgot that so I headed back out there again and got a price for that, then I called with it and she says "ok thanks, I was just curious as to how much all that would cost." and still haven't heard back.. So... From now on, for side jobs like this, I'm gonna ask "Are you ready to have the work done now?"