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Does Everyone Here Mow Per Cut$ Or Contracts?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Gibs, May 27, 2005.

  1. Gibs

    Gibs LawnSite Member
    from canada
    Messages: 70

    like do you guys get paid weekly or do ya just get like 2-4 installments when in a contract? i only do contracts.. what do you guys do?
  2. ProCare Lawn Service

    ProCare Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    Monthly payment, no contracts. next season am starting contracts.
  3. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457


    I did mow 2 yards today for cash, people just did not have time to get to their own yards before the holiday weekend. As I pulled up to my regular contract customers home the neighbors walked out and asked "how much?"...... I ended up making twice what I asked to do each yard!

    Tips are nice.
  4. MowerMoney

    MowerMoney LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    I also bill monthly with NO contracts but am thinking that I really should do the contracts for next year. There's always somebody trying to take advantage of us where the contract will spell out the deal that was agreed to and any extras will also be charged extra.
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    No contracts here.
  6. Texas Mowem

    Texas Mowem LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 59

    Like whats a contract dude?
  7. David Grass

    David Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    I do weekly, monthly, depends on the customer. I find I like having the diversity of payment options for the customer, and I always have money coming in daily.
  8. moremowing4me

    moremowing4me LawnSite Member
    from S.C.
    Messages: 148

    same here.
  9. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    By the job/per job.

    I only did a contract one time and I told the customer I didn't like it (mainly because I was scared of being taken advantage of, but also because it's hard to estimate a flat monthly fee for all the various aspects throughout the year). Made out like a bandit in the end because I was so scared that I went way high on the price (I was hoping they'd say no) but that didn't make me feel any better, either.

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