How much should I charge?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by ThyGentleman, Dec 1, 2017.

  1. Credsfan03

    Credsfan03 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    I have thought about buying a winch for that purpose in the past. Do you recommend investing in one?
     
  2. RDALawns

    RDALawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Texas
    Messages: 1,650

    I use the winch on my dump truck for lots of things. Dragging logs getting out of a ditch getting in and out of the woods when it's wet to streaching fence on the farm. When you need a winch in you will be glad you have it.
     
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  3. ghe

    ghe Banned
    Messages: 121

    Oh yes twice the work and twice the possibility of referrals, future work, and exercise. I am very efficient and undercharge for a reason. I don't want to spend a second longer on the job site than I need to. I won't even wait for a customer to write me a check, if I can get another job done faster. I prefer more jobs and customers. If I can save the customer money and save myself time, then I am all for it! I love my customers! I know how capable I am compared to a civilian, and I like to help people out. I have always charged less, and it has given me so much more to be thankful for!
     
  4. Mitty87

    Mitty87 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,313

    One thing sticks in my mind a cherry tree we trimmed with my last company I worked for. My boss figured one hour so he charged $45. We both drove there in his truck and did it in half hour, he got paid cash and gave me $20. So after dumping and driving back it was 2-1/2 man hours and he had gas, wear and tear on $800 trimmer etc. He probably made $2, even with probably not paying tax on it. It was mind boggling, no amount of good karma is worth going broke to save customers money.
     
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  5. ghe

    ghe Banned
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    I agree! Taking you along was a mistake! He could have made more money without you! :)
     
  6. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Silver Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 2,134

    Why would anyone listen to you?

    Your the only one selling yourself short for karma points.
     
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  7. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,198

    Dude...you're bragging about how humble you are!
    Don't you see a contradiction in that?
     
  8. GOL Inc.

    GOL Inc. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    I would try to package that little job up with something else or maybe even try to sell them a few plants or a tree to put back in the area to make the job worth something worth while. Sell, sell sell !!
     

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