got #31 and #32 today. I'm at 95k in new sales, including add ons, and I am calling that a very good year, not great. but my guys are putting them up faster than I can sell. we have work for all cews tomorrow and some touch up stuff saturday, maybe they will all work some saturday if I sell some jobs tomorrow, but no appointments scheduled. but I think that Saturday will be the last real day running 3 crews on install. phone is ringing off the hook for "put up my lights" folks, and I'm just not gonna do it.
I am referring it out to a friend who may turn into a more serious competitor in years to come. he gives me 10% of what I refer him.
keep your friends close, your enemies closer...
I agree with David, I tried the by the hour thing. Even at electricians rates, it was not worth the hassle.
I will hang a homeowner wreath if we are there doing a big enough job, but after today when I agreed to 2 wreaths and it ended up being 2 48's, 1 60 and 5 sticks of garland I think I will be more specific next time on what I am willing to do. She did put up 40 light links and 4500 minis, but her extra stuff actually cost me enough time that I did not get to an install we were supposed to.