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One Time Lawn Mowing

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ringahding, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,463

    i personally don't feel the need to justify my price to anyone. if someone tries to talk me down or tell me the other did if for this much, i just walk away and tell them to get the other guy.

    there is no speech about my cost of doing business and all that. either you pay my price or i don't work for you.
     
  2. ringahding

    ringahding LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 611

    Exactly..you have an hourly rate per man ?
     
  3. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,463

    yes i do and i very rarely reveal it to a client.
     
  4. SouthSide Cutter

    SouthSide Cutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,331

    I will tell them I can get it by Sat. Then I mow it on Wed or Thursday, then do a really good job and never charge them. Because 99% of the time they were in a pinch some way or the other. Thats how I got alot of my accounts. Pretty cheap advertisement!!!!! And if I do get it down the road I know exactly what to charge.
     
  5. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,231

    I wonder how some of you guys get any business. The ability to sell yourself and negotiate is basic business skills. This crap of "take it or leave it" guarantees the customer views you as an a~hole.
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  6. jackal

    jackal LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 488

    Keyboard commandos always talk tough. How much work can you afford to give away in this economy? There isn't much that I'm willing to give away and most one time jobs are easy money.
     
  7. WJC

    WJC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    Only if the yard isnt in too bad of shape. If its a difficult looking yard, then I bid it so high that they dont want me to do it.
     
  8. ralph02813

    ralph02813 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Charlestown, RI
    Messages: 1,041

    I am very thankful for those guys, they have helped me build my business!
     
  9. SouthSide Cutter

    SouthSide Cutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,331

    Are you looking in a mirror?
     
  10. nuge31

    nuge31 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I dont like one time cuts cuz it usually means the home owner hasnt cut it in about 3 wks. I do tell all my customer that if they go away on vacation or whatever I will maintain their lawn. Last year because it was so wet I did several of those one time cuts because it got ahead them and its just not worth it.
     

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