Solo,how much per/hr

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by illday, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. illday

    illday LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    Solo members, aside from cutting how much do u charge per hour. I've been been getting $30/hr for all non-cutting work. I feel I may be shortchanging myself because I work at a pretty fast pace.

    also I'd love to see a solo category on Lawnsite
  2. GreenN'Clean

    GreenN'Clean LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,512

    Charge as much as you feel your services are worth. Every one has a different price and I never under value myself so I charge what I feel I am worth for every job I do.
  3. yamadooski

    yamadooski LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 434

    I for one never ever tell anyone what my hourly rate is!!!!!!!
    Look at the job and give them a price.
    I have never cheated myself less than 85.00 per hour by myself.
    Lets say you make 85.00 hr mowing minus all expenses.
    You go and buy a nice house cause you are making 50.00 hr.
    Now every Tom Dick & Joe see you doing cleanups or whatever for 30.00 hr.
    Can you still afford that new house?

    I can get away with selling 5 yards of mulch for 425.00. I takes me 1.5 hrs to lay after cost its 300.00 thats 200.00 hr minus expenses.
    Try telling a customer I charge 200 hr for laying mulch and they flip out.

    I have been doing this way for 15 years.

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