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    Have you ever considered offering animal trapping services? What if a home owner is having a problem on their property with certain wild animals? Maybe you could set a small trap and catch the animal and then release it somewhere away from the home.

    This might be another easy service you could offer with very little additional overhead.
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    Until one day you trap a skunk....

    I have never thought of offering the service myself. However I do subcontract a lot of trapping / pest control work out.

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      Well, I bet a lot of people would like skunks removed too. What would it take to throw something over the skunk cage and put it into a pickup or in a trailer? You could probably charge more for the messiness of it.

      However I do subcontract a lot of trapping / pest control work out.
      That is a good idea too! For others looking to do this, would you suggest getting a referral fee for each one you subcontract out or should you just do it in return for getting referrals from them?
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      • #4
        That is a good idea too! For others looking to do this, would you suggest getting a referral fee for each one you subcontract out or should you just do it in return for getting referrals from them?
        28% is my subcontract fee. I always bill the customer and pay the sub. I add 28% on top of the sub's invoice. It goes that way for all my subs.

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        • #5
          Do you find that the subs offer a discount or do they give you their regular price? Maybe the customer doesn't really care because they are happy with you.
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          • #6
            unless I am giving them tons of service, they just charge me accordingly...like the would anyone else. I have never had a customer complaint, and I am very upfront if I need to sub. It saves them time, and they understand that it takes my time to set it all up, collect money, pay subs, etc.

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            • #7
              I think that is awesome. If they could refer you as well, that would be fantastic!

              Do you try to work with only one sub to build up a working relationship with them in efforts to get them to sub you out too or do you just call whoever is available at the time?
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              • #8
                I have a very close circle of contractors I work with and I don't leave that circle unless it is a emergency. And yes, one hand washes the other.

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                • #9
                  That is fantastic! Building up those strong bonds is so important!
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