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    Need some advice on estimating on how much to charge for mowing.

  • #2
    Read this. May help.
    http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum....;t=5366
    Northern California

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    • #3
      On average I charge $1.00 per min. $60.00 per hr.

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      • #4
        $1 per minute here too. Seems to be about average I think.
        Northern California

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        • #5
          Hi Galaxy,

          Welcome to our forum! What got you started in the lawn care business?

          Also there are some good pricing ideas in the Be a Lawn Care Business Rebel book. It's a free download. Click on the link on the left side of this screen.
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          • #6
            Thanks For the advice

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            • #7
              Hi Galaxy,

              What got you started in the lawn care business? What do you think of it so far?
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              • #8
                Galaxy something you can try that I noticed lots of newcomers doing is call several lawn service companies and have them come out and give you a free estimate on your lawn. You can use these prices as a base cost for the size of your property.

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                • #9
                  You first really need to know your costs of doing business first. Once you figure out your costs, you can go forward with how much to charge. Everybody is different with pricing. Don't think that just because one person is using one price structure, that it could work the same in another area. Perfect example, I have found it where lawns that I could charge $45 for, are going for $25 only 2hrs away.

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                  • #10
                    I guess because when I started, I started with equipment I had. As I have grown with some new accounts I have bought new pieces that I would never of bought for myself and continue to do so. So, I have not considered costs that way but I have figured costs in to play if I am driving 2 hours to cut someones lawn.

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                    • #11
                      i stumbled along this when browsing posts in ********....thanks Team Green.

                      http://www.teamgreenll.com/instantestimates.php

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                      • #12
                        Great find!
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                        • #13
                          Am Stuck! For 7 years now I have been growing my business really slow. Now I want to go ahead full steam and I have tried many things and didn't work for me. In my area their has to be 50 to 75 lawn care business under cutting each other.

                          How do I get my foot in the door?
                          How can I compete price wise?
                          How do I stand out above the big guys?

                          Thanks
                          Icon

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                          • #14
                            Really quick answers because I have to be somewhere in a few minutes.

                            Quote[/b] ]How do I get my foot in the door?
                            Early to bed
                            Early to rise
                            Work like h3ll
                            and ADVERTISE!!!

                            Quote[/b] ]How can I compete price wise?
                            Don't compete on price.
                            Find what you're good at, get better at it, make it your specialty, and compete on that aspect of your business. *Sell your quality work not your low price.

                            Quote[/b] ]How do I stand out above the big guys?
                            Maybe you shouldn't try. *Lots of customers like to deal with an individual guy who is working for himself and not a big company.

                            I hope this is helpful. *It's sincere advice and it has worked for countless LCO's.

                            Good luck:

                            Keith
                            Start a profitable lawn care business.

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                            • #15
                              Quote[/b] ]Am Stuck! For 7 years now I have been growing my business really slow. Now I want to go ahead full steam and I have tried many things and didn't work for me.
                              Hi Icon,

                              Welcome to our forum!

                              Can you tell us a little about your previous 7 years in the business and what you tried that didn't really work for you?
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