i charged hourly
and at that point in time, i had just started mu business and didnt have insurance yet, so didnt deal with that end. but the thing is, to really do a nice job on a house, you will be there all day. it takes hours upon hours to hang lights along gutters, and forget about if you have to do a tree.
you wind up having to charge like a grand to hang lights
Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
no, that was way more of an overexaggeration, but i did charge up to 750 on some, i mean think about it, if you on a house for 6 hours, which this time a year is like a full day, and you have 3 guys, whats it gonna cost.