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What is the most effective way to charge for Lawn & Landscape services?

I just recently started my own business and I am having a hard time with charging the right amount for different services...does anybody have any ideas, or web sites I can go to that might help? Thank you!

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  1. a price per each job a set price i dont roof by the square any more
  2. Bid each job individually, not per-hour rates. Then stick to your bid. You can quote an hourly rate for time and materials add-ons if any are requested after the bid is accepted. Bert
  3. Make a spread sheet. Put on it, labor, materials, general conditions. Add that up. Then add 25% of labor for insurance. Add that up. Add 15% for overhead. Add that up. Add 20% for profit. Now you have a total. Stick to it. If you lower it for the customer, he thinks you were lying the first time. Do not get a reputation for being the cheapest. You will be poor forever.