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  1. Re: People Promise regular business and then there's nothing after the first mow

    Thanks Gazza and Ian for confirmation. I usually charge extra for the first mow. Depends on the state of the lawn. Ian, I'm in Glen Waverley neighbour :who-knows
  2. People Promise regular business and then there's nothing after the first mow

    I am new and so I need to take most business within reason. I did knock back some ridiculous request in Doncaster last week though :laughing: To the point, I have not sought regular services yet,...
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    Re: Things that make me grumpy

    Easter Sunday Request:
    LARGE garden in Donvale needs a clean up. Some pruning, whipper snipping, weeding, rubbish removal. Think probably 1-2 people 2 days, budget $400. The response: :knob if you...
  4. Sticky: Re: Lawn Mowing Service | Australian Lawnmowing Directory www.lawnmowingdirectory.com

    Does this directory still exist?
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    Re: Husqvarna Battery Gear

    John, Go The Woods! Hardcore Maggie here :fact
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    Re: Hourly rate increase

    When I look at my costs and try to factor in replacement for a car and equipment it looks like $90 would be ok. Good to get more though! Look at costs averaged out over 48 weeks with 6 hours of work...
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    Re: Things that make me grumpy

    I had no calls today
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    Re: Things that make me grumpy

    Gave a lady a $1500 quote a few days back. She tells me a few days later that she is going to concrete the entire backyard and my services are no longer required. I asked about all of the trees that...
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    Re: Hourly rate increase

    Geoff, I can tell you that I am working at charging much higher rates already (after one month) of business. We will see how it goes? After all, this is our livelihood and we are worthy of enjoying a...
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    Re: Hourly rate increase

    Chris, I had one of those days today! Only two hours of work but 4 hours quoting. On the positive side of this I did get 4 new jobs. This, in turn, means other days with more work and less quotes...
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    Re: Hourly rate increase

    Sensible contribution jd. It is hard to disagree with any of that :dance
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    Re: Hourly rate increase

    Well said South East Mowing. I understand the trepidation in sharing, however, surely it is fine to ask people and then members can choose to help or not to help. PM's are probably not a bad solution...
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    Re: Hourly rate increase

    everyone was new once Beetle. Cut us some slack :sad:
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    Re: Hourly rate increase

    Thats a great password! I have emailed Dean for one
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    Re: Hedge names

    I would just call it a bevelled edge
  16. Re: Whats the best way to access a high hedge?

    :helpI was in the Stihl shop recently. I asked the salesman, who had been in the business for many years, what should I be charging for hedging? His reply was what is the value of your knees, hips,...
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    Re: Hourly rate increase

    hear a pin drop!
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    Re: Hourly rate increase

    I looked at the private forum and I think that it said that it had never been posted in?!?!?!?!??!
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    Re: Hourly rate increase

    $88 per hour! Hell yeah, I'll have that....
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    Re: Hourly rate increase

    Thanks BSD, I did that yesterday and got $120 for a job that I think will be a one-off. :-)
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    Re: Hourly rate increase

    Very good points Ian. Thank you.
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    Re: Hourly rate increase

    Hi Scooby Steve, I am a new contractor based in the City of Monash. I was hoping to get $70 per hour when using equipment and $50-60 without. I get it sometimes but mostly people expect to pay...
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    Sticky: Re: Suburbs you want work in.

    Hi South East Mowing, I think that I worked out how to PM you my number? I am new and finding my way around the forums and settings etc. Thanks mate.
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    Sticky: Re: Suburbs you want work in.

    Great idea! I need work in Glen Waverley, Mount Waverley, Wheelers Hill, Mulgrave, Notting Hill, Vermont South and Burwood East. Thanks very much.
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    Re: Newbie in South Eastern Victoria

    Hi BeetleJuice. I am based in the City of Monash.
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