The lawn care business program available from our website: www.StartALawnCareBusiness.com is packed with information about how to operate a lawn care business. Sometimes we are asked: “What is your number one piece of advice for someone brand new to the lawn care business?”
No individual tip can sum up all you need to know about running your own business, knowing how to price your services is a tremendously important lesson to learn about running your business.
Pricing is subjective in the lawn care industry. No one can tell you exactly how much to price each job. Therefore, it is very important for you to develop a strong pricing strategy. Know your costs, know how much your time is worth, and know what price the market will bear. If the market won’t bear the amount you need to cover your costs then don’t do the job. You can’t make money by losing money. DUH…right? You’d be surprised how many people don’t know that basic concept. Companies go out-of-business everyday because they can’t cover costs.
Additionally, don’t let customers talk you down in price or intimidate you because you’re new to the business…they’ll do that, trust me. If a lawn care or landscaping job is worth $30 hold firm to that price. If the customer won’t pay, walk away and find someone who will. Don’t sacrifice your rightful profit just to get a lawn care customer.
Our lawn care business package has a huge section on how to bid and estimate lawn care and landscaping jobs. Estimating calculator software is also included with the package. The lawn care estimator will help you estimate your lawn care jobs.
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