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Chris
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Hey all.

           Just curious as to how many here have reached the $100 an hour mark. 


Posted 01 March 2018 - 01:25 PM

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I work on that figure when quoting for acreage mowing and most of my hedging is around the 80 to $100 mark an hr.

Just wish the resi lawns would bring $100 an hr lol
Posted 01 March 2018 - 03:49 PM

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on hedging, chainsaw work etc. yea most jobs would be that or more

 

Mowing, not normally but on occasion yes.

 

I have a set of units on a monthly contract. I didn't mow them last month and made $300.. So does $300 for 0 hrs count?


Posted 01 March 2018 - 05:22 PM

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I aim for $1000+ per day!
Posted 01 March 2018 - 05:29 PM

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I aim for $1000+ per day!

How do ya go  ?

 

Cheers Fred.


Posted 01 March 2018 - 06:21 PM

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How do ya go  ?
 
Cheers Fred.


Ha ha Just spat my beer all over the keyboard thats a good one fred
Posted 01 March 2018 - 06:29 PM

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I'm $65 P/h on Gardening stuff....sounds like I'm too Cheap ...lol


Posted 01 March 2018 - 07:03 PM

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I'm close, $95/hr as an average for mowing, hedging I work on $120.


Posted 01 March 2018 - 07:11 PM

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depends on your location - the min rate used to be $1 a minute. l'd say it still applies in a lot of places, you'll get some from the wealthy suburbs of Melbourne/Sydney saying you're bringing the business down if your not getting $1.50-3.00 a minute but they're largely  privileged ####s.....l often see $80+p/hr but not consistently


Posted 01 March 2018 - 07:13 PM

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depends on your location - the min rate used to be $1 a minute. l'd say it still applies in a lot of places, you'll get some from the wealthy suburbs of Melbourne/Sydney saying you're bringing the business down if your not getting $1.50-3.00 a minute but they're largely  privileged ####s.....l often see $80+p/hr but not consistently

Agree it's very much area specific - where I live I quote on $60 an hour catching and then try to mulch as often as I can which bumps it up to $80ish - also depends on whether you're talking hourly rate on the job or hourly rate over the day - 2 very different things if you have travel.

 

On a personal note I'm not 20 anymore and the simple fact is I don't move that fast anymore - so I'm never going to match a fit young guy - but I'm doing way better than working at Bunnings and I'm just happy to be out there still doing it - so many of my clients are around the same age as me and they're OLD.


Posted 01 March 2018 - 07:51 PM

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For big garden clean ups YEAH I charge out at $1000 per day (obviously I don't tell the client that ) and I charge my workers out at $400  per day. 

As for standard mowing/ gardening jobs I try to quote between $70 - $100 per hour per person.

I certainly do stuff up here and there but all in all I've become pretty consistent in my quotes. 

 

I owe it all to this site and you blokes. 2 years ago I had all the gear but no clients and no idea. 

 

Here I am today with 90+ regular clients, a big winery contract and a heap of work from my local real estate thanks to you all. Cheers 


Posted 01 March 2018 - 08:17 PM

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Yes defo. 

 

Lawns are $60 to $80 an hour and everything else usually priced at $120 an hour but usually includes green waste removal. If I do a whole day job with lawn mowing and other tasks I usually charge $600 to $800. And normally thats 7 hours. 8 hours or more is against my religion.

 

But of course this is not what I 'charge', this is what I aim to make.....I never discuss hourly rates with clients.


Posted 01 March 2018 - 08:29 PM

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Yes defo. 

 

Lawns are $60 to $80 an hour and everything else usually priced at $120 an hour but usually includes green waste removal. If I do a whole day job with lawn mowing and other tasks I usually charge $600 to $800. And normally thats 7 hours. 8 hours or more is against my religion.

 

But of course this is not what I 'charge', this is what I aim to make.....I never discuss hourly rates with clients.

yeah mate sounds about right, 


Posted 01 March 2018 - 08:33 PM

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I reckon it helps if you use your advertising wisely, when I first started out I ran ads in the local paper and ads online, I quickly figured out that the local paper brings in the pensioners so I dropped that real quick and the online stuff brings in the younger gen and the middle class. The younger gen are too lazy to mow and too keen to pay so that’s a gift. I also quickly learnt to say no to the bigger yards and chase the smaller yards, it’s easy to snip someone for 50 or 60 bucks but a lot harder to get 80 or 90 out of em. I only have a small run of just over 40 regular clients with my average charge being $50 with an average job time, from ignition off to ignition on is 25 mins. Chase the smaller yards and rather than think of it as how long it will take me, think about how much they will pay not to mow it on the their weekend, I have plenty that I charge $60 and I’m out in 30 mins... and of course mulching is king
Posted 01 March 2018 - 08:36 PM

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Nice Flatty Bretto


Posted 01 March 2018 - 08:40 PM

I remember what I'd forgotten but can't remember why I needed to


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^^ +1 - gold! (the advice, not the flattie - although that's pretty good too)


Posted 01 March 2018 - 08:41 PM

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^^AGREED^^ 

 

In my opinion, Stay away from Facebook, Far too many beer bobs ready to cut ya lunch by 70% on every post/comment. 


Posted 01 March 2018 - 08:47 PM

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def stay clear of faecesbook....saw one today, $50 flat rate for 1/4 acre blocks, wtf?


Posted 01 March 2018 - 08:57 PM

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I would add Airtasker and HiPages to that advice too - bottom feeding desperados.


Posted 01 March 2018 - 09:00 PM

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And here I am feeling guilty about charging $500 for 7 hours labour....I need to up my price !!   shezzz   :P


Posted 01 March 2018 - 09:10 PM




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