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Old 02-27-2013, 10:57 AM   #21
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Btw, work smarter not harder. You say you got a two year old and a wife at home? You only uave one shot to raise that child. Use your time well. Working 7 days a week is rough . Chasing commercial will only get you further away from home.
I agree. I have a 2 year old and work Monday through Friday. Very rarely will I work on Saturday. I took the day off today for some quality time with my boy.[/QUOTE]

everyone has there own schedule...i dont want to wait to get big and enjoy life...work now..play later...the more i make the more i reinvest the stronger we get....plus i promised my daughter a beamer for her 16th birthday
(more of a promise to myself).....lol
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:01 AM   #22
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You see im talking about subcontracting.....its says of my own, as in a job i sold...then i take a subed house over the weekend... no way do i have enough work to paint a house a day for 9 months straight...thats why i sub alot of houses....get it now..

also the 600 would be the profit on a subbed house and 1000 would be my job...not actual numbers..just getting the point across that id rather work on a saturday for less pay then not at all....
I guess Im of the school of "if I work on saturday I make more then normal $"
maybe Im getting old
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I guess Im of the school of "if I work on saturday I make more then normal $"
maybe Im getting old
money is money... id rather make less than none at all.....
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money is money... id rather make less than none at all.....
I use to think like that too. That's not a good mentality if your self employed and want to stay self employed. Although its a hard working mentality it may not be a smart one.
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wow, not sure even JP can do that
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I was thinking the same thing. 600-1000 bucks over a half dozen to dozen employees is painful. May not have been what you meant but it is what you said.

Btw, work smarter not harder. You say you got a two year old and a wife at home? You only uave one shot to raise that child. Use your time well. Working 7 days a week is rough . Chasing commercial will only get you further away from home.

Dam guys you really aren't getting this. He painted the one with his OWN crew and sub'd another out to spend time with his family. And when he threw numbers out Im pretty sure that was profit...

What? Are you guys the syntax police?
I hope you can "read between the lines" with your customers better.
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Like PWG said, don't lower your price.Only you know what you need to charge to make a price fair to your customers and yourself.If you are satisfied with your profit then you are not too low on price.If you are giving them a fair price then you are not too high either.Sell yourself along with the service and let potential customers know that you are giving them a fair price for the quality they are getting.
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