First job think I made a boo boo


#1

Well I bid a job today 3000 square feet of paver not really dirty I’m in south Florida area 250 is what I bidded guy jumped on it boy I’m way off on pricing


#2

O well…it’s $250 more then you had yesterday.

Only way to get good at pricing is by making mistakes and learning from them.

We’ve all been there, good luck!


#3

Especially when you start figuring out how long something will take just by looking at.

You won’t know that until you have some experience cleaning


#4

LOL, if you knew you made a boo boo, why’d you bid it so low. As @Patriotspwashing said, live and learn.


#5

He realized the error after doing the job for $250.


#6

I just finished my boo boo today. Lots of work took me 4 1/2 hours but looked great I was happy customer was happy went home with $200 more than I had and spent it right away on more equipment​:joy::joy: 20181016_114659|666x500


#7

No need to laugh at how long it took me. Racer has already laughed at me enough.


#8

Nah, looks good man. You learn something from every job. You actually got paid to go to school today, so not bad. Of course you forgot to tell them you had a helper and still took you over 4 hours, lol.


#9

Look at it this way. You made $200 and probably earned a repeat customer that will be so happy they got a great deal they will tell others about you.


#10

Baby steps, no shame no regrets


#11

I’m hoping all flat work 4 to 6 hours that’s my figure on 3500 square feet of pavers


#12

Dude, that’s nothing. I wish I made $50/hr on the first job I bid.

My first job I remember bidding all by myself, I believe I priced it at $150. It was a residential window cleaning job out in the boonies. Job took somewhere around 9 to 11 hours of labor over two days. That’s not including the 3 trips (1 to give the quote, 2 for the work) I made out there, which was at least 30 minutes one way.

IIRC, the lady gave a $40 or $60 mercy tip when I finished.

(But, this was back in 2005 or 2006, I was only 17 or 18 at the time. Paid learning, lol.)

She was a hoot. 93 year old lady, seemed completely sane and with it to me… until she started calling random people in the telephone book to verify the listings. I felt so bad for the people who had incorrect listings. She was so insistent, like they had control over it or something :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:


#13

Just curious. Did you blow off the storage building or just clean it with the pressure washer? BTW I’d say it looks pretty darn good!


#14

I’m only gonna make the 50 an hour if I complete it in my time frame it’s all flat work pavers around 3500sqf think 4 to 6 hours with 5.5gpm machine


#15

There is no reason that should take 4 to 6 hours. Endless your using a wand .


#16

Amen.


#17

There was alot more than that up there it looked like a beaver damn. I push them all of with a extension brush and then took that pic. No I just used my pressure washer and the 40 degree tip that came with it to blow it off then applied some chems and rinsed with that same tip.


#18

Well did my first job customer was extremely happy it took me 3 hours 50 minutes and my stupid self didn’t get a single picture but at least customer was happy…I’m having a malfunction with my aqua pro cleaner think that’s why it took what it did… when I pull the trigger on it where the sprayer sits it seems like it vibararing bad at the sprayer and it started sounding different just had a new bar, nozzle protectors, and spray tips on it yesterday so I’m not sure what’s happening back to the shop it goes


#19

Give the bar a kick and pull the trigger at the same time . If it doesn’t spin, Put a new swivel on.


#20

If it vibrating it either bent or has a clogged nozzle. They bend at the adapter. The height of the nozzles from the inside cover should be exactly the same or it will shake like crazy.