Trying to figure out how much to charge for snow plowing can be pretty tough. If you charge too much, you won’t get any jobs. If you charge too little you won’t make any profit. Now it is important to keep in mind what the going rate for snow plowing services is in your area but you must know your operational costs because you might find, you can’t even make a profit at the market snow plow rate, if you aren’t careful.
So how do you go about coming up with a figure to charge per hour for snow plowing? I put together this great snow plowing bid calculator. It asks you a bunch of questions to take into consideration your truck, snowplow, salter, and other overhead costs. Then it takes into account how many snow storms you have on average and how many billable hours you have per storm. After crunching the numbers, it returns a $ figure per hour you must charge to cover your costs and adds a percentage profit for you and your business.
Try out the snow plow business calculator and see how it works for you. Play around with the different figures to see how changing them can change how much you should be charging per hour. If you have questions on how to use the snow plowing calculator, visit the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum here and ask away. Don’t forget to check out the free snow plowing flyer template here.
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