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How to charge for service(s)

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posted on Feb, 14 2017 @ 11:48 PM
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So, my baby momma is contemplating on starting a business that she can run out of our home. It would be a service and a multi-phased one at that. How do you go about charging for her time. By hour? By job? Perhaps a scale or percentage?




posted on Feb, 14 2017 @ 11:53 PM
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a reply to: JinMI

Without telling us what she intends to do, any answer is meaningless.

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posted on Feb, 14 2017 @ 11:54 PM
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Really? Come on we need way more info than that.

Depending upon what kind of service(s) and/or products pretty much dictates acceptable biz practice in that industry.

Catering and entertainment services are comped completely differently from personal shopping services, bookkeeping, etc.

ganjoa



posted on Feb, 14 2017 @ 11:57 PM
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Ok ok ok!

I was trying to keep it shoosh! Shopper. Find the deals and coupons, shop the stores and deliver.



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 12:09 AM
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a reply to: JinMI

2 solid approaches:

- if you have a cost of goods, multiply it times 3 and that is your retail cost. Maybe 2.5...depends on volume.
- if you are not buying and selling goods, then aim for about $20/hr for your time until you can gain a market share and demand.

Hope it works out!



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 12:10 AM
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a reply to: JinMI

Depends on what it is.



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 12:11 AM
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originally posted by: JinMI
Ok ok ok!

I was trying to keep it shoosh! Shopper. Find the deals and coupons, shop the stores and deliver.


In this case, you can look up "concierge service" and see what going rates are in your market. In my town, $5 will get you anything delivered. In larger towns, $20 plus tip is more like it. Look up what other concierge services offer, and adjust accordingly.



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 12:13 AM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

Thanks BFFT. I make enough to support us but she still wants to contribute from home. Most places here charge 3.50 per deliver +tip but that doesn't include time spent shopping around and travel and time in/at the store. At least that is a base to work upon.



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 12:20 AM
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a reply to: JinMI

My boss, our company CEO....his wife runs some yogurt shops to keep busy and do something productive. Its fulfilling to have daily goals, etc. I think its good for the soul and character.



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 12:23 AM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

Absolutely, and she would say the same. That's why she hasn't quit her job just yet.



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 12:25 AM
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a reply to: JinMI

She doesn't need to reinvent the wheel. There are apps for this, people like her can respond to requests for the amount of money offered. Look up Taskrabbit.

Edit: the other good one is called Field Agent.
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posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 12:26 AM
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a reply to: Ameilia

Yea, I was looking at those. For a year it's only the low low price of $499!


I think she could do better on her own.



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 12:27 AM
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a reply to: JinMI

I mean how best to charge depends on what it is. I guess "piece work" is best determined if you'e already very well familiar with the work; very efficient at it.



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 12:29 AM
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originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: Ameilia

Yea, I was looking at those. For a year it's only the low low price of $499!


I think she could do better on her own.


Taskrabbit costs $20.00, a one-time fee, to pay for your background check. Wherever you read $500 is totally wrong. Go directly to their website.

Edit: Taskrabbit Fee
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posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 12:31 AM
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a reply to: Ameilia

I'll check it out, tankya Ameilia.



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 12:32 AM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

Well she is an expert on being thrifty!



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 12:57 AM
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a reply to: JinMI

I'd say by the hour mate.

It's a good idea that, I'd say.



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 01:16 AM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

That is sound "starter" advice.
Nice to know someone around here has
some form of business acumen.



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 01:24 AM
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a reply to: JinMI

$25-$35/hr including travel time plus fuel costs should suffice.



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 01:26 AM
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originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

Absolutely, and she would say the same. That's why she hasn't quit her job just yet.


She should not give up this income until she gets a good customer base. That is what I did.




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