This year will be my 3rd year in garden maintenance, I currently have enough work to keep me busy for the time I have available to work, but I am thinking of expanding, but unsure how to do it, so looking for some advice please, at present I charge an hourly rate, but I am looking to get away from this, so all new jobs will be priced on the job, not time taken to do it.
i am about to advertise in a local paper etc, so expect to get some more work from this, original plan was to get new jobs which pay/work better for me, and filter out the jobs that are a pain in the ass and not very profitable.
But I am now thinking maybe I should think about getting someone to help me and keep all my work, and obviously help with any additional work.
so if I was to go down this route, what’s the best way of doing it? do I simply employ someone, pick them up in the morning and drop them off on a job with a mower/strimmer etc, and pick them up when there done, then take them to the next job and repeat, whilst I crack on with other jobs. ( doesn’t seem very productive that way ) would I be better off dropping them off on the bigger jobs so they are there for longer and I am not running back and forth with them all day.
obviously it’s not cost effective for me to buy another van and set it up with tools for them to use. ( certainly not yet anyway )
just after some advice on what’s the best/most cost effective way to go about it, it’s baffling me a bit!
any advice much appreciated