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As I have previously stated, we are not new to the PP work, just looking to expand to other incomes streams. But I have an example of our work and what we make on it. I wanted to get some honest input.

Today we cleaned a house, exterior. Soffit, fascia, gutters, screen pool enclosure windows and walls to remove mildew. We also cleaned the driveway, 100 ft. We do not pressure clean. We use a cleaner that we spray on, allow to set and rinse. We do brush clean the heavy area. After paying for fuel and cleaner, my partner and I each took a net of $150.00 for about 1.5 hours work plus the time spent gathering and travel(was here in town 2.0 miles from home). Cash in hand once complete.

Should I stick with and push these type jobs or attempt to make money with the Nationals?
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The gimmick many fall for when signing up with middle man clients is to throw their P&L formulas in the toilet and follow after the "$X per day" scheme. Example: 20% per job is a good number for me, for doing quality work and leaving the customer happy. Whether I do 1 order per day or 15, 20% works. Joe Doe and Sons sign up with "Ohio Sodomizers Preservation" and they give him 20 work orders per day. 5 are at 10%, 9 at 3%, 4 are -5%, and the last two make the 20%. You call them up and say "Hey, I'm making less than 5% on these orders." They tell you that they'll promise 20 orders per day which comes out to about $150 per guy. It's all about volume they say; how much you make a day, a week. My experience tells me to stick to the private clients. JMHO.
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i hear what your saying!! I am the same way. Its not what I can make in a day. Its about what I make on a job. If I am only working for fuel and I stay home I still break even. Rather set at home.
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There are plenty of folks here who need to make x amount per day to keep the lights on. I've been there and I'm not knocking them. You do what you have to do, but just know while you are doing it that it is house rules and the house doesn't play to lose.
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As I have previously stated, we are not new to the PP work, just looking to expand to other incomes streams. But I have an example of our work and what we make on it. I wanted to get some honest input.

Today we cleaned a house, exterior. Soffit, fascia, gutters, screen pool enclosure windows and walls to remove mildew. We also cleaned the driveway, 100 ft. We do not pressure clean. We use a cleaner that we spray on, allow to set and rinse. We do brush clean the heavy area. After paying for fuel and cleaner, my partner and I each took a net of $150.00 for about 1.5 hours work plus the time spent gathering and travel(was here in town 2.0 miles from home). Cash in hand once complete.

Should I stick with and push these type jobs or attempt to make money with the Nationals?
If you have to ask that question......
Always stick with the positive revenue stream......
Cultivate other working relationships but never give up a positive revenue stream....

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