Called by another company
I've had 2 different companies call me this season, to mow properties for them. The first one, they wanted me to pay for my own background check, and just didn't seem to be worthwhile...A quick google search of them revealed slow payment issues, and such.
Fast Forward to this week, another company calls me...tells me he's got 2 properties that need mowing, and gives me the square footage, and the price for each property. He asks me if he can send pics, and if I'm interested, give me the addresses. I tell him the prices seem low, especially if they're overgrown. He said, the customer has already paid, but sometimes I can get more for an initial cut.
He also mentioned that I'd need to download an app on my phone, and send pics of properties I worked on, so they could do a "direct deposit" into my account. I told him I could do that, but I'm not jumping through hoops for 27 dollar cuts.
I got the addresses from him, so I could take a look. Meanwhile, he calls back, and tells me his associate has found someone else, but he'd hang onto my name, in case he needed me in the future.
I drove past the 2 properties, the $35.29 EOW (every other week) property looked more like at least a $60 or $70 first cut, maybe $50 EOW after that. I couldn't see the whole place from the road.
The $27 mow was waist high...$70 at least.
They wanted me to visit the prop, beg for more money, mow the lawn, take pics...etc...for low money.
I can see why they didn't have anyone in this area.
Is it possible to make money doing these types of properties? Will they always price them so low, that they're the only ones making a buck?