ADC Trapper Forum

No Profanity *** No Flaming *** No Advertising *** No Anti Trappers *** No Politics
No Non-Target Catches *** No Links to Anti-trapping Sites *** No Avoiding Profanity Filter


Home~Trap Talk~ADC Forum~Trap Shed~Wilderness Trapping~International Trappers~Fur Handling

Auction Forum~Trapper Tips~Links~Gallery~Basic Sets~Convention Calendar~Chat~ Trap Collecting Forum

Trapper's Humor~Strictly Trapping~Fur Buyers Directory~Mugshots~Fur Sale Directory~Wildcrafting

Trapper's Tales~Words From The Past~Legends~Archives~Kids Forum~Lure Formulators Forum


~~~ Dobbins' Products Catalog ~~~


WCS
(Please support Wildlife Control Supplies, our sponsor for the ADC Page)






Print Thread
Hop To
How do you price your jobs? #7684876
10/03/22 09:43 PM
10/03/22 09:43 PM
Joined: Aug 2022
Posts: 9
TN
K
Krig Offline OP
trapper
Krig  Offline OP
trapper
K

Joined: Aug 2022
Posts: 9
TN
X number of dollars per animal ?

Re: How do you price your jobs? [Re: Krig] #7685026
10/04/22 07:42 AM
10/04/22 07:42 AM
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 979
N Central Iowa 40+
iayogi17 Offline
trapper
iayogi17  Offline
trapper

Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 979
N Central Iowa 40+
No, that's a trappers mentality.


Brad Mohr
Re: How do you price your jobs? [Re: iayogi17] #7685067
10/04/22 09:02 AM
10/04/22 09:02 AM
Joined: Aug 2022
Posts: 9
TN
K
Krig Offline OP
trapper
Krig  Offline OP
trapper
K

Joined: Aug 2022
Posts: 9
TN
Correct.. ima trapper.. so are you going to help me or just leave it at this??

Re: How do you price your jobs? [Re: Krig] #7685085
10/04/22 09:30 AM
10/04/22 09:30 AM
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,355
mequon, wisconsin
P
Paul Winkelmann Offline
trapper
Paul Winkelmann  Offline
trapper
P

Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,355
mequon, wisconsin
We charge per animal ( And a set-up fee ) and we're probably the largest problem wildlife removal company in the state. Some companies like to charge for doing nothing; We're not one of them!

Re: How do you price your jobs? [Re: Krig] #7685102
10/04/22 10:06 AM
10/04/22 10:06 AM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 7,093
West Michigan
G
Getting There Offline
trapper
Getting There  Offline
trapper
G

Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 7,093
West Michigan
Paul
How far will you travel without charge for milage or time to get there?


To Old
U.S. Army 60-63 SGT.
Re: How do you price your jobs? [Re: Krig] #7685173
10/04/22 12:18 PM
10/04/22 12:18 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,845
SW Pa
B
Bob Jameson Offline
trapper
Bob Jameson  Offline
trapper
B

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,845
SW Pa
We discussed this same topic a few days ago as I recall. Look back at the topics and you may find your answers or what others do to determine billing rates.

There should be a wealth of information in the archives as well on this subject.

Re: How do you price your jobs? [Re: Paul Winkelmann] #7685192
10/04/22 12:46 PM
10/04/22 12:46 PM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 38,395
james bay frontierOnt.
B
Boco Offline
trapper
Boco  Offline
trapper
B

Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 38,395
james bay frontierOnt.
Originally Posted by Paul Winkelmann
We charge per animal ( And a set-up fee ) and we're probably the largest problem wildlife removal company in the state. Some companies like to charge for doing nothing; We're not one of them!


Couldnt agree more.
We charge by the animal and mileage for a set number of trips.

Last edited by Boco; 10/04/22 12:47 PM.

Forget that fear of gravity-get a little savagery in your life.
Re: How do you price your jobs? [Re: Krig] #7685202
10/04/22 01:03 PM
10/04/22 01:03 PM
Joined: Aug 2021
Posts: 63
Tennessee
T
TNADC Online content
trapper
TNADC  Online Content
trapper
T

Joined: Aug 2021
Posts: 63
Tennessee
As others have stated, I charge a setup fee to cover my time, gas, etc and then charge a per animal removed. I had a customer comment to me that he liked this structure inasmuch as it gave me "skin in the game";, ie; the more I caught the more I make. I do have a one week time schedule and an additional 5 days for another fee. I may waive this for various circumstances.

I also have charges for repairs, exclusion, etc.

Re: How do you price your jobs? [Re: Krig] #7687342
10/07/22 06:44 PM
10/07/22 06:44 PM
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,848
Nashville, TN 27 y/o
J
JoeyHalk Offline
trapper
JoeyHalk  Offline
trapper
J

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,848
Nashville, TN 27 y/o
Some items are flat rate and some are setup and per animal. Sometimes a weekly rate and per animal.

Really depends what you’re after. If you’re driving there everyday or if it something the customer can check.

I got tired of customers worrying that I was going to catch 20 squirrels when I told them I most likely only need 4-5 of them to solve the problem. So I added my setup fee and 4 catches together and came up with a flat rate.

When it is ground animals like skunks, groundhogs, or armadillos it is a set up fee and per animal. The setup fee is to cover the first visit, an in between visit to rearrange traps or something, and then pick up traps on the last day when there isn’t a catch. The rest of the visits should be to pick up an animal and are covered by that.

I shoot for $80 an hour on the low end. That should cover everything you need and enough for you and the business to make money. Get a lot of jobs close together and that number goes up.

Really can’t forget the business needs to be paid as much as you or it’ll never grow. Buying new tools, trucks, gas, and traps shouldn’t come out of your personal pay. Pretend like you’re the employee working for someone else. Hope that makes sense.

When I was an engineer I would get billed to the company’s clients over $100 an hour. I can tell you I definitely wasn’t making that much! Lol. Some guys billed at around $400 and they weren’t either. That covers their pay, supplies, vehicle, and profit.

Your service is worth something, showing up on time is worth something, doing what you say you’re going to do is worth something.

Respect people and they’ll respect you by paying.

Last edited by JoeyHalk; 10/07/22 07:01 PM.

once you go trap, you never come back

www.halkerswildlifecontrol.com
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread




Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1