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Old 03-29-2012, 02:42 AM
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I live in a small area 5,000 people within a 25 Mile Radius Divided into like 8 small Towns.
I just been saying $25-$35.
I am wanting to extend my reach were I can hit a couple real good sized Towns.


Furthest Town I want to Hit is about 70 Miles Away I don't mind the commute.
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So basically I want go to a 70 Mile Radius.

How do you figure what to charge when you got to go Onsite?
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:01 AM
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Use the search function. This type of question gets asked frequently. With that said, for on-site work I charge by the hour ($90-$100) with a one hour minimum.
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I live in a small area 5,000 people within a 25 Mile Radius Divided into like 8 small Towns.
I just been saying $25-$35.
I am wanting to extend my reach were I can hit a couple real good sized Towns.


Furthest Town I want to Hit is about 70 Miles Away I don't mind the commute.
Hour Drive


So basically I want go to a 70 Mile Radius.

How do you figure what to charge when you got to go Onsite?
Even $35 to me seems too low these days. I do support a church that is over an hour distant, and still gets my original rate of $40 per hour, but they tend to buy more from me and most support is now remotely done. Typically, I charge $75 an hour in my area which is a bit below average. I charge that when I go anywhere within my county. Outside of my county, it's $100 per hour, with 1 hour prepaid before I will drive to that location. If I drove a more fuel hungry car, I would have to charge more obviously, but wouldn't be fair to my clients.
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:26 AM
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my competitors Charge like I do and they been here for years so it might be my area I don't know.

It's a low Income area also Retirement and SS People.

And my clients are like why pay that when they charge this?
And I have had a lot of clients Especially on Laptops They rather buy a new computer form walmart then pay $95-$175.

Any Suggestions?
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:29 AM
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Sure, I get cheap people all the time. The big sell is "ya, but what is your data worth, and re-buying office and other programs, getting them installed, set up the way you need it..."
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Yep, no way you can charge that for the overhead a regular business pays.

I recently raised prices from $65 to $75 per hour.
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Wow you must drive a car that gets 50mpg or something to maintain profit. 70 mile radius with 35 dollar onsites. Do you at least change 1x way travel time?
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:24 PM
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Well I serve one town that's 43 Miles away in My vehicle is cost $20 round trip.

$25-$35 Service Fee is within my normal 25 mile radius. This is just for coming out.

Let me explain how I charge a Little.

When a customer call's depending on how far they are away I say there is a service fee of xx amount of dollars. And if you Choose me to fix it it goes towards your bill.

This is what I charge to come out and find out the problem I got some people that rather try to i fix it themselves or they think I am to high.

I probably make around $45-$55 a hour.

But like I said I got some real Stubborn customers. Might be because I live in Arkansas.

Sorry if I am not explaining very well.

So you guys don't think its wise to serve past my area?
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:23 AM
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Wow I can't see how you can live on that sort of charging. I don't travel anymore than 10 miles for my 'free area'. The price of fuel in the UK rules out your prices.

A lot of factors go into it including price of fuel and running costs of a car. 70miles is two gallons of fuel for most cars so 14! You could end up doing just two calls a day, do the maths.
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We charge $135AU per hour in 30 min increments. We do have some people who dont like it but there are plenty more that are happy to pay. Weve been around nearly 20 years now (ive owned it for 4) so Its not affecting business any
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