How to Bid Your Jobs
It’s important to know what the hourly rates for work are in your area. This is easier than you think. You can accomplish this with a simple phone call.
One Way to Get the Job Cost
There are ways to find out what contractors in your area are charging for jobs. You can call a few of them and ask them to give you an idea as to what a particular job will cost.
If it’s a concrete laying job make sure to have the square feet that you plan on laying. You also want to know the grade of concrete you want to use. That matters as to whether you laying concrete for a patio or you’re doing a driveway where the weight of cars has to be a consideration. Doing this can greatly improve your bidding process.
Knowing the Job Details Before You Bid!
Make sure you know all of the details of the job so that you are comparing apples to apples. It’s important to know what your actual cost will be. You should know the cost of a job before you give them the estimate. People almost always do their own homework before they call you. So it’s important that you’re in the ballpark. Since your customer will most likely have a ballpark idea what the job should cost, and you may lose the job by bidding to high. There are of course areas where you can pay the bill but you don’t have a chance if you don’t win the bid first.
Click on the links on this page and watch some of the videos about bidding jobs. These videos will help you to make great bids that your customers will be happy with.
And remember that apps like the Profit Pal Mobile Invoicing App can help with profitably bidding your jobs.