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Its a job we are all in, and yes you well may be pricing up against others but so is everyone else, I agree its a lottery same for other trades but we are all in the same boat.

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Like Shrek has said before, I wouldnt have dared go self employed until I knew there wasnt a tree in the world that I wasnt 110% confident in being able to handle.

 

Only the BEST will survive, its natural selection. (thats me stuffed then)

It doesnt matter how big a company is.

 

There is a flipside, i had to start out self-employed as no one would employ me, no experience to old and all that crp, being self-employed made me low risk and increased my chances of getting work.

 

I worked my nuts of to prove myself, dragging brush and jumping on any oppertunity i could get, i would say i'm 110% driven to succed and become a good climber, i started out dragging brush at 27 i'm now 30 and can climb pretty much anything there hasn't been a job i can't do, albeit a little slower than others because i need to think about it a bit and sometimes do things the wrong way round but i'll get better/faster with time.

I feel there is nothing i can not achieve.

 

I did not go to college, and only did my nptc units once i had a lot of experience under my belt. Made me laugh when i did my aerrial rescue ticket half the guys i did it with couldn't even get to the top of the tree.

 

I hope it will be survival of the fittest/best, and in the years to come a new boom will arise. I doubt it though.

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Anyone with a transit and a chainsaw is a 'tree surgeon' The last 4 jobs i Have won I asked the customer they said I was the cheapest :bored: not want I want to hear tbh.

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Anyone with a transit and a chainsaw is a 'tree surgeon' The last 4 jobs i Have won I asked the customer they said I was the cheapest :bored: not want I want to hear tbh.

 

why not??? If you priced the jobs fairly so as to make profit and not loss, then work is work, you will also get a good reputation for doing a fantastic job at reasonable rates. thats 4 jobs that someone else has not got.

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I completely understand where your coming from, if your good at your job and are true to yourself you will suceed in what you do.

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I completely understand where your coming from, if your good at your job and are true to yourself you will suceed in what you do.

thats a bit "deep" and not guaranteed. Nothing in life is. If there was more public awarenees over whos the real deal and who isnt, i.e trade bodys like Corgi etc, then the fly-by-nights, would literally fly by night and you lot would have more jobs to qoute for.

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PMA and all that LOL, I agree folk cant have electrical work done on their house these days unless its certified and like you say central heatings the same.

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why not??? If you priced the jobs fairly so as to make profit and not loss, then work is work, you will also get a good reputation for doing a fantastic job at reasonable rates. thats 4 jobs that someone else has not got.

 

I did I made a profit on all of them, admittedly not as much as I would like. They were the last 4 jobs I had won not the last 4 I have priced.

 

All I sort of meant was imo jobs are won mainly on price so to win jobs i have to lower my prices or hope the others who price against me cant do the job.

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I just wish i gad a crystal ball.

I've tried hard to be the best and most professional, i still have a lot to learn, i'm only a subbie I don't run a buisness, but if i'm to earn good money then i need the companies who use me to make a good profit so they can afford my ever increasing rates and carry on using me.

I also want to see them succed so they keep getting better kit.

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I did I made a profit on all of them, admittedly not as much as I would like. They were the last 4 jobs I had won not the last 4 I have priced.

 

All I sort of meant was imo jobs are won mainly on price so to win jobs i have to lower my prices or hope the others who price against me cant do the job.

 

Price is and alway will be a big part of winning work, thats life, we all ring round for the best insurance quote etc.

 

The important thing is WHO they are comparing your quote against, if its other pro firms then that all fair in my book.

 

I find many customers are looking for a professional job at the best price, we did an Oak removal the other week, they told me I was £100 more than the other quote, But they had been tipped off (not by me!) that the other guy was a Gypsy (their words not mine).

 

I think I must be a bit too cheep as I win about 98% of all the work I quote, but I think if I quote higher, I will need to advertise more and spend more of my time quoting, so in real terms would I be any better off??

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