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Hello all 👍🏻

 

I'm a 22 year old vehicle technician from Kent, looking to get out of the motor trade, I worked with an arborist when I left school over the summer before I went to college really enjoyed tbh.

 

I'd love to get into it but all I seem to see is people complaining about how terrible the money is? Which I'm surprised as its a highly skilled and tough career if I started I'd like to become self employed one day what's the market like in general at the mo, especially Around Kent if anyone's from Kent Canterbury area.

 

Anyway what would be a weekly figure as a rough estimate before tax as a freelance climber of average ability around here, just trying to get an idea surely it can't be as bad as people make out!

 

Looking forward to replies cheers guys 👍🏻👍🏻

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A decent climber has the potential to average 150/day, going out for less is a fools charter.

 

The before tax is usually for PAYE

 

The main problem is going to be continuity.

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Freelancers can definitely earn good money but there are two things to consider.

You won't be any good until you are experienced, and that takes a while.

You also need to consider what you'll do after you pack in climbing, because it will happen well before retirement age.

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As said before a good climber can earn 120-150 a day but to get that money you'll need lots of experience,all your tickets,saws and ppe.

Thats about 5 years and about 8 grand give or take.

To get to that point you'll need to start at the bottom draggin brash and chipping.

It looks great from the outside lookin in but in reality its a bloody hard job,climbing a slimey sycamore on a pissin wet day isnt fun and its one of the most dangerous to do.

Im not tryin to put you off just opening your eyes to the realities of the industry.

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You're all forgetting about the birds, the glamour, the awesomeness, driving a pick up with your name on the side with your muscular arm hanging nonchalantly out of the window causing women to faint in the street.

 

£150 a day btw.

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You're all forgetting about the birds, the glamour, the awesomeness, driving a pick up with your name on the side with your muscular arm hanging nonchalantly out of the window causing women to faint in the street.

 

£150 a day btw.

 

Dont believe the hype..thats just mick who causes women to faint:001_rolleyes:

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So. £150 if your good, as a newbie you wont be very good so less than £50 probably in the real world.

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Started off on £60 a day PAYE, I was supplied with ppe and some training. That was 9 years ago for a two man band set up.

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If your in Canterbury there's plenty of firms in the area. Do you have transport, saws or Ppe yet?

 

Minimum to come out with a crew would be 30/31 and trousers/boots so you can drag and trim things down if needed.

 

Get the phone book and call every firm in the area.

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