How much to pay??
The cost of living here is pretty low although we are not in the bottom of the barrel. I need to hire someone to do some of my yard work for me since I have a date it has to be done by. I am running low on time and I have to get my place together like quick.
I am planning on getting a load of dirt and having it dumped. This load will have to be dispersed very close to the pile to make my raised beds. I have to build a couple of wood platforms for my company when they come. My ground is very soft so I was thinking of building some floors that are about 4" off the ground so the tables can go on them and not sink in the ground. (That will probably be pallets with wood panels on top of that...easy) I need to get all my planting and weeding done, and I want all my stuff established byt the time July comes. That means raised beds, plants planted, weeds killed, barn cleaned out really well. How do I come up with a price to pay the workers? Should I pay by the hour or what? If I pay by the hour they drag the job out if I pay a set price and they do it in a couple of hours I figure they got paid like $30-40 an hour! Hell I don't make that much!! I also sometimes hire people just to work along side me helping as needed or me helping them as needed, depending on what we are doing.
I am so bad at pricing jobs. How do you guys figure out how much to pay people?