How far for work?

Discussion in 'Gutter & Fascia Cleaning' started by Utterly Gutterly, Apr 15, 2015.

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  1. Utterly Gutterly

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    Not sure where I should have started this thread but as gutter cleaning is my main work I thought I'd start here!

    I did a job today which was an 80 mile round trip for a 6 hour job. Tomorrow and Friday I'll be doing 65 miles per day.

    Most weeks I do a 50+ mile round trip 3 or 4 times a week and I'm local only once or twice a week if I'm lucky.

    Admittedly, I live in the country but is anyone else doing high miles to get work?
     
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  2. Alien Human

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    The commute from Pluto racks up the miles but I've got save 20p per mile on tesco club card which helps
     
  3. peter rogers

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    u must be chargin right and i take it u wouldn do a 40 mile trip each way to do a 3 bed semi gutters ?
     
  4. Jake

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    That's insane!

    All my work is local (8 mile radius max)

    But then I'm a window cleaner so that's the norm for us...

    Can't imagine driving that far to clean some gutters? You must have to charge a fortune?
     
  5. Utterly Gutterly

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    I live just over 20 miles from the outskirts of a small (poor) city and just under 20 miles from a couple of medium towns. I try to book jobs so that if they are small I can do 2 or 3 in a day so the travel cost is offset. Otherwise, a single job has to be over £100 to make it worthwhile.
     
  6. boarcity

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    i travel 25 miles one way for a lot of my work
     
  7. daveyboy

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    :DI travel 2.5 miles sometimes
    Got one of the villages tomorrow so got to do 6 miles
     
  8. peter rogers

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    15 miles here

    if its a powerwash jb or any job over 200 il go 50
     
  9. Smurf

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    I also do mainly exterior house cleaning including gutter clearance, pressure washing etc. I will travel anywhere if the price is right including travel time, fuel etc is covered. However I mainly work local within a 10 mile radius as there is plenty of work to be had locally so I don't need to travel miles.

    Maybe you should focus on marketing in your own local area more instead of having to travel miles for work.
     
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    Why?

     
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