Whats The Going Rate Then?

Discussion in 'Advertising Offline/Online & Canvassing' started by JDMW, Feb 5, 2013.

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  1. JDMW

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    if i was to find someone to canvass for me, what would i be looking at paying them per customer they get me??? im thinking bout getting someone to knock for me dressed all smart etc but i was looking at giving them say 25% of what the job is worth. am i being tight or to kind?? dont fancy paying a company to knock and feed ppl bs. i want this person to arrange a time day for me to go round price the job up and then ifi land the work i pay them 25% of what its worth.
     
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    If you are not going to pay someone an hourly rate then think if you were looking for a job like that how much would you want to get paid.

    Would you be happy earning let’s say to make it easy £2.50 on a £10 new job?

    So let’s now say they manage to get 6 new jobs in 2 hours worth of door knocking which would be quite good going indeed. They would have only earnt £15 before tax and any expenses incurred.

    I here you say well that's £7.50 hour so not bad. However myself I would not want to pay out for leads only but only when the job has been completed at least once to allow for messers So now they have to wait to get paid too and probably they will earn less if you get any blowouts.

    Doesn't sound a great part time job to me :rolleyes:
     
  3. JDMW

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    thats what i was going to say, id pay them when i got the job down as another customer. what ever 25% of what the jobs worth or 8 quid an hr or say £10 per job landed. what ever motivates who ever does it im willing to pay. i just need to build up my customer base and hit 75 before summer. i hate banging doors.

    had a message off an ex gf i was with a while back. she said she would be willing to do it but only when its warmer :rolleyes:
     
  4. Belfastcleaning

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    Pay them the value of the work they get.. Ie- they get your £100 worth of regular work, you pay them £100...

    Everyone wants things these days for nothing, you can't expect people to go out and build your business, making you loads of money and they are on immigrants wages... Pay them fair and they will be good to you...
     
  5. JDMW

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    how do they know what the jobs are worth tho. i could tell them they got me a ten quid job and they would be non the wiser. i wouldnt fiddle ppl outta money tho as im not that type of person and it only takes one bad word about someone to ruin a business.
     
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    If you can get someone who is going to properly canvass full on for those rates ill eat my hat if you are thinking of getting someone serious that person will need to see at least £70 a day otherwise all you will get are people who need a quick quid for the weekend or inbetween jobs then never see u again maybe you could get away with £5-£10 a clean minimum , even at those rates it will be hard to keep people because they go out thinking they have made x when half of the leads changed there mind he won't be a happy bunny not to mention the fact you might not want to touch customers who say they want a one offs

    You could find your own canvasser but it might take you time and you might see many faces before you settle a team i know some who have so you also need to work out how much you are going to pay keep in mind average living costs in the uk no point trying 25% for a regular customer cos only a mad man would consider to work for that :)
     
  7. Smurf

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    All the good door knockers work for Safestyle UK but don't think you could afford them on the commision they earn :D
     
  8. JDMW

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    guess i shud bite the bullet and grow a pair of brazils and knock myself. just the thought of it makes me quiver lol
     
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    The worst ppl can say is no so give it a go ;)


     
  10. JDMW

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    yano what im more worried bout. looking desperate begging for work. i know its a proven way to gain work ive read lots of info on line. but ive always looked at it this way, if people want a service they ring up themself without being pushed into it. not saying its wrong but i cant stand ppl knocking my door and calling my phone i get really nasty. ^_^
     
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