How much do you pay your helpers?

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    The Dirt Army

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    I was curious how much $$$ you guys pay your helpers. Is it by the hour or a percentage? Im expecting to need some help this Spring and don't know what I should be telling potential employees
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    Do you want part time college kids who just need a buck and will pull hoses, or do you want to find employees that will help you build your business?
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    I would like someone that can help me grow my business
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    Look up "The Startup Wheel". There's a graph that you chart your strengths and weaknesses in business. Plot your own strengths, find someone who is strong where your not, teach them the business, and give them reasons and incentive to stay with you.
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    Joe makes a great point. Up till now I've only used "helpers" I havnt had the consistent volume thru the year to need a employee. So when I bring a helper I usually bring my young bro inlaw and pay him 100 flat for the day cash and if we bang out a huge day for 10-12-14 hours I'll bump it to 150 or so. But when I need a grunt that I don't allow to even touch the wand I pay like 8 bucks an hour cash and will bonus if they show some initiative and not stand there on there phone texting.

    When I'm ready for an employee I want to pay them a % of what they bill. Give them incentive to sell. Harder work = more $
    And just like I had to, if you get a call back, it's on your time.
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    25% of job total with a 60% up sale incentive for Teflon and deodorizer. Incentive is only if up sale was not made on the phone.
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    Is this helper riding with you or going out on their own?

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