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How much commission should you charge a local contractor for clients and work?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Drokush, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Drokush

    Drokush Junior Member

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    I'm wondering what a fair commission is to get contractors clients.

    I'm not talking a full on general contractor. Simply advertising, getting clients that need electrical, construction, plumbing, landscaping, etc work done and then turning those clients over to the contractor, nothing past that.

    General contractors charge about 15% of labour cost and usually 10-20% on material. I was thinking 15% on labour and nothing else?

    Considering i can get them many clients I shouldn't have a problem with getting cut out of the commission.

    Is 15 to high or to low?
     
  2. Tytus

    Tytus Regular Member

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    I am interested in it too so just bump this post.
     
  3. Drokush

    Drokush Junior Member

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    Yeah it seems there isn't much interest and nobody does it. Which is weird because if you know how to promote local businesses online and offline getting contractors work is easy, if you get 10 contractors and 5 jobs a week per contractor, you're looking at probably $2,000+ per week if they're only small jobs, and 50 local jobs for electricians, plumbers, etc should be really easy to get.

    I just want to know a fair % before I approach some contractors about it.
     
  4. Man4Life

    Man4Life Registered Member

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    You need Construction, Plumbing or whatever... license to Advertise for all these I know from experience I did advertisement for all these and I got calls after couple a months from the State where I Advertise and they ask me for all these Info