My Business


My business is changing.  I used to ask Mexican wages for my work (if you live in a border state, you know what I’m talking about) but that was just to get some work, any work.  Now (for the moment at least) I have enough clients that if I take any new ones, they will need to pay me quite well.  They will also have to live quite close to my other customers.  Time is money so I can’t be spending any more precious work minutes (or gas) running all over town for a few measly bucks.

I’m not mad at my current clients for not paying me a lot.  They got a heck of a deal, good for them.  It’s just that now I am in a position to step it up a notch.  A friend of mine thinks I should up my rates for current clients.  I don’t think I’m ready to do that just yet but if gas and food prices go up more, it may happen.

I do think you have to be careful with these things as you can overprice your services and lose business.  I don’t want to lose business unless I have something better to replace it with.

I should have something better next year.  I am training myself for the next level where I will probably make twice or more per hour than I am making now.

I could never have done this if I wasn’t living in my van.  I would be stressed to the max trying to keep my mediocre dead end job and I would be too tired to do much else.  I love living in my van! 

About Maureen, Living in a Van

I'm a free-sleeper living in a van in the prettiest part of the world. I do this partly due to financial circumstances and partly because I love a good adventure.
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2 Responses to My Business

  1. B says:

    Kudos to you, for making the way towards getting ahead!

  2. Ryu says:

    You’ve done very well. Yeah, one has to be careful with pricing if there’s alot of competition. If you move to an area with less competition, you could charge more.

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