I have been set up as a self-employed tiler for a couple of months now but only had one proper job. Just got another one recently which I will start shortly. I have quoted for 2 other jobs but didn't get them.
I am struggling to know whether to charge based on square metre or on a day rate. Sometimes it isn't worthwhile doing a job if it was accepted on a square metre rate but then if I quote for a day rate the chances are it will take me longer than other more experienced tilers so therefore would cost the customer more to have me and I would be unlikely to get the job that way too.
It is really bothering me because I don't get any feedback as to why I didn't get the 2 jobs I quoted for and it is knocking my confidence a bit. Plus it is fairly quiet anyway or at least for me (I haven't found the best place to advertise yet, tried local paper and I am on ratedpeople - got a few jobs texted to me off of there but they have ridiculous budgets for a lot of work or are miles out of the area I have said I will cover).
The customer on the job I start shortly said that the price I quoted was fair so I don't know what to think.
Any help or advice you can give me would be gratefully received.
Sorry if this is posted in wrong place!