I've had several people ask me to do loader, box blade or aerator work for them. Until I became self employed, I've always declined. Now that I could use the tractor to make money, I don't want to overcharge or sell myself short.I'm in central NC where there's a lot of landscape companies and "mower operators" (hacks that cater to people who don't want to pay much).
I generally charge $30 an hour for handyman type work, but don't charge travel time.
I'm thinking $50 an hour for operating equipment and same rate for travel both ways. Local rental places get around $300: 8 hour day for rental and anywhere from $50 - 125 for delivery and pickup.
Any advice is appreciated. *Note everything I own is paid for, so I'm not working to pay for the equipment.