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m&mmowing
07-22-2008, 07:17 PM
about how many accounts should i have if i were to live on my own through mowing?
I am 19 years old, single, very little college debt, an established business of about 30 customers and my equipment is bought for, i have to pay off my new truck next year at about $312 a month.
I will be working solo, and an average of $35-40 dollars per account, thank you

hackitdown
07-22-2008, 08:17 PM
You will need $15K per month and 100 acounts to live in a nice house. You need $300 and 2 acounts per month to live in your truck.

You decide.

bone1
07-22-2008, 08:57 PM
You will need $15K per month and 100 acounts to live in a nice house. You need $300 and 2 acounts per month to live in your truck.

You decide.

:laugh::laugh:

MJS
07-22-2008, 09:44 PM
15K per month??? Wow I wasn't aware of that - how nice of a house do you want to live in?

Lawn Enforcer
07-22-2008, 10:01 PM
Holy crap, 15k per month!

jiggz
07-22-2008, 10:15 PM
i dont know how long the season is out where you are.. but here its about 7 months.. at the least you want to bring in 600 a week.. that will average you out at around 400 a week threw out the year.. you prolly cant buy a house but you'll deffintally be ok in a apt... thats what i would say the bare minimal..of course you want to focus on groth

hackitdown
07-23-2008, 04:54 PM
Around here, a nice house is $500K+. If you gross $15K, pay taxes, insurance, repairs, payroll, truck, marketing, and so on, you might be able to buy one. Besides, we only work 8 months a year around here.

MJS
07-23-2008, 05:38 PM
Around here, a nice house is $500K+. If you gross $15K, pay taxes, insurance, repairs, payroll, truck, marketing, and so on, you might be able to buy one. Besides, we only work 8 months a year around here.

Ah, but around here, one could get a pretty nice house (in my estimation) for $300k - $400k. And the work season is also slightly longer.

RonB
07-23-2008, 08:12 PM
Well from my math, if they are weekly customers, 30 x 35 = $1,050. You can't make it on that at the ole age of 19?

Really it's up to you to figure this out.

Lawn Enforcer
07-24-2008, 10:59 AM
Right now around here I could get a descent old house for just under $100,000

topsites
07-25-2008, 12:08 AM
Right now around here I could get a descent old house for just under $100,000

Yeah it all depends on your cost of living, what it is you require, and your spending habits.

Some folks can live on a thousand a month, others can't make it on 200g a year.
What can I say?

arikthagr8
07-25-2008, 08:34 PM
you need to move to texas from what i see bc you can buy a nice house for under 200,000 with lots of land. im 23 and i have a wife and an 8 month old and i have my own house etc. but i dont focus on mowing. if you really want to survive get into the landscaping and hardscaping thats where the money is at!!!