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bobbygedd
12-20-2004, 09:18 AM
if you were making $75 an hour, for 6-8 hrs a day, 5-6 days a week, would you be making good money?

rodfather
12-20-2004, 09:21 AM
I would think so...especially if you are alone.

desert rose gardening
12-20-2004, 09:24 AM
At the minimum that would be $117,000 a year, I would be slugging my dummy sideways if I was doing that good!

Lawnchoice
12-20-2004, 09:25 AM
That is pretty good if you can maintain the rate and hours worked per week.

What do you think?

chevyman1
12-20-2004, 09:26 AM
Clearing or grossing? In my first year part time, I averaged about $60/hr on residentials and $100 on my commercials....I consider that good money by myself. $500-600 grossing residentials days, and $800-$1000 commercials days....

1MajorTom
12-20-2004, 09:28 AM
if you were making $75 an hour, for 6-8 hrs a day, 5-6 days a week, would you be making good money?
hhhmm, I read this here before not too long ago, I just can't remember who said it. ;)

Quote: what makes you even think in terms of hourly income? isn't that for employees?

Ric
12-20-2004, 09:29 AM
OK BooBy

Where is this Troll going?? So far it is pretty lame. Now I did heard that the State of New Jerky was planning on giving you a rise by increasing minim wage.

Carolina Cutter
12-20-2004, 09:30 AM
if you were making $75 an hour, for 6-8 hrs a day, 5-6 days a week, would you be making good money?


With my current expenses..yes. I am doing close to that and I enjoy it.

YardPro
12-20-2004, 09:43 AM
for someone who stuanchly opposed thinking in hourly terms a while back, i'm suprised at you asking this.

that's close to your magical $120K/year.

I'd say that's pretty good for a solo

wojo23323
12-20-2004, 09:57 AM
Any money is good money. There is no such thing as bad money.

sildoc
12-20-2004, 11:10 AM
That all depends on what it costs you to operate. If it costs you 15 an hr to operate yes very good. If it costs you 60 an hour to operate. No way that sucks. Now if you are talking 75 net take home. Yep Yep did I say YEP?

out4now
12-20-2004, 11:13 AM
Any money is good money. There is no such thing as bad money.
There is if it ain't legal ,lol.

jim dailey
12-20-2004, 11:17 AM
if you were making $75 an hour, for 6-8 hrs a day, 5-6 days a week, would you be making good money?

I think that the old saying of "give someone enough rope to hang themselves" is starting to come into play here, recently. Booby, have you noticed that you have been tripping over yourself an awful lot lately? And yes, people are starting to notice it. Happy Holidays !!!

Ric
12-20-2004, 11:25 AM
I think that the old saying of "give someone enough rope to hang themselves" is starting to come into play here, recently. Booby, have you noticed that you have been tripping over yourself an awful lot lately? And yes, people are starting to notice it. Happy Holidays !!!

Jim

That is a common problem that BSers and Lairs have. They can't remember which lie they told.

bobbygedd
12-20-2004, 11:31 AM
i am trying to make a point you numbnut freaks. i don't calculate hourly, but THE REST OF YOU DO! i'm trying to figure something out. ok, so, your gross paycheck is @$75 an hour. this is good money right? this is AFTER all of your overhead has been met.

the scaper
12-20-2004, 11:38 AM
I would say it sure beats the heck out of that job I was working at a few years ago! :D

dishboy
12-20-2004, 11:45 AM
i am trying to make a point you numbnut freaks. i don't calculate hourly, but THE REST OF YOU DO! i'm trying to figure something out. ok, so, your gross paycheck is @$75 an hour. this is good money right? this is AFTER all of your overhead has been met.


??????? Bobby, please clarify, by definition "gross paycheck" is before "all your overhead has been met".

prizeprop
12-20-2004, 11:54 AM
The minimum(6 hrs a day x 5 days)= 30hrs a wk@ $75 per hr= $2,250 x 40 weeks(nj)= $90,000. - $10,000 in expenses(i guess)=$80,000 - 25% taxes(?)@$20,000 = $60,000 net


The maximum(8 hrs a day x 6 days)=48 hrs a wk@ $75 per hr= $3,600 x 40 weeks(nj)= $ 144,000 - $15,000 in expenses(i guess)=$129,000 - 32%(?)@$41,280 = $87,720 net

This is just a basic outline, factors such as taxes and expenses are guesstimates.It depends on weeks worked as it varies by location. The max is a lot of work for a solo guy in my opinion,but good money. The minimum is a nice work load, however the money is nearing the thin end of income in some parts of the country. It probably depends on the location and the economy in that area.

coastallandscapesolutions
12-20-2004, 12:20 PM
if you were making $75 an hour, for 6-8 hrs a day, 5-6 days a week, would you be making good money?

Gross or net Bobby?

The range is:

6 hours at 5 days per week (52 Weeks) is $117,000 - Low Gross

8 hours at 6 days per week (52 weeks) is $187,200 - High Gross

This also assumes that no overtime is figured in.

chevyman1
12-20-2004, 12:29 PM
Bobby I still wonder if you really have a lawn business or not...you are contradicting yourself more than our government! :rolleyes:

coastallandscapesolutions
12-20-2004, 12:34 PM
Be quiet. He doesn't want that to get out. He is actually a "Government Resource Field Agent" working for the little unknown agency called "Bureau of Grass Management". Their part of the new Homeland Security Agency.

YardPro
12-20-2004, 01:22 PM
BOBBY
there is a huge difference in knowing your hourly costs for job pricing, and working hourly.

talk to ANY financial advisor, or business consultant, and one of the first questions they will ask is whay is your hourly operating costs.

and as many others have pointed out that number is arbitrary, without knowing your operating costs, which is WHY it's so important.

nitrotim
12-20-2004, 02:04 PM
OK BooBy

Where is this Troll going?? So far it is pretty lame. Now I did heard that the State of New Jerky was planning on giving you a rise by increasing minim wage.


And people blame BG for his threads going down the toilet.

The C Man
12-20-2004, 03:13 PM
For me it would be great money. I'm single, no kids, and the house is paid for.

LHlandscaping
12-20-2004, 03:16 PM
No that is bad money if you are going to do all the work.

bobbygedd
12-20-2004, 03:43 PM
are you people crazy? bottom line, after expenses, allows you to write yourself a paycheck of 40 hrs a week, $75 an hr. out of that paycheck come the standard deductions (ss, fed tax, etc)

YardPro
12-20-2004, 03:46 PM
ov course that would be good money
$150K/year
why is it even a question

bobbygedd
12-20-2004, 03:49 PM
for the record, yardbird is still on ignore. i'm afraid that's where he is most useful.

prizeprop
12-20-2004, 04:13 PM
QUOTE=bobbygedd]are you people crazy? bottom line, after expenses, allows you to write yourself a paycheck of 40 hrs a week, $75 an hr. out of that paycheck come the standard deductions (ss, fed tax, etc)[/QUOTE]

Yes,its excellent money! Six figure salary cutting grass and doing misc. landscaping, You know as well as I do that people from our area travel to New York City everyday in a nice suit and are lucky to make $144,000 A YEAR and have 12 weeks vacation.It would take quality accounts and a nice little route to do so however. It can be done.

Up North
12-20-2004, 04:22 PM
Bobby, earlier this year you claimed you CLEARED $400 a day, times however many days you worked and you thought that was good money. So what are you trying to figure out? $525 clear a day based on a 7hr work day is better then the $400 clear you were making earlier, it's pretty obvious clearing $525 a day is good money.

Buck

chevyman1
12-20-2004, 04:45 PM
Bobby, why keep doing this to people? take your bi-polar medication and drop the games, it's not funny anymore man! I want to learn from guys in the business, not hear stories!

YardPro
12-20-2004, 04:57 PM
for the record, yardbird is still on ignore. i'm afraid that's where he is most useful.

i really hope i stay there.
it's so nice not having to put up with bobblehead's replies.

chevyman, and the post before.

he posted this becuase the place was slow today, and he knew this thread would get some action.

Fareway Lawncare
12-20-2004, 05:27 PM
What would happen if the Nattering Ladies of Lawnsite...Ric, YP etc...Just stayed out of Bobby's Threads and Gossiped behind his Back on IM or e-mail ? Perhaps LS could set up a Special Forum for the Girls to Chatter about their favorite Members.

Regardless, now that I'm in Semi-Retirement...I won't Get out of Bed for Less than $75 an hr....Net.

Tn Lawn Man
12-20-2004, 05:51 PM
if you were making $75 an hour, for 6-8 hrs a day, 5-6 days a week, would you be making good money?


To answer the question....

If you are starting out and "working"a by yourself then...yes, it is good money.


If you own a lawn/landscape company and have multiple crews working for you then no.....it is not good money

locutus
12-20-2004, 05:59 PM
I like how Bobby can start a thread and get all of you Haters and Posers to respond to it ( I know, I responded to it as well, though indirectly ) . It's kind of like the subjects kneeling at the feet of the king.

Kelly's Landscaping
12-20-2004, 06:09 PM
My last lawyer wouldn't think so he charged 185 an hour.

Here’s the deal Doctors, Lawyers, Accountants are no different then us they all bill for their time. They all have different rates but if they opt not to work they do not get paid. We as landscapers have that same problem however we as businessmen do not. If your working for you business and are the sole source of income then you lose out if you do not work. But if you grow beyond that which is something many of us want to do but few of us actually do then you are better then all the Doctors, Lawyers and accountants because you get paid if you work or not since your business has a life of its own. That is the goal of running a company to get large enough to where you do not count what you make per hour. Is 75 an hour good money well if your happy with it bobby then yes but in all honesty nothing you have posted leads me to believe you even make that much.

Some people get paid for what they know others get paid for what they do, screw that I want to get paid for what I own. Think about it there is a Hugh difference.

rodfather
12-20-2004, 06:18 PM
My last lawyer wouldn't think so he charged 185 an hour.

Here’s the deal Doctors, Lawyers, Accountants are no different then us they all bill for their time. They all have different rates but if they opt not to work they do not get paid. We as landscapers have that same problem however we as businessmen do not. If your working for you business and are the sole source of income then you lose out if you do not work. But if you grow beyond that which is something many of us want to do but few of us actually do then you are better then all the Doctors, Lawyers and accountants because you get paid if you work or not since your business has a life of its own. That is the goal of running a company to get large enough to where you do not count what you make per hour. Is 75 an hour good money well if your happy with it bobby then yes but in all honesty nothing you have posted leads me to believe you even make that much.

Some people get paid for what they know others get paid for what they do, screw that I want to get paid for what I own. Think about it there is a Hugh difference.


BUT Kelly, the title of the thread has YOU in it, not ME (as in me, bobbygedd). Correct?

rodfather
12-20-2004, 06:25 PM
I want to be paid for what I know AND what I do...what I own (business and/or personal) is a reflection of that IMO.

dvmcmrhp52
12-20-2004, 06:25 PM
hhhmm, I read this here before not too long ago, I just can't remember who said it. ;)

Quote: what makes you even think in terms of hourly income? isn't that for employees?




My instant thought when I read the thread title.

PTP
12-20-2004, 06:41 PM
if you were making $75 an hour, for 6-8 hrs a day, 5-6 days a week, would you be making good money?

No. Not if I was doing the work. If I was making $75 per hour and my employees were doing all of the work, then it would be good money.

Kelly's Landscaping
12-20-2004, 06:48 PM
BUT Kelly, the title of the thread has YOU in it, not ME (as in me, bobbygedd). Correct?

All Bobby threads have him in it he just likes to talk in the 3rd and 4th person but always gives enough info to figure out he is really talking about him.

1MajorTom
12-20-2004, 06:50 PM
My instant thought when I read the thread title.
dave,
are you trying to say that you think like me? are you sure you want to think like a woman? :laugh:

all degree
12-20-2004, 06:52 PM
If I was making $75 an hour and working 40hrs a week I would. Thats 120K and its a 40 hr work week. That is pretty good considering I have a lot of friends working 60+ hours a week to get that.

Pretty good life actually I would take it and then start another business with the left over time.

dvmcmrhp52
12-20-2004, 07:00 PM
dave,
are you trying to say that you think like me? are you sure you want to think like a woman? :laugh:





Uhhhhh, Maybe that would be helpful right now! :cool2:
Hmmmm........................

Nah!

Olylawnboy
12-20-2004, 10:08 PM
Good enough for me :D

lawnworker
12-20-2004, 11:15 PM
In southwest Virginia you would need magic dust to pull in that figure consistently. A 50,000 per year career is really pretty good for around here. 150,000 would be luxury living all the way.

richard coffman
12-20-2004, 11:50 PM
Here in the wasatch front of Northern Utah, $75.00 an hour is really good money. there are a lot of big company's just tryin to make $450.00 per day here. I'm thankful to make what i do. Mabe i should Move back to Northern Virginia, would make more money back there. :D :D :D :D :D Bobby, being a solo operator here in Utah, I'm thankful to make 1/2 that...

Respectfully,

Richar/Owner :rolleyes: :D :D :D

richard coffman
12-20-2004, 11:52 PM
Here in the wasatch front of Northern Utah, $75.00 an hour is really good money. there are a lot of big company's just tryin to make $450.00 per day here. I'm thankful to make what i do. Mabe i should Move back to Northern Virginia, would make more money back there. :D :D :D :D :D Bobby, being a solo operator here in Utah, I'm thankful to make 1/2 that...the figure for $450.00 per day is reflected in per crew/ truck for the lawn care industry here.

Respectfully,

Richar/Owner :rolleyes: :D :D :D

Flex-Deck
12-21-2004, 06:20 PM
I am solo - My wife helps some - Last year I put 330 on my machine(595 JD), she put 76 on hers (455 JD).

Our average gross per hr. was $86 per mowing hr. I figure about $10 per hr cost of machines and fuel. We did OK. Better than filling teeth.