Everyone can work for a different price depending on their overhead and such.
When I was in NY. My shop and office alone with utilities cost me $3000 a month.
Health insurance through the company for my family and one employee was $2000.
Commercial truck insurance was over 10,000 a year
Comp was like 25,000 a year
Thats not figuring in what I needed out of the business to pay my personal bills. Mortgage taxes utilities etc etc
Those couple expenses are $85000 a year before I cut the first lawn or bought a drop of gas or paid an employee, or bought a machine.
Thats a lot of $30 lawns.
Little easier for the guy working out of his garage, with a truck that his full time job covers the payment and insurance. Health insurance through his job or his wifes.
The business is a whole different ballgame when its a side job for extra cash, and i even put a lot of fulltimers in that category.
Guys would be in for a heck of a wakeup call if they had to survive on solely the lawn business if they had to operate it completely on its own two feet with no subsidies or crutches.
Trying to figure out how to get rich and not leave my bed.