Originally Posted by chesterlawn
The idea of running your own business is to make more money than if you worked for somebody else, living below my means is not what I strive for. Ten years ago most guys were shooting for $1 a minute or $60 an hour, now what $30-$40 an hour, it's going backwards. It is almost back to customers paying what what they would the kid next door to cut their yard. I saw another landscape about 2 weeks ago passing out flyer's $30 on lawns 1 1/4 acres. How can you make money doing this, I guess it keeps customers happy, until they find out their neighbor is paying $20.
maybe that's the idea for you to run your own business but not mine.
I run my own business to keep myself from doing the services I don't like and don't wanna do.
I could easily be making more money working for someone else. but then I could get stuck doing things I don't wanna do.
I have always lived below my means. even when I was a manager at a local car wash netting $80,000 a year.