They might be talking 30k in gross sales, but that's not Net Profit.
Now, I didn't do a lot of mowing in my first year, and it was strictly landscaping stuff.
First year 5-6k
second year 15k
third year 30k
And so on.
Those first three years I had a part-time job also. I just let the biz slowly grow into itself.
I don't want to talk numbers for this year, but I'm still showing growth in the 7th year and it looks great.
As we start to max out for the size of the business in terms of being me and mostly one part-time employee, we are still showing 10% growth or better this year over last.