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Old 01-31-2015, 11:17 AM
Filthymonkey Filthymonkey is offline
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Solo/Part time. How many clients?

I work a 40/hr/wk job and intend to take on as many power raking and spring clean-up jobs as I can handle. Once that tapers off I will offer regular and 1 time/vacation mows.
How many regular clients do you solo/part-time guys handle?
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Old 01-31-2015, 11:20 AM
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Solo/Part time. How many clients?

Small properties solo can do 100 per week
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Old 01-31-2015, 05:07 PM
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i've got a friend that runs solo and he does about 40. if you get to many, you can't handle your clients other needs such as mulching, bush trimming and such
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Old 01-31-2015, 06:16 PM
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Solo, full time job about 55/60 hours a week. 22 accounts, only two take almost a hour a week. Everything else anywhere from 5/30 minutes.
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Old 01-31-2015, 08:01 PM
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I do part time with a 40 hour week elsewhere and was getting 15-20 last season. They varied from 15 minute jobs to 3 hours but average around 45m per stop and about 1/2 acre here.

My goal is to to cut out the full time job and go to landscaping though, I'll work myself to death doing that again.
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Old 01-31-2015, 09:57 PM
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Last season I mowed 43 lawns solo while working 40/week elsewhere. I didn't work Saturday or Sundays. It made for a busy busy busy 5 days.
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Old 03-25-2015, 12:12 AM
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I'm part time, last year I did 10 accounts a week and plan to grow that this year to 15. They averaged about 45min ea. I work full time as well.
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Old 04-26-2015, 09:34 AM
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do you wish to take this business full time and not part time?
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Old 04-26-2015, 11:37 AM
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do you wish to take this business full time and not part time?
That would be great but would take substantial growth. It is something that I am looking at the possibilities of now but would require my business to grow to at least 4x it's current size.
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Old 04-27-2015, 10:32 PM
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I currently work 50+ hours a week at a full time management job in automotive MFG, I just recently started a lawn business and I am currently averaging 10-15 yards a week. I would like to get to have two yards a day M-F and 5 each on Sat and Sun steady if I can schedule it.


I tell you one thing, I am wore out I go from a very demanding Mental/Stressful job to a very physical one but I figure its better than sitting at home watching TV.
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