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Old 07-25-2009, 07:02 PM
Daniel's Lawn Care Daniel's Lawn Care is offline
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Are you making over $100,000 a year?

I just want to know if any of you are making over $100,000 in the Lawn Care and Landscaping business? I don't mean $100,000 total revenue, and I don't mean $100,000 gross profit for your business, I mean $100,000 profit in your pocket. This should be an interesting thread!
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Old 07-25-2009, 07:45 PM
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Some companies? Sure
Most people? Not a chance.
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Old 07-25-2009, 08:02 PM
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There is a difference between paying yourself as an owner 100-K and the company generating a profit of 100-K. Either way I don't think you will get many to confess how much they make. You would have better luck setting up a poll asking what your income is and have 3-4 breaking points
  • less than 30-K
  • 30-60-K
  • 60-85-k
  • 85-100-K
  • over 105-K
Something like that would give you a better idea. You might do a search seems like a question that would have been asked before.
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Old 07-25-2009, 08:18 PM
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It would be stupid to pay yourself that much. Figure out a way to buy things for yourself and write them off as a business expense. Duh.
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Old 07-25-2009, 08:30 PM
WGLandscapeMaintenance WGLandscapeMaintenance is offline
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There is a difference between paying yourself as an owner 100-K and the company generating a profit of 100-K. Either way I don't think you will get many to confess how much they make. You would have better luck setting up a poll asking what your income is and have 3-4 breaking points
  • less than 30-K
  • 30-60-K
  • 60-85-k
  • 85-100-K
  • over 105-K
Something like that would give you a better idea. You might do a search seems like a question that would have been asked before.
Any idea how many people on here will lie about it? And the stupid ones will vote 105k+ because they'll think income means revenue and they don't know how to seperate it. Although, most that are bringing in at least that much in revenue will hopefully be smart enough to distinguish.
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Old 07-25-2009, 08:37 PM
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Yeah but you're doing it wrong, you need to start by asking how many are
taking home 20k and soon you will have what you're after and then some.

Also it's called earning money, making money is illegal.
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Old 07-25-2009, 08:41 PM
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My company "nets" well over that number. I don't draw a salary, I get "dividends". Totally different tax structure.
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Old 07-25-2009, 08:55 PM
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Any idea how many people on here will lie about it? And the stupid ones will vote 105k+ because they'll think income means revenue and they don't know how to seperate it. Although, most that are bringing in at least that much in revenue will hopefully be smart enough to distinguish.
Good point. Comparing Apples, Oranges and Pears.
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:01 PM
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I'd guess about $30k for solo guys who are really getting after it. Don't forget about those $700 truck payments and that new $10k ztr.
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:54 PM
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I'd guess about $30k for solo guys who are really getting after it. Don't forget about those $700 truck payments and that new $10k ztr.
This is pretty much why most poeple don't make money in this business. If this is you then you are stupid. There is no way around it. A $700 truck payment? What are you buying a Peterbilt? Ever hear of buying what you can afford like a $2000 truck?


Im so sick of listening about payments for this and payments for that. Most people on this site are stupid and don't know how to make money or make wise equipment purchases. If you have a $700 truck payment then there is something wrong.
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