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Old 07-01-2013, 08:24 PM
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Why are my numbers low? 50.00 yard. 13.00 fert. 4.00 post. 3.00 gas= 30.00. Thats my avg yard.
Must ne some pretty small yards
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:32 PM
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Must ne some pretty small yards
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Yes sir, Hense the reason i can do 30
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:33 PM
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dont base your projections on an absolute number of stops per day. Base it upon square feet per day, week, round, etc. You are going to find that as soon as you use an average size lawn for a budget, your average is going to change. Instead, base it on 150, 200, 300k per day and you cant go wrong.
thank ya eff, good advice
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:55 PM
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The facts i stated above are FACTS. I dont need anyone telling me how many i can do in a day i have that figured in. I can do 30 a day. What i was looking for is if anyone saw any finance things i was missing. Everyone keeps telling me i can do this i cant do that. I already stated what i could do! thanks everyone anyway.
My bad. I was simply stating from my experiences in the business and using my numbers and lawns as reference. I'm at around 135 with and average size if 12k.

What I see from your numbers is that you currently have 150 customers and you need roughly 660 to net over 100k based on you current numbers.

That will take lots of advertising and time for estimates.
What about call backs?
Could you raise your prices after a couple hundred to reduce the number of clients and base it on quality work and not quantity.
Would you upsell aerations, fire ants, grubs, etc? Is there time for that? I don't know your program.

It's definently doable if you have a strong market. Also consider that repairs and equipment will cost more once you are running thing all the time.

Good luck. I'd be interested in what worked for you to go Fert and squirt only.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:00 AM
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There are only so many customers, so much work, and so many hours in a day.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:00 AM
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Say you run a route of 6 weeks. You visit each yard 8 times per year. (i know up north you dont go 8 times) Thats 30 days mon-fri. 8 of those 30 days rain or wind. so you work 22 days on avg for the 6 week route. I can do 30 yards a day if my route it tight as i have a ride on. so 22 days X 30 a day = 660 yards in 6 weeks. On avg you make 30 bucks a yard after fert and pre cost. all diff size yards aywhere from 150.00 down to 40.00 my avg i figure 30.00 per yard.
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dont base your projections on an absolute number of stops per day. Base it upon square feet per day, week, round, etc. You are going to find that as soon as you use an average size lawn for a budget, your average is going to change. Instead, base it on 150, 200, 300k per day and you cant go wrong.


Problem whether dealing with stops per day or SF per day is that there are to many variables. Some days 40 stops some days 10 stops all because of lot size. Then day to day changes will be different due to travel time.

Then some jobs will have a higher profit. There is no way of knowing that 10% of one's jobs will be big money makers, 30%, 1%, or 0%.

I just picked up a customer that had a lady gardener do all of their bed and property maintenance. She hit 65 the retired. This is not anything like my other customers. My son are working 2 hours a week there, billing 4 hours total for $240. This job has thrown off my average. I usually work solo. My son is helping so I can fit this job in on the day we do it.

If I was to project how much money I would make if my schedule was full this customers figures would make my total gross higher then what it would be. Doubt I would make that much because doubt I will get more customers like this.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:01 AM
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I am sure it can be done. Just depends on what you are willing to sacrifice to make it happen. Growing pains hit when you are full time and have 35+ hr weeks.
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:32 PM
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Why do you want to do all that labor solo
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:18 PM
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if you have went from 55 customers to 150 in 2 months then i think you are well on your way. that is great.. I think i signed on 30 since febuary, and the last 2 months mabee 5.. lol. i've about thrown in the towel myself. lol. i'm just fighting over all the scrub lawn mowing jobs now.
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:23 PM
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The facts i stated above are FACTS. I dont need anyone telling me how many i can do in a day i have that figured in. I can do 30 a day. What i was looking for is if anyone saw any finance things i was missing. Everyone keeps telling me i can do this i cant do that. I already stated what i could do! thanks everyone anyway.
What many are saying is you might not have all the facts. Many on here run larger businesses and understand the flaws in your math
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