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Old 07-04-2013, 07:40 PM
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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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yes sir I understand that. But what I was asking for was what were the flaws? and was I missing anything finance wise. I already know I can do 30/day because that's how many I do. I also already know the profit on each house. or avg should I say. I was looking for things like someone stated above maint cost. Once I start using it more the maint will go up. That was a good point. But people were saying I couldn't do 30 accounts a day. I know I can that's a fact. not a guess. Some subd I have 15 in there. I don't have to load up my ride on but 3 or 4 times. don't by 11:00 in that subd
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:40 AM
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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.
Hate to say this, but you are wrong! Period. Please enter the real world not theory.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:00 AM
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I did 30 accounts yesterday.....
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:01 AM
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Hate to say this, but you are wrong! Period. Please enter the real world not theory.
Says the guy who lists push mowers in his sig. To the op, keep pushing for it, don't let haters discourage you. If you accomplish your goal and can't net what you are hoping to, up your price and weed out the long drives to make more profit per day.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:09 AM
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Ive saw a lot of threads about struggling to net over 100k as a solo operator. Heres my math. What am i doing wrong?...


This is not cutting yards but just spraying and fert....


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.

660 yards X 30.00/yard = 19,800 X 8(times a yr) = 158,400 thats your gross right? Minus 48,000 in taxes your at 110,400.00 for your net. Yes this is with no truck payment and no business debt. insurance about 6k per year for all. your net after all expenses in 104,400.00.

Now, Is my math wrong or am i correct on this? If you throw in aerating in the summer (for bermuda) you can make another 5 or 6 thousand.

Where am i going wrong here?
You need look at better paying jobs I only have 57 lawns and I make 80k to 100k per year just on mowing
The highest I ever was 250 lawns that was in late 80s I never been solo might been day I was. I like 57 vs 250 less stress. I make more on the 57 lawns then I did on the 250

In your math where is you fuel cost
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:39 AM
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Says the guy who lists push mowers in his sig. To the op, keep pushing for it, don't let haters discourage you. If you accomplish your goal and can't net what you are hoping to, up your price and weed out the long drives to make more profit per day.
I have my equipment for my business, I am not sure what a push mower listing has anything to do with anything - but theory doesn't not belong in real business only real numbers. Theoretically you could drive to the moon, you just have to wait till they build the road.
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:04 AM
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I have my equipment for my business, I am not sure what a push mower listing has anything to do with anything - but theory doesn't not belong in real business only real numbers. Theoretically you could drive to the moon, you just have to wait till they build the road.
You giving some advice about hitting 100k and From you sig we know you never will , since you post last 2 mowers being a push mower out of 3 mowers
Everybody knows a pushmower is a time waster.
I have a push mower only get used on New sod jobs or new seeding jobs I mow them till the ground firms up.

I never pack one in the truck

So my advise to you ditch the pushmower and buy a bigger mower and the trip to the moon will be shorter
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:00 PM
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synder, fuel was added in already to the profit of cost. Thanks for advice btw. I love when people critic but do not have anything to back it up. Ralph had no facts he just said it was impossible. Again, thanks for advice
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:01 PM
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I have my equipment for my business, I am not sure what a push mower listing has anything to do with anything - but theory doesn't not belong in real business only real numbers. Theoretically you could drive to the moon, you just have to wait till they build the road.

I disagree,, projections are used in the absence of real numbers one could say those projections are theoretical, in construction one has to theorize the road to the moon first before construction begins.
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:06 PM
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Ralph I don't believe your comment set well. haha. List facts why the op cant make 100k. he asked for what hes missing not ignorant posts.


GL, You seem to be right except for expenses that arise when your using your equipt right. 30 yards a day is a bunch but if you do it you know how many you can do. good luck
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