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1st year weekly income

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by next12mj, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. next12mj

    next12mj LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    What was everybodys income for their first year.

    My goal is around 500-600

    Is this out of reach ?
  2. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,201

    My first year income back in 1990 was around $300-$400 wk with not much advertising except for some flyers I put around in neighborhoods in the area where I lived. Business grew like crazy in the 3rd year and income rose to around $3000 wk with a lot of advertising in paper, yellow pages, company shirts, lettering for truck and so on. You need to advertise a lot at first then word of mouth starts working with customers giving you lots of references.
  3. tjsquickcuts

    tjsquickcuts LawnSite Senior Member
    from Atlanta
    Posts: 943

    Thats really easy to make....If you do 3 lawns a day @ $35 bucks thats $105 per day, and about $525 a week. Those were the good ole day....would work from 12 to about 4 everyday. Now, $525 barely pays for one of my guys for the week....
  4. Daddy Joes Lawn Service

    Daddy Joes Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 124

    2,500 was my frist year.
  5. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,844

    This is a great thread...I am almost at the end of my first season. Income looking to be $2K-$2,500. Ran ads in several local papers, spring and fall. Still too part time for me, am looking to ramp up for 2008 with a more intense marketing campaign. Too new a business for word of mouth, but that will come.
  6. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 937

    So if your signature is correct, your making 2-$2500 a week using a 21"? Hmmm
  7. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,844

    G.M. - sorry about that, figure is annual.
  8. matrix77

    matrix77 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    I hope this is not your main job...:weightlifter: :dancing: :sleeping:
  9. tjsquickcuts

    tjsquickcuts LawnSite Senior Member
    from Atlanta
    Posts: 943

    he meant monthly I am sure....
  10. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,612

    I started around May of this year. I was at about $950.00 a month from my 10-12 accounts. I also worked for another landscape company and a furniture refinishing place. My main goals for 2008 is to pull in enough to not juggle three jobs. I only passed out 250ish flyers for my lawns. Next season Im going with paper ads and 3k flyers. This stuff gets REALLY old when you use a trimmer that bogs down in grass and a rider that goes -2mphs :rolleyes:

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