how many

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mowerboy04, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    how many lawns to u have to be cutting to make a liveing?
  2. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
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    let me be the first to tell you that question means nothing.

    I cut 33 properties and did ok.

    Jim Lewis cuts something like 200 and he does better than ok

    TJ cuts over 2000 and he does quite well.

    I know someone who only had one account and net income was $55,000. Of course it was a 500 unit mobile home park. Of course when he lost the account things were not so good.

    The number of lawns is irrelevent. The amount of money you get paid minus the amount you spent doing them, that is what is important.
  3. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Just one that will pay you 100k a year.
  4. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
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    enough to make enough to live on.
  5. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    totally agree. I don't have that many customers, but a lot of my customers are full package deals.
  6. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    So far you guys are correct. I know of a huge company in my area that has like 30 some employees. They have about 50 accounts and make a killing. Some of there accounts take a 3 man crew six hours. So as you can see, the number of lawns you have can't really answer your question, you have to base it on your desired income.
  7. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
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    A whole lot less at your 15 than at my 46, that's for sure. :)
  8. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
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    depends what you call "making a living"
  9. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,384

    to me it isnt the lawns. Its how much money you need to cover expences and make a frofit.
  10. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,487

    750.....give or take. :dizzy:

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