You think I'm telling tall tales eh? Well, I am a solo operation so the only real labor cost I have is to pay myself. When I say a good amount on the resale of the machine I am talking 4,000 off a 10,000 machine before taxes. so I am only making 37%, which isn't very good at all I don't think. In comparison to what that machine has made me though, yes that is very good money. Besides all of that though, when you go out in a day what do you gross? I don't know what your area is like, but it isn't unheard to be making at least $500 a day gross, solo. Take out your expenses and divide it out for the number of working days in that month and you will have your net figure for each day. Divide that by the number of hours worked for that day and hopefully you come up an hourly figure like something I have.