money vs. work

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CUSTOM CUTTS, Dec 4, 2003.

  1. CUSTOM CUTTS

    CUSTOM CUTTS LawnSite Member
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    i have been doing lawns and landscaping on the side for apprx. 7 yrs now. i work a full time job also and i thought i was making good money for the work involved and time invested but...
    a guy asked me if i liked funnel cakes, yes, he said how would you like to profit 4500$ in 10 hours work, i said yea right. well long story short, i bought a complete concession setup(7x12 enclosed trailer, wired110, 4x6 window and finished interior and a top of the line funnel cake fryer 120,000 btu/ 8 cakes per minute everything brand new) for less than i paid for a used (15hrs)john deere 345. 2 man operation 5 dollars a cake 10 hrs work on the weekends. i was working 45+ hrs wk for chump change go figure have fun fellas:waving: :waving: :dizzy:
     
  2. artvandeley2

    artvandeley2 LawnSite Member
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    Where are you selling them at every weekend?
     
  3. lbmd1

    lbmd1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Excuse me because i'm a northerner, but what the hell is a funnel cake?

    Mike
     
  4. summergrove

    summergrove LawnSite Member
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    I like funnel cakes but one reason I like landscaping is being outside and feeling good about my work. I'm not sure a great looking funnel cake will give me the same satisfaction as a great looking lawn. Besides I would get fat hanging out in a trailor eating cake all day. If that's what makes you happy great if I ever come to Kingston I'll stop by the carnival and buy a cake from ya!
     
  5. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The world will teach you that the harder you work, the less money you will have.
     
  6. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
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  7. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    would you be a scrub if you sold them for 3 dollars?
     
  8. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    Can you stripe a funnel cake with sugar?BTW-Last time I checked, I don't think any respectable LCO works for "chump change".I don't, and I know many of the guys here don't either.If you do, your not doing something right. With one less LCO, there is more"change" for the rest of us to divide.:D
     
  9. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
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    If you sell 8 cakes a minute you will make 2,400 Dollars.:drinkup:In one Hour.
     
  10. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    LMAO:D :D :D
     

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