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Money!

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Braveheart, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. Braveheart

    Braveheart LawnSite Member
    Posts: 120

    I'm just starting out - I live in FL and most people are paying about $60 a month for mowing, edging and cleanup. Getting customers has been pretty easy, in a short time I have picked up 17.

    Doing this full time with intentions to grow, how much can you expect to make yearly? Say 1st year, 2nd year and 5th year?
     
  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,850

    $60/mo!? good luck in the poor house.
     
  3. Braveheart

    Braveheart LawnSite Member
    Posts: 120

    Really? How far below average is that? I spoke with people all over the community and that is the average here... Port St Lucie, FL
     
  4. DuraCutter

    DuraCutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 806

    You may not see a 2nd year at that rate. There a need for more cash to run any business including being an lco.
     
  5. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 2,412

    I would say you need $100/month min to make it.
     
  6. Braveheart

    Braveheart LawnSite Member
    Posts: 120

    What is ICO?
     
  7. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    from what i have read on here, florida may be a little different in pricing. I do remember reading where some have said $60 to $80 a month. maybe some florida guys can chime in to shed some light on this for you.
     
  8. DuraCutter

    DuraCutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 806

    lco, lawn care operator. If you're just starting, there's tons of posts on starting up, how to set yourself up, the prices in certain regions of the US, etc... just do a search and read up. I did when I started, and I'm still reading lots.
     
  9. Braveheart

    Braveheart LawnSite Member
    Posts: 120

  10. Braveheart

    Braveheart LawnSite Member
    Posts: 120

    That would be great, thank you
     

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