This site is so helpful and I like to read about things on here everyday. I figured I should introduce myself to the site just like everyone else. I am 25 years old and I just started getting into lawncare this year. The begining of June actually haha. I have always wanted to cut grass on the side for extra cash and it took me a little while to really start doing it. I work a regular full time job 40 hours a week so I figured I could mow after work or on my days off. I started with a ad on craigslist and with in a few days had my first yard, then first mulch job, the first tree job, and first clean up job. Now being August I have 8 regular mowing jobs that are weekly and bi weekly and 2 or 3 yards that were one time deals. I have not done any other advertising besides on craigslist. Other yards I get are just by word of mouth. For equipment, I did not spend any money on it. I used a push mower and cheap trimmer and the bed of my truck. I already had a small tralier for my mulch then I got a 38 inch riding mower for $150 and that worked on my only big yard but took FOREVER! I have had stuff break and give me problems and gotten behind from rain and got ripped off. But I think everyone goes thru that in the beginning. I take what I can get and take the crappy yards no one else will take. But in the end you gotta start somewhere I always say. I got a used zero turn now with 300 hours on it and its helping a lot and saving me time. I use it on 6 of my yards. Next year goal is advertise more, bigger yards, new tralier, better mower and trimmer, business cards and look more professinal. I like mowing yards and the little extra money for my family and my new born son, which is 6 months old now. Wish me luck for next year.