Part time guys - what's your revenue?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by zz4guy, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. zz4guy

    zz4guy LawnSite Senior Member
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    What are some gross revenues you guys pull in?

    I'm a part time guy with about 10 weekly accounts and also offer shrub/tree trimming and other turf services. I pull in a little over $1k/month. Assuming 7 months I should pull in $8-9k this year. Just wondering how well you other part timers are doing?

    What is the most you think you can pull in doing this part time??
     
  2. SSS 18734

    SSS 18734 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 182

    I work 16-20 hours a week (mowing only) and gross anywhere from $2000 to $3000 a month, depending on whether I get 4 or 5 weeks that month, time of year, etc.
     
  3. sgl41377

    sgl41377 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 191

    I work two days a week and have a helper work about 25 hours a week and we do about $3200 a month. I pay him $10 an hour. So I take home about $2000 a month when you figure in expenses etc. Will have someone full time next year.
     
  4. firefightergw

    firefightergw LawnSite Gold Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 3,340

    Back when I was part time I worked 3 days a week and grossed about $13,500 a year.
     
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    I always wondered about pt guys in this business. Do you do it for the extra income, the exercise, the love of being outdoor cause you're tied to a desk M-F, or is there something else?
     
  6. zz4guy

    zz4guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 901

    All of the above!

    After 9-5 in front of a computer I want to get outside, so I figured I might as well make some money doing what I love.
     
  7. firefightergw

    firefightergw LawnSite Gold Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 3,340

    I started as big as I could in order to have a full-time business. Part-time was as big as I could be, at first, with the amount of equipment and customers. As those two things have grown, I now have a full-time business.
     
  8. PlatinumLandCon

    PlatinumLandCon LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,315

    I'm hoping for $5-7k this summer moving up to $20-25k next year and double that in '09.
     
  9. GreenS14

    GreenS14 LawnSite Member
    from Ca
    Posts: 10

    This is right on the money on what i'm trying to do.

    Mike, how many hours are you working?
     
  10. zz4guy

    zz4guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 901

    I try to only go out and mow 2 days per week with 4-6 lawns each day. Wed. and Saturday.

    It boils down to about 10-12 hrs per week in mowing/driving time. But then there is all the added work of sending out bills, fixing equipment, maintenance, calling people, estimates, buying supplies, and other book work, etc. Each week I probably spend about 5 extra hours on all this.

    It is really a great way to spend my free time. I absolutely love it and still have time to relax. Even now that we are working 50hrs weeks at my 9-5 it is still doable.
     

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