Solo Operator - Max Revenue?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by APLUS LAWN CARE, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. APLUS LAWN CARE

    APLUS LAWN CARE LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from North Missouri
    Posts: 587

    This question is for all the solo operators on here. What would be a fair amount of revenue to expect as a maximum for a solo operator?

    I am a solo operator and this year I should make around $30,000 to $35,000 give or take some (hopefully more give than take).
     
  2. JMK Lawn Service

    JMK Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 166

    my first year solo i made around $30k. my second year i made about $60k. this year i hope to make around $80k. all by myself except for some bigger non mowing jobs, then i hire a buddie or have my gf help.
    About how many accounts do you have?
     
  3. APLUS LAWN CARE

    APLUS LAWN CARE LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from North Missouri
    Posts: 587

    I have 10 decent sized commercial accounts and a few residentials. I am hoping to pick up more residentials this year.
     
  4. JMK Lawn Service

    JMK Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 166

    Is your 30k gross or net? if its gross i would think you would make more with 10 commercial accounts.
     
  5. charmill26

    charmill26 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 369

    In the end I don't feel like there is a max you just have to figure out ways over time to make more $$ per hour
     
  6. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,867

    OP just warning you these types of 'how much do you make' threads tend to get more and more inflated with hot air as they drag on.....
     
  7. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
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    I agree with DA Quality ... These threads have populated this board for years, and they are funny to read. Clearly much of the posted information is just hot air. I am sure I am like others who have been around here for years, discounting most of what is posted in these, or any other "what do you make" threads.
     
  8. fireman gus

    fireman gus LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 517

    The sky (amount) is the limit. Depends on the accounts and the number of hours you are willing to work. If you don't mind working from daybreak to dark your income is limitless.
     
  9. lawnworker

    lawnworker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 899

    In most areas with about 8 months of seasonal growth, solo operators are limited to about 40,000 max. Leaf removal and snow can push this up some.Keep in mind that gross revenues will be about another 33% higher. Most people claiming to be making more are not tracking the true cost of being in business.
     

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