Why do all lawn care folks have a second job??

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by smoofs71, Oct 1, 2006.

  1. smoofs71

    smoofs71 LawnSite Member
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    I was thinking about starting a landscaping business this spring. My only worry is that it seems 99% of landscapers have another full time job. Is there no money in it or is it just poor money management??
     
  2. thesargent

    thesargent LawnSite Senior Member
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    i dont. this is my only job and its part time. 4 days a week.
     
  3. martinfan06

    martinfan06 LawnSite Senior Member
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    99% thats way to high of a number maybe 45%.
     
  4. POPO4995

    POPO4995 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have 2 part-time jobs and lawn/landscape as full-time. Just the way I like it. My philosophy is if your sittin on the couch, there isnt any $$$ being made!
     
  5. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    But if your always working, how are you going to enjoy the money? Im sittin on my couch right now. Should I get off my fat azz and do some work? Nah NASCAR is coming on.
     
  6. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
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    part time tow truck driver one day a week just for fun
     
  7. POPO4995

    POPO4995 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thats just me....I usually try to take Sundays off. If I get motivation, I go to the shop and sharpen blades and just cleanup a bit. I'm actually doing monthly statements at the moment. I must agree though, NASCAR is comin on...:laugh: :clapping:
     
  8. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Because most don't relize that a business needs to grow to be successful and to grow you need employees. A grass cutter may be a business but he will be limited in what he can earn.

    Also it takes a lot more than just thinking to start and grow any kind of business
     
  9. Hummer

    Hummer LawnSite Member
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    Maybe the 2nd job is what supplies the health insurance?
     
  10. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
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    i know a lco who works like 4hrs every morning at ups for benefits for his whole family and another lco who has a full time job with the township and he also has full benefits and its a CAKE job but he also has a guy run his business for him
     

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