working alone

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by touhey33, May 1, 2004.

  1. touhey33

    touhey33 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 771

    Just wondering How many people out there work alone, and if you work alone how much can you get done in a week (# of lawns and size of lawns) Do you feel like its more profitable to work alone? Can you make good money working alone? If anyone has an opinon please chime in.

    Tim's Lawn care :cool:
     
  2. WAGS LandL

    WAGS LandL LawnSite Member
    Posts: 82

    Tim,
    I owrk by my self and really enjoy it. I mow 52 lawns per week
    (average size is between 10,000-12,000 sqft) plus do mulch,
    pruning, etc. on rain days or slow times. It may not be more
    profitable but you don't have the hassle of worker's comp, un-
    employment, social security, etc. to deal with. I make enough
    money to support my wife, your 2 sons, and myself. My wife
    does work 8 hrs per week, but the rest is up to me. I love it but
    that is the key, you have to enjoy this or you won't last.
    Good Luck!
     
  3. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 927

    Why do you support touhey33's 2 kids?
    :rolleyes:
     
  4. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 693

    I was thinking the same thing, but I think he ment his 2 kids
     
  5. EZTarget

    EZTarget LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 295

    will you support my two kids too? they are really wonderful intelligent children! :D
     
  6. WAGS LandL

    WAGS LandL LawnSite Member
    Posts: 82

    OOPS, don't tell my wife!
     
  7. kmeku

    kmeku LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    Hey Tim,

    I work solo. I mow 20 per week, I'm a full time Firefighter/Paramedic and have been in my own lawn business for 13 years. I've had helpers, and been solo. I prefer solo. You can get more done faster with a partner but you have to do almost twice as many to make the same profit and you have more accounts to keep track of and an employee deal with as well. Solo you can work your own pace and you keep 100% of profit. Both ways have there adv. and dis adv.So I guess it just comes down to what you prefer. Try both ways and see what works best for you. Good help is hard to find though!!!

    Good luck,

    J.M.
     

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