This brings up an important point. I have a long term girlfriend but live alone and have no children other than a few dogs and a cat. I have zero distractions when I am in the zone and it takes concentration, dedication and being left alone to do what I do. I often think what it would be like to have a wife and kids running about, or some other distraction but I don't have any so I am able to focus, plan, schedule and stick to it all. Yes I do it all. I have designed my own website, paperwork, leave behinds, marketing pieces when I used them, truck and trailer setup and lettering and I do my own maint too. I do have a guy fix my machine when it's out of my league and I take my truck to the dealer for service.. I know it's confusing and hard to get for a lot here but remember. I do only applications to lawns or trees and I do not mow. I hate even mowing my own lawn! I did mow for three years when I started until I grew the fert end to the point I could get as far away from mowing as possible. Not because it isn't good honorable work. It is simply not my profession, expertise, and not what I do or can do. There is not nearly as much profit margin or ability to drive big revenue as a solo op in mowing as there is Lawn and Tree applications. By a long shot. If I mowed only.....I imagine 100K would be an outstanding season.