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Easy money

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by queen of spades, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. queen of spades

    queen of spades LawnSite Member
    Messages: 219

    200 clams in the bank for two hours work (roto-tilling a lawn). I love making $100 an hour. :)
  2. PlatinumLandCon

    PlatinumLandCon LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,315

    Yeah buddy if you price stuff right, the money will be there. I did a patio with 1 helper and made about 2 grand in 14 hours. I'll admit, the job went WAY faster than expected but it makes up for those crappy jobs you get trapped in.
  3. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 6,463

    Minus your fuel and insurance and all that tho... :laugh:
  4. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    I'm willing to be you didn't "make" 100/hr. As previouis poster said...minus everything and you'll be surprised what it goes down to.
  5. Tom B.

    Tom B. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    Was tilling the only job performed that day?
  6. queen of spades

    queen of spades LawnSite Member
    Messages: 219

    that and cleaning out of a 10' section of ditch.
  7. MJS

    MJS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,316

    I have some bad memories of those "jobs you get trapped in" lol.
    I've taken less and less of those recently - you know, I never realized it until a couple years ago, but two jobs at $400 a pop are waaaay better than 4 jobs at $200 a pop (that I should have charged $300 for, and I know it :laugh:)

    Now I'm convinced that I need to buy a bigger tiller. . .
  8. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
    Messages: 2,636

    Any of the clams have pearls? :laughing:

    Agreed... net income is the bottom line...
  9. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    I'm working on a patio right now and the budget restrictions are killing me. I don't think I'm going to profit like I have all summer, but the only bonus is that it's a person in town that knows a lot of people. So ultimately, I might not make as much on this job, but it should drum up plenty of business.

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