I'm debating even to do these stupid ten times as much work than mowing jobs. We started last year and bought a Little Wonder HPV and started advertising in about Aug.-Sept. to our exisiting customers and new perspective ones. Everyone in our area says its great $$$$ but I dont see how unless they are content with making anywhere from $25-$45 a yard. We tried to get what I thought the going rate was. Everyone else uses hourly rate, ours is $45/hr for leaves but people freaked and said no thank you, and I know people in here say "then you don't want customers like that" but after about 15-20 bids (and they were bid at roughly 2-4 hrs of work x $45/hr=under $200.00 at 4hrs) I became kind of desperate to try and justify spending $1200.00 on a new toy. Any suggestions on how to approach customers on fall/spring clean ups would be great.