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How much do you gross

  • 100k or less

    Votes: 104 55.9%
  • 100k-250k

    Votes: 40 21.5%
  • 250k-400k

    Votes: 19 10.2%
  • 400k-1million

    Votes: 9 4.8%
  • 1 millon +

    Votes: 14 7.5%
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I think alot of us would like to know just how much money can be made with a lco. Many people say that you cant make any money just mowing. Well lets see if they are right. This poll is for lco's that mainly mow atleast 85%. Now we know that there is difference from gross to net but that is why i am only comparing lco's that mainly mow this way we are comparing apples to apples or atleast as close as we can get. Please answer the poll it only takes a second, dont just view this thread and leave thanks. This poll is private names will not be shown if you vote. Only replys will show.
 

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Why the post? It will vary from person to person.
I myself am a good sale'sman the next guy might not be but can work hard and do a good job. You allways have your laydown customers that will just call and want anyone's service and then you got people that really have to be sold not everyone can do this and provide good quality service. To many things can happen with so many people. To tell you the truth 90% of the people here will never make over 100k a year. Some people dont want that much buisness and others dont know how to get that much,Others can work hard enough. To many varibles in this question. Think about it. No matter what buisness you are in it is just how you run it and plan it out. Plan your work and work your plan.
 

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Yeah but some people think that it is impossible to make money mowing grass only and think that you have to do mostly landscaping. I believe that you can make money either way. I also believe that landscaping can make a whole lot more if it is ran right. But just really want to see how much money can be made in just mowing.
 

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so 6% of the people that vote gross over 1 million mainly cutting lawns. That is good in my book. Most are proably down south in Texas or somewhere hot. So goes to show that you can make money doing this. I would say that if your company is making 1 million then net should be about 250k. Anyone agree or disagree.
 

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If you're talking about your own personal net, what you will see in your families checkbook, I'd say that 1M + company, the owner MIGHT see 100k, maybe.

Fact is, it takes money to make money.

Just like myself. I gross $130k / year, working solo, but I net about $35k / year. That's what's in my family's checkbook when it comes to filing taxes.

Now that doesn't seem like alot, but there's quite a bit of investing in the company that I do.

I'd rather have equity than a large tax bill.
 

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we also need to remember that on paper, we have allot of business expenses....but...those "expenses" are legitimate and are dollars that we would have to spend on ourselves/families if we did not have these deductions relative to the business.
Things like vehicles, clothing, fuel, home office etc all reduce our "take" out of the business but still work to our financial advantage.
 

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Could you guys tell me how you make this? I'm a solo guy making about 8k a month sometimes more sometimes less. Cut a shade under 60 by Thursday and job Fridays then crab Saturdays sundays. Trees, home backup generators etc all winter.

What's the trick to breaking 200k? This is a goal in the next 10 or so.
 

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Could you guys tell me how you make this? I'm a solo guy making about 8k a month sometimes more sometimes less. Cut a shade under 60 by Thursday and job Fridays then crab Saturdays sundays. Trees, home backup generators etc all winter.

What's the trick to breaking 200k? This is a goal in the next 10 or so.
Don't think it would be possible to gross 200 solo, but I'd think 100 would be do-able. If solo you have to either have a ton of mowing accounts or do other things than just mowing. I'd rather be with my family than work 7 days a week though. My stress level went way down when I started trying to make more money in less time, than just to make more money. I think most of the lawn guys in my area are idiots, I know several who are nearing retirement age and are up to their eyeballs in debt for trucks and lawn equipment and don't seem to view this as a job to retire from. Nice guys, but not very smart.
 

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Reread my post. Cut a shade under 60 by Thursday job Friday then Chesapeake sat-sun crabbing. BACKUP generators and trees all year round.

Appreciate the positive comment brother:)
I don't know what you mean, and I was just venting mostly. My comment had little to do with what you said because I didn't I understand it. More to do with pent up exhaustion from a long season.
 
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