How Much $$

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by seasonal services, May 1, 2004.

  1. seasonal services

    seasonal services LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 32

    I recently got into the lawn care business and am making some pretty decent money. Just wondering how much money i can realistically expect to make after a couple years in the business.
  2. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,170

    LOL, good luck getting this answered.... last year I made millions as did everyone else on here.
  3. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Messages: 1,405

    We talking really it depends on so many factors. Overhead costs, clientele, weather, area you work in, etc..
  4. TSM

    TSM LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 707

    well, if you put in a lot, you'll make a lot $$$

    if you put in little, expect to make little $$$
  5. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    You pretty much are not limited by anything but time, and effort.
    Only you can be the judge on what you actually make. You can make $10,000 this year, but if you don't reinvest it, don't plan on making $20,000 next year. Make sure to lay out your long term goals, and stick to them, it's the only way to succeed in the long run.
  6. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
    from -
    Messages: 4,040

    Hi seasonal services,

    Congrats on your season so far. Something you can consider doing is come up with a figure that you want to make after a couple of years and then break it down to find out how much you will have to do with how much staff you will need to reach that goal.

    You could even do that on this post and then get feedback from others as to what it would take to reach that goal.
  7. DJL

    DJL LawnSite Member
    Messages: 237

    Here's what you can expect to "make". It's actually a very simple equation. The hard part is figuring estimating X and Y accurately.

    Expenses for the year = X

    Gross income for the year = Y

    MADE = Y-X, where a positive number indicates a profit and a negative number represents a loss.

    Keep in mind this is your BEFORE TAX amount.

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