If your just wanting to work and make a little money why not do the same prices, When someone signs up for a $10 dollar mow they know they are not getting the best quality 10 times outta ten. Go out and get 20 lawns at $40-$50 bucks then start bidding the new lawns a little higher, and the next a little higher and so on.........this way your busy as you grow your biz and continue to raise your prices. This is not conventional advice, but this economy has every freaking out and if your not already banking it out there with your established client base do what you feel you need to do.....we have guys working for $10 an hour, working not mowing working.....meaning they show up use the ho mower trimmer rake pull weeds whetever, they hit one street all day make a $100 6 days a week thats @2400 a month more than what there food stamps are doing for them........crazy tims call for thinking outside the box. When i do an estimate i this market i stress the importance of insurance, workers comp, taxes, profesioanl people not shady guys working for cash around there family, houses.....it works and works well........just go get some bizness and get to work, raise your prices after you get tired of working for a 1/4 of what everyone else is getting [paid.......no disrespect my man and good luck.....beat the idiots charging $10 a yard at there own game and do it better, then jump to $15 in the summer when they wanna quit and you get there customers at $15 as well........I mean how much overhead do you have? mower payments? trailer? car? just gas?