Take away all the part-timers on this site who are registered and post regularly and this site would be a ghost town which says their isn't much money to made in this business unless you want to stay poor. Oh sure their are rare exceptions if you have several crews and charge a good price per yard. This business is going down hill fast with all the illegals that Bush and Congress are about to make legal in a few years. The best thing to do if you are young is get a college education or tech school that illegals (soon to be legal) won't get into. Get a degree that can't be outsourced to mexico,china,india. Teaching degrees sound better and better all the time if you can stand the politics and kids that get by with everything now.