I have been preparing for two months to get on my own. I have been working with a guy and getting my trailer, truck and equipment. I have much to learn about being effecient. It took me two hours to do my first yard ( Im Solo). The next yard took me an hour and a half to do. The third yard I met a 120 lb rotweiler and almost took a chuck out of my arm, I am okay the dog took a little nibble, but did not break the skin. I did not panic and froze when he charged, then the owner yelled at him. I should of called even though I called him this past weekend to tell him that I would be there. Over all I calculated I made 17 dollars an hour, so as you can see I better become more quicker or I will not financially survive through the summer. Hopefully the slowness is due to the first day.