Income potential as Solo

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by rapaport, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. rapaport

    rapaport LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    I am curious as to who in here does fert and pest application business and makes a good income/living. I am curious as to what kind of living a solo operator could do. I am brand new to this like to get some info from any expierenced folks out there. This business would be performed in Indiana.
    Thank you
  2. Omran&Turbo

    Omran&Turbo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    well, to be able to do any of the pest control/chemicals applications, you need a licence first and ten you need a heavey insurance, so if you think you can afford to pay all that upfront till yu find enough customers, then you will make diesent money in few years,but you have to be paitient first.
    I never done that before, but I asked a good friend of mine who does it and he saidthat the insurance alone is about $2500 a year.
  3. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 2,548

    The insurance will be the least of your concerns getting started. The hardest part will be just getting customers. Way too much landscaping activity in this state.:hammerhead:
  4. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,010

    I don't know about IN but in FL you have to have documented time working for a company, or a degree to get your applicators license, so that might be a big hurdle as well.
  5. vanncann

    vanncann LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    Same in Alabama, you have to have time on the job just to take the tests. Insurance is not bad at all here, it was just an ad on on the liability policy I have.

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