Okay, so only a few lawns. Say you do 6 a week and you are able to average $20 a week per lawn. Even if you have no overhead for fuel, you are then still talking only $120 a week over 32 mowing weeks. You still have to pay for General Liability Insurance, then pay taxes, that leaves you with $83 at the end of the week. Of course you could always save the $500+ and not get insurance. I know it seems like I'm being a d***, there is a reason I am posting this. People get into this business all the time, like you, thinking that they can make a quick buck. But in reality 99.99% of them fail and lose more money than they make. They price themselves so low thinking "I can do it for cost or close to cost for a year to get the customers, then I'll raise my price a little each year" Then when they try to raise the prices the next year, they found that those cheap customers they have are just that, CHEAP, and the customer drops them for the next guy that comes knocking offering a cheaper price. Or guys like yourself who operate without insurance have an accident. Have you seen what can happen when a small rock is hit with a mower or even a string trimmer? You would be shocked how far it can go, and how easily it shatters a window. The customer calls his auto or home insurance and files a claim and mentions the guy mowing the lawn caused it. Guess what? Insurance is denying it and you are stuck with the $1,000+ bill. Even worse are what "companies" like this do to us legitimate legally operating businesses. Lowballers drive the market prices down, making it harder for companies that pay taxes and insurance to make a legitimate profit. We work hard enough to get ourselves to standout against our legitimate competition and peers, let alone Joe Schmo who will act as if he can do the same work for 1/4 the price. What are your hours you are available to do this work? Are you planning to work an hour each day after your full time job? or weekends? If you are a halfway descent worker I guarantee you can find a landscaper who will use you part time. You will make as much, if not more money than your current $10 a cut business plan, have insurance coverage if you damage anything and workers comp if you get injured. Start goggling in your area, pull out the yellow pages. You will find plenty of landscapers, many will be looking to pick up part timers this fall for cleanups, get in with one of them now, and next season you will be able to find season long part time work.