Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by mwalz, May 7, 2014.

  1. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    But, he will do your brakes and get you satelite tv too. I'm digging the ala carte menu. I wonder if he scrubs grout?
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  2. PicturePerfectLawns

    PicturePerfectLawns Banned
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    Yep he's tolling. It just hit me. He said making $40. - $45.00 a lawn. How many lawns does that mean you have to do a day to make $45.00 with a push mower if you charge $5.00 per lawn. Even if your truck / mower / trimmer, everything ran off electric you would have to do 9 lawns a day at $5.00 to profit $45.00, which I'm sure you couldn't do with an electric mower by yourself. Even if you some how could do 9 lawns a day with an electric mower by the miracle of god, then you would not be able to do free lance work online because you would be working from sun-up to sun-down. But let's get real, how much is it costing you in fuel for each lawn? How much in oil / mix for the two strokes? How much for trimmer line? How much in gas to get to the lawn? So what are you profiting $2.50 tops per lawn. That isn't just a disgrace to the business, but that's a disgrace to your own self, kind of like disrespecting your own self saying that your work is only worth $2.50.
  3. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,764

    Hi Mrs Smith, I just mowed your lawn for five dollars. I also noticed your Windows need cleaning, tire pressure on your SUV is low and your strainer is full of dishes. I can do these additional services for $15....... :D

    Is there anything you CAN'T do?
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  4. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Are you a legal business? Pay taxes? Insurance?
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  5. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,104

    Entrepreneur insurance.

  6. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,696

    Always entertaining. Just went through this entire thread and I'm LMAO.

    "dollar menu"<<<< Priceless!!!
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  7. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
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  8. 04fivefour

    04fivefour LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    How are the additional services billed? Do you invoice them or are they under the table? Having multiple businesses and not paying taxes on one of them is a good way to get the IRS at your door for all of them.
  9. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,104

    Thread title needs changed.

    There isn't one (serious) post in this thread that has anything to do with what the OP asked. LOL
  10. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Messages: 5,281

    Subscribed to see what happens here.
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