Hi I'm a college student in Carbondale, IL. First off I have no experience in lawn care or landscaping besides mowing my own yard with our basic push mower and weed whacker. I would like to get prepared over the winter to start mowing the next season. I plan on doing small to medium sized residential yards. I also plan on doing this out of the back of my '95 F150. I will be purchasing a decent push mower and weed whacker. I have no problem putting in a hard days work. 1. Is it possible to be successful with a push mower? 2. What would I do with the clippings? Rake them up? (remember, no experience) 3. I plan on charging per job rather then hourly. Do you collect your payment every job, once a month etc...? 4. Do you tell your customers that you cut once a week, once every two weeks... Or do they tell you what they would like done? Thanks for the taking the time to read this. I don't plan on getting rich but I would like to have some extra income. Like I said, no experience but I am more then willing to spend this fall/winter getting everything set up and figure out my game plan. Also, is there any type of basic "independent" work that I can do over the Fall and Winter? I've got a truck and I don't mind investing in the tools/equipment. I've already read about doing Christmas lights and decor, any other suggestions? Thanks again.