$27 per hour at 40 hrs for even 9 months with benefits is good money. Sure we all have jobs that can clear $510 for one day ,but how many of those days do you get in a year. I'm kind of in your same situation ,have a good full time job ($60,000 yr) ,benefits ,and a pension ,and I have a lawncare business. I would love to only do the lawncare ,but in reality it would be tough to match the total package of what I have now. I would advise you to do it part time if your schedule allows.