Another question...what is a 40 hour week? Are we talking about 40 billable hours? When I was mowing solo I could cut 1 lawn per hour on average. At $60 per lawn, that means grossing $2400 if things go well in a given week. I couldn't do it because I needed to be home to meet my kids off the school bus. And I didn't have the energy to cut 40 solo anyway. Or are we talking about working from 9 to 5 with an hour for lunch, and an hour in the morning fooling around in the garage getting everything ready. That might amount to around 6 hours of productivity. Then take a day off for rain. We all have limits to endurance. And we have different levels of drive. Each person has different expectations regarding income. I used to have a corporate job where my manager whined about how he worked 60 hour work-weeks. He was always exhausted and complaining. However, I was usually in the office long before him, and always left after he did. I worked 40 hours max at a desk, I had it easy. He truly believed that he was a workaholic. We all thought it was funny.