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Starting to Pull in Some Real Money, Finally!

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by echeandia, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. echeandia

    echeandia LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,131

    Well, I have been going at the lawn and landscape maintenance business for a few months now. I am finally in the black. I have gotten a few larger landscape update jobs so that I am now making money and needing help to complete the jobs. I also have a couple of quotes that I need to deliver next week and I should get one of them. I hope that at least some of you new guys are in the same boat I am and finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel.
     
  2. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:

    Good for you, I have turned into a postive cash flo myself in jsut a few short months, I spent a little over 10,000 and with in 2.5 months I had that back.

    I was really surprised at some guys saying there having a hard time with it.

    Of corse it depends on where you live, how you advertise and such.
     
  3. Novaowner

    Novaowner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    I've been at this since March this year. I started going into the black a month ago. I worked part time for the first 2 1/2 months but now have gone full time....it was a scary step so early and I left a good paying job to work on my own and I like it so far.
     
  4. Allens LawnCare

    Allens LawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 926

    Keep your head on straight and don't get money eyes or it will be gone before you know it!
     
  5. snowjeep

    snowjeep LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 463

    Congrates. I was going in that direction but in Western New York we have been in a drout. I lost over $500.00 last month due to grass not growing and have lost over $300.00 already this month. Hope we get the rain they are calling for this week.
     
  6. GreenT

    GreenT LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 42,962


    Congrats!

    Now is the time to put the old "pedal to the metal".
     
  7. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    I went full-time this year. Have had a substantial amount of business, even with the drought. I hired 1 guy and that helped keep things easier. That guy recently quit, but I am able to keep things going by myself......even though I had doubts. But I actually kind of like it by myself, more money for the biz. I have a young guy that will work when I need extra help. I keep getting busier and busier by the day. Thank the Lord. It is hard at times and scary too. But I just keep going and everything is working out better than I expected. I am about at the point to stop taking on new customers for this year. I'm making good money and the book keeping is starting to become a pita with all the customers. (Maybe it is time to upgrade software). As of right now, life is good.
     
  8. flying_a

    flying_a LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    Thats great to hear man, This is my first month and I have 5 residential lawns and am only in the hole $4000. I would like to have more but patience is a virtue.

    -Frank
     
  9. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,319

    nice web site looks like a winner!!:)
     
  10. Chris "Greenville"

    Chris "Greenville" LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    I just started last month. I'm about $4000 down right know also. But, With only about 90 flyers sent out I got my first call this past Saturday. First customer on the schedule for this coming Friday. I passed out another 100 flyers today and I'm staring at the phone! Chris
     

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