I started doing lawn care three years ago out of random requests from friends and neighbors for on-going lawn care or here and there services. I really enjoyed the work that summer, pretty much read these fourms every single night over that winter. That spring I decided to invest in it. I registered the business as an LLC with the state along with obtaining a $2 mil liability insurance policy. Purchased a 48" Scag VRide2, nice commercial side Stihl equipment, a new 7'x16' enclosed trailer and installed racks; the works to run a professional lawn care business. Last year I grossed $21k and this year I am projected to gross $24k - with a variety of clients (residential, townhomes, apartments, corporations and local businesses). I generally gross right around $80/hr if things go as scheduled/planned. As you're probably assuming at this point and on the flip side, I have a corporate position. I have a decent salary along with great benefits from health, dental and vision insurance, and a pension and 401k match (5%). Though the money is there and obviously the consistent paycheck is there - it is a stressful role and is a drag to go in each day (I absolutely dread it). At the end of the day, I get to mow and I enjoy it greatly. I've had my run-ins (and resolutions) with neighbors, equipment issues, non-payers, bees, blah blah blah. But those headaches pale in comparison to the great stuff I deal with at corporate. With all that said, I am exploring jumping into it full-time. I have my figures and I would need to triple/quadruple my gross lawn income to be in the same $/benefits position that I am now if I were to go full time. But at the same time, I would have winter's off if I choose to. I have a vision/plan that it would go very succesfull based off my part-time work. Anyone out there that has completed the transition from part-time op to full-time op(solo) and was it a good decision? Did it go as planned, way better, worse? (I don't have kids and I *think* I could always go back to my same role in corporate - or more so they would accept me back if I was dumb enough to apply back). But LawnSite world, can the grass be way greener on the other side?