the company can go on auto pilot after a few years of advertising alot. and of acquiring enough accounts to make what you want per month, but it is very hard to find someone to do the same quality job that you once did for that customer, and you are now paying two people to do lawns or whatever vs. have just 1 person to work with you and you are on every job to make sure the quality is there. plus lets say you make 4000 one week you only have to pay 1 guy 400 or whatever. i can't say for certain what i will have earned this year. june i was close to clearing 18,000 alone, that was with chipping jobs, stump grinding, landscape installs, and a day a week of mowing. then it was all down hill from there, hopefully september and october are close to 5 figures again, but time will tell. i'm only 24 so you can do well if you work hard and do good work. also this is only my 2nd year in business.