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What do you net? (POLL)

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by rgodwin, Oct 10, 2016.

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What do you net? (Your individual profit)

  1. 30k or less

    66 vote(s)
    38.2%
  2. 30k-60k

    42 vote(s)
    24.3%
  3. 60k-100k

    32 vote(s)
    18.5%
  4. 100k +

    24 vote(s)
    13.9%
  5. I made enough to run for president.

    9 vote(s)
    5.2%
  1. rgodwin

    rgodwin LawnSite Member
    Male, from Beaumont, TX
    Messages: 130

    I have one year left before I graduate college. I've really been wrestling with which path to take when I'm done. Do I get a job in the corporate world or stick with my business and make it grow? I don't expect you to answer that for me but the more information I have about the industry the better.

    The poll is pretty simple but if you could answer these in the comments that would be great!

    1. What do you gross per year?
    2. What do you net per year?
    3. How many accounts do you have?
    4. How many years have you been in business?

    This was a helpful poll for finding gross per year.
    http://www.lawnsite.com/threads/how-much-do-you-gross-poll.113880/
     
  2. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,611

    gonna get a lot of different answers. depends on lots of factors. a solo person will make a lot less than a big company with 5-10 or more crews.

    typical solo gross per year is 25-50k range.

    also number of accounts doesn't matter either. small yards or big yards? 5 big yards equals 10-15 small yards.

    years in business doesn't matter. it depends on many factors. how many lawn businesses are in your area? the fewer there are the quicker you will grow. some people get 40 customers their first year. others are lucky to get 5 customers a year.
     
    HawkZ28, Rangerup89, zraffz and 3 others like this.
  3. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,552

    It's going to be a different story everybody. Accounts dont mean much. Maximizing revenue from each one is the ticket. My solution to growth was diversification. It took several years to secure all the licenses needed in this state but it is hands down the key to my success. Our customers love the fact just about any task regarding the outside of their homes can be handled by us. If we can't, we have a list of reliable colleagues that can help.
     
  4. rgodwin

    rgodwin LawnSite Member
    Male, from Beaumont, TX
    Messages: 130

    One thing I was about to mention is that I get that every company is different and the math won't all be the same for everyone. I'm just curious.
     
  5. rgodwin

    rgodwin LawnSite Member
    Male, from Beaumont, TX
    Messages: 130

    Like I said the more information the better.
     
  6. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,552


    Nothing wrong with that. I started long before the interwebs and had to learn a lot by trial and error.
     
    rgodwin likes this.
  7. ShowCaseLawnCare

    ShowCaseLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 214

    Don't go full time into this business, what are you going to college for? If I was you I would get a career you will be better off in the long run.
     
  8. rgodwin

    rgodwin LawnSite Member
    Male, from Beaumont, TX
    Messages: 130

    Technology Management (Computer networks and databases)
     
  9. Mow-Daddy.com

    Mow-Daddy.com LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,119

    What type if LCO are you operating right now?
    1 Mow n blow
    2 full maintenance, beds, hedges, etc.
    3 Fert, mow, maintenance.

    How long have you been doing Lawncare, and what is your gross/net.

    And what are you Majoring in at college? Scratch. I see you just answered.
     
  10. Mow-Daddy.com

    Mow-Daddy.com LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,119

    Go full time into lawn care, you'll be better off in the long run.
     
    Rick L, ETM, MarktheMower and 2 others like this.

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