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mikosiko, good luck this season, hope you post your adventure as you go. I will do the same as Iam in the same boat as you. Doing all this research is very time consuming if you want to be legit from the start. Sometimes I over think the whole idea, instead of just doing it and see what happens. If you watch Steve's (administrator) videos he always says "If you don't start your business this year, you will be at least one year older when you do."

I have a full-time job also but Iam lucky for now to work three 12-hour days on Fri-Sat-Sun (Paid for 40 hours). Gives me Mon-Thurs to build my lawn business. Here is my 2-cents which isnt worth much since Iam new to all this also. Since Iam a over thinker and do alot of what ifs.

You stated you will want to do lawns (less than 1/4 acre) full days on Saturdays and Mondays, I would gather to say half days on Tues-Fridays. I did a little sub work last summer for a guy that needed a little extra help. Most of his customers (residential) perferred to have their lawns cut towards the end of the week so they were nice for the weekend. For me the heavy days were Wed-Thurs and Fridays were the catchup days for the other guy.

You also stated the lawns would be 5,000 to 7,000 square feet due to your equipment (Push mowing I would gather) starting out. $20-$40 per lawn so your in the ball park as you estimated if you looking at $150 per customer per month. The #1 thing that I learned from this forum is never low ball so keep that in mind as you build your business. Being legit means paying taxes on profits. My first year I want to set aside at least 50% for taxes (Self-Employment, Sales Tax, Federal, State Tax and who knows what another tax and fees) because every state is different when it comes to paying Uncle Sam.

With that said, looks like the $150 per lawn turns into $75 if you are lucky. This is my brain overthinking, I keep going back and forth is it really worth it. You have to start somewhere and Iam ready to make the plunge because I do not want to be another year older, if I wait.
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