DONT WASTE YOUR TIME. . . I DID IT FOR ONE YEAR. . . THE PICTURE TAKING IS SUCH B.S. . You Spend More Time Taking Pictures Then You Do Cutting. . And All Property Sizes are different remember. . and you dont get paid 25 bucks for a small property and then 55 for a large. . they pay you one flat rate no matter how big the yard. . also remember these houses havent been mowed in forever. . . so the grass is 4 ft tall. . and you have to cut it, and then bag all the **** because they want the lawn looking nice sure after you get the tall grass cut you think its easy sailing. .. . think again, they want these houses cut every other week. so the grass does still get long, you have to watch the yard for stuff that you dont run over (i ran over a dog chain all bunched up, i never saw it and took out the lower part of my deck/blades). . .. . plus look at the stress on your equipment. . it is just not worth it. . finally after coming home after along day you have to put all the pictures in a separate file on your computer , resize them all, and then send every file by email to them. . then after you send them your invoice you have to wait 1 month to get paid. . . plan on cutting on rainy days. . also plan on getting these houses cut in 3-5 days from when you get your list. .
if you still want to give it a try go for it. . here is what i suggest:
A RIDER = your best Friend (zero turn or normal rider) 42" and bigger
A 36" Walk Behind. WHY? you may ask. . the house your cutting has a fenced back yard and its a BIG back yard and they only have a 36" GATE to get into the back yard.
A partner = Alot Easyer taking pictures of the ( while cutting picture) while you take the picture and your partner mows around the house so you get the pictures and dont have to keep getting off your mower..
GOOD WEED WACKER( STILE OR ECHO) = the weeds are thick and tall all around the house!!
A Decent camera = Need To Get Good Pictures (NO PICTURES = NO PAY CHECK)
INSURANCE INSURANCE INSURANCE IS A MUST. . you dont want the company your mowing for ro **** you over some how, or you dont want to wreck anything of the neighbors next door. . (rock hits there car or window) ECT. EVEN THOE YOU SHOULD ALWAYS HAVE INSURANCE!!!!!!!
IS IT WORTH IT