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Is anyone it that situation right now or close?
Is it possible?
What is needed to get there?
How did you do it & how long did it take?



I'm just wondering, I've been doing this for 7 years and just seems like it will take a while to get there.
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Take advantage of every minute you have, and keep selling.

I usually skip Spring work, I honestly never liked it - but this year I'm getting hedge trimming calls like crazy, and the money is rolling in (money I never had during previous years).

To be honest, there's not a lot of money in lawn cutting alone - well, I mean that the money isn't worth the headaches that come with it.

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Try not to focus so much on getting lawn clients, or at least focus just as hard on getting other work. It can be very discouraging when you're schedule is packed with mowing, so be careful with that.

Hedges can make you some pretty good money, even if you take your time doing them. The equipment to do hedges isn't that expensive either.


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The reason mowing is tough, is because it makes us all lazy. I'm sure we can all agree that once you get used to cutting grass, you become more mentally tired rather than physically tired give or take.
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I agree with cheese,

Mowing is more of your steady regular income, but things like hedge trimming, mulching, cleanups, aeration, etc. etc. really brings in the money, so just try to sell that as much as you do your mowing.
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Something to consider in this discussion, are you meaning what does it take to make a million gross income per year or a million cleared net?

If you go by gross, you could make a million dollars gross and actually be losing money, depending on your expenses.
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I mean profit. I feel like the big money is in more landscaping and large commercial properties which I'm having a hard time getting my foot in the door. It just seems like so many people are doing residential, I see at least 5 companies pass me at every block.
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I mean profit. I feel like the big money is in more landscaping and large commercial properties which I'm having a hard time getting my foot in the door. It just seems like so many people are doing residential, I see at least 5 companies pass me at every block.

Think of it this way, most restaurant owners have no idea how to cook

You can eventually just hire someone with certain qualifications to do different types of jobs for YOUR company; all you need is enough money to give them a paycheck.

If you don't know how to do a certain job, and there is a LOW demand: Subcontract the work out, keep a nice % of the profit for yourself.

If you don't know how to do a certain job, and there is a HIGH demand: hire someone with experience to stick with your company.

Easier said than done, right? LOL
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You would have to be doing great to make a million profit. I sure there are companies out there doing it but you will need a large infrastructure to do it. Keep at it and you can get there.

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I feel like the big money is in more landscaping and large commercial properties which I'm having a hard time getting my foot in the door. It just seems like so many people are doing residential, I see at least 5 companies pass me at every block.
A lot of companies perform residential mowings because that is their bread and butter. It's paying them money every week to perform and it tends to be easier to get into than commercial mowing.

You can get your foot in the door with the mowing services and then later upsell the landscape services.

Don't forget to ask your residential customers if you could submit a bid to maintain the commercial properties of where they work!
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