Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

Millionaire Lawn Company


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 05-01-2013, 05:09 PM
bohm4004 bohm4004 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 3
Rep Power: 3
bohm4004 is on a distinguished road
Default Millionaire Lawn Company

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.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 05-01-2013, 09:22 PM
CHEESE2009's Avatar
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 74
Posts: 4,475
Rep Power: 10
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
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.

-

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.


EDIT:

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.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-01-2013, 10:06 PM
xandrew245x xandrew245x is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 648
Rep Power: 3
xandrew245x is on a distinguished road
Default

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.
__________________

Carlisle Lawn Care
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-02-2013, 01:59 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,822
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Millionaire Lawn Company
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.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-02-2013, 04:27 PM
bohm4004 bohm4004 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 3
Rep Power: 3
bohm4004 is on a distinguished road
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-02-2013, 07:28 PM
CHEESE2009's Avatar
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 74
Posts: 4,475
Rep Power: 10
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bohm4004 View Post
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
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-03-2013, 01:33 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,822
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
I mean profit.
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.

Quote:
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!
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lawn Care company Website...built by another Lawn Care Company? ringahding1 Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 10 10-09-2011 08:15 AM
Millionaire Friends CHEESE2009 General Talk 3 09-13-2011 09:20 AM
Donald Trump on The Millionaire Inside Steve GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Show, Video, Book & Podcast Discussions. 0 10-21-2007 12:18 AM
20 year old millionaire and lco!? Steve General Business Discussions 2 10-04-2007 08:35 PM
Being a millionaire just isn't the same these days Steve General Business Discussions 4 03-21-2007 01:42 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
TaskEasy & Plowz & Mowz...
jrwalker333
01-25-2015 01:02 PM
Yesterday 10:32 PM
by LCRobert
3 95
New to the forum
LCRobert
Yesterday 10:21 PM
Yesterday 10:21 PM
by LCRobert
0 21
Lawn care truck
Steve
10-10-2009 03:40 AM
Yesterday 06:05 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
41 15,865
Bidding to get other work
Rodriguez11
07-21-2011 11:52 PM
Yesterday 02:49 PM
by Steve
26 9,279
What happened to Better...
Steve
01-27-2014 04:07 PM
Yesterday 02:06 PM
by Chilehead
18 3,027
second year advise
cmdlawncare
01-23-2015 06:22 PM
Yesterday 01:58 PM
by Steve
5 184
please Help with none...
Lawnboyman1170
01-09-2015 09:46 AM
Yesterday 01:33 PM
by Steve
8 475
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 11:41 AM
01-25-2015 09:34 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 500
need advise
rawssrob
02-23-2010 02:45 PM
01-23-2015 06:40 PM
by cmdlawncare
7 2,529
does this sound good or...
Bradcook21
01-22-2015 09:24 AM
01-23-2015 02:02 PM
by Steve
8 246
New to forum
ROB N
01-23-2015 08:35 AM
01-23-2015 01:53 PM
by Steve
1 98
Looking for advice on...
berryjam
01-21-2015 07:37 PM
01-23-2015 01:50 PM
by Steve
9 267
Extending the life of...
rmccutchan
01-17-2015 12:37 AM
01-23-2015 01:43 PM
by Steve
8 327
osceola lawn service
jasa@wildblue.net
01-22-2015 03:23 PM
01-23-2015 01:38 PM
by Steve
1 121
How many contracts...
5StarLawnscaping
01-12-2015 03:51 PM
01-23-2015 08:46 AM
by jrs.landscaping
8 452
Tax Question
Wolf4dk
01-20-2015 01:11 AM
01-22-2015 02:28 PM
by Steve
4 236
Billy Goat Vac
Mr. Mow
01-19-2015 07:42 AM
01-22-2015 02:18 PM
by Steve
6 232
"Part Timers", "Low...
doug1980
06-10-2009 12:55 PM
01-22-2015 02:09 PM
by biglee
39 10,128
Property Pricing
GVL
01-19-2015 02:46 PM
01-21-2015 02:18 PM
by Steve
5 278
Landscapers Source For...
breadcrumb
01-16-2015 02:44 PM
01-21-2015 05:55 AM
by breadcrumb
14 439
Hoa advice
Bradcook21
01-16-2015 09:36 PM
01-20-2015 04:30 PM
by Steve
4 265
My Invention
biglee
01-11-2015 07:51 PM
01-20-2015 10:16 AM
by biglee
16 612
How to beat the pre pay...
stansg1fresh
01-13-2015 04:33 PM
01-19-2015 03:38 PM
by ringahding1
3 337
Hello from Md
homey
12-17-2014 06:55 PM
01-19-2015 01:37 PM
by Steve
12 1,119
Hi from Illinois
burtle
01-02-2015 09:46 PM
01-19-2015 01:22 PM
by Steve
3 506
Hello from SW FL!!
5StarLawnscaping
12-05-2014 02:35 PM
01-19-2015 01:20 PM
by Steve
14 1,439
Lost my @#$ blower
stevef1201
01-11-2015 08:31 AM
01-17-2015 02:21 PM
by lxarth
2 365
Another Illinoisan.....
barhopper
01-11-2015 05:38 PM
01-16-2015 04:29 PM
by Steve
10 424
marketing with pizza...
apmAkron
01-15-2015 09:57 AM
01-15-2015 06:29 PM
by Steve
4 254
CRM and Quickbooks?
5StarLawnscaping
01-15-2015 08:06 AM
01-15-2015 08:06 AM
by 5StarLawnscaping
0 181
New Member, Indiana Iraq...
Timbo
07-14-2011 09:44 AM
01-14-2015 06:14 PM
by Steve
10 3,784
check this box truck out!
BLAZIER-1991
01-07-2015 07:40 PM
01-13-2015 03:06 PM
by biglee
8 624
My community only ad...
googus
01-12-2015 09:55 AM
01-13-2015 02:44 PM
by Steve
5 315
12 Years in Business!
Chilehead
10-23-2014 09:07 AM
01-13-2015 09:37 AM
by Chilehead
18 1,795
use a small business...
BLAZIER-1991
12-25-2014 12:21 AM
01-12-2015 06:32 PM
by BLAZIER-1991
30 1,548
tips on creating a...
BLAZIER-1991
01-08-2015 07:22 PM
01-12-2015 06:19 PM
by BLAZIER-1991
4 454
During Your Down Time
achri12
12-24-2014 03:03 PM
01-12-2015 03:54 PM
by Steve
10 1,088
Leaf cleanup
Bradcook21
01-09-2015 02:21 PM
01-12-2015 12:22 PM
by Jamesw86
4 429
Has Anyone Used Plowz ?
dpld
01-08-2014 12:14 PM
01-11-2015 02:17 PM
by burtle
20 3,357
What to pay help
Bradcook21
01-07-2015 01:32 PM
01-08-2015 07:01 PM
by Steve
1 463
Need a trailer
googus
01-07-2015 09:40 AM
01-08-2015 10:24 AM
by Upscale2
7 574
Do you guys charge buy...
burtle
01-02-2015 09:58 PM
01-07-2015 08:37 PM
by Shark1611
14 932
Organic Lawn Care...
NHray
10-17-2014 07:05 PM
01-07-2015 07:05 PM
by greyhound
18 2,167
Need advice please
CHenricks
01-06-2015 01:17 AM
01-07-2015 03:34 PM
by Steve
4 541
Mowing 2 acres
Bradcook21
01-05-2015 03:13 PM
01-07-2015 03:32 PM
by Steve
9 675
Ideas on a large bid
Knaubone
12-21-2014 11:57 AM
01-06-2015 03:55 PM
by Steve
5 989
Trailer with 4ft sides...
mayala030292
01-02-2015 09:01 PM
01-06-2015 03:33 PM
by Steve
5 624
A tip to get good...
biglee
01-04-2015 12:07 AM
01-06-2015 03:30 PM
by Steve
4 606
Work Shoes!
rsanchez1203
02-19-2013 12:07 PM
01-05-2015 09:18 PM
by Havanese2
13 7,452
EDDM post cards
hemiman
02-13-2014 06:36 PM
01-05-2015 04:22 PM
by Steve
14 2,423
» Popular Tags
4wd aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying auger billy goat brushcutter bush commercial deliquentaccounts demonstration ditches door hangers employee problems ferris first truck foreman georgia google gopherhaul grass how to hydraulic introduction jobs john deere quik trac landscape services lawn lawn aeration lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo managing a lawn care business marketing mulch patio install per hour service podcast pricing pto reo savannah scag v-ride search engine optimization seo shell shreaded snow plowing sq ft starting a lawn care business steep lawns steve sulky theft toro toro grand stand tractor auger trailer trailer mate pro up sell employee walk behind wood wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:55 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:55 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy