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What Is a Lawn Mowing Business?

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A lawn mowing business happened to be the very first business I dared to start with. I am no exception to the rule so, like most mowing business owners, I had to figure things out the hard way. Contrary to popular belief, I didn't know anything about the business at all nor did anyone take me under their arm and teach me. I just learned to push the mower and trim as fast and effectively as I could.

If you think you need to know lots to start your own lawn mowing business - you've been lied to. Remember, I didn't know much at all but over time I got the swing of things. And because I did, building a successful and profitable mowing business will be much easier for you than it was for me. After all, you are now discovering all my experience for the fraction of the price it cost me in more ways than one.


What Is a Lawn Mowing Business?


In essence, a lawn mowing business is an art. I find myself calling what I do 'lawn art' and my paintbrushes are the lawn mower and trimmer. Is it so crazy to call someone who mows a lawn a 'lawn artist'? After all, anyone can push a lawn mower but not everyone can make it look good.

Generally speaking (not taking into consideration chemical applications), the non-artsy, and down to earth description of a lawn mowing business, is the cutting, trimming, and power blowing of a property.

You spread the word of the lawn care service you offer. Interested people ask you to give them a quote and if everything sounds good they hire you to take care of their lawn - and so your business grows.

The potential for your client list is not just residential but also commercial. Even the grass on gas station properties and similar commercial sites needs to be maintained.

You can choose to have your hands in both pies. It's up to you. Both have their advantages and disadvantages.

Once you have all the facts, you decide for yourself what you want to do.

Essentially, a lawn mowing business will give you a sense of pride while earning a ton of cash.


How Much Money Can You Make?


Let me give you a stark basic example. In other words I won't be factoring in the minimal daily expenses such as fuel etc. For all I know these lawns could all be on one street or under two minutes from each other.

Take an average lawn and attach a $25 price to mow it. If you can mow one average lawn in one hour that's $25/hr. If you mow 8 average lawns in a day that's a $200 pay day, $1000/week, and $4000/month.

If you double those numbers - mow 2 average lawns an hour - you'll pocket $400/day, $2000/week, and $8000/month.

This was just an example. Keep in mind you're going to find out techniques for making money with other services. My hope is that you make what you set out as a goal to make.

For the most part even just $1000/week isn't too shabby. As you can see, the numbers just keep going higher. Even this isn't the only good point to mowing for money - there's many more.

Obviously, this isn't rocket science. What you need to do is find some great information that teaches you how to start, run, and grow a lawn mowing business and then take ACTION!

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9 Comments:

Anonymous Amber Rogers said...

Thank God for this site and thanks for answering my questions so fast!

February 24, 2007  
Blogger Daniel Pepper said...

Thats what my team and I are here for. :) Cheers.

February 24, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am just starting a lawn mowing business. what price should i charge?

February 25, 2007  
Blogger Daniel Pepper said...

Here's a tip. Phone competitors in your area and have them come out and quote lawn mowing for a friend or family's home. That will give you an idea of what the going rate is.

February 25, 2007  
Anonymous john steinz said...

how can i start a grass cutting business?

February 25, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

by putting one foot in front of the other and doing something. mow a lawn and then another and then another. knock on some doors, hand out some business cards. if you haven't already visit this guys main website and get his course. its worth far more than the low price he has it going for (sorry Dan but I think you should charge more because it works so well).

February 26, 2007  
Anonymous natedog4ever said...

thanks for the mowing advice. i tried the tip you guys emailed me and it worked like magic. shoot. at this rate i'll be getting that truck i want by the end of this summer!!!!!

February 27, 2007  
Anonymous mr.biz said...

mowing is the best business. i cannot believe how fast my biz is growing.

March 15, 2007  
Anonymous jeff-michaels said...

LAWN MOWING IS THE BEST BIZ. BEEN MOWING FOR 6 YEARS NOW.

September 05, 2007  

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