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Starting out - part time to full time

Morning everyone, i currently run a small garden maintenance company a couple of days a  week in my spare time along side my full time job. This has built up over the last few years to the pint where my "gardening" days are now fully booked from March to october with my regular weekly, fortnightly, monthly customers. Ive reached a stage where i'm considering leaving my full time role (which is fairly well paid) and going it full time with the gardening as this is what i enjoy and i'd like to regain a quality of life and have the flexibility to see the kids more etc.

I focus on regualar maintenace along with fencing and decking, hedge work but leave all the hard landscaping and tree work to the bigger companies. I turn down lots of work so am clearly doing something right........but was keen to get the views of those on here around how they cover their winter months and what they realistically take home as an annual salary (I'm north east based). Wholly appreciate people aren't going to post their earnings on here but ball park figures or private message would a huge help.

I currently work off £20-£30 p/h depedning on the job and have built up a couple of good pockets of customers with minimal travel so that rate increases when i can do 3 or 4 gardens in the same street.

As i say, any advice or experience welcomed as i wrestle with wehtehr to take the plunge. 

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