Just wanted to share with you my journey over my first 13 months as a Jimbo.
My wife and I came over to training June long weekend 2012. I had decided that I needed a new career after doing sales and management in a couple of fields and wanting to make money for myself instead of someone else, plus wanting to be at home a lot more as we had a baby on the way.
The plan was to start a business try and make it work and eventually get my wife working in it with me and live the dream.
Well after 2 months i grew from 80 to 105 odd clients, I did my first split after 8 months, I have landed a 1mth trial with a retirement home that I was doing some lawns for as the caretaker of all gardens which will let my wife leave her job and work with me as it will be 3 full days a week for her and I am also about to advertise my second split. All this and I would average about 30hrs a week as I work hard and fast (not compromising quality) which is great as my wife gave birth to my beautiful daughter Alaula 6 months ago and I love that I am around for them both.
The Foran’s and Judith have been great franchisors for me, who have helped so much on the how to do things in the garden front at the start and Steve Berdet who introduced me to the world of Jim’s on my day in the field and taught me plenty in the few days I has with him.
I wanted to share a feel good story with you of my journey which I think is pretty good so far.
I can’t thank you enough for giving me the opportunity and tools to change my life and work for myself. I think you all do a great job and I’m proud to be a Jimbo.
Jim’s Mowing (Hackham)
I was working around 50 hours a week and earning 50K a year. In Jim’s I work around 30¬38 hours a week and would earn around 150K a year. ..we plan to pay off our mortgage and make a big dent in the 2 rentals properties we have been able to buy (even buy another).
Lifestyle, lifestyle, lifestyle. No weekends, no shift work, no stress, fewer deadlines…. and no politics. And my wife can do what she wants to do and concentrate on being a mother and raising our two boys, keeping our home and supporting me and the business.
I actually find it more fun than challenging. When I try something and it works, I know I've made everything that bit easier and/or more $$. I've also split my round 5 times in 5 years for a total of $90k extra income. I never miss a rock concert or birthday party, and there's never a moment at work when I wish I was at home.
Since I bought my Mowing round, I have lost count of the number of times I have been told by family and friends how happy and relaxed I look. I knew I wasn't happy where my work life was heading beforehand, but I never realised how visible it was also to everyone else. The support we got from Gerry, Shane & Rets our Franchisors was vitally important to a smooth transition and has been on-going, only a phone call away or by email. We were impressed from the very first initial meeting.
The professionalism of the Jim's Group very much impressed us. People trust and respect the Jim's name, and that has helped us to grow our business very quickly. The help and support has been terrific!
Well after 2 months i grew from 80 to 105 odd clients, I did my first split after 8 months, I have landed a 1mth trial with a retirement home that I was doing some lawns for as the caretaker of all gardens which will let my wife leave her job.
Being my own boss is fantastic, I have more time with my family and set up my hours around our needs. The franchisors are only a phone call away, if I ever have any questions or need anything. I now make double the money in half the hours which means more time with my family.
Jim's offers me contact with everyday people and I can be of help and assistance to them, in a way, not dissimilar to my former job. I have some clients that I can choose to do those extra little things for, like my elderly clients, which makes me, and them feel good.
Jim's Mowing South Australia
203 South Road
1300 783 928