I always dreamed about it and last year was my first year of plowing. Luckily I have another full time job in addition to my grounds maintenance business because we only had 4 plowable events last winter. I worked for a major property owner in my area and just about made enough to pay for insurance, gas and labor. Hope to be on my own this winter but have enough money in reserve to pay the notes just in case!
I have ownership equity in a couple of other business's in addition to the snow business..... Our snow business takes up almost all of my time, and given the dollars as compared to the other entities we have ownership in - snow is the lions portion of our revenue base.
Make a living by snowplowing only? It all depends on what you consider making a living. What you or anyone else consider is always different. I at one time could live very comfortable on plowing only but as all I like having more . It's not hard to make $100,000.00 gross plowing around here if you make the right contacts, I've got 2 friends that I started in the plow biz & both of them make $100,00.00 & more. But is it enough, not really as I like to have my toys & have 3 to 4 vacations a year plus save for the kids & my retirement . I also own another biz that does most of my $$$$$.