I estimated $30k for first year...and figure that is high for a startup. Since I'm retired and my day rate is pretty low AND my goal is to work maybe two days a week...it will most likely be less. This is all brand new...but kind of enjoying it. Nothing dulls the mind like routine. What gets me are the questions re how high/low will you work (above or below 15 feet), do you operate or rent watercraft...will you work in water...on and on. Knowing from past (news) experience, I kind of kept it open...knowing that anything can and will happen.