I'm about to have business cards made so that I can get my own side project going. I've discovered over the years that I much prefer to repair things as opposed to making things. So I'm going to take my cards around to many of the local auto shops and restaurants, etc in order to try and drum up a little extra cash. I have a couple of guys who I know and can lean on for advice who were/are successful business men although none of them know a thing in the world about welding.
Did any of you start out like I'm about to do?
If not, how did you get started?
Any other advice you wanna pitch my way?
I currently make $10/hour rebuilding hydraulic cylinders in a repair shop so I don't have a lot of cash. But I do have most of the equipment needed to get the job done. I just can't go back to driving trucks over the road. It was good to me and allowed me to buy my welding gear but I can't run even a part time welding business when I'm away from home for two to three weeks at a time.
Thanks in advance for any replies,
Everlast PowerTIG 255EXT
Everlast Power i-MIG 205
Longevity Stickweld 250
Harbor Freight Welding Magnets (badass & cheap)