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11/03/2009

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how do I realy getting started with the freelance welding thing cause Im thinking about opening a welding shop in the little town of Hartley IA and think freelancing could help, hopefully could get started with that and helping farmers fix equipment. but I think freelancing would be realy helpfull

Great question Dan! While I may not have the exact answers you're looking for, I hope these ideas might get you started in the right direction.

If you haven't already, please check out these other post about starting a welding business:

http://www.weldmyworld.com/blog/2009/11/freelancing-in-the-welding-world-how-to-break-in.html

http://www.weldmyworld.com/blog/2010/03/4-steps-you-must-take-to-start-a-welding-business-1.html

http://www.weldmyworld.com/blog/2011/01/turning-your-welding-hobby-into-a-thriving-business.html

Like one of those posts mentions, you could probably pick up some jobs just by going around to places of business, and in your case to farms and construction sites, and start handing out your business card. Ask people if they need any welding jobs done and tell them your specific skills.

great article!

It will take more than having the right welding knowledge and skill to be a freelancer. That's the point, to be a freelancer, is luxury. It's really hard to get there.

Looking for advice on getting back into the production welding trade as a freelance welder. Is there a web site that can guide me through what I need to do to set up my business and ideas on marketing myself? I'm retired from John Deere with over 30 years of experience. I had over 12 years experience as a welder before retiring as the plant manufacturing quality engineer in charge of factory welding. Any information would be helpful. Thank You!

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