Click to Print

Business Idea Center - Welding

Welding

Business At A Glance
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Franchises Available? No
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

The main and most important requirement to starting a welding service is that you must have a welding trade certificate. Providing you do, owning and operating a welding service can be extremely profitable. A welding service can operate from a fixed location or on a mobile basis. Of course, a full-service welding business will provide both options to its clients. Establishing a billing rate for welding is accomplished in two formats. The first billing method is to charge per job, which means that you will give your client a cost estimate prior to starting the work. The second and more common billing method is to charge an hourly rate for welding services. The current welding rate ranges between $45 and $65 per hour. All raw welding materials should be marked up by at least 50 percent to establish a retail selling value. Overall, a well-established welding service can easily generate yearly profits in excess of $70,000.

Related Business Ideas

Pizza Boxes
Handbag Design and Manufacturing
Silk Screening Service
Mold Making
Patio Furniture Manufacturing
Lattice Manufacturing
Driftwood and Log Furniture
Demolition Service
Toner Cartridge Recycling
Aluminum Door and Window Manufacturing