When you have a talent others want, it’s time to start making money with it. Whether you’re an entrepreneur with a great idea or someone who has been doing something for years, the ability to make money is not only possible but also easy if you follow these tips on how to make your own welding business:
Set up a personal website.
You’re going to need a website. A professional-looking one that showcases your work and allows potential clients to contact you. There are many free website builders, so this step is easy and quick. I recommend using Wix, Squarespace, or Weebly–they’re all easy to use with drag-and-drop functionality, so you don’t have to know how HTML works (but do learn!).
Once your site is up and running, make sure it has the following:
- A blog where people can read about your experience as a welder or get tips on welding jobs they want to be done at home;
- An email form where people can submit requests for quotes on projects;
- A portfolio of previous assignments completed by other customers who were happy with the results!
Sign up for affiliate programs.
Affiliate programs are a great way to make money with a welder. These programs allow you to sell products for other companies and receive a commission for each sale. You don’t need any special training or certifications, but there are some things you should know before signing up for an affiliate program.
First, what exactly is an affiliate? Affiliates promote products or services by referring potential customers to the original seller. In other words, if someone clicks on one of your links and buys something from the website where it leads them (in this case, Amazon), then both Amazon and yourself will get paid based on the sale price of whatever item they purchased through your link!
Sell ad space on your website.
You can make money with a welder by selling ad space on your website, creating a blog, and selling ads for other people’s products. To start, create an area on your site where advertisers can purchase banner ads that will appear when users visit the page (for example: at the top or bottom).
You’ll need to decide how much you want to charge for each ad unit; this will depend on what type of industry you’re in and whether or not there are similar sites already advertising there. Once you’ve figured out how much money is fair, reach out personally with an email asking if they’d be interested in purchasing space from yours!
Create an online course.
If you have experience in welding and want to teach others about the skill, create an online course for sale on Udemy, Skillshare, Lynda, or Teachable. You can also sell your lessons through CreativeLive by submitting them as a proposal or by creating them through their partnership with Adobe.
Offer to write blog posts for readers in exchange for free advertising.
- Blog posts can be about anything. You have complete freedom to write about whatever you like, but you should consider your audience and ensure they’ll be interested in your chosen topic.
- Blog posts must be well-written and interesting. If it needs to be more engaging for people to read, they won’t share it on social media or recommend it to their friends! And those are precisely what we need here: more exposure for our business!
- Choose topics related to welding or other relevant subjects (like engineering) that would interest readers who might also want to hire a welder someday. For example: “The Best Welding Tips from Pros Around The World” or “How To Pick The Right Welder For Your Project.”
Consider freelancing to earn some extra income with your welder.
Freelancers are individuals who work on a project-by-project basis. Companies hire them to help with whatever they need to be done, whether it’s website design or welding projects. As a freelancer, you can choose your schedule and projects based on your interests.
Generally speaking, there are two ways that welders can get into freelancing: (1) find an existing job posted online or (2) create their jobs by reaching out directly to potential clients through their network of friends and family members who might be willing to hire them for odd jobs around the house like welding some metal together for an outdoor patio area or building an entire deck from scratch using only their welder machine as part of the process.
Network with people in your area.
Get to know your local community. Talk to people in your area and ask them if they need any welding work done. Ask them what they’re paying for similar work and if they know anyone needing welding work done. See also How to Weld for Beginners – A Comprehensive Guide, 8 Best Harbor Freight Welders for Beginners – Top Picks in 2022
Use your talents to make money.
If you’re a welder looking for a way to make extra money, think about your unique skills or talents that could be used differently. Maybe your mom taught you how to sew? One of your friends may have an idea for a product they’d like made by hand. If so, pitch it!
You can also look around at existing opportunities that are not being used as much as possible because people aren’t aware yet. For example, there’s an Etsy store selling handmade blankets, but no one wants to buy them because the seller doesn’t know how big their market is (or even if there IS a market). If this happens often enough with different products and services, then it would make sense for someone who DOES know how large their needs are (like Amazon)
You don’t have to be a chef, hairstylist, or plumber to make money with your welder. You can become an expert in any number of areas that require welding. The key is finding a niche and then finding people who want what you have to offer. If you need help getting started down these paths, feel free to reach out!
Walton M. Edwards was born in 1994 in a coal mining town, he has worked as a welder, a hardware salesman, and as a pipe fitter and has been employed as a laborer for about fifty years. Walton is a native of Wabash County in Indiana, but he now resides in Bloomington, Indiana.