Looking to kickstart your welding business and make $50+ per hour?
Are you a welder looking for ways to make some extra money? Look no further than your local window treatment businesses.
By selling inside mount brackets and bench return rods to these businesses, you can quickly become their go-to supplier and boost your earnings.
Inside mount brackets are essential for hanging curtain rods inside the window frame, rather than on the front of the wall. To make them, find a piece of pipe with the desired curtain rod diameter and cut it in half. Cut the halves into one-inch lengths and clean up the edges with a vibratory tumbler or a flat wheel on a bench grinder. Weld on the outside for an upsell or on the inside to make them cheaper, but leave a small gap. After tumbling for ten minutes, the brackets are ready to sell.
Bench return rods are mounted to the wall and project out to continue across a window and back into the wall. To make them, set up jigs and test pieces to determine measurements. Heat up two bars with an oxy acetylene torch, put a 90-degree bend in each, cut them in half, and weld them together, leaving a gap. Cut the projecting piece to the right length, weld on a foot to mount the bar to the wall, and polish the welds with a tubing polisher. Charge around $25-$30 for bent rods, plus the cost of steel.
By offering discounts for large orders and having a minimum requirement of 100 parts for brackets, you can make a lucrative business out of selling these products to window treatment businesses. Go out and make friends with these businesses and become their supplier to start earning extra cash as a welder.