jlpservicesinc Posted January 13, 2018 Author Share Posted January 13, 2018 @Charles R. Stevens I do agree with 15.00 not being enough in the USA.. But 15.00 USD in San Salvador can be a full days wages or at least it used to be.. Again location plays in.. This IFI site is global so input from other lands would be fitting as well.. All your points are right on the money.. This thread was started really as way to share otherwise private information.. I myself am not a full time blacksmith, won't ever be again at least not a production smith like I used to be. .. The Money in the Farrier business is just to good and besides that every horse I touch is helped.. And Money even in the horse business is as much as a problem until the person has had enough bad farrier experiences that they become willing to look for alternatives.. 3 new customers this past week.. What has allowed for me to come back to blacksmithing is the fact I do it for fun and don't care about rate per say.. this is only partially true as I firmly believe everybody should be paid what they are worth, but also understand the ratio of retail cost (purchase costs) to production cost for running a blacksmith shop and then market desireability.. You make something that is not in demand or needed and its only good if you are able to create a market.. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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