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Welding Tips and Tricks Podcast

Aug 29, 2016

Hi and Thank you for listening to Welding Tips and Tricks Podcast Episode 6.  We have been asked a few times to do a topic on pricing of jobs, so we thought we would go ahead and share our experiences.  We talk about our experiences and how we like to price jobs.  There's many different ways to price jobs and how to run your company, this is just how we have done it.  So download, put those earbuds in, drop your hood, and Enjoy!  

Show Times and Notes:
  • 0:00-0:40          Introduction
  • 0:40-3:46          Working smarter
  • 3:46-6:30          Name of the Game
  • 6:30-11:10         Net 75
  • 11:10-13:05       Cash Flow
  • 13:05-15:30       Minimal up front cost jobs
  • 15:30-17:00       Tolerances can make or break a job
  • 17:00-20:35       Customer communication 
    20:35-24:33       Large part tolerances
  • 24:33-25:35       Fudge Factor
  • 25:35-27:01       Thinking you're friends
  • 27:01-28:19       No Print = No Quote
  • 28:19-29:25       Sometimes you need to say No
  • 29:25-33:30       Hourly rate/ Piece work/ Day rate
  • 33:30-34:13       You will be working for $1.00 per hour
  • 34:13-36:06       John Grimsmo Rule of Pi
  • 36:06-39:02       It's not the jobs you get that make your life                            miserable
  • 39:02-48:00       Instagram comment question answer
  • 48:00-57:04       How we price our jobs
  • 57:04-58:47       No one size fits all
  • 58:47-1:01:48     Charge for rush jobs
  • 1:01:48-1:03:16  Different rates for different work
  • 1:03:16-1:07:10  Taxes
  • 1:07:10-1:10:23  You are a real company!
  • 1:10:23-1:12:25  Garage Shops
  • 1:12:25-1:15:06  The right customers for you
  • 1:15:06-1:18:25  Purchase orders
  • 1:18:25-1:19:17  Closing and Thank You 


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Where can you find a Tig Finger?

You can find Tig fingers and other great welding supplies, like stubby gas lens kits, here at this link  All of which are great tools to have in your job toolbox and also your home shop box.


This Podcast has been brought to you by Weldor's for Weldor's so that you can listen to Weldor's talk about Welding while you're Welding!  
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Mike Challgren
over six years ago

You guys are very generous with the time you spend on these podcasts, especially this one covering pricing. Your words of experience really hit home. Actually, some of your insight became scarier as I listened. Business is nothing to be timid about. A straight forward approach like you guys have is crucial to success and we (welders) never have to be ashamed to stand up for our pricing. It seems many customers don't have a problem with talking us down to get a cheaper price so we need to stand up for what we charge. We need to always ask if they want the job done right or cheap, we can supply a price for each.
This was a good podcast - even though My listening was a bit delayed....

Thank you guys!

Mike, the wire airplane guy

over six years ago

I like these pod cast guys,something to listen to while i am welding haha
Thanks for the insightful info you's are providing for us guys just starting out with small shops and garages,got to start somwhere!