I'm certainly interested in the answers.
As a new EC I'm currently doing residential remodel work. Until I give up the day job, I can't get into the new work. Unfortunately, a lot of homeowners will hire Methamphetamine Electric in order to save a few bucks. I specify exactly what I will be installing, but they don't want to be bothered. They just think that since I'm a licensed contractor, I'll install what's right. Unfortunately, they also think the same about Meth Electric, so if their bid comes in at 15% cheaper, they will more than likely get the business. It's actually quite frustrating.
It's also frustrating losing out on jobs due to lack of time. I don't think I have enough calls coming in to justify quitting the day job, but then again, I am losing out on calls due to the day job.
Until I go full time, it's really nothing more than a well paying hobby.
[This message has been edited by royta (edited 09-14-2004).]