Matthew or Matt, which ever you go by, thank you for your military service and much respected on my end.
I think the number of inspections to want/wish for per week is relevant to each one’s personal situation. Many want a career change but depend on a necessary income to meet or stabilize their current one. Others can transition over starting out part time. Some have other income and this work is a supplement income. That’s pretty much where I stand.
With that said, you need to look at why you want to do it and is it something that you need to do to support you and your family. Personally, I wanted to do it knowing it alone, was not going to support the income that my wife and I needed. Fortunately, my wife’s income can do that and mine is just supplemental at this point.
With my scenario, I only schedule 3 to 4 inspections a week. I’m still “new” and doing it for over 2 years. My theory is to learn, be thorough and make sure my report is competent. I want my clients to know that I’m spending time on their “investment” for hiring me and I’m am not an 'inspecting processing mill." It has seemed to earned a lot of respect with clients and RE agents so far.