Thanks for all the replies, great information here. I like the idea of a ride along with an inspector in another town.
Nick, I will check out the links, thanks. I was debating eliminating the word “moderately” but was being honest. I could double my income if I wanted to, I choose to be where I am. This is a decision that I make for my family with my family. I don’t need marketing, I turn work away consistently and have done so for years. I did marketing early, but my work and reputation is enough now. I worked extremely hard for this reputation. I had employees and a growing company, but I hated the management side of it. I am happy with my business now. I also know that I will have to spend a considerable amount of time marketing this new business.
I am not planning this change to make more money. I can’t remember the last time I received a paycheck from a company. I have determined my own income for many, many years. I prefer this, because I determine my own fate.
Disclaimer - please don’t read this the wrong way and I hope to not be perceived as arrogant. I am simply trying to relay my thoughts and be as honest about my current situation to gain any insight into a successful transition.