When I set out to become an independent heating and air conditioning specialist, I had no idea that the job was going to be so hard! The first part that makes it hard is trying to rack in customers.
This in itself takes a while if you even can be successful.
The other thing is that because of what I just mentioned, there is a chance that you may not make a living and go broke and homeless from being an independent heating and air conditioning specialist if you do not know how to sell yourself at first. Then, the fact that you have to run everything yourself in terms of schedules and accounting is the icing on the cake! I tried my hand at being an independent heating and air conditioning specialist for about 3 months and since nothing was happening and I was stressing on how I was going to make ends meet, I quit trying, closed shop and went back to work for a local heating and air conditioning company as one of their certified heating and air conditioning specialists. At least this way I am paid no matter what just for showing up to work every single day of the week, plus I have an hourly wage and do not have to worry about keeping accounting, paying taxes and all that which comes with being an independent heating and air conditioning specialist. It was an experience that taught me that this kind of heating and cooling work is simply just not for me and I am better working for an HVAC company.