I grew up on a Farm in northern Michigan and moved down state for Welding school and now a Fabrication Job making almost anything from steel structures to spiral stairs etc. I'd really like to move out to Montana soonish and start my life for real. I'm 18 and want to be on my own and succeed. I have a lot of dedication and i'm a hard worker. When I move out to Montana i'd like to start my organic livestock business but i'd also like to work full-time from my shop as a truck/off-road bumper fabricator. I want to make Road armor type things, and roof racks, etc. I love doing that stuff. My question is for all you shop owners, is it worth it? I'm a good fabricator and a good welder. I've learned a lot and continue learning, what i'm wondering is if I do it right and work hard can I actually make good money? Is it worth it? I don't need to make million's I just want my nice house, nice ranch and my shoppe. And my wife and kids to be happy. I want to be able to be around for my kids and be the fun dad. And work for myself and make enough money to support mine and my kids hobbies. etc. you know "The American Dream" I grew up a hard worker, and I know you don't get anything you don't work for. But what's your opinion?