Smoking for Dollars: Profit
Shared From MOTHER EARTH NEWS Written By: Buck Taylor
All right. You’ve chatted with fish dealers, checked out locations, given it some careful thought, and decided you just may want to try your hand at selling smoked fish. Great! Now you’re probably wondering – and rightly so—what kind of money a person can really, truly make in this business.
Well, one man knows the answer to that as well as anyone, and that one man is Buck Taylor of Miami, Florida. Buck, who began his operation with no special knowledge or experience, has been “smoking” for a living, full time, since April of 1975 . . . and he now regularly earns $600 per week (and more). “It’s a super nice do-it-yourself enterprise,” says Buck, “if you don’t mind getting your hands dirty a couple of days a week.”
“Another lucrative area is custom smoking for fishermen. Once you’re established, outdoorsmen will occasionally bring all or part of their catch to you for curing. The advantages to this are that you get paid in advance and bear no real added costs if you were going to smoke an ovenload anyway.
To continue reading about Smoking Fish as a Homestead Business, check out Start Business Smoking Fish on MOTHER EARTH NEWS.