I am a residential tile setter. I have taught ski and board for seven years because I love it. Now there is no construction going on where I live (I moved in June and my wife has a job teaching kindergarten) I had one big job that kept me busy all summer long and did not allow for for me to do much advertising. Then come end bill, the home owner got cheap and stiffed me. I would fight him if it would not be so hard but he has a corporate lawyer at his bidding, and general's contract never got signed (my fault although I signed it) and the General has screwed up quite well, which the home owner took out of his pay, and so conviently out of my pay. All in all it comes to a broken contract and four mouths against one, leaving me broke still un-established and out of work. Sorry for the life story, but that is what has been happening with me.
I applied at the local ski hills as an instructor, and they offored me $8.50 an hour. My wife does not make a lot either, and my time is worth a lot more than that (I need more than that to do more than just pay the bills, new skies and clothes not included in bills). SO, I am interested in teaching independently, seeking that out actually.
Thanks for the the info rusty, and I hope that answers your question T-square. Thank you for all the advice.