In this guide you will discover how you can make money woodworking. Many woodworking hobbyists have at some point wherever they should try woodworking for profit. Perhaps they saw easy to build birdhouses selling well at a farmers market or perhaps they have heard of the eBay millionaire who started out selling his own handcrafted wood products.
The unfortunate fact is however that most people tend to leave the matter there and do not investigate the possibilities any further. This is inconvenient because whenever you want to add a part time income or to create a six figure business your woodworking skills hold the key.
The market for woodworking products is in fact growing. This is due to a number of different factors. Firstly distribution models have changed considering over the last ten years. In the past a woodworker would only be able to sell their wood products into the local market unless they could get their item placed in a chain store or were running a mail order business. These days thanks to online marketplaces such as eBay and Etzy it is now possible to distribute products to literally hundreds of millions of customers all over the globe.
Wood products are perfect for this new distribution model because unlike clothes for example you do not need to try the products on. With a good photo and description it is easy for customers to have a good idea of what they are buying before their order. Online retailing is growing much faster than traditional brick and mortar businesses which are stagnating.
Another factor driving growth in the industry is the increase in demand for artisan products. People are tired of purchasing mass produced products. They want products that are hand crafted and have a story attached to them. What people are looking for is quality and authenticity. What is even better is that the main customers for this market are professionals and the creative class who have largely been unaffected by the slow done in the economy. They still have money to spend and are willing to use it purchasing artisan products.
Woodworking for a profit is something that anyone who has some woodworking skills can get started with. You do not need a lot of space, a shed or a small garage will suffice. You do not even need a lot of tools or woodworking skills, items such as cutting boards and wooden boxes tend to sell well and are simple to construct. So if you would like a little more money (or a lot more money) then there is no reason not to get started today.
Source by Jason Sedgwick