In a previous post, I provided a detailed description of Jim Morgan’s WoodProfits method for those interested in turning a woodworking hobby into a business. In this post, I provide some additional advice from Jim Morgan.
Below, I have included some of Jim’s advice for turning a woodworking hobby into a business, even if you have minimal actual woodworking experience.
If you’re interested in turning your woodworking hobby into a business, I encourage you to check out Jim’s program. These are Jim’s claims, not mine, so I encourage you to consider his offer and decide for yourself whether it is right for you.
Turning a Hobby Into a Business
Woodworking is an art or a craft—depending on how you look at it—that can help you earn quite substantial amounts of money.
Some people love woodworking, but just do it as a hobby. The good news is that if you have an interest in the subject, then transforming it from a hobby into a business is quite easy. This article is just going to show you how.
The Woodworking Tools You Need
The kind of tools that you will need for your projects will depend on the vastness of your business.
If you want to start small, then having simple hand tools will prove to be adequate. You’ll need just a few high-quality tools like a hand drill, a timber saw, and measurement tools.
On the other hand, if you want to have large scale production, then you will need heavy machinery like a power saw. You will also need to ensure that the space you plan to use is adequate.
Pick Your Niche
Woodworking is a broad field in which you can produce anything from a simple birdhouse to office and home furniture. You need to copyright your products to prevent others from stealing your ideas for their own benefit.
Use the internet to get new ideas for your woodworking. Many plans are available on the internet, some of which are free. You can use these plans to get started with new products and to improve your skills.
Make sure you advertise. Know that you are no longer doing your woodworking for the fun of it.
There are many ways that you can advertise your products. The internet is a particularly powerful advertising tool.
To effectively use the internet, you should create your own website. This can be done fairly easily, and you don’t need to have technical skills to do it.
From there, you can place a variety of sample pictures showing off your work or potential projects that you will be offering for sale.
To advertise effectively, however, you’ll need to know how to build a website that gets you the kind of traffic that you want for your business.
You don’t have to rely solely on the internet, however. Inform your friends and neighbors that you are starting a woodworking business. Word of mouth, in conjunction with internet marketing, is a very inexpensive way of getting your business out there.
You can use the internet not only to advertise but also to sell your work. With your own website, you will be able to tap into potential markets that cut across country boundaries.
If you’re interested in turning your woodworking hobby into a business, take a look at Jim’s program. Consider what it has to offer you, and make up your own mind. If starting a woodworking business is a desire of yours, you should at least check it out.
You’ll be glad you did.