Making money in the woodworking field today can be a challenge if you do not have a good plan and some decent contacts in the industry. There are generally two different ways to figure out which avenue to pursue, selling or reselling products or providing a service.
I was talking with a friend last week who operates is own woodworking business. They do all types of projects but focus on a lot of repeat business from larger companies looking to make impressive display centers.
Skilled craftsmen are very much in demand in the woodworking industry. With proper training and well-honed skills, finding a good paying job in the field of woodworking is highly possible.
I think I was business person at birth but as a child, adolescent, and until middle age I had unrealistic ideas and false assumptions of just what business I should go into during my life. I also gave away all the hobbies I made for free to neighbors, friends, and family because I never really gave serious thought to making money by doing all my favorite hobbies.
The first question that you should ask is; Aside from the enjoyment, will this be your livelihood or a hobby? If it's your livelihood, the monetary return certainly needs to be greater. First thing to determine is what it is you expect to earn for a salary.
I was working at the post office after I obtained my degree. I wanted a career where I would be responsible for making most of my decisions. My dad had built boats, houses and many other large projects involving wood. He used his head and his talent to project his ideas into visual objects.
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