One of our favorite tips for a generous woodworking income is to make high selling, but simpler wood crafts. It's wonderful to land large woodworking jobs, of course, but there is a great degree of freedom in making things to sell yourself.
“You can brainstorm numerous small woodcraft that take less time & effort to make, the kind you can make several in the day.”
This is a great way for any beginner to start their woodworking business. However, seasoned woodworkers also use this technique to enhance their income. These small wood crafts are typically items that are popular with a high volume of sales.
You can come up with a list of such items on your own, or you can download a great woodworking resource from here.
There are many advantages of making smaller & easier wood projects to sell.
Smaller & faster projects mean you can make more during the time spent in the woodshop.
Because the items you make are bestsellers, you can sell them at a good price, which combined with low cost of making & less time consumed, means a higher wage/hour for you.
You can make a wonderful variety of crafts which keeps things interesting for you in the woodshop.
An added benefit is that small wood crafts can be sold easily online. This expands your market horizon tremendously.
People also take orders & ship custom-made large wood projects like furniture. If you are ready to manage the shipping & safe cartage, give it a go. The disadvantage, however, is that once you devote a large amount of time & materials in the project, if anything does not work out, getting a handle on the situation can be a bother.
Small woodcrafts are a much safer bet & just as profitable as larger projects.
We also highly recommend the “Craft Income Secrets”, which is our in-house complete guide to generating a great crafting income with virtually any art or craft.
Get the complete guide. See it here.