You’re here because you’re interested in woodworking, and there’s a good chance that woodworking is a hobby you happen to enjoy. Have you ever thought about putting your skills to use by turning it all into a part-time business? Why not make a little money doing something you love?
If you go into it with the right approach, this could very well be possible. The key to doing this is building things that you think others will end up wanting for themselves. If you go into each project with that mentality, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to sell your work at a local crafts fair or other event. In fact, think about the last event that you were at. There were probably people selling their own woodwork and there were probably a handful of buyers at their booth that day. You can also do the same thing by setting up an Etsy shop, or even selling your stuff on eBay.
Why should you sell yourself short and assume you’re not capable of doing the same? It may take a little fine-tuning of your skills, or you may already be at the appropriate level now.
Whether you’re making outdoor chairs and furniture or little trinkets, there’s so much you can do when it comes to woodworking. Play around with different concepts. As long as you can follow the blueprints in guides like Teds Woodworking pretty easily, there’s no reason you can’t achieve this on your own.
Many successful businesses start out as part-time hobbies and passion projects. Who’s to say that yours can’t be next?