To answer ‘how to start a woodworking business from home,’ we have to cover some ground.
Where you begin depends really on where you are at the moment.
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Are you a hobbyist, a weekend woodworker, a part-timer, or a professional who wants to do more with his existing business setup…
A lot also depends on the ‘kind' woodworking business. Is it a quaint workshop in a garden shed? Do you want to setup in your garage? Or do you want something on a greater scale.
For the sake of clarity, let’s tell you that this post is about starting a small woodworking business from home.
We are talking about the kind of setup where you can take on small to medium projects, or make woodcraft's of your choice, and make a very good income from this kind of a home based setup.
We will also talk about how you can scale and grow your endeavor. You can start at a level you desire and then work things from there.
Let’s take one thing at a time.
Your Current Knowledge & Skill
Are you someone with existing woodworking skills? Like a hobbyist or an amateur woodworker? If not then you first need to start at learning the skill from a reliable source.
“Do not try woodworking on your own if you don’t have prior experience. It can be dangerous and cause serious injury.”
You need to learn under the supervision of another woodworker. You can get this training from another woodworker in your community who is willing to take you on as an apprentice.
The second great source of woodworking education are community colleges. They often run courses like this & at convenient times for people who might have jobs or other engagements during the day. You can find a great set of woodworking experts & teachers at these community colleges, and also get a chance to meet other wonderful people with same interest as yours.
The environment of going to a woodworking class can be engaging & inspiring, which is a great thing in any learning process.
If You Are A Hobbyist/Amateur Woodworker
If you are already somewhat versed with woodworking, you have 2 choices. Do what we just wrote about i.e. work as an apprentice or join a woodworking class to learn more.
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Or, you can start experimenting, expanding & growing your skills yourself. With practice you can get good enough at making crafts you can sell.
Several amateur hobbyists are already skilled enough to sell the woodcraft's they make.
If You Are A Professional Woodworker
If you are already a professional woodworker then keep reading further. You will speak about some great woodworking resources that all woodworkers must have.
What To Make/Jobs To Do
Make Your Own Products And Sell
We are partial towards making certain woodcraft's of choice & selling them yourself. Doing that gives you a great degree of freedom in your work. You can work at your own pace, & make the things that interest you. You also have the freedom of setting your own prices & profit margin.
The theory we like to propagate is that of a business model that thrives on making simple & yet high profit woodworking crafts. These woodcraft's can be anything really as long as they have the following characteristics:
- They are small crafts that are relatively simple to make.
- They can be made in quick time, ideally several pieces over a weekend.
- They are high selling & popular items.
- They have a history of being in demand.
- The cost of making is low. The selling price is relatively high & the profit margin is generous.
- They can be sold online & can be shipped with ease.
These crafts also do not require many advanced & expensive tools either. You will earn more/hour of your work. Specially recommended for woodworkers who are just starting out.
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Taking On Custom Woodworking Jobs
This is another way to go. Put out ads in the local newspaper, put out flyers or work on word my mouth recommendations.
If you have the skill & the tools to perform a set of woodworking jobs, you can. You should be ready to work with your customers, be ready to handle custom orders & take on orders that take a longer duration to finish.
You can start on a low key with custom woodworking jobs as well. For example, I read about someone who started out a woodworking business installing door & window frames because that’s what he had a lot of experience with. And he did get a lot of business as well, made a good income because they were all quick & fixed rate jobs.
Typically, custom wood working jobs are for professionals who are capable of handling all kinds of jobs. Read MORE about how to deal with customers here.
Tools & Space
Let’s get to the next important point & that is tools & space for a woodshop. Contrary to normal belief, a huge space is not required. A 12X24 is adequate & a 20X24 is ideal for more kind of woodworking projects. We need to remember that we are setting up the woodworking business from home, and space will often be a constraint.
The same goes for the tools. You do not need a dazzling array of commercial grade power tools. But you do need the basic ones.
The thing with both woodworking tools & space for a wood-shop is that it all depends on where you are starting from. You can even start with just a few hand tools if you want. You get the picture.
Important Woodworking Issues
Budget & Costs
If you are just starting out, you need to have a budget to setup. Once again, the advantage is that you are starting the woodworking business from home.
The minimum expense you are looking at, starting from the scratch, is about $1000. If you already have some things in place, this cost can be much less or none at all.
The same applies to the continuing cost of the woodworking business. Wood is your largest expense as raw material. That includes plywood, veneer, etc. There are many more materials that you need to buy on a regular basis including tool accessories that wear out like bits & blades.
Logically speaking, if your bits & blades are getting worn out, it means that you are doing plenty of work, and can afford to buy the new ones. But it never hurts to save money where you can, now does it…
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Branding is important. Just because you are running a woodworking business from home, doesn't mean that you cannot have a wonderful professional and impressive image for your business.
Build a brand for your woodworking business. For example, never operate without a business name & choose a good one to begin with. Click here to read more about choosing a business name.
The next things in branding involve having business cards, business stationary, letterheads & stamps. Have a small & niche color brochure printed out if possible. These days all these things do not cost much & there are many capable people online ready to do this for you cheaply.
Even if you are making your own high profit woodcraft's & selling online, branding will make you more money. People will see your logo, your profile write up & they will see a business that is reliable & professional. Reliable & professional goods always get a better price.
Packaging is an equally important part of branding. Your packaging can be as simple as a brown cardboard box. But with decent build quality & great quality printing, it can be the classiest packaging as well. A classy packaging tells the customer it’s a classy product he’s bought & probably worth more than he paid for it!
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Superbug 2016 Natural Resistance Tips and Ideas
It is winter and it's important to keep your family well. Antibiotic resistance is a serious public health risk to us all now and increasingly in the future. You may have heard it referred to as antimicrobial resistance or AMR. And I want to talk to you about what happens when bacteria, which can cause infections, become resistant to the antibiotics we use to treat these infections. You see, it's the bugs that become resistant, not us. And infections can range from ear infections to more life-threatening, such as pneumonia, or blood poisoning sepsis.
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The antibiotics are the drugs that can save lives and extend and improve lives for many people. They kill the bacteria which cause the infection. Imagine a world without them. Something as simple as an infected cut to your finger could leave you fighting for your life, and routine operations, like hip surgery or indeed cesarean sections, and one in fourth births in this country are by cesarean section, could become deadly.
Unfortunately, using antibiotics when we don't need them, or not always taking the full course properly, when we do, gives bacteria in our bodies that opportunity to develop resistance to antibiotics. These bacteria that are resistant and multiply and spread, so that the next time someone needs an antibiotic to treat a bacterial infection, they don't work.
What is being done to stop Antibiotic Resistance? We can all play a part in delaying antibiotics resistance and preserving the antibiotics that we do have. Now, there are certain things which antibiotics can't treat, including colds and flu, and yet these are when they're most commonly taken.
What can my family and I do to help stop antibiotic resistance? All parents want to help their little ones when they're unwell, so here are some top tips from us:
- Make sure you regularly clean surfaces, such as your computer keyboard, telephone and door handles, to get rid of germs which can be passed on.
- Everyday things at home and in public places can easily get contaminated with the flu virus. So, it's important to wash your hands and your child's hands frequently.
- Always cough and sneeze into a tissue, and put it into a bin as soon as possible. Coughs and sneezes really do spread diseases.
- Keeping yourself and your children warm over the winter, can help prevent illness. Heating your home to at least 18° or 65°F, and wrapping up when you go outside, will help keep your family well.
- Sore throats, colds, coughs, and earaches usually do get better on their own, without antibiotics. If you do feel unwell, drink lots of fluids, rest, and make sure you get at least one hot meal a day. You won't get better overnight. A sore throat usually lasts a week and a cold could last 10 days. You can use paracetamol or ibuprofen, but the best thing to do is to speak to your pharmacist, who can advise on the best medication.
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Understandably, GPs will always get pressure, especially from parents, to prescribe antibiotics every day. And I know that your worst fear is your children getting ill and you want to protect them, but trust us to know when you and your family will need antibiotics; you don't need to ask for them. But if you are prescribed antibiotics, then make sure you finish the course, so they kill off the infection. Don't save or share antibiotics either with anyone else.
6 Ways to Freecycle
We all know that Recycling is a way to help our planet and the environment we live in but today we’re going to talk about a different kind of recycling called Freecycle. Follow along and we'll tell you 6 Ways to Freecycle. Freecycling was born on May 1st, 2003 by Deron Beal of Tucson Arizona who created the website freecycle.org. Freecycle has since grown to over 6,000+ groups with over 10 million members from all over the globe. These groups are usually tied to a certain city near where you live so all you need to do is go to freecycle.org and search for a city near where you live. The search will list all the different items that are being offered for free.
The Freecycle group page for your area is probably the easiest way to get rid of items that you don't need anymore but here are some other ways to Freecycle without using the Freecycle Group page.
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1.) You can always leave your items at the curb with a “FREE” sign attached which is probably the least amount of work required to dispose of your items. The cons about doing this are, it is not a pretty site to see out at the road, items can be damaged from the environment (rain, snow, wind) and not many people will know about it unless your in a high traffic area.
2.) If your work has an area setup to Freecycle this is an fast and easy way to offer your items up for free. The cons are there has to be a physical place to drop off items, certain hours available to drop off and may require an attendant to watch the drop off area.
3.) You can always hold a Freecycle event in your location by coordinating with the local Freecycle group administrator in your area. This is good for getting rid of alot of things all at one time and makes it a fun place to meet other Freecycle people in your area. Con are you need a physical location, only held at a certain location, specific time and date, someone must supervise event.
4.) Give your items to charity like Goodwill, Salvation Army, Habitat For Humanity or other donation facilities. The benefits of donating to charity is you always get a receipt to help reduce your yearly taxes. Cons are you are limited to what items that these places will accept.
5.) Craigslist also has a section where you can list Free items and it connects you with a large amount of viewers. Cons are having to post your phone and email information and having to coordinate a meeting place and time for the donation pickup.
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6.) Last way is to use your local Freecycle group online which is widely available, usually quick, not limited to what you can Freecycle and the person comes to you to pickup goods. and list your items. Cons are email is not protected from spammer like Craiglist, involves correspondence through email or phone and people not showing to pickup the items.
6 Reasons Why To Eat Organic
There are so many reasons to eat organic foods, but unless you know what those reasons are, you might wonder if the extra cost is worth it. I can assure you, it is! Countless studies have shown they’re better for you and your family, all around, but especially in a few key areas. Here are 6 reasons to eat organic foods.
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1. THEY CONTAIN MORE NUTRIENTS
More than 5 decades of research have shown that organic foods are more nutritious. Though research is, of course, still ongoing, and though some studies have shown it’s only marginally more #effective at delivering the nutrition we need, it’s still one of the best reasons to eat organic.
2. THEY’RE FREE OF HARMFUL PESTICIDES
It seems like every few weeks, we’re hearing about the harm caused by certain chemicals in food, most of the #time from a chemical used to grow it. In order for a food to earn the USDA Organic label, it must be grown, handled, and processed naturally, without harmful chemical fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides, antibiotics, and growth hormones. Instead, organic farmers use safer, more natural methods to #grow their crops and animals, like using compost to feed plants and using naturally-derived pesticides.
3. THEY’RE ESPECIALLY BETTER FOR KIDS
Children are especially susceptible to the harm caused by chemicals used to #grow and process our food, so if you have kids, you may want to seriously consider going organic. If you’re concerned about the cost of feeding your family with organic-only foods, then opt for organic where it counts most, by buying organic versions of the appropriately-named Dirty Dozen. They include #fruits and veggies we don’t peel before we eat, like grapes, apples, peaches, berries, and leafy greens.
4. THEY’RE MORE ECO-FRIENDLY
Because organic foods are grown and processed using traditional methods that don’t require harsh chemicals, they’re also better for the environment. Organic farming typically includes crop rotation, which is better for the food and the environment, without spraying soil with chemicals that end up in the soil and water for years after the crops are harvested.
5. MOST OF THE TIME, THEY’RE LOCAL
Because organic #fruits and veggies aren’t sprayed with chemical preservatives, they have much shorter shelf lives, which means they tend to be locally-grown, which is good in so many ways! First, buying local means supporting your local economy. It’s also better for the environment, since it means less trucking is required to bring the produce to market.
6. THEY’RE FRESHER
Again, because organic #fruits and veggies aren’t treated with artificial preservatives, they’re a lot fresher than their non-organic counterparts; an apple treated with chemicals, coated in wax can sit in a bin for weeks after it was picked, so by the time you buy it, it’s not very fresh. But an organic apple will only last for a short #time; when you buy it, it’s fresh and sweet.
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