Woodwork as a Business

Getting Started
Money Matters
Welcome to Passion for Woodwork
Written by Web Master   
Saturday, 17 February 2007

If you have every thought about making money from your woodwork craft hobby, This is the place to be.  Here at Passion for Woodwork  we provide quality business advice, hints and tips to help turn your passion to profit. There is money to be made from your hobby and with the right advice and a little effort you can live the life of your dreams. Working at what you love and making money from it.


For a while now we have been selling a book called "Woodworking as a Business : Turning Your Passion to Profit" Image

The book has been a staple for many people building a woodworking craft  business. Take a look at it here .


So why start the Passion for Woodwork site ?



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Last Updated ( Saturday, 21 April 2007 )
Neighbors complain about business
Written by Derryck   
Thursday, 15 March 2007

In the BoxPeople all over the world have started a wood work based business of their own.

Take Kenneth Shown for instance he started a business building pine boxes (coffins) and then found that his neighbours were not as happy about the business.

As usual it was noise, traffic and growth of the business that the neighbours disliked. He had started building coffins in his basement,and it took a bit of a zoning change to obtain the blessing of the local athorities. But it appears he's on his way. The local planning commission is allowing him to continue: with some caveats (conditions). He can't hire employees so expansion at this location is limited and he has restricted hours he can perform the work. Among other things and he must deal with the dust collection also. But at least he's on this way. Read some more..

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 14 March 2007 )
Woodworking Supplies
Written by derryck   
Thursday, 17 January 2008

Let’s face it; woodworking supplies are one of the items you consider may already have a reasonable back stock. By woodworking supplies, we are referring to hardwoods or softwoods types of supplies etc. This is one of the primary areas that separate a true businessperson and a hobbyist. There’s only one-way to buy raw materials for a business: wholesale, wholesale, wholesale. If you are buying materials from a retailer, regardless of whether they were on sale or not, you are paying the retailers profit margin and overhead. To really effectively find raw materials, you’ll need to seek out wholesalers or distributors and buy materials in larger quantities than your previous retail purchases.

Once you’ve planned your initial budget for outgoing money, you need to make a plan to get incoming money. Most woodworkers find the process of planning their rates troublesome. We’ll discuss a variety of methods for planning your billing rates.

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