Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'business'

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Going Pro (the information most dismiss)

01-18-2008 07:09 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 27 comments »

Inspired by Odie Odie has been sharing some incredible information with the LJ group. There is more gold in there than many may even realize. An Oblique View Here is some information that does not seem directly related to woodworking success and is often dismissed. But one must understand is that it is about business, not woodworking. So that means the principles of business, marketing, and social psychology apply. Go to the Small Business Administration. They will help you with s...

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"Hobbit Holes in MyWorld" --by RusticWoodArt #26: Drupes and Drupaceous Nuts as Tung Oil

08-31-2008 06:31 AM by frank | 19 comments »

Drupes and Drupaceous Nuts as Tung Oil So lets cut to the center of the fruit….like cutting to the quick, and talk about China Wood Oil, wood nut oil or just plain ‘tung oil’. And since we’re talking in the language of botany, maybe it would be best too first say that tung oil is not a true nut, but is a fruit that comes to us as a drupe or what is also called ‘stone fruit’. Definition of a drupe….stone fruit is: ’’a one-seeded indehisc...

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RESTART to Starting Your Business #1: We Are Back, With A New Beginning

06-27-2008 11:42 PM by Ad Marketing Guy - Bill | 9 comments »

Hi Friends, in an effort to live up to my promise, and as requested by numerous friends at Lumberjocks, and after 2 European business trips, and a few battery charges I have restarted this blog. I have created a new blog site which already contains quite a bit of information. I have started the blog outside LJ’s for 2 reasons; I can increase mega content faster and easier, and I also wanted to show you how simple/fast YOU can get online with little time and effort. Please enjoy the site/bl...

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My path to professional woodworking #1: A good read about charging people money for your skills

01-09-2010 05:47 AM by hangdog | 12 comments »

I stumbled across an article today. It was linked from the Wood Whisperer newsletter. You can find a link at the end of this article. It touched on a few good points about why we struggle with charging an appropriate amount for our efforts. To summarize, (and relate it to our specific craft) it said we do three main things wrong when deciding on a price. The first is taking our ability for granted. This comes natural to us. It’s no big deal. How can we charge hundreds or thousands of do...

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Marketing and Selling your woodworking #5: Image (finding the right market)

07-02-2013 12:08 PM by huff | 5 comments »

I mentioned very early in my series that image is so important when it comes to marketing yourself and your business. Too many times a woodworker overlooks two very important factors when trying to market and sell their work. 1. Image; The typical woodworker thinks they are only selling their woodworking. Don’t forget; you’re selling yourself, your business, your image and your professionalism as much as you are selling your woodworking. Your overall image a customer has of you and ...

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Marketing and Selling your woodworking #6: Galleries, Consignment shops and more

07-03-2013 11:43 AM by huff | 6 comments »

Galleries; Art galleries, craft galleries, co-op galleries can be another way to get your woodworking in front of the buying public. There are thousands of Galleries available to a woodworker. They may not be in your town, but guaranteed there are some close enough for you to check out and possibly use for part of your marketing. You do need to understand how most galleries work though; most galleries don’t pay for your inventory up front, but takes a commission when the item is sold. ...

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Woodworking and making a living

04-09-2008 05:29 AM by Tim & Candy Hicks | 14 comments »

I think one of the biggest factors in making money with woodworking or any other kind of craft, is making sure that there is a market for it. You might be able to sell one place and not the other and it all depends on what people want. Tim and I started our business 3 years ago, last year “2007” we made $20,000 just off our wood products. We were thrilled with this because in 2006 we only made $5000. We expect this year to surpass last years income. I think one thing with wha...

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Marketing and Selling your woodworking #7: Marketing and Selling on the Internet

07-04-2013 12:09 PM by huff | 1 comment »

The internet has given us an entirely new opportunity for marketing and selling. It gives us the ability to reach millions of people around the world with a simple click of a button; to be able to sit behind a keyboard and reach out and touch everyone……………..if it was only that easy. But it is true that the internet has given us the ability to reach a greater number of potential customers without ever leaving our home. So let’s talk about some of the different ways you may be able to...

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Parallel jaw leg vise

07-04-2012 10:28 PM by Boatman53 | 17 comments »

For about a year now I’ve been trying to refine the detail of my parallel jaw leg vise and I think I’ve got all the kinks worked out. My son put together this video of the bench I built this past winter that uses the chain leg vise. I’m in the process of getting quotes for the parts so I can offer these for sale. I’ve been making all the parts myself up to this point and I’m not a cnc. Take a look at the video and I welcome comment and discussions. It can be ret...

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So you think you can go pro ? :) #1: Introduction to your new business

11-15-2010 05:21 AM by sawblade1 | 6 comments »

Good evening LJ’s I am writing this blog to be totally transparent about being in business, not so much as what conventional business people teach (this varies locally) or sugar cote and tell you it is easy street, because if it is I still haven’t found the map or the street. But this blog series is to show some of the learning experiences I been fortunate to learn. One of the first things you need to ask yourself is “am I willing to lose” if you aren’t willing ...

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