Starting a woodworking business is a good idea when you’re really skilled in the art of working with wood and making nice products from it. If you also have the necessary woodworking tools needed to startup, then you ready to get started with your business.
However, only skill and the right tools are not enough to start a successful woodworking business. You still need people or customers to buy your product or hire you for your services. This is the part that is difficult for most people.
Even though they undoubtedly have the skill, they find it difficult to turn that skill into profit because they just can’t find customers to pay for their services.
If you’re in that situation, it’s time to cheer up because, I’m going to highlight simple cost effective ways for you to advertise your woodworking business and start earning from it right now.
The first way I would recommend is through word of mouth. Like it or not, word of mouth is still a very cost effective way to advertise your woodworking business, especially if you’re living in an area that is not quite large.
You can start with family members and friends. Getting them to know that they can hire your services for their woodworking needs is a good way to start advertising your woodworking business.
People are usually happy to hire people they know and trust, so telling your family and friends is the first thing you need to do when starting a woodworking business because there are the ones that will most likely hire you as someone just starting up.
Also, any product or work you do for them will also act as an ad for you because other people will see that and will likely inquire about the woodworker behind it.
Another cost effective way you can start advertising your woodworking business is through social media. A major chunk of the world’s population are on social media every day, and I belt majority of the people in your area also use social media every day.
So, why not take advantage of that to advertise your work. Take good pictures of projects you have completed and post them on social media.
Good example of social media sites that will work very well for you are Pinterest and Facebook. Pinterest is a very good one because you can post as many pictures as you want, and if it’s really good, it can easily get viral before you even know it.
Facebook is another great social media site that a lot of people use daily. Get the message across to your friends on Facebook and they will probably share it with their friends as well.
Provided you have the skills and a modest woodworking shop with the basic woodworking tools you need, you are already geared for success if you put the above tips to work right now.