Starting a home based woodworking business is fun. You gather the plans of what you’re going to make. You splurge on new equipment and you set up your shop. You start making things. And then, you wait. You wait for people to notice. You wait for people to come buy these great things you’ve made. But if you wait too long, you won’t be in business any more.
When you have a home based woodworking business, whether you are making bunk beds, cabinets or chairs, you need to become your own best salesforce. Even if your products are the best on the market, people can’t buy them if they don’t know about them. You could spend a lot of money on advertising, but you probably don’t need to. There are a lot of things you can do on a tight budget. If you’ve learned woodworking, you can learn how to do sales too. [Read more…]