I think the notion of taking your woodworking efforts from a hobby to a vocation is a common daydream for many woodworkers, especially in these tough economic times. Even if you don’t think about it in terms of “quitting your day job,” many of us would like to use our time in the shop as a way to bring in extra money. But actually starting a woodworking business involves a lot more than building a couple of items and trying to sell them on Craigslist. It requires a business plan, marketing and, to be efficient, a well-thought-out means to be organized in your shop with jigs and plans. For most of us, those details are real deal killers.
Why do I bring this up? (Drumroll …) Woodworker’s Journal is excited to announce that we have teamed up with our friends at Eureka Woodworks Inc. and put together a contest that might just help you realize your woodworking dream (and it’s worth over $7,000!).
Eureka sells woodworking “business packages” where you make and sell outdoor Adirondack furniture. They have the most practical program I have ever found for getting into a real woodworking business — and our winner will get their package for free! While no business opportunity is a sure thing, Eureka goes the extra mile to help its partners succeed. To enter our contest, click over to our sign-up page, read the details carefully and submit your entry. The winner will be picked and announced by July 15th. (Note: This Contest Ended 7/15/2010)
Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal