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Forum topic by Martin Sojka posted 2864 days ago 1757 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Martin Sojka

1893 posts in 3073 days


2864 days ago

Hey jocks,

Mark had an interesting idea in his Project Classifications topic:

“Then, it hit me that some of us are trying sell our work, maybe there could be a category for “Proshop” where marketing, tax, profit/loss, crying on each other’s shoulders, loans made available for small businesses, donations for those in trouble, employment listings for those looking to hire more help, or quit the business and work for others, etc.”

So I’m thinking about introducing new forums section named Woodworking as Business or Running Woodworking Business where you can discuss everything related to making living through woodworking.

Do you like this idea?
Thanks!

-- Martin, http://lumberjocks.com | My Facebook: http://profile.to/msojka


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dennis mitchell

3994 posts in 2915 days


#1 posted 2863 days ago

Sounds like a good idea.

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DataDoc

12 posts in 2863 days


#2 posted 2863 days ago

I’m still hunting for my niche, and intend on selling items once I get some confidence in my abilities. Having a specific forum on this would be great

-- DataDoc, North Carolina, www.craigscrafts.com

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oscorner

4564 posts in 2912 days


#3 posted 2862 days ago

HOW ABOUT A PROFESSIONAL WOODWORKER AND A WOODWORKER IN PROGRESS AS TITLES? ALL WOODWORKERS CONTINUE TO PROGRESS AS THEY GROW AND LEARN NEW SKILLS, SO THE SECOND WOULD COVER EVERYONE FROM THE NOVICE TO THE INTERMEDIATE MYSELF">WOODWORKER AND THE PROFESSIONAL WOODWORKER WOULD BE THE ONE WHO SELLS HIS/HER WORKS OR MAKES A LIVING AT WOODWORKING.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Garry

64 posts in 2852 days


#4 posted 2852 days ago

Great idea. Many of us are in the process trying to develop additonal income from our woodworking craft. It is always interesting to read comments of others experiences.

-- Garry, Engadine, Michigan (Upper Peninsula)

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Martin Sojka

1893 posts in 3073 days


#5 posted 2848 days ago

So, the new forum is live and is named Sweating for Bucks

I’d like to thank Mark, who helped me with the forum title and description, and to everybody who participated in this discussion.

Now it’s time to start some discussions in the new forum ;)

-- Martin, http://lumberjocks.com | My Facebook: http://profile.to/msojka

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Morris Wallace

17 posts in 2913 days


#6 posted 2841 days ago

There is a web site I enjoy reading. It is Woodweb.com. People post lumber for sale and want to buy. Also a question and answer column about installation problem, how to etc. Someone was asking about going into the woodworking business and was asking what he should he work on? How to price or how to do the work? Several comments came in regard to his question. Some said pricing was more important others said craftmanship was more. Someone said if you were single you should work on your dating skills so you could marry someone who was able to support you in your business. I think that is where most of us are, trying to find a way to support our selves so we can be in the woodworking business. Keep on keeping on. Morris

-- Morris Wallace Seffner Fl. www.woodwork@tampabay.rr.com

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