I am looking for advice on marketing and selling my woodworking. I absolutly love making things and figuring out how to do new projects. Im always learning something. Lumber jocks has helped me and given me that push again that ive not been able to find!Thank you all!
A little about me. Im 32 yrs old and i worked a factory job for 10 years. Ive had severe chrones since i was about 17 and have had surgery for it and have been on many differant meds for it. My dad passed away from cancer/chrones 7 years ago. I would love to have a 8 to 5 job but its not realistic due to my chrones. After my dad passed i have looked at life differantly. Anyways enough about me and back to my issues! My wife and i have gone to craft fairs, flee markets and everywhere you could imagine to sell woodworking. We have done well and we have done horrible! I dont mark my stuff up very high. In reality im probly not making a profit when i do sell something. I have been trying to find stores in wisconsin that would buy at a discount and then they would sell at a profit. I have my woodworking in one store as of now. Am i missing something here? Im not trying to make a million dollars but it would be nice to at least pay some bills.
Im just frustrated i guess. I am just wondering if anyone out there sees what im missing! For example i have made some cutting boards up and i am very happy with them and there quality. I have put the highest price being 50$ on my best one and people think im crazy. I was looking on the web and found one that was poorly put together with shooty craftsmanship and it sold for 130$. I know every place you go will have differnt dollar amounts on things. I have an etsy account and i can raise the price up 40% and sell it there but even that is only one or two thing here and there.
If anyone has any advice that can help me please comment! It is greatly appreciated and i will hopefully be in the position to hand it down and help someone else down the road.