Woodshop 101 #011 : Jeremy's Lonely
ON TODAY'S SHOW
Today we talk about how to convert your hobby into a business. We are joined tonight by our guest host April Wilkerson of Wilker Do's.
I would like to remind you if you listen to the show on iTunes to please give us a 5 star rating. It helps us reach a greater audience. scarmike67 said "I listen to every episode of this informative woodworking show. Jeremy and Drew make a great podcast team and also have some great guests to join them. Always looking forward to the next episode! Keep it up guys!"
WHAT'S GOING ON IN OUR SHOP?
Drew - Built a butterfly house for Father's Day with the help of his daughter.
Jeremy - Working on the fireplace mantle and built a Rock-n H Woodshop inspired miter jig for the table saw.
April - Working on the bathroom vanity for her parents.
How to transition your hobby into a full fledged business?
Archie Kinner asked on Patreon "I was wondering what sizes your shops are and are they purpose built for their function. I often laugh when I hear about small shops from the Americas.. my shop is 10' x 11' this contains a Jet Cabinet saw, a Hammer Planer Thicknesser, Jet DC1900 Vortex, Kapex Chop saw, Bench and various other bits.. I get to be very agile when I work."
Joshua Tree Custom Furniture: Drew, I do my pricing on custom orders just the same as you I do sometimes however tack on a little extra depending on the difficulty of the project at hand , but normally it is double the cost of the materials. I have been doing OK with this but sometimes I wander if I should charge less in order to sell more. I feel like where I am located people just do not have the money and will opt for some cheap knock down style furniture versus a durable, solid, custom piece. Any thoughts?
Paul Meyette, I haven't done any craft shows or the like. However for pricing I generally still tailor it to time in and materials. I know my ability and how long it SHOULD take. Plus material. I do also factor in who it is for. I price lower for family and close friends, knowing repeat business is coming. Some things I have done for free. Following Jimmy DiResta's train of thought that if you charge something, you own it forever. If you do it for free, and the customer comes back a year later with an issue, hey, you did it for free. Stop complaining.
There is a giveaway running until June 30th at 11:59 pm central. The item up for grabs is a 1 gallon Epoxy Resin kit from ArtResin. Head over to www.countrysideworkshop.com/giveaway
Patreon, head over to www.patreon.com/Woodshop101 to become a patron of our Patreon Campaign to support this show and receive some cool rewards.
If you listen to us on another medium, please stop by our YouTube Channel and subscribe. We are keeping track of our subscribers because once we reach a certain milestone we will be partnering with different companies to bring you all some great things.
HOW TO CONTACT APRIL
Website : www.wilkerdos.com
Facebook : www.facebook.com/wilkerdos
YouTube Channel : https://www.youtube.com/user/AprilWilkersonDIY
Email : DIYWilkerson@gmail.com
HOW CAN YOU REACH US?
You can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Facebook is www.facebook.com/woodshop101podcast
Twitter : @Woodshop101pod
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCojHQH2cOt2w7dMRxEnBDkw
You can call our Skype name and leave us a voicemail at woodshop101podcast