Is there still a market for this?

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My dad is quite proficient at making woodcrafts. Anything from knick knacks/wooden figurines to shelves and tables. For many years he's simply dabbled in woodworking as a hobby, but now would like to actually sell some of the stuff he makes online for profit. My question is this, is there still a market for things of this nature or has time simply passed it by?
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  • Profile picture of the author richdirtygirl
    Originally Posted by Jon Tees View Post

    My dad is quite proficient at making woodcrafts. Anything from knick knacks/wooden figurines to shelves and tables. For many years he's simply dabbled in woodworking as a hobby, but now would like to actually sell some of the stuff he makes online for profit. My question is this, is there still a market for things of this nature or has time simply passed it by?
    Start by looking at Etsy and ebay... you might find what other people are doing and will give you an idea of how profitable it is.

    One carpenter told me once he did good extra money by creating custom boxes for those big speakers, not sure if your dad want to get into that. But it could be a profitable business.

    Laura
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    • Profile picture of the author SEO-IM7
      Hey, well,...
      i think there's always a market for most everthing. The thing you might try to do is "Research" through the search engines. Try entering some keywords related to what you are planning on selling and see if companies are selling what you have to sell. Then try to drill down to a more specific niche to find something you can really focus on and sell that type of item.

      Ex. woodworking > figurines > specific type of figurines etc.

      That may work. Also, it's all about uncovering the keywords. Try drilling down into a more specific niche. Also check auction sites and compare your research with those sellers Already selling that item. If you see that they are succesfully selling that item, then it may be something worth trying to sell online.

      Tip:
      Maybe try ranking a site under some kws and then track the traffic and add a OPT-in form to see IF they are interested. Remember to give them something free so they sign up on the website.


      SEO-IM7
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
        Just be careful of the CPSIA if any of the wood products are children's toys.
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  • Profile picture of the author Davioli
    Why not take another route and sell woodworking plans.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marketstriker
    Woodwork is a kind of a souvenirs. As far as I know not many people can do really good stuff made of wood. Souvenirs will always have a demand. You don't need any money to start to sell it. You can test a demand selling this stuff on auctions. And it will be helpful to find potential competitors and find the special niche which isn't represented in woodwork.
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