Would You Like To Be A Professional Woodworker ? Here’s How!
I am very sure everybody going through life with no woodworking experience always said to themselves “I want to become a professional woodworker,”. Despite saying this, they never signup for any program to learn what they need to know, they just go ahead looking for a job as a woodworker. It is not that it does not happen. The reason is the only thing that baffles me.
Every professional woodworker known today discovered their talent and also their aspiration for woodworking and nurtured it. Some discovered themselves while they wereyoung, some discovered while not so young, but they eventually discovered it. Some found themselves in woodworking because they felt it was necessary: they wanted luxuries that they couldn’t afford to purchase and decided to build them. For some set of people it started as a hobby for relaxation. At some point they must have said to themselves, “It wouldn’t be a bad idea to be a professional woodworker.”
If this thought has ever occurred to you, let me tell you something: When you take a hobby and transform it into your profession, it stops to be a hobby rather an occupation. Accompanying this change comes responsibilities that were never there. Something that was a hobby to you totally becomes your Job.
If you have different capabilities and assets, it can be a profitable and satisfactory job, leading to a more pleasurable life style. And if this is not the case, it can turn into a worst nightmare. Here are some of the capabilities you must possess to be a professional woodworker?
Adequate Money Management
This is not as difficult for most as time management, but it is less analyitcal. As a professional woodworker, you must be frugal and also keep spending within the limits of your income. That regular paycheck will not be coming in anymore. Now that professional woodworking is your occupation, you need to be able to save during the good times and economize when they get tight so that you can survive.
Proper Time Management
There is a need for you as a professional woodworker to get up and go to work when it’s time to go so as to work, even when you are the boss and there is no one there to chastise you for coming late. Also, you must be able to put off the lights and go home when the time is right. There has to be a proper schedule between your work and your time so that achieve anything there is to achieve in a timely manner, but there is no need to push the rest of your life aside to do become a professional woodworker.
To become a professional in woodworking, you have to believe that you can do it. If you are nor sure that your work would sell, or you are not sure that you can handle overseeing a business, or that you cannot be self disciplined enough to attain the necessary time management and money management, then you need go back and think about being a professional woodworker a while longer. Don’t let the fact that you do not like what you do currently push you into some romantic thought that you are not ready for.
Before considering whether to be a professional woodworker, you need to have the tools required to carry out your specific area of professional woodworking. I will be talking further on tooling-up in the future, so as to help those what are not yet ready to take the embark into professional woodworking.
If you find it difficult to have or startup a conversation with people or lack the knowledge of what you do to explain the details plainly to the less-informed, there is need for you to tackle this before becoming a professional woodworker. You cannot sell your work without being able to sell yourself – your capabilities and expertise – only if you have a someone that can and will do the talking for you while you focus yourself to becoming a professional at woodworking.
Strong Financial Foundation
It might have occurred to you in life that, “This would be the perfect time for me to go full time with my woodworking.” It is not all the time however, that these situations are good opportunities. Retirement is a very good chance, but getting fired or disliking that boss that your company just assigned might not be. Before embarking into full time professional woodworking, you need to be sure that there is sufficient finances laid up to help you and your household through the early phase, which can be for a couple of years. Several small businesses failed in their first 5 years and most of these is as a result of insufficient capitalization.
This does not apply if you are not married and there is no one counting on you. Every other person who aren’t in this category and wants to be a professional woodworker need to talk this plan over with their partner and children, because any decision you make will affect them all and that time will come that you will need their support.
Get an Online Program
There are several online programs that helps in nurturing woodworking talents and also make you a professional woodworker even if you do not have the talent. A very good one that we would like to recommend is Ted’s Woodworking Plans. It has been of great help to a lot of people and has made woodworking laymen become professionals. You can read a review on Ted’s Woodworking Plans by clicking on the link provided below.