They say that charity begins at home and that is very true. If you love woodworking and want to make some money out of it, selling your products to the local community is an inexpensive way of making that extra money. There are various ways that you can get your neighbors and friends to buy your woodcrafts.
Getting your local community to buy your woodcrafts will need you to first study what your local community is all about. You need to study the area that you live in and have all the demographics at hand. There are areas that have many households that are made of young families. This therefore means that such a locality will definitely see parents desperately look for toys for their young ones. If this is so, then making wooden toys and other children playing items that are made of wood will prove to be a great idea. Knowing what your community is all about will see you come up with relevant wooden items that have ready market.
Secondly, do not assume that people will automatically know that you make wood crafts. At times word may get round in an informal way yet this might take so much time. You need to advertise your products. A simple way to do this is advertising on the local daily. Another way is by clearly having your home adored with the various wood items that you have made. If it is a garden bench, let it be visible to people even those who are just passing by. People always have a tendency of seeking referrals when they spot a great craft and thus you should take advantage of this.
You can also get to use the internet. Set up a website that clearly shows what you have to offer. You need to put up pictures of some of the sample work that you have done in the past. You need to associate your website with your locality. It is a fact that many people nowadays prefer to buy their items online for it is a much more convenient method and also because of competition, goods here are quite affordable.
Finally, know that potential customers will prefer to buy things from an online store that is in their locality so as to avoid the high shipping costs. Having a website will serve your local market and your international market. Putting up a website is an affordable and great way to advertise your products.