10 Tips for Starting Your Woodworking Business in 2022

10 Tips for Starting Your Woodworking Business in 2022

I want to share my top 10 tips that have helped me grow a woodworking business from the ground up. These woodworking tips and information are not guaranteed to work for you but I hope you get value out of this information and can apply it to your business. My goal is to help you grow your woodworking business and help you make money woodworking. Amazon and other affiliate links are used in this description to help support this channel.

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0:00 Tips for Growing a Business
0:29 Have a Business Plan
1:29 Love What You Do
2:03 It Takes Time to Grow
2:42 Do You NEED That Tool?
3:05 Require a Deposit
3:46 Have an Income Source
4:18 LLC For Woodworking
5:28 How to Find Customers
9:09 Selling Woodwork Online
9:53 Don’t Be Lazy
10:47 Customers Wanting Lower Prices


  1. robert catalogna on April 5, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    Mr. Matt, I just recently found your channel. You sir are very informative and inspiring in both woodworking and spiritual. I love what you do, so thank you for your guidance. I’m looking to start a woodworking business. How do you determine your hourly rate or do you have a formal for determining your price per piece that you make. Thank you in advance.

  2. Holly Martinez on April 5, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    This is very helpful, thank you so much for sharing💗

  3. T Smiley on April 5, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    Hobby builder here that has been slowly building my tools and skills by custom builds throughout my own home. Ready to take the plunge into the hustle and your videos have been very helpful! Thank you for all the work you put in and knowledge you share.

  4. francisco ramirez on April 5, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    Great vid brother . As I’m very close to diving into the business aspect.

  5. Pete G on April 5, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    Love you brother

  6. Kevin Jennings on April 5, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    Awesome Video Man. Just starting a wood turning business myself and there is a lot of good information in here. I actually got my first customer 2 days ago. Now i have to make first articles and revisit so we can set the quantities / costs of each and then I have to GET TO WORK! 🙂

  7. Mike Donnelly on April 5, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    Love the tee shirt message

  8. Michael Enyeart on April 5, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    Thanks for the advise. You gave me a lot to think about. I was planning on trying to sell my outdoor furniture at our local farmer’s markets.

  9. RickeyJimenez on April 5, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    Thank you!

  10. Lou Mays on April 5, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    Thanks for the inspiration, God bless

  11. Chris Whitley on April 5, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    Talk to colleges and junior colleges. They have programs and organizations to help start a business. Right now it’s a great time to do this as there’s money available for this.

  12. David Crook on April 5, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    Great video Matt! Many woodworkers need to HEAR this type of advice. I grew a small Graphic Arts company to over $1M in sales by using these principals alone. The most important of your steps is "Ask For The Sale"!

  13. Ramblin Woodworks on April 5, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    I am watching your recent LIVE stream now and already lovin yall! Great people and super channel. I am excited to watch more.

  14. Digologist on April 5, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    Great info and Motivation Matt! finishing my first sofa table this weekend. I have been procrastinating on it, so I will finally be glad to get it done. It will be a gift to a Aunt In N.C. I will be all over your channel. Keep up the good work and great videos. John.

  15. John B on April 5, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    If you’re looking to start a “woodworking business,” just remember there’s a reason all of these guys are making YouTube their primary source of income, and not selling woodworking.

    Because there are a bazillion people pocket-hole-building a bunch of “farm” furniture and throwing it on Facebook right now. These channels aren’t helping. I don’t condemn them for it- do what makes money.

  16. Dean Tucker on April 5, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    As a mortgage lender, register you business asap. Your going to file your taxes for your new venture on a schedule C. You need two years tax returns to use your new income to qualify for loans. So if you are looking to purchase a new house with a better shop in the future, treat it like a business.

  17. KATools on April 5, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    Is there a design software you recommend to help translate your ideas to paper so the customer can see?

  18. KO’S Workshop on April 5, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    Promo code is not working for some reason

  19. Chris T on April 5, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    Not really a good time right now. Lumber prices are ridiculous

  20. Yaniv Levy on April 5, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    You are an inspiration. I really enjoy your videos.

  21. Dawgfan4life b on April 5, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    Quick question what payments did you take i.e. Venmo, PayPal?? FYI purchased the plans for the bar/standing desk.

  22. Chris Whitley on April 5, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    Buy coffee pot for your shop. Stay off the phone.

  23. Carolina Farming on April 5, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    You’ve been such an inspiration for me since I found your channel so thank you very much for your hard work. And I hope you continue to find greater and greater success.

  24. Steven Young on April 5, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Like the shirt, where can I get one?

  25. Marco Mueller on April 5, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    nice shirt!

  26. Dan Boyer on April 5, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    Love the video. I learned a lot. Thanks and keep up the good work. 👍

  27. Inkblot on April 5, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    I work 4, ten hour days a week, giving me 3 day weekends, which allows me to, hopefully, start building a business. Thank you so much for the tips. God bless!

  28. 731 Woodworks on April 5, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    EASY to follow Build PLANS: https://www.731woodworks.com/store

  29. Dan Dixon on April 5, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    Happy 5 Year Anniversary Matt.

    (You said you started in Feb 2017😉)

  30. Ramblin Woodworks on April 5, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    Great video! I just found this video and your channel. It’s very informative and inspiring. I have wanted to have a woodworking business for many years and have tried a few times in various ways with no luck. It’s so hard to get people to pay what things are worth these days. But I am going to try again this year. I do a variety of small scale woodworking including scrollsawn names and decoration, carved signs, cutting boards and charcuterie boards, games, puzzles, carved spoons and hiking sticks, and custom work. I also have a goofy channel just sharing my life and trying to help people smile. Thank you sir for sharing! I will be watching more. Have a blessed day.🙂

  31. jay brunn on April 5, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    All great advice! Thanks Matt!

  32. Dave Horn on April 5, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    Always chasing the dream, no matter what it is.
    Building barrister bookcase now.
    Best of luck.

  33. Kris Rothman on April 5, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    Well I am trying to get started with my own business so let see how this works. I have been in love with this stuff since Norm and the new Yankee work shop. Trying to show a picture of my shop but it will not let me.

  34. dafirnz on April 5, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    I’ve seen some stuff for sale on places like Facebook and have no idea how people are making any money. I’ll admit, I’ve sold some stuff too cheap, but I’ve seen some stuff out there that barely covers the cost of the lumber.

  35. Brett's Basement Woodshop on April 5, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    Hey Matt, great advice! And I love the shirt!
    I mentioned you in my latest video https://youtu.be/pP7gNiWcpSs I hope that’s okay.

  36. Noah Lynch on April 5, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    What if your wife tells you that woodworking is not a sustainable way of having an income!!?

  37. Jerwin Marto on April 5, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    The ending got me. I just put my phone on charge. 😂 Thank you, Matt!! 💪

  38. Mayson Sherwood on April 5, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    Great video. As soon as I get a space for a workshop I’m going all in. My one stall garage is not enough right now

  39. Christopher Pascale on April 5, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    Where can I find that shirt you are wearing?

  40. MacKenzie LumberMill on April 5, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    Great advice Matt, thanks so much

  41. TheNeedlessMage on April 5, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    Thanks for this, Matt! A friend of mine sent me this video as I’ve been toying with getting into business. I’ve built stuff for friends and family for years so I’m fairly confident in my woodworking skills, but I know I’m pretty clueless about actually going into business. This has been a great help.

  42. Dylan Storry on April 5, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    Such an inspiration! Got 15 orders my first two weeks thanks to you. Love the vids!

  43. latengocomoburro on April 5, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    0:12 You borrowed and you never returned them. 🙁

  44. NeeNockerHyland on April 5, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    Just subscribed pal
    Thanks for the video and much love from the UK 👌

  45. Tom Clark on April 5, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    “Let people know that you’re the go to person for that type of project.” That’s the best advice for any business start up IMO.

  46. Dale Verhaeghe on April 5, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Love watching your videos. Very good content. Just wondering if you’ll do a video on taking pallet wood and making it into something. Haven’t watched all your videos so I don’t know if you have done one of them are not yet. Keep up the great work

  47. scot chrysler on April 5, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    Due to being diagnosed with Distal Muscular Atrophy and losing my job due to COVID related issues I retired at 61 years of age. I am on a fixed income so I cannot afford to send you any “gifts” but I wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your YouTube videos! I have gone back to my roots and started building farmhouse furniture (I actually sold a quilt ladder and a craft table). I do all my work in a 12’x 12’ uninsulated shed. Keep up the good work.

  48. Decent wood art on April 5, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    Thanks for uploading new video i am your new subscriber🇵🇰

  49. Michael Taylor on April 5, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    Love what you stand for my friend! I joined the crew BTW! Virtual fist bump, BAM!

  50. Woodworks by Grampies on April 5, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    Hola! 🖐 Thanks for this video and for your insight. You motivation and inspiration comes through as you speak it with passion! Please keep these videos coming. Take care and have a good one 😀 👊