How to Make Money Woodworking in 2023

How to Make Money Woodworking in 2023

In this video, I share with you how my wife and I grew our woodworking business from zero to bringing in over $30,000 in revenue per year just as a side hustle. These are seven ways that proved useful to help me grow my business. These business building methods include woodworking projects that sell, how to price woodworking projects, how to find customers and more! Amazon and other affiliate links are used in this description and help support this channel.

🎥 Videos I Mentioned
5 Woodworking Projects that Sell – https://youtu.be/7pIKH-BCLoA
How to Grow an Etsy Store – https://youtu.be/LxoOD8s9e6s
How to Ship Woodworking Projects – https://youtu.be/t2Lp4HuGTyU
Dealing with Customers – https://youtu.be/I0qJFCuy–M
Pricing Woodworking Projects – https://youtu.be/X-FuYMEwyFk

📝 Woodworking PLANS – https://www.731woodworks.com/store
✝️ Story of Jesus: http://story4.us/731Woodworks

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Business Made Simple – https://amzn.to/3JmxqUX
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Dream Big – https://amzn.to/3zlChB4

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50 Comments

  1. Jesse Daniel Drew on June 28, 2023 at 1:40 pm

    I began watching you a couple years ago. Glad to see how big your channel has grown. God bless



  2. wes drew on June 28, 2023 at 1:41 pm

    Or your lying and you use YouTube to fund your business and use the claim to lure people in !



  3. Sherri Shunk on June 28, 2023 at 1:41 pm

    I have learned so much in the short time I’ve been watching you. Thank you so much!! Grateful and blessed



  4. Mark Tippett on June 28, 2023 at 1:41 pm

    Honestly, the reason I started watching your videos, in large part, was because of you T-shirts.



  5. Relly Macatao on June 28, 2023 at 1:42 pm

    ❤👍👏



  6. The Handsome Devil on June 28, 2023 at 1:43 pm

    Once again a great video and great tips



  7. Star Walsh on June 28, 2023 at 1:44 pm

    Market place is a waste of time I’m losing my shirt on this wood working venture. Between tools and projects I’m almost broke I wish I never bothered. I’m on disability and can’t work a regular job , there goes my savings



  8. Clint Watson on June 28, 2023 at 1:46 pm

    You’ve never read the whole Bible? Me either and have always felt bad about that. However, I Love The LORD and know Jesus died and was risen for my sins! That comment struck a cord with me, thank you!



  9. 4 Corner Services home improvment on June 28, 2023 at 1:47 pm

    Thank you for this video.
    Thank you for honoring God.
    I have been self employed my whole life, started knocking on doors when i was young asking what can i do for you to get paid. Did my military time. Got a J.O.B. and started knocking on doors again. Started a home improvement company. Pretty much retired now I still work 6 – 10 days a month. I have been wanting to start a wood shop business. Thank you for reminding me to put the work in and always honor God. Again thank you.



  10. John Klein on June 28, 2023 at 1:47 pm

    Jesus is The Way The Truth and The Life!



  11. Chris Cary on June 28, 2023 at 1:48 pm

    It brings a huge smile on my face to know your warrior of faith. God bless…. You more 🙏



  12. Demosthenes Locke on June 28, 2023 at 1:48 pm

    Brother, I wish I could shake your hand, buy you a cup of coffee, or break bread together as families. You provide so much more than just good woodworking tips. May He continue to bless you.



  13. Stewart’s Woodworks on June 28, 2023 at 1:49 pm

    Matt, great video! Actually, one of the most concise ones yet for me, very well put together and full of very useful information. My little side hustle is just starting up and is at an exciting point right now. God is good. Hoping His best for you and Amy



  14. Ryan Rhoten on June 28, 2023 at 1:50 pm

    Great video, Matt!



  15. coolinken on June 28, 2023 at 1:51 pm

    This video was extremely helpful. It was practical, insightful and packed with firsthand experience. Thank you very much! Also, kudos to you for your boldness with your faith. May GOD continue to bless you and your mission.



  16. Sunset Cove Builds on June 28, 2023 at 1:56 pm

    Great video!! Appreciate the insight for us just starting out.



  17. Julie Henderson on June 28, 2023 at 1:56 pm

    Your thoughts on construction to meet "orders" before the build.



  18. Joshua Tatro on June 28, 2023 at 1:56 pm

    I’ve been watching your videos for about a month now, and like everyone else find your perspective and insights super helpful. It was also interesting to hear you (briefly!) address your faith and mission, which I really appreciated. I don’t happen share that faith (or all the same views regarding policing in our country), but I can 110% respect how your faith gives you strength and purpose, and that when you see hardworking people that love and care for your community, you want to recognize and honor them. It’s never pushy, vain, or holier-than-thou, it’s just there to remind people to actually think about their perspectives and that they have the same options in life that you do. It’s refreshing, and I wish more people could take that route, because it builds mutual understanding and respect rather than tearing those things down.

    And then of course there’s the generosity of your time in making these videos and sharing your knowledge. Obviously that humility and altruism is paying off, but I get the sense you’d do the same even if it didn’t, so thank you, sincerely.



  19. Flint Designs on June 28, 2023 at 1:57 pm

    Praise God for your commitment to spreading the Gospel. I found your channel a few months ago and I’m glad I did. I started my own business last year making epoxy countertops and other epoxy projects. I just recently started woodworking and your videos and plans are great. Keep spreading the Word and making content for us to watch.



  20. Leveling up on the Narrow Path on June 28, 2023 at 1:58 pm

    wow god bless i like this idea. I was actually thinking of starting a wood working business, and integrating Jesus as well. Love your work



  21. SXS Videos Zach Nash on June 28, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    Another awesome video!



  22. B B on June 28, 2023 at 2:00 pm

    Excellent video, thank you for the advice. Having a mission mindset really changes everything. I discovered this way of thinking from another great book called "It’s Good to be a Man". I highly recommend picking it up in one form or another. It’s all about biblical masculinity, what it is to not just be male, but to be good at being a man.

    God bless you and your family, I always enjoy seeing a new video of yours pop up.



  23. Turner Lee on June 28, 2023 at 2:05 pm

    Matt – THANK YOU, brother. Helpful direction and great recommendations. I appreciate you so much.



  24. Just Go Away on June 28, 2023 at 2:05 pm

    Great ideas 731. Sure do enjoy your channel and your witness.



  25. Matthew Culver on June 28, 2023 at 2:06 pm

    Do you ever use pallets



  26. Paul g on June 28, 2023 at 2:06 pm

    i liked this… totally won me over



  27. Mike Row on June 28, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    As someone without faith, I really respect the way you go about presenting yours. If I were inclined to seek it out, it’s available to me in a simple manner, but (and respectfully) I’m not inclined to want to know about your faith mission, yet I can happily watch your vlogs without feeling like it’s being pushed onto me, this gain all the other information you present.



  28. John Hill on June 28, 2023 at 2:09 pm

    Love your videos. Love the shirts too! Where do you get them



  29. Creto De Cristo on June 28, 2023 at 2:12 pm

    As soon as you recommended Goff’s book, I went to Audible and downloaded it. Now that I finished the book, I finished your video. Thank you.

    There is SO much more to say, but for now, thank you is enough.



  30. Charles on June 28, 2023 at 2:14 pm

    The shirts are pretty cool, but everyone knows we’re here for the beard! I’ve been trying to rebuild my woodworking business and the area I moved to is a huge culture shock. If they can’t hold it in their hands and haggle for their deal, they don’t really want it. It doesn’t help that the few woodworkers around here price things so cheap there’s no way they’re making money. Those stove covers you show go for about 30-40 bucks which is insane.



  31. Roger on June 28, 2023 at 2:15 pm

    I was hoping that you could give feedback on the best bench top jointer and the setup process – was it a nightmare or fairly straightforward.



  32. DaydreamingArtist on June 28, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    Ya lost me at "Jesus"….. goodbye 👎



  33. SMG IBV on June 28, 2023 at 2:19 pm

    Best part around @ 9:25 😉



  34. CA Rasmussen on June 28, 2023 at 2:20 pm

    Really having trouble with motivation.
    I’ll write down my goals and check out those books.



  35. Chris Cary on June 28, 2023 at 2:20 pm

    When you start like me when do I get a LLC? Right away?



  36. joshua brinsfield on June 28, 2023 at 2:21 pm

    Local Arkansan, I’ve been debating getting into woodworking. My biggest deal is finding material without paying the high retail prices at the hobby lobby for men(Home Depot)



  37. thedoorguycharlie on June 28, 2023 at 2:26 pm

    Good job 7. Can I call you 7? I’ve watched so many of your videos that I feel like I know you. One of my favorite channels. Thank you for your effort. I understand what it takes to produce a video to publish. It doesn’t just jump from the camera to YouTube…



  38. Chris Cary on June 28, 2023 at 2:27 pm

    When you use construction lumber , do you dry it? You may have a video , but if not could you make one concerning wood moisture .



  39. Hectatus Breakfastus on June 28, 2023 at 2:27 pm

    I’m fairly new to your channel but I have been watching a lot of your videos. I’ve been noticing that a lot of us woodworkers are Christians. Although I’m pretty certain that Jesus has us all beat with his carpentry skills. He is a miracle worker 😉 God bless you and your family.



  40. Tom Bodet on June 28, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    Hey 731, your Amazon link…heh. "start with shy"



  41. gnlman on June 28, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    Thank you Matt. Always great motivating videos.



  42. Elite Lawn on June 28, 2023 at 2:29 pm

    👊😎



  43. Wallace Workshop on June 28, 2023 at 2:31 pm

    Great video. I formed my LLC last year with the end goal of making it a full time business. Slow start but I have my mission. I’m going to start listening to one of the books while I finish my current project.



  44. Rex Seven on June 28, 2023 at 2:31 pm

    Can you make a video showing me the process of turning my wood shop into an infomercial?



  45. Lincoln Dickerson on June 28, 2023 at 2:33 pm

    On the list of books everyone should read is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephan Covey. It will change how you do everything and in this context it will help you grow your business



  46. 731 Woodworks on June 28, 2023 at 2:37 pm

    5 Woodworking Projects that Sell – https://youtu.be/7pIKH-BCLoA



  47. Boo K on June 28, 2023 at 2:37 pm

    Great video



  48. Here for the videos on June 28, 2023 at 2:37 pm

    It wasn’t a sign it’s the cost of our technology always listening.



  49. Stephen Bozzone on June 28, 2023 at 2:38 pm

    For those budget minded folks like myself; you can check out audio books from your local library for free.



  50. Christopher Simon on June 28, 2023 at 2:39 pm

    Do you still only do this part time?