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Crafts and Do-It-Yourself - Niche Market #11

RT Cunningham | January 6, 2021 (UTC) | Blogging

craftsCrafts and Do-It-Yourself projects are the bases for hobbies that can cost a little or a lot, depending on the subject. They’re also the bases for self-employed occupations. The start-up costs can also be a little or a lot, depending on the occupation.

The Crafts and Do-It-Yourself Niche Market

This major category includes the following subcategories. They are not all-encompassing. These are just the ones that appear high up in search engine queries.

My Experience With Crafts and Do-It-Yourself Projects

If I told you I can remember every experience I’ve had with crafts and do-it-yourself projects, I would be lying. Also, there are some things that some people consider do-it-yourself that are marginally so.

Most of what I remember occurred in elementary or high school. I studied drafting in the 7th grade and industrial arts in the 8th grade. I can’t remember what years of high school I was in when I had wood shop, metal shop and architecture. Money was an issue. I never had enough to complete any projects and my grades suffered as a result.

Carpentry interested me the most, but wood shop only covered coffee tables and related items. I’m sure I could amass a small fortune if I ever had the desire to get back into it. Bed frames, headboards, night stands, coffee tables and end tables made with solid wood are in high demand. Proper lumber treatment beforehand and proper finishing, without making an item exorbitantly expensive, would get me a lot of repeat business.

Ah, but I’m getting too old to start anything up, and I don’t have the funds to buy the necessary equipment. I can always dream, of course.

Photo Attribution: Lubos Houska from Pixabay

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