On today’s weekend show, we’re talking about YouTube and Fine Woodworking as well as getting sponsors
What Are We Talking About
Being a cord-cutter, my main source of viewing entertainment is watching vids on YouTube with woodworking being one of the primary subjects of my viewing pleasure. However, I’m finding myself more and more turned off by the woodworking that is coming out of the popular channels on YT. This is not a slam on the people themselves, because there is some entertainment value in their videos, but merely the quality of the pieces that they are putting out there. I’m concerned now that this is influencing the general public’s opinion in thinking that a 2×6 screwed-together picnic table is better than something you can buy at Ikea simply because it is “handmade”. I know that I am getting more and more inquiries for commissions on these kinds of projects. How do you guys use your channels/influence to shine a light on “fine” furniture? Or is that something that is in your purview? Is there a compromise somewhere between the two sides? Sorry for the lengthy email and thank you for putting out legit woodworking content for this wannabe!
and this question from Chip
hey guys! enjoying your podcast! I was listening to your talk about “the pitfalls of an online business” and have to admit I’m very surprised to learn that your primary source of income does not come from your woodworking business. While I’m not new to woodworking I am a bit new to the business side. So I guess my obvious question is – where does your primary source of income come from? I really don’t know much about sponsors and podcasting, so if there is revenue opportunity there, I’d like to learn about it.
So part 2 of this question is how does one become attractive to a manufacturer to hopefully become a sponsor? And what exactly does a sponsor do?
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