ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How To Make Money Selling Firewood

Updated on August 4, 2010

How To Make Money Selling Firewood

Selling firewood is an excellent way to make money! And best of all a lot of times you can get your product for free or nearly free. This article will hopefully help you get started in this opportunity.

The first thing you will need to do is find a place to store your wood until it is ready to be sold. Find a place that is dry. If you don't keep your wood dry people probably won't want to buy your wood if it is wet. Also when it is wet it rots easier. You could store your wood in a garage if you have one available. This is probably one of the best places to store it as garages are protected from rain and other natural elements. You could also use a shed or another building. If none of these are available you could find a cement area and just cover your wood with tarp. Try to keep it off the direct ground as this is more likely to attract bugs and moisture to your wood.

Once you have a place to store your wood you will want to build your inventory of wood. There are a number of ways to do this. but here are some ideas.

MILL ENDS: Contact places such as lumber yards, mills, woodworking and furniture manufacturers and ask them if they have any mill ends you could have or purchase. Some may just give them to you others may charge a small fee. If they charge make sure the price is low enough for you to make a profit. You can get them by the truckload and package them into bags and sell them by the bag.

GET WOOD FROM NEIGHBORS: You could offer to haul away scrap fences, trees, and other wood scraps for neighbors. You could do it for free or charge them and make a little extra money. Most people would probably be happy to just give them to you if you especially if you don't charge them. You could also add a tree removal service for people and collect the wood from trees you remove.

FOREST: If it is legal in your area you could collect wood from forests. You may have to get a permit if you choose this option so check your local law before doing this option. You could contact the BLM or the Forest Service for a start. Do Not collect from national parks as this is definitely illegal. Also get permission before collecting on private property.

Once you have collected the wood you need you will want to process it. First clean out all the ones with paint, metal, and other junk stuff and throw them out or sell them cheap or free. These pieces are less desirable because they do not burn as clean. The best wood would be from logs but people may be interested in boards and other scrap as well.

After It is sorted using a chainsaw you will want to cut the boards and logs into 2 foot lengths. Using an ax you will want to split any logs you have. You can get an ax and a chainsaw from the amazon links on this page.

After it is cut you will want to season your wood. This is basically cutting your wood down and letting it sit for 6 months. This gives it time to dry and cure. You can find more info on that around the web. Unless you cut your wood from a live tree you may be able to skip this step.

After it is cut and seasoned and cut you will want to bundle it. Get some sturdy cord and bundle them in to easy to handle sizes. You can sell your wood by the bundle or the truckload or however you want.

Once it is bundled if is ready to sell. You can advertise through ads in the newspaper or on places like Craigslist. You could also put a sign on your property advertising it for sale. This will also help customers find you. You could even go as far as making a website though it is not required. Remember the more you advertise the more you are likely to make. Now go out and start making money.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • SkelbimaiTaip profile image

      SkelbimaiTaip 

      3 years ago from lithuania Kaunas

      interesting article

    • profile image

      dr jim 

      6 years ago

      wow don't quit your day job worst five minutes of my life reading this

    • profile image

      cait 

      7 years ago

      does it matter how you spell it? screw off

    • profile image

      topper harley 

      8 years ago

      ax! did you skip spelling class?

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)