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  1. Moses Minchuk

    Moses Minchuk Member

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    I love chopping and splitting wood. I'm trying to learn a programming language called html and css. Does anyone have any ideas?
     
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  2. Rezonate

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    Maybe you can start a recycling wood business or provide fire logs to the public. The forestry business is kind of slowing down at the moment and with groups like green peace who are trying to slow down the cutting of wood and trees I think you're better off taking a different approach
     
  3. briannagodess

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    Wood furniture is a good business to venture into here in our country. There are plenty of wood furniture makers who specialise in desk making, chair making, just about any furniture you can think of. There are also wood carvers who make statues or figures out of wood. That is also another great business venture you can think about.

    With regards to learning HTML and CSS, maybe you can use the internet to market your items online. With a proper web design and utilisation of resources, you may be able to break into a niche that you are personally confident in. I wish you good luck in your business venture!
     
  4. Federico.Gimeno

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    Chopping and Splitting wood... Hmm sounds to me that you could become a wood carver / sculptor and sell your work in your site, i'd give it a try.
     
  5. ReadmeByAmy

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    Maybe a Wood Carving business is a nice idea for your interest in woods. If you had the skills and talents with regards to carving you can try this idea.
     
  6. Vinaya.Ghimire

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    you can grow money on trees. Find a land, plant trees.In 10 or 15 years, you will have a forest of timber. Sell it and make money.
     
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  7. doodles67

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    There's actually a few businesses that come to mind. I was just at Lowe's and spent $5.75 for the smallest bundle of firewood. The firewood came from Estonia. Why are we importing firewood? It was kiln dried, and I know that many state and national parks require using forged wood or using kiln-dried wood that has a USDA stamp. If you enjoy working with firewood, research how much a kiln would be and find out the process of getting a USDA stamp.

    I know a lot of people who sell wood crafts on Etsy.
     
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  8. setupdisc

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    Not to be overly technical, but neither html nor css are programming languages; they are scripting that you can learn here for free: http://www.w3schools.com/html/

    Programming is much more involved and there's multiple levels to it. You can teach yourself that too if you're dedicated, or do coursework (I prefer the former to the latter because the latter churns out mill developers, whereas the former tends to turn out more creative and intuitive programmers by comparison). There is a multitude of resources out there for teaching yourself programming as well. You just have to select a specific focus and then follow it through.

    There's a lot you can do with trees. Whittling is always fun (and can be profitable if you want to sell things on etsy or ebay that you make), albeit it is time consuming. As mentioned above, firewood is always something people need and pay a premium for, and if you can become a source for it that has verified quality then people will pay even more for it. Another thing you can do with wood (in some places) if you are growing the whole tree are Christmas trees. Granted, that's just a seasonal occasion and once a year, but that's how Taylor Swift's family in Pennsylvania made a living before she was famous.

    Whether you do that or not, you can still make money off of it year-round through other markets. There are places that will pay to have trees transplanted (this is how palm trees and other kinds of trees end up in places they would never grow in desert areas lol). You would just have to advertise it in the right places, and make good connections with people who do landscaping and related fields. A business card in every one of their pockets and being in their phone to call would be ideal. There are also people who just want a whole tree transplanted onto their property somewhere when building a new home or building, and that's something you can cater to. Whichever ones don't sell by the end of the year and aren't suitable as holiday trees, you can always make them firewood or save them for next year.

    If you have a saw, hammers, and a workshop and want to go the distance, you can even make tables, doors, chairs, book shelves, and cabinets out of wood. If you're into sports and have a woodwork machine, you might be able to even mass produce things like baseball bats for little league and high school sports teams.

    There's all kinds of things you can make out of wood from small to large time investments, while you teach yourself web development or programming (whichever you decide on officially). The sky is the limit!
     
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  9. 111kg

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    CSS is not a programming language per se, first of all, neither is HTML, but it's very good if you want to land a front end development gig. You could very well try freecodecamp.com, because it's very good for this kind of job.

    As for wood working, I'd rather let it for a side hustle. Build small furniture pieces and sell them. Start small and once you make a profit, try to scale it up. At one point, you'll see exactly what you want brings more money and more pleasure into your life.
     
  10. Federico.Gimeno

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    And along with some JavaScript (which is a programming language), you could turn into a web front end developer. It depends on what you would like to achieve with these skills.
     
  11. setupdisc

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    Well...Javascript is only "kind of" a language. It is complete enough to do anything virtual like Java within a confined space and will run in any browser, but it's still an interpreted language and as such very limited in that it can only do programs within the confines of the space provided, unlike a true programming language which compiles and gives you full control over a machine. It's definitely important (actually essential now) to know Javascript if you're going to do web development, since a vast majority of the functions provided through HTML5 use javascript to work (and you don't have to rely upon java applets/servlets or flash to implement most things that you can do with it). If you want to do javascript, here's a good place to start and another link that will help: JavaScript Introduction

    Even still, the programs you write in javascript are limited to the environment they run in, and since it's interpreted, your source code is always available to others with or without your consent. It's not a replacement for any type of serious programming (OS development, embedded design, etc) and is only essential for web development. Most of Javascript is based on C itself. So if you already know C, Javascript is easy to pick up since the way it's laid out is mostly the same.

    I was tempted to mention splay trees to stay on topic with the trees, but I would still be off-topic lol. Anyway, you should find what you like to do most and do it. There's so many subdivisions out there now that you can literally specialize in a subdivision and earn really well at it as long as it remains in demand for a while. Even when not, you can transition. Another field you might want to check out is Database Administration (DBA/Database Administrator). It's not uncommon to make $80,000 a year or more in some positions, but you're going to be using scripting and some programming aspects even still if you go into it.
     
  12. Federico.Gimeno

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    I agree @setupdisc. JavaScript is relevant for web development, but it's quite powerful for the platform it was designed for, and there are actually plenty of frameworks to make life easier or extend it to some degree. The DBA field is one nice suggestion. SQA (Software Quality Assurance) would be another one I should mention, it involves a variety of platforms to test, including web based applications and services.

    Regards,
     

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