From Soldering to Selling: How I Made My DIY Hobby Profitable

Hey there, fellow tech enthusiasts and DIY buffs! It’s your go-to electronics YouTuber here, and today, I’m excited to pull back the curtain on how I’ve turned my love for soldering, wiring, and creating into more than just a hobby—it’s now a thriving side hustle that’s padding my wallet, too. So, grab your favorite beverage, and let’s dive into this electrifying journey together.

Starting off, my YouTube channel has always been my digital playground—a place where I can share my latest projects, geek out over new gadgets, and connect with like-minded folks. But let’s be real, while making videos is a blast, discovering ways to make some extra cash from it? Even better.

So, how did I kick things up a notch? Simple: I started crafting DIY project kits based on the very projects I showcased on my channel and began selling them on Etsy and WordPress. Yes, my friends, those same cool gadgets and gizmos that you’ve seen me put together can now land right on your workbench, ready for you to bring to life.

Here’s the scoop on how I made it happen: First, I got really cozy with what makes you all tick—what projects get you hyped, what tutorials you binge-watch, and what you’re itching to build. With that intel, I tailored my videos to hit that sweet spot, creating a solid base of supporters eager to bring a piece of our shared passion into their homes.

Choosing which projects to kit out was like picking my favorite friends (tough, I know). But, by focusing on the crowd-pleasers and adding my special touch, I’ve managed to create something truly unique for you guys. These kits aren’t just some random parts thrown together; they’re your next adventure in making, packaged up with all the love and care of someone who’s been right where you are.

WordPress have been game-changers for getting these kits out into the world. With a few clicks, I can share my creations far and wide, reaching DIYers across the globe. And it’s not just about listing a product; it’s about building a brand that stands for quality, creativity, and a bit of that DIY rebel spirit.

But wait, there’s more! Social media has been a powerhouse for getting the word out. By leveraging Instagram stories, Facebook posts, and even Pinterest boards, I’ve been able to create buzz around my kits and connect with even more of you awesome creators. And let’s not forget the power of a good collab—partnering up with other DIY influencers has introduced my kits to communities I never would’ve reached on my own.

Making the buying process smooth as butter and ensuring you’re thrilled with your purchase has been my top priority. After all, a happy maker is a repeat customer. And trust me, your feedback is gold—it’s what drives me to tweak, improve, and dream up the next big project.

So, there you have it—the insider’s guide to turning your YouTube channel from just a platform for sharing videos to a legit money-making venture. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to take your channel to the next level, remember: with passion, creativity, and a bit of entrepreneurial spirit, the possibilities are endless. Let’s keep building, sharing, and inspiring each other. Catch you in the next video—until then, keep making and keep innovating!


PS Check out my Kits if you want one 🙂


This resistor box is pretty handy for any hobbyist or electronics work. It can dial-in any resistance value you want allowing you to work with just about any project and adapt it on the fly.
At just about $20 US it’s quite cheap for an electronics tool. The quality seems quite good and I am pretty happy with the purchase
If you’re into electronics inventions or repair check this out for a resistance box I think it’s pretty handy and deserves a police on my bench

NEW Way To Learn Programming & Electronics?

Checking out the new maker kit from Swift IO which allows hobbyists and makers to use a powerful processor and run Swift programming language in their projects.

This is a new way to learn programming Swift language on some easy hardware. Check out the swift kit here:

Gear I use in these videos➢

Board Features:

i.MX RT1052 Crossover Processor with Arm® Cortex®-M7 core @600MHz

Micro SD card slot, supporting standard and high capacity SD cards

Micro USB connector for power

On-board USB to UART for serial communication

46 GPIO on left and right edges

On-board GRB LED

FREE Radio Frequency Guide For All

I’ve been maintaining my master frequency guide for all the common RF frequencies. Might be handy for you if you play with Amateur radio, software defined radio or any other radio
Software Defined Radio I use
Find my master frequency list here for all the common amateur radio satellites and HF frequencies I commonly use
I reference this often when I’m using my Software Defined Radio to get a quick idea what I am seeing.
Check out my other Amateur Radio and SDR videos here:

Cheapest Amazon Power Supply DOESN’T SUCK!

Reviewing the cheapest lab power supply on Amazon and I was totally surprised!
Amazon Canada (the one shown here) :
Buys on Amazon US (slightly different model- same guts I’m told): Similar options
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Description: UNIROI DC Bench Power Supply, 0-30V/0-5A Available Power Supply with 3-Digit LED Display, Adjustable Power Supply Alligator Clip Leads (Banana Plug and Spade Lugs), Input Power Cord