There is definite satisfaction in creating things with your hands–it's part of the human condition.
Most people love to make things with their own hands. It's even better if you can create something and earn a living (or some additional income) doing something that you enjoy.
Today, many of us work at jobs we hate (if you're even lucky enough to have a job.)
In many areas of the country the job market has become so tough that many people wonder what can I do to help myself? Is it possible to acquire a skill that will not only provide personal satisfaction AND could pay the bills? Yes, it is possible. Screen printing could be the career path you've been looking for.
Screen printing is an ancient craft. In fact, if you decide to learn how to screen print, you'll be learning one of the oldest skills in the book. Learning how to screen print is to learn a skill that is fundamentally the same technique as it was a thousand years ago. Sure, some of today's equipment is automated but the one thing that remains the same is that a rubber blade is used to force ink through a stenciled screen to produce a printed image–that's screen printing.
If you want to work at home, screen printing is one of few remaining crafts today where you can do just that. Starting off with a small print shop in your basement or garage is very common for screen printers and won't cost you a fortune to get started. Many printers have started off in their home and have grown to become large businesses.
Even if you want to stay “small”, you'll find there is plenty of print work to be had in your local community. If you just get a small slice of the available print jobs out there, you'll find that you'll be busy and can make a decent living.
So do want to start making a living with your hands and learn how to do something that you always wanted to do? Learn how to screen print.