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How to price my woodworking (and sell it) #6: Correcting mistake to Summary

06-02-2013 07:50 PM by huff | 15 comments »

I’m not sure what happened when I posted my summary, but part of it got left out, so here it is. What should you expect your % of closure be in selling your work? Another words, if you talk to 100 serious customers, how many do you think you should be able to sell your products to? Here’s one way to look at it and break it down so you may not feel so bad if you don’t get a sale every time you talk to a perspective customer. The first thing I would like to clear up right now is;...

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So you want to go pro #1: For now I'm gathering my thoughts

01-05-2008 06:07 AM by odie | 6 comments »

OK boys and girls or OK girls and boys This is my first attempt at a “blog”. I don’t even understand what it is. To start with, it is my first priority to be FUNNY. At my age, if you ask a woman or a man what is the most important thing in a marriage they will say a sense of humor. Those of you 40+ out there know what I mean. So you want to start a business. This hopefully will be a series of do’s and don’ts of starting your own woodworking (((or what ever ((f...

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Starting and Running a Business #1: Introduction & Part 1 - The Dirty Lies of Starting a Business

05-05-2008 02:17 AM by Ad Marketing Guy - Bill | 26 comments »

Welcome Note & Intro to this Blog Series Everything you can imagine is real, Pablo Picasso Part I -The Dirty Lies of Starting a Business! Welcome Everyone to the Ad Marketing Guy’s business Blog for Lumber Jocks & Friends - I am hoping, there will be 12 entries and unfortunately, none of them will have anything to do with woodworking! WAIT – Don’t leave yet –STOP that back page button! DROP your dovetails and take a few minutes and read, You may find something worth ...

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How to price my woodworking (and sell it) #5: Summary

06-02-2013 01:12 PM by huff | 22 comments »

How to price my woodworking?(And sell it) Part 5 Summary As you’ve probably figured out by now, pricing, marketing and selling your woodworking is not an easy task, but its all part of a woodworking business and something you have to learn and improve upon just like you do with your woodworking skills. You didn’t learn how to build a square box, dovetail a joint, or finish a project overnight, so you have to realize pricing and selling takes time to get comfortable with and know h...

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Online Scroll Saw Class - Incredibly Fun Adventures in Scroll Sawing #7: Cutting Inside Corners and Angles

08-20-2011 08:59 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 29 comments »

So far we have looked at how to prepare our wood, choose a blade, cast on and off a piece and cut outside curves and corners. Now it is time we do some inside cutting. Most people associate scroll sawing with cutting fretwork. At first many people don’t understand that in order to cut fretwork pieces, you need to drill entry holes in the ‘waste area’ (or the part of the pattern that drops away when you finish your cut) and thread the blade through that drilled hole ...

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Marketing and Selling your woodworking #2: Marketing (the basics)

06-29-2013 11:24 AM by huff | 13 comments »

Marketing is nothing more than different ways of letting the buying public know that you exist and what you are selling and the reason they should buy your product. Marketing is also setting the image for you and your business. That’s such an important element of marketing and I’ll spend a lot of time talking about that throughout this series. Too many times we overlook the most obvious and easiest ways of marketing. So let’s start at the very beginning with the very basics and build ...

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Online Scroll Saw Class - Incredibly Fun Adventures in Scroll Sawing #4: Let the Scrolling Begin - Casting on and Casting Off

07-21-2011 02:04 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 72 comments »

Now that everyone has their patterns applied to the wood, we are finally ready to turn on our saws and do some cutting. Since the practice patterns that I have given you have no inside cuts, we are going to learn some practical ways to start and finish our cutting lines. I call this ‘casting on’ and ‘casting off’ the wood. Most people – especially when starting out – just aim for the part of the design that is closest to the edge and start cutting. ...

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How to price my woodworking (and sell it) #3: How to price my woodworking (Knowing what it cost to build a project)

06-01-2013 11:31 AM by huff | 13 comments »

How to price my woodworking?(And sell it) Part 3 Knowing what it really cost to build your project to sell Again, like I said in my earlier series, if you’re a hobbyist and you really don’t sell your work, then no need to follow along, but for what ever reason you are building and wanting to sell some of your woodworking, then this series is real important to read and understand when it comes to pricing your work. One of the first things you have to realize when you decide you wou...

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Marketing and Selling your woodworking #3: Printed Material (more ways then you may think)

06-30-2013 11:23 AM by huff | 9 comments »

In the last series I talked about some of the basics when it comes to marketing. We talked about a business name, signage and one of my favorite marketing tools; Business Cards! Today I would like to talk about other forms of marketing using printed materials. We’ve already talked about business cards, but here are some other ways of marketing with printed material. Rack Cards; If you’re not familiar with rack cards, they are typically 4”x9” cards printed on heavy stock with a glossy ...

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Marketing and Selling your woodworking #4: Shows

07-01-2013 11:06 AM by huff | 9 comments »

Shows; It doesn’t matter if you’re selling country crafts or high end one of a kind, custom made furniture; whether you’re selling at an outdoor craft festival, a juried show or a large indoor home show, the same principles apply. The biggest mistake woodworkers (or any vendor for that matter) makes; is trying to sell their work at the wrong show. Too many times a show is picked simply because it’s local or the table/booth fee is cheap. Big, Big mistake! That’s like trying to teach a p...

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