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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 10-16-2013 01:36 PM 854 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-16-2013 01:36 PM

A lot has happened this year.
I’ve been trying to come up with a way to support myself with woodworking. I’ve had some limited success in making Adirondacks and selling them, but I want to make something that will sell in the 1000$ – 2000$ range. It’s hard to make out when you only get 75$ profit from a chair. I could do it if the business was there, but I’d have to be making a couple chairs a day to make out.

So I’ve been making some tables for entryway, occasion, and sofa. The pics are in my projects.

I teamed up with an old friend who is a photographer and we photographed all my work for inclusion in my portfolio which I will use to help sell my products.

I also am going to pick up a salesman on a commission only to get my cutting boards into retail locations.

Here is the card I have printed up.

Wait till you see the next table I’m making. One of a kind like all my stuff.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#1 posted 10-16-2013 02:23 PM

Thats a nice looking card there Russell. Hiring a photographer will definitely help. You have to convince people they need “this piece” and providing high quality photography to showcase it will help your sales greatly.

-- "Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone." -- Pablo Picasso

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#2 posted 10-17-2013 01:29 AM

great card,hope the salesman and photographer works out good.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 10-17-2013 01:31 AM

Good luck!

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