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A place to discuss the biz side of your business.  Please post your tips & tricks to help us run a smart, successful business.

Members: 115
Latest Activity: Jan 22

Lets help each other - whether it's a part time income to pay for parts or a full time venture.  Please add your knowledge and/or ask questions.

Discussion Forum

Flea Market Venues

Started by G.S. Monroe. Last reply by G.S. Monroe Jan 22. 4 Replies

Totally rebranding and rebuilding my biz - I NEED HELP!

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Robert De Haemers Jun 30, 2014. 21 Replies

Generating Press

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by G.S. Monroe Mar 27, 2014. 2 Replies

Products and target markets

Started by Michael Recchione. Last reply by G.S. Monroe Mar 27, 2014. 23 Replies

Local Sales

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by G.S. Monroe Mar 27, 2014. 7 Replies

Accepting Credit Cards

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Jim "Jimbo's" Burt Feb 1, 2014. 5 Replies

Your Website

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Patrick Curley Jan 17, 2014. 24 Replies

Festvals & Fairs

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Mike S Dec 28, 2013. 6 Replies

Pros and Cons of WordPress?

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Ted Crocker Jun 20, 2013. 4 Replies

eBay

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Marr's Guitars Jun 1, 2013. 6 Replies

Advertising & Marketing

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by bil andersen Apr 30, 2013. 8 Replies

Etsy

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by bil andersen Apr 30, 2013. 3 Replies

PayPal

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Buttermilk Music aka Norm Apr 27, 2013. 3 Replies

Comment Wall

Comment by MR. Toad on April 26, 2013 at 9:49pm

Hi Ted,

I'm looking forward to what everyone has to say in this group. I only sell by word of mouth and that doesn't go far enough and I'm not very business savy. Thanks for starting this Ted.

Comment by Jess on April 26, 2013 at 10:20pm

Thanks for starting this,Ted.  There will be some good information shared.

 

Comment by Jay Caughron on April 26, 2013 at 11:03pm

This is going to be a good Group and really timely. I'm just getting started with a web site. All sales so far are word of mouth. I hope to be able to do some larger Art shows in the fall and just building up inventory for now. Made business card and have started to get some hits on site from that but no sales as yet.

Comment by Tom Caneschi aka TC on April 26, 2013 at 11:08pm

Hello Ted and others ... I've been trying to think of ways to sell so this is good timing for me.... look forward to getting and sharing selling ideas. 

Comment by mr2kewl on April 26, 2013 at 11:46pm

thanks for launching this group, Ted. looks like this will be a great spot for everyone to get their biz going.

Comment by Tim LaFave on April 26, 2013 at 11:56pm

Same here for me as the rest of the comments ... I've sold through a web site and locally by word of mouth and demonstrations. I have a deal with my local smokeshop to sell product as soon as they can develop the space. Plan to do more this year with art & craft fairs and by street busking, but am willing to grow this if I can.

Comment by PJ Pilkington on April 27, 2013 at 9:08am

I will look forward to watching this group evolve.  I haven't sold anything yet, in fact I haven't only made 2 cbg's and having a hard time at that!   But I have seen nothing of them around this area and was thinking it might be a fun hobby and make a few bucks at it.  So I would be interested in anything any one has to say.  Thanks for inviting me!

PJ

Comment by PJ Pilkington on April 27, 2013 at 9:10am

Maybe I can start off by asking a Question.  Those of you that have been selling,  what sells best?  I mean as far as styles?   Do you use the piezo pickups or the other kind?  Bone nuts  or leave them more rustic with bolts and such?   Rustic is less costly to make so to speak,  but the bone nuts and nice bridges have a more finished look. Thanks for your input

PJ

Comment by mr2kewl on April 28, 2013 at 1:00am

so i went and grabbed a domain name.

2kewl-cbg.com

next step is build up a website.

Comment by Randy S. Bretz on April 28, 2013 at 9:40am

What i did instead of a web site was have a seperate facebook page for Mojobone Works. Being it`s seen worldwide has greatly helped in sales. I rather talk one on one with my customers that way i know exactly what their looking for. Being almost all my work is custom made. It really helps folks to know that their order will be done exactly like they wanted.

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