"Matt, Simply moving in this direction will start you on the road to success. I know how you feel about spending all kinds of money for a tiny profit. In retrospect, It can be the greatest education of our lives."
"Hi Matthew, Thats a neat skill you have!I couldn't get on the FB page, but I saw your Etsy post. Looking at the other things on Etsy, it was the amusing items that really interested me (I must be stuck in 2010 because I still think moustaches…"
"I think etsy might be a good testing ground. I've examined the sales figures for some of the people there and so far the rule holds true... cheaper I can make it, meaning low cost for materials - fast production, the better. So for…"
"Take a look at Etsy.com. I just did a quick search for "engraved glass" and came up with several different products available for sale, including some items I'd never considered to be candidates for engraving. You may be…"
"I second Allan's sentiment. There's really a lot to your question. In the off chance that the breadth of your question is also making it difficult for you to get going, perhaps it might be a good idea to consider starting out…"
Hello, I tried this once before about 8 years ago, spent $4K on equipment, then made a grand profit of $48. I am trying to get my glass engraving business up and running. I'd say running again, except it never really was running in the first place.... just me doing a lot of sample pieces for my website. I'm a good artist, just lousy at sales. After all this time, I'm sick to death of my day job and want to start my business up and make it work this time. I'm just getting my…See More
"Hi Matthew -- Welcome to the 48 Days community. We're glad you joined.
This is the idea and social networking site for people that want to create their own opportunity.
Depending on your interests, there is a wide selection of discussion…"
The goal of the website was to be in a couple of stages. The first was to to interest artists and crafts people to start visiting the site on a regular basis. My hope was that in drawing in regular visitors…"
"Hi Matthew - welcome to the group! I like your site - but I have a few questions:
what is the goal of your website?
if you had to give an elevator speech on your site, what would you say?
Who is your target audience? How are you planning to reach…"
"In addition to the replies you've already received, consider reading "Platform" by Michael Hyatt, or checking out his web site at http://michaelhyatt.com/platform. He offers loads of information for anyone with something to say…"
What an amazing reply! I'll certainly do your suggestions, as they make perfect sense. I've had a note set to myself on my desktop from your first reply because I looked at my website and…"
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podcast answerman. I'm looking for how to get moving in a direction where I'm self supported... not working for someone else at a job I hate day in and day out just to pay my bills.
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
I'm working a job I really can't stand for way under what I used to make when I had a real job until the economy ruined it.
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
I've been trying to figure out how to employ myself. I've tried several online businesses, usually dealing around my artwork, such as my currant artblog at www.mattdegelleke.com, but so far I can't seem to generate enough traffic to make it worth my while to keep investing time in it.
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
I no longer have a personal life. I'm too busy working 10 hour days for barely any return or working hard at home trying to get a home based business running.
What would you say are your strongest talents? How are you 'wired' and what can you offer to the world (it's OK if you don't know yet, but knowing is key to pursuing your dreams!)?
I'm an artist. I've done woodburning, glass engraving, drawing, writing, airbrush, 3d, and just about anything else that puts images on surfaces, and I keep trying to learn more to maintain my interests.
If you have a product or service to promote (now or in the near future) this is your shot to state it! Say all you'd like:
I'm an artist. I enjoy doing things like tutorials in a way anyone can follow or understand. I also like to tell stories through images. So far I've not been able to make any headway doing this though.
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