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HOW TO SELL YOUR ARTICLES ONLINE

Posted by Myra Bosch on Saturday, January 16, 2010, In : Machine Embroidery as a Business 

Stuck with a hoard of unsold stock?  Selling things online is a great way to clear your desk of unsold articles.

Selling things on the Internet is not very difficult, and pretty safe if you play the game right. Many people have been selling things online for many years, and have experienced great success. Here’s the basic process for unloading your things online, boiled down to a few simple bullets:

   1. Decide how much money you want for your item (include postage and insurance)
   2. Put yo...
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HOW TO INCREASE YOUR SALES WITH YOUR CURRENT CUSTOMERS

Posted by Myra Bosch on Thursday, December 31, 2009, In : Machine Embroidery as a Business 

Increasing customer sales with your current customer base is all about creating relationships.  Many times we have a gold mine right in our midst and don’t even realize it.  Our customers are our gold mine and without them we do not exist!

Creating good customer relationships is the most important duty that we have as business owners and this is something that does not cost a lot of money.  Many times it is the little unexpected things that we do that mean the most and keeps that customer co...
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HOW TO START AN EMBROIDERY BUSINESS

Posted by Myra Bosch on Monday, December 14, 2009, In : Machine Embroidery as a Business 

Create a Second Passive Income



STEP 1
PRICE YOUR PRODUCT

Know what you're going to charge. An instant way to lose money is to not put the appropriate price tag on your embroidery work. Something that takes 10 hours to make by hand can't sell for R10; otherwise you're working for R1 an hour. If you are doing hand embroidery, you must consider the hours of dedication put into the product and charge appropriately. However, the same item embroidered on a computerized machine may only involve you setting the thread, positioni...
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HOW TO FIND A GOOD EMPL0YEE

Posted by Myra Bosch on Monday, December 14, 2009, In : Machine Embroidery as a Business 
There comes a time in every successful business owner's life when he/she realise that the business is starting to sell itself and that a decision must be made on whether to expand.  This calls for a complete change in operation.  All of a sudden you are required to account for your decisions,  to generate sufficient income every month to pay a salary and this requires planning and a host of other skills.

This week's embroidery tip is about how to find a good employee.

Hiring a new employee is ...
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CREATING TEMPLATES IN YOUR SOFTWARE

Posted by Myra Bosch on Saturday, December 5, 2009, In : Machine Embroidery as a Business 

This week's embroidery tip is about creating templates in your software for all of the embroidery design jobs that you do over and over, such as names and numbers.  This is a huge time saver.  It's simple to do and can be accomplished in almost all levels and brands of embroidery software.

If you use a certain font for left chest names, you can create a template or recipe for that particular job application.  You many have different density, underlay and pullcomp settings for nylon jackets, w...
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HOW TO PREVENT UNHAPPY CUSTOMERS

Posted by Myra Bosch on Monday, November 9, 2009, In : Machine Embroidery as a Business 
Have you ever had to shove another job aside to do the rush job and consequently created another unhappy customer?  Are you in a position to do a rush job?

I have had situations where a demanding customer has come in to my shop and wanted his job done right away or else he would have had to take it someplace else. Initially,  I bent over backwards for these customers when I first started my business and the same customers would continue to do this time after time until I put my foot down and s...
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How to store your Machine Embroidery Thread

Posted by Myra Bosch on Sunday, October 18, 2009, In : Machine Embroidery Supplies 

How you store your extra cones of thread is very important. The thread that is not on your embroidery machine should be stored covered and away from dust and sunlight. Cones should always be stored standing in their upright position with the end of the thread attached to the bottom of the cone. If you do not have a holder on your thread cone for the end of the thread to fit into, wind up the thread and attach the end with a piece of masking tape to the bottom plastic portion of your cone. Nev...
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How to keep track of Machine Embroidery Needle Changes

Posted by Myra Bosch on Sunday, October 18, 2009, In : Machine Embroidery Problems 
When you change a needle on your embroidery machine, do you remember what needle bar you changed? Do you remember what size or type of needle you used? When was the last time you changed your needles? Do you have to change your needle more often on one needle bar or on one needle bar on one head?

Having a system in place is very important for keeping track of your needle changes.

If you have a single head, this is simple and very easy to do. You can design a form called a Needle Replacement She...
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How to Build up a Home Embroidery Business (Step by Step)

Posted by Myra Bosch on Saturday, August 22, 2009, In : Machine Embroidery as a Business 

Step 1: Get Known
Once you're producing and are comfortable with your machine, the next step would be to build up a sustaining clientele. 

Firstly, choose a name for your business. 

Then, there are two ways in which you can make yourself known to prospective clients:  to advertise and by word of mouth.  Start by giving only embroidered products as wedding, birthday, baby shower and christening and Christmas gifts. Any requests generated from these gifts, must be charged for.  If you deviate ju...

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Value your talent

Posted by Myra Bosch on Sunday, August 16, 2009, In : Machine Embroidery as a Business 

A very accomplished and successful embroiderer has the following story to tell:   Having been in the decorated apparel industry for 21 years has been an incredible journey. However, sometimes it's easy to de-value what we do on a daily basis.  On several occasions we've needed gifts for weddings, anniversaries, etc., and would go to various retail stores and look for an appropriate gift. Sometimes, a gift would be very easy to find and other times we felt as though we'll never find that perfe...
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How to make money from digitizing machine embroidery

Posted by Louis Pretorius on Sunday, March 15, 2009, In : Machine Embroidery as a Business 

Create a Second Passive Income



In the times we are living in, we all need some extra cash! If you browse the Internet for ways of making money, there are many options, though it can be a minefield!

Whether you are planning to supplement your current income or looking to replace an income, consider using a hobby like embroidery to generate cash-flow. Embroidered articles are always popular with all types of shoppers, and you can easily start an embroidery company because of its a low overheads. Wouldn't you love to be able ...


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