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custom signs on wood. where is the niche? how do i test?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ P Dec 26, 2015. 10 Replies

My wife is trying creating custom signs/paintings on wood.  i'll included two pictures below so you can understand what it is.  It's hard to compete with other companies that have printers that can…Continue

 

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Russ P replied to Brandon Hilliard's discussion custom signs on wood. where is the niche? how do i test?
"Hi Brandon, Fantastic work, I love them a lot.  For starters Brandon, this item and it's sales are driven by one simple component: Economy. People will not care how pretty it is if a) economy stinks or b) it's priced too…"
Dec 26, 2015
Celeste Coffman replied to Brandon Hilliard's discussion custom signs on wood. where is the niche? how do i test?
"These are lovely!  I always like word of mouth marketing best.  Perhaps she could identify her most "chatty" friend (one who is active on Facebook, known to rave about ever product s/he tries, etc) and then send that friend a…"
Dec 24, 2015

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Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" replied to Brandon Hilliard's discussion custom signs on wood. where is the niche? how do i test?
"Looks like you have gotten some GREAT feedback ideas already!!! I was going to list a few brainstorm thoughts out, but see Brandon already did a very insightful and wonderful list already. Sometimes getting to "see" an artist create is a…"
Dec 23, 2015

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Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" replied to Brandon Hilliard's discussion custom signs on wood. where is the niche? how do i test?
"A friend of started a side business doing wood designs out of pallets he gets for free. You can check out their Facebook page under Wood Pallet Treasures. Congrats!"
Dec 23, 2015
Michelle Gattshall replied to Brandon Hilliard's discussion custom signs on wood. where is the niche? how do i test?
"Have you thought about the camper/RV market? We finally gave in to family pressure and bought a fifth -wheel last year and I have been completely surprised at the market. The RV/camping population is increasingly becoming an affluent group who want…"
Dec 20, 2015
Ofir Kaidar-Heafetz replied to Brandon Hilliard's discussion custom signs on wood. where is the niche? how do i test?
"I agree with the above comments.  Create a list of topics you would have liked to cover and then visit the local avenues - Hallmark store, walmart, target, art fairs and such and strike off any category you feel you've already seen enough…"
Dec 20, 2015
Pete Herrick replied to Brandon Hilliard's discussion custom signs on wood. where is the niche? how do i test?
"Totally agree with the advice above. Excellent suggestions! I would like to add the possibility of contacting photographers and/or wedding and event planners and venues in your area. I think this has the opportunity to get 'bulk' orders.…"
Dec 20, 2015
Holly Scherer replied to Brandon Hilliard's discussion custom signs on wood. where is the niche? how do i test?
"These are really beautiful. Has she tried testing the waters on Etsy? Items like this seem to sell well at arts and craft shows, fairs and festivals, home and decorating shows. Most malls have art/craft fairs throughout the year and they are…"
Dec 18, 2015
Paul Giganti replied to Brandon Hilliard's discussion custom signs on wood. where is the niche? how do i test?
"Hi Brandon A few ways to test market the signs would be: local arts and crafts shows local farmers markets Place advertisement for the signs at your local grocery store with pictures and a link to your website (assuming you have a website) Ask…"
Dec 18, 2015
Kathy replied to Brandon Hilliard's discussion custom signs on wood. where is the niche? how do i test?
"These are truly beautiful. While your best market may be piggy-backing with art dealers, event planners,craft shows etc. I believe you have a great opportunity to grow your online market as well. ( yes, shipping costs are going to be a bit of an…"
Dec 18, 2015
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custom signs on wood. where is the niche? how do i test?

My wife is trying creating custom signs/paintings on wood.  i'll included two pictures below so you can understand what it is.  It's hard to compete with other companies that have printers that can print whatever a customer wants on wood. Custom hand-painted signs take 3 hours to compete (because she is such a perfectionist).  She is getting faster but still won't be able to compete with the printers.She could just sell local which can compete because customers would save on shipping because…See More
Dec 18, 2015
Brandon Hilliard joined Karen Wortman's group
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Grow Your Business

This group is designed for individuals that are interested in building a business around gardening, landscaping, and "growing" something.
Oct 17, 2013
Brandon Hilliard commented on Jonathan Milligan's group Blogging Your Passion
"Matt, I have servers that I can host your site on.  I only charge $40 / year for 48days.net members and I have a 99.99% uptime. I don't do this to make a profit, I actually lose money on the deal but it helps me to prove my skills so that…"
Jul 1, 2011
Josh Bulloc replied to Brandon Hilliard's discussion Transferable skills from programming? in the group Recovering Engineers
"I bet you could do contract work on the side.  I would recommend it if you think it is possible.     I take a different view on feeling misled by the lifestyle statement.  First, I think it is possible to have the life I was by…"
Jun 26, 2011
Josh Bulloc replied to Brandon Hilliard's discussion Transferable skills from programming? in the group Recovering Engineers
"I don't think I would ever go through a placement company as a contract employee unless the terms were amazing."
Jun 26, 2011

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How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
I hope to be able to find encouragement and hopefully give encouragement to others seeking to make a life/career change.
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
Employee at major wireless telco company.
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
I would love to find a job that I can be excited about.
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
I would love to create a brilliant idea or invention that would make lots of money and would be fun doing it.
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!)?
Managing software development projects.
Do you have a website presence anywhere?
http://www.mensbattleplan.com/
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 writing an ebook about how to set up your plan for life. It's called the Men's Battle Plan. I am posting short snippets regularly as I finish each section.

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At 11:21am on June 28, 2011, Justin Lukasavige said…

Sorry for the delay, Brandon. I've been traveling and spending a lot of time in the car.

 

Wow, a hero I don't know that I am. I do get around and blog and record shows in a few places. http://needatopic.com is where I spend a big part of my time with members, but then at http://coachradio.tv as well.

 

I do package a lot of material online. Most of what I do is behind a paywall like http://needatopic.com and then in closed groups at http://beyondpastdue.com

 

I do a lot of PDF, audio and video.

 

By the end of the summer I'll have two or three more products coming out. I'm a big fan of combining multimedia, so each will likely be in PDF, video and audio.

 

Let me know what I can do to help.

At 8:31pm on June 22, 2011, Justin Lukasavige said…

That's great, Brandon. Your comment got cut off so I'm not sure if you were going somewhere else with it.

 

I think the problem you'll run in to is that companies don't know they need you. I see what you're saying and you're asking if I need it, but the answer is no. I'm doing just fine (as is every company) until you come in and tell us what our problems are and how you can help.

 

If you figure that out and tell/show me, I won't even hesitate bringing you in.

 

Can you point out to companies what they need?

At 8:15pm on June 22, 2011, Kenton M Pitts said…

Thanks for the welcome.  I've had a few issues with getting in to the site. Still can't from my Ipad but no issues from my laptop.

 

Thanks again for the welcome.

At 10:07am on June 19, 2011, Justin Lukasavige said…
Thanks for connecting, Brandon. How can I help?
At 6:54am on June 19, 2011, Josh Bulloc said…
Brandon, Great to have you as one of my buddies on here.
At 4:03pm on June 17, 2011, David Zachery said…
Ha! My ideas about how to make my dreams become goals changes.  I'm diving into the Dan Miller thing, plus reading What Color is Your Parachute and Quitter.  My hope is that in a year I'll have a much better idea on how to set a timeline to my dreams.  I do enjoy writing and like you, would love to invent something and/or corner the market in some way.  You would like to move to Florida as well?  What other ways are our dreams similar?
At 8:05am on June 17, 2011, Brent Green said…

Glad to have you as an active part of the Pursuing Your Calling group Brandon...thanks for diving into the discussions :)

How's your ebook coming along??

In Him,

Brent

At 12:51pm on July 12, 2010,
Group Leader
Dan Miller
said…
Brandon -- Welcome to 48Days.net. And thanks for already being a listener of my podcast.

This site is the place where you can get advice from people you trust. You’ll find this to be a warm, encouraging and innovative group. Many of the members here have already found their focus and are up and running with work that is meaningful, purposeful – and profitable. Whether you are arriving here with your business fully formed or are still in the beginning stages – just stick around. This group is full of great ideas and strategies to make them come to life.

Looks like you've already got in interesting concept up and running with your accountabilityfinder.com site. Certainly a needed process if you can get the business model to work well.

Thanks for being part of the 48 Days family. We’re glad you joined us! Dan Miller – 48 Days
At 9:29pm on July 11, 2010, Stoney Noell said…

At 8:51pm on July 11, 2010, Charyle said…
Brandon,
I just briefly looked at your profile and website...LOVE the concept of accountabilityfinder.com.
Blessings,
Charyle
 
 
 

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