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MFP 081: Getting Organized

It’s the new year and a great time to take a step back and look at your business.  One of the biggest hurdles to any business is being organized, both in your production and in the back office so to speak.  Today we’ll talk about some things we’re doing personally to tune up our businesses […] The post MFP 081: Getting Organized appeared first on MADE FOR PROFIT.

47mins

22 Jan 2019

Rank #1

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MFP 120: Evolution of a Side Hustle with Andrew Bacon of Field Treasure Designs

Today John is still out and I’m talking with one of my oldest friends in the online woodworking community.  Andrew Bacon started Field Treasure Designs back in 2012 making rustic pallet clocks and hand stenciled signs.  He grew his side hustle and tested and produced dozens of new products along the way. He’s sold products into all 50 states as well as overseas.  Through several life changes and moves Andrew’s business changed with him until he finally decided to pivot to a new venture. He shares about that evolution today and gives some awesome tips and nuggets of wisdom for the aspiring side hustler. LINKS (May contain Affiliate Links) Andrew’s YouTube Andrew’s Instagram Andrew’s Website GROW YOUR BUSINESS Join the MFP Patron Tribe: http://www.patreon.com/madeforprofit Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/madeforprofittribe/ Guide to Pricing Handmade Goods: https://madeforprofit.com/pricingguide The post MFP 120: Evolution of a Side Hustle with Andrew Bacon of Field Treasure Designs appeared first on MADE FOR PROFIT.

1hr 6mins

29 Oct 2019

Rank #2

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MFP 077: Is Renting Shop Space a Good Move?

Are you thinking of renting shop space for your business or expanding your space into a bigger space? It can be a great way to increase capacity and grow your business, but If this is your first time renting shop space there are a ton of things to think about and concerns to address before […] The post MFP 077: Is Renting Shop Space a Good Move? appeared first on MADE FOR PROFIT.

39mins

25 Dec 2018

Rank #3

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MFP 002: Growing On Instagram

This week we’ll talk about Growing on Instagram. This is the second of a three part series on Instagram. Show notes and downloadable Instagram Playbook at: http://madeforprofit.com/episode2 The post MFP 002: Growing On Instagram appeared first on MADE FOR PROFIT.

59mins

26 Jun 2017

Rank #4

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MFP 041: Keeping Pace with Bob Clagett at I Like to Make Stuff

Today we’ll be picking the brain of one of the most well known video creators in our space, Bob Clagett at I Like to Make Stuff.  We dive into a ton of topics from his beginnings to his sprint to go full time and how he’s stayed organized and consistently putting out new content weekly […] The post MFP 041: Keeping Pace with Bob Clagett at I Like to Make Stuff appeared first on MADE FOR PROFIT.

1hr 16mins

17 Apr 2018

Rank #5

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MFP 090: Setting Yourself Apart with Jason Hibbs of Bourbon Moth

We’ve got another great interview with a start up furniture maker today.  Jason Hibbs has been running his woodworking business, Bourbon Moth, for the last 4.5 years.  He’s got an extraordinary hustle and has built his business on building just about anything the customer wants.  He’s also found a niche in social media which has […] The post MFP 090: Setting Yourself Apart with Jason Hibbs of Bourbon Moth appeared first on MADE FOR PROFIT.

1hr 2mins

26 Mar 2019

Rank #6

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MFP 055: Living Generously with Anne Briggs from Anne of All Trades

Welcome to episode 55, today we’re talking with one of our good friends, Anne Briggs.  You might know her better as Anne of All Trades on Instagram and YouTube where she’s been active in the online woodworking community since 2012.  Anne talks with us about knowing yourself, homesteading, why free help is rarely good help, […] The post MFP 055: Living Generously with Anne Briggs from Anne of All Trades appeared first on MADE FOR PROFIT.

1hr 9mins

24 Jul 2018

Rank #7

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MFP 067: Finding Your Niche

You may have heard the sayings, “the riches are in the niches” and “you’ve got to niche down”.  So why it is so important to be laser focused on what you’re doing and how to do you figure out what your niche is?  Today we’ll walk through the topic and talk about how John and […] The post MFP 067: Finding Your Niche appeared first on MADE FOR PROFIT.

59mins

16 Oct 2018

Rank #8

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MFP 074: Free Digital Tools We Love

Last week we talked about online productivity tools and it really got us talking about other great online tools we use.  So this week we’re going to circle back and talk about some of the other free online tools and apps that we use every week in our businesses. LINKS (May contain Affiliate Links) Content […] The post MFP 074: Free Digital Tools We Love appeared first on MADE FOR PROFIT.

47mins

4 Dec 2018

Rank #9

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MFP 096: Turning a Profit with Ashley Harwood

This week we’re talking with another artist turned woodworker.  Ashley Harwood started off as a graduate from Carnegie Mellon university and an installation artist, but soon found her way into woodturning to make some extra money.  She started off in the farmer’s market and craft fair scene selling products. As a way to stand out […] The post MFP 096: Turning a Profit with Ashley Harwood appeared first on MADE FOR PROFIT.

1hr 7mins

7 May 2019

Rank #10

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MFP 050: How the Instagram Algorithm REALLY Works

As y’all know, Instagram is one of our favorite topics and where John and I spend most of our social media time.  Well, there have been some major bombshells being dropped by IG recently and one of them was a sit down with TechCrunch where the product lead for Instagram laid out how the IG […] The post MFP 050: How the Instagram Algorithm REALLY Works appeared first on MADE FOR PROFIT.

1hr 4mins

19 Jun 2018

Rank #11

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MFP 037: Making the Jump & Creating Freedom w/ Shawn Van Dyke

Today we’re diving into some amazing business insights with Shawn Van Dyke.  Shawn has been John’s business coach since 2016 and we’ve talked about him on the show several times.  We’ll hear his back story, and then he drops some serious knowledge on what it takes to make the jump and create your own freedom […] The post MFP 037: Making the Jump & Creating Freedom w/ Shawn Van Dyke appeared first on MADE FOR PROFIT.

1hr 13mins

20 Mar 2018

Rank #12

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MFP 122: We Need a Break

Whew…2019 has been a whirlwind of awesome opportunities and new beginnings for John and I.  The biggest of course was John getting married, but also this year my wife Susan came on full time with FTBT.  John brought on his full time editor, Sam, and we’ve both take on loads of new work and opportunities that have had us travelling and getting involved in new business planning ideas.  On top of that John is going through a full house remodel and looking at buying another property. Yeah, lots of stuff. So basically what I’m getting at here is we need a break. We’ve got 6 or 7 weeks left in the year and we need to finish strong.  But don’t worry, we’ll be back in 2020. Things may look a little different then, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get there. The sponsor of today’s episode is Woodcraft. Woodcraft is one of the nation’s oldest and largest suppliers of quality woodworking tools and supplies. With stores in more than 70 cities across the US and an awesome website, Woodcraft is our go to for woodworking tools and supplies. We’ll be working together with Woodcraft all year long to bring our listeners as much added value as we can. Starting off right now you can use the code: MFP at Woodcraft.com to get free shipping in the lower 48 states on all orders. We’re super grateful for the support from Woodcraft and encourage you all to take advantage of that free shipping!  LINKS (May contain Affiliate Links) Woodcraft.com – Get FREE Shipping with code MFP Recap – Good topics to dig into over the holidays Pricing: Episodes 11-13 MFP Pricing Guide Finding Your Niche: Episode 67 Known  – https://amzn.to/34AAEOK Setting Goals: Episode 6 10X – https://amzn.to/32pdNVe Getting organized: Episode 81 Clockwork – Mike Mikalowiz – https://amzn.to/36GufUr Brand Identity and Logo: Episode 29 GROW YOUR BUSINESS Join the MFP Patron Tribe: http://www.patreon.com/madeforprofit Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/madeforprofittribe/ Guide to Pricing Handmade Goods: https://madeforprofit.com/pricingguide The post MFP 122: We Need a Break appeared first on MADE FOR PROFIT.

57mins

12 Nov 2019

Rank #13

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MFP 059: Starting Up Maker Brand Co. with Ben Uyeda and Mike Montgomery

John and I were out in Joshua Tree a few weeks ago with Ben Uyeda and Mike Montgomery, two of the three hosts of the Modern Maker Podcast along with Chris Salomone.  The guys just started up a new business aimed at Makers. It’s called Maker Brand Co. and they are looking to fill the […] The post MFP 059: Starting Up Maker Brand Co. with Ben Uyeda and Mike Montgomery appeared first on MADE FOR PROFIT.

1hr 9mins

21 Aug 2018

Rank #14

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MFP 086: The Creative Process with Laura Kampf

Today we have an interview with our favorite German maker, Laura Kampf.  Laura’s builds are born out of pure creativity as she repurposes and reconfigures old and new items alike into amazing creations.  She thrives on the challenge of coming up with new ideas and keeping the pureness of creativity front and center. She talks […] The post MFP 086: The Creative Process with Laura Kampf appeared first on MADE FOR PROFIT.

1hr 6mins

26 Feb 2019

Rank #15

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MFP 053: The Life of a Woodworker with Jory Brigham

We’ve got an interview today with a master custom woodwork, Jory Brigham.  He’s a self made woodworker who created a name for himself with a unique style and amazing design and craftsmanship.  He talks with us about his journey to find his niche, how he keeps his passion for woodworking alive, and his love/hate relationship […] The post MFP 053: The Life of a Woodworker with Jory Brigham appeared first on MADE FOR PROFIT.

1hr 4mins

10 Jul 2018

Rank #16

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MFP 042: Photography Basics

Whether you make products or content, having good photos of your work is essential.  We’ve already talked about video basics and today we’ll be talking about photo basics.  We’ll cover entry level gear, how to setup your shots and how to edit them on the back end. LINKS (May contain Affiliate Links) VSCO – https://vsco.co/store/app […] The post MFP 042: Photography Basics appeared first on MADE FOR PROFIT.

58mins

24 Apr 2018

Rank #17

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MFP 114: Building Systems with Mike Farrington

Today we’re talking with a guy who’s been working the trades his whole life.  Mike Farrington cut his teeth in construction working his way through school. And after a quick stint working a desk job he went back to his love for building.  He’s built a successful custom woodworking business over the last 15 years […] The post MFP 114: Building Systems with Mike Farrington appeared first on MADE FOR PROFIT.

1hr 5mins

17 Sep 2019

Rank #18

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MFP 026: Going All In With April Wilkerson

Today we’ll be talking with our friend, April Wilkerson. We’ll dive into April’s story, how she got into the DIY space, and turned a love for learning and doing new things into a full time business as one of the biggest DIY influencers on Youtube. April and her brand, Wilker-do’s has over 540k+ Youtube subs […] The post MFP 026: Going All In With April Wilkerson appeared first on MADE FOR PROFIT.

1hr 8mins

19 Dec 2017

Rank #19

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MFP 082: Brand Talk with Craig Coffey from Lincoln Electric

We are launching a “brand” new series today with our interviews.  As a compliment to our talks with awesome makers and content creators we’re flipping it to the other side of the table and interviewing leaders from the brands themselves.  We’re starting off our Brand Talk series with our friend Craig Coffey who is the […] The post MFP 082: Brand Talk with Craig Coffey from Lincoln Electric appeared first on MADE FOR PROFIT.

45mins

29 Jan 2019

Rank #20