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Working Self-employed in the Personalised Sales World

Posted on February 17, 2021 at 12:37 pm

With more people becoming furloughed, not being able to work or working from home, selling your own products is becoming increasingly popular. You may even be considering setting up your own business selling personliased products. Today, we are going to share with you an insight into this world, ensuring you know all the details before you take the leap.

Firstly, it is important that you realise this is an extremely competitive industry. With a lot of people choosing to create their own personalised products to sell to others. To make your way in this industry you will need to be able to create something unique. Or limit your profit to make your products cheaper than others!

Joining the world of personalised products can be daunting and expensive. With the equipment most people use is a very expensive upfront cost. You will need to ensure that you have the funds to kick start your business before you begin selling any products.

You should also remember that the opportunities are endless. Anything is possible in this world, you just need to discover a way to make it happen. It seems that people will buy anything if you add their name or a personalised message. So make the most of this and enjoy creating unique products.

When looking into this industry, it is easy to see where you should begin. If you want to take the leap you should set up a Facebook page for your sales. This will help you to grow your business and make it the best it can be.

To conclude, you should always remember that you are not alone. There are a lot of people in the same boat but they are there to help you. With the many forums on Facebook, you will find people to help you out. You may even make some lifelong friends from this new venture.

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Why Are Engraved Products So Popular?

Posted on November 16, 2020 at 7:36 pm

Purchasing engraved products is becoming much more popular as the days go by. But why is this the case? What has changed to make people more drawn towards these goods?

It seems to be that people are more drawn towards engraved products more than before. This is mainly due to the fact that people are now allowing you to personalise engraved goods. It was always a popular choice to purchase engraved goods when you had been on holiday, for more of a memorable gift. However, now people are offering personalisation it is more appealing all year round. For special occasions, we see personalised gifts as being the best choice for the extra sentiment. This is why they have become more popular and why engraving businesses are taking off. This new way of engraving goods has helped these companies to grow in outstanding ways.

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Engraving Business

Posted on October 25, 2020 at 3:19 pm

Have you ever wondered how products are engraved and whether you could make a successful business selling personalised products? 

Firstly you need a product idea and consider your market.  Equipment to engrave on a large scale is very expensive and ultimately can prove too costly to purchase if you are considering a small scale business.   There are options to rent engraving machines.  

The opportunities  to earn money engraving is endless from baby christening items, jewellery, pens, glassware, mirrors to wood, leather and acrylic.  

 Products can be sold in bulk or as individual personalised items.  They are many platforms in which to sell.  The internet is a great marketplace with a far reaching audience.  Craft fairs, boutique shops and markets are other great place to sell individual unique piece. 

If you plan to engrave as a hobby there are craft engravers you can purchase from craft stores.  These offer a limited range of engraving techniques. 

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What Material Can Be Engraved?

Posted on September 18, 2020 at 7:40 pm

There are so many different options for items which can be engraved. One of these items being glass. Whether this is sheets of glass, blocks of glass or glass products. By engraving glass products it allows you to personalise them for anybody’s needs. You can also sell these with lights which will help the personalisation to shine through. Another item which you can engrave is leather. This is excellent for making keyrings. Personalised keyrings are a very popular choice of gift. There are so many options, the designs will be endless allowing people to have a lot of choices. The final object which can be engraved is wood. This is again an excellent material to choose for engraving. Using wood will allow you to create a range of products, from boxes to coasters, the list is endless. You will never run out of ideas. There are so many products which will sell for your business.

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Should Your Business Sell Engraved Products?

Posted on August 30, 2020 at 10:19 am

Engraved products are becoming more and more popular as time goes by. However it is not always the best idea for a business to sell engraved products.

Businesses should only sell engraved products if they can offer the option to have them personalised. This is because personalised products are becoming much more popular. People want unique, not just generic products. However, you can still offer a selection of generic products, they just may take a while to sell.

I would not recommend you selling engraved products if you can not offer the option of personalisation. This is because personalisation is more popular. You do not want to be left with stock which you have to sell for less money.

Learning how to engrave products yourself will take time and money. If you do not have this extra money then this is not something you need to get into. If you do, then engraving is the way to go for you.

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Engraving Dog Tags

Posted on July 16, 2020 at 2:35 pm

Dog tags are one of the most popular items to be engraved. There are however a few things you will need to consider before engraving dog tags.

The first thing you will need to consider is what you want to be included on the dog tag. The most popular are dogs name, address and owners phone number. They do not all need to be included, however, a must is the owners’ phone number or a simple ‘I’m Microchipped’.
Once you have decided what is going to be engraved on the tag, you will be able to decide the style. There are many different styles of dog tags which you can use. From different shapes and colours. You will just need to ensure all of the information will fit.

Take the time when designing a dog tag to be engraved. Make sure everything is perfect before you make the final product.

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Using Laser Presets

Posted on September 26, 2016 at 6:34 pm

When using a laser engraver, the machine should have some suggested settings for cutting or engraving different materials and different thicknesses. These are important as understanding their functions can save a lot of time, as well as improve the quality of your engravings overall.

You should also be able to load these settings into your computer or laser and save them as presets. Be sure to name them something that makes sense so you can easily find them again.

Test cuts are also an important part of presetting a laser and should always be carried out when setting up a cutter before hand. This can be done by creating a small circle or square (about 1/4″ or 1/2″ wide) and cut out in corner or on some scrap material. Then can see if you need to increase or decrease the power before the final cut.

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How a Service Design Consultant Can Help You

Posted on June 24, 2015 at 11:30 am

Service design is the latest buzzword in the service industry. It is the process of ensuring that goods and services are offered in an efficient manner that is to the customer’s liking so that customers will keep coming back to the business with the patronage. This is a very important process because it helps you to reduce the cost of doing business by eliminating superfluous processes while ensuring the best possible customer satisfaction.

Companies are calling in service design consultants in order to help them retain customers in order to get repeated business because this is far cheaper than conducting marketing and sales promotion activities to get new customers. A lot of companies are realizing the importance of designing their products and services around the needs of the customer. However, this is something that can rarely be done by a person who is not specifically trained for it. Designing services is a multidisciplinary approach and it incorporates aspects of creative design practice, management consulting and social sciences. As a result, many companies looking to increase profitability and revenues are calling in service design consultants to help them make the necessary changes.

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Laser Engraving On Different Metals

Posted on February 28, 2015 at 9:30 am

Laser engraving is a versatile technology. Effectively, anything can be engraved, but whether the engraving will last on that surface for a long period of time is a different story.

Metals are the common choice of surface for an engraving. But even some metals will not keep an engraving image intact. Certain metals are soft and as they are worn or exposed to the air the engraving will begin to fade.

So what are the most effective metals to engrave on? Well the recommended list is: Aluminium, brass, carbide metal, chrome, cobalt, gold, steel, zinc, coated metals, copper, platinum, tin, eloxal, silver and titanium.

These are all hard-wearing metals which will not be damaged by the laser as its cutting. They are also resistant to anything that may affect the surface of the metal, such as the weather or changes in temperature. These metals will keep an image, name or serial code visible for years.

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Buying Your First Plasma Cutting Machine: The Issues You Need To Consider

Posted on January 3, 2014 at 4:01 pm

If you run a business that requires the fabrication of metal, one of the most important elements of it is to have the right equipment for the job. For instance, you would need to get high quality plasma cutting machines to do the fabrication. These allow for more precise cutting, which in turn means that the end products will have very little error. In order for this to work, however, there are a number of things you need to keep in mind. These include:

Getting quality Plasma cutting machines

If you are interested in buying a plasma cutting machine, one of the most important things you can do is make sure that the one you get is of high quality. If you are buying one for the first time, this might mean going through the process of researching about the details of the different plasma cutting machines out there, so that you can pick the best one. You should never assume that all plasma cutters are of the same quality.

The other element of quality that you need to keep in mind is how well they are maintained. It’s critical that the plasma cutting machines be well maintained to ensure that they remain as accurate as possible. The people who will be charged with the use of the machine need to have a lot of experience using them for this to happen. In addition to that, you may also have to service the machine from time to time. This in turn means that when you are shopping for such a machine, you need to find out how easy it will be for you to service it. It’s usually not wise to buy plasma cutting machine brands which are not easily serviceable in the area you are living.

The importance of getting personal protective wear

When you are interested in buying such a machine, you also need to keep in mind the safety part of it. There are many companies that have been the subject of lawsuits on account of not providing safety equipment to staff members who are exposed to the plasma cutters when working. If you are buying one for the first time, you should therefore consider also investing in items such as goggles, thick gloves and gowns that will protect you or your staff members from the sparks. It’s also wise to pay for training especially for staff members who might not have a lot of experience with the machines. This will not only protect them from any harm, but will also reduce the risk of the machines getting damaged as a result of improper handling.

Thinking about all the above when shopping for the machines will ensure that you end up getting good value for money. The one thing you need to keep in mind is that when shopping for such machines, you should always make a point of considering more than one aspect of it. Basing your decision on holistic information will make it much easier for you to end up having an easier time working with the machines.

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