Earn Money at Home Embroidering
Dreaming of a home embroidery business? There is a profit to be made, in the huge apparel embroidery decorating business, which takes in over $40 billion each year.
An embroidery home based business can be part-time or full-time, and your investment can be minimal or moderate, depending on how you decide to structure your start-up business.
Ever have a great idea that you want to embroider, but you don’t know how to take it further and get your sewing machine to embroider your design? Cookie Gaynor, in this well-done video course on digitizing machine embroidery designs, will make it easy for you. She’ll show you how to use your manual, how digitizing works and even give you some designs to play with. If you’re creative, don’t miss this great video course!
For example, you can get started with a good quality home embroidery sewing machine in your home, or you can choose to rent a store front and purchase at least one commercial embroidery machine, with employees to help you. Your choices will determine your start-up costs.
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The Truth About Embroidery Business Success Designed to help you start or improve your embroidery business.
Start Your Own Embroidery BusinessDesigned to help you consider various aspects of your embroidery business and develop a formal plan.
33 Ways to Boost Your Embroidery BusinessA Kindle book with 33 Tips to help you improve your embroidery business.
Professional Embroidery Business by Design A wealth of information for starting an embroidery business.
Digitizing Made Easy: Create Custom Embroidery Designs Like a ProExtensive resource for every embroidery machine user.
Machine Embroidery on Difficult MaterialsTips to embroider even the most challenging materials with consistently beautiful results.
The embroidery business has high profit margins, with markups ranging from 50-100% for the item and additional charges of around $1.00 per 1000 stitches. For example, a small logo on a shirt or ball cap might be around 5000 stitches.
If you start your home embroidery business simply, you will see profits sooner. And, as your business grows, you will probably want to consider purchasing a good commercial embroidery machine, which will help you complete more projects in less time.
Church linens are a source of revenue for a home embroidery business.
Home Embroidery Business Equipment and Supplies
So what do you need to get started? Most important, you’ll need a good embroidery sewing machine. If you already have one, you’re in good shape for a beginning business.
You will also need to set aside an area for your workspace. This area should have tables to use for sorting and laying out projects. And it should have bins or plastic containers on shelves to keep your work and supplies organized. You’d be surprised how quickly a work space turns into a cluttered mess, when you are busy filling orders!
Don’t forget that, because you’re in business, you also need a desk, phone, fax, and some basic office supplies. You don’t want to miss any orders because you didn’t hear the phone ring.
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Who are Your Embroidery Business Customers?
Just about anyone can be a customer, and, if you wear some of your creations out in public, you’ll soon have people asking about them.
You can easily make customized garments and gifts for friends and neighbors in your community, and they will become walking advertisements for your business.
But most of your marketing will be directed toward specific groups or individuals. And, instead of a shotgun approach where you try to get business from anyone and everyone, it’s best to target a niche, or specific kind of customer. Here are some possibilities:
- Sports teams – Little Leagues, school teams
- Companies – company work uniforms, corporate shirts with logos for “casual” days
- Golf and country clubs – with their logo and name
- Yacht clubs
- Retail stores – logos on casual shirts for employees
- Bowling alleys – for various teams
- Military units
- Special events – marathons, festivals, brewfests
- T shirts – resorts, tourist shops, tourist attractions, ski resorts
- Fund raisers
- Sports, hunting and fishing clubs
- Microbreweries, restaurants, taverns – shirts with logos and names
What Embroidery Items Sell?
Interestingly, some items sell better in some parts of the country than others. And, to make your business most profitable, you will have to do some research to see what sells best near you. That having been said, here are some items that can be embroidered:
- T shirts
- Golf shirts
- Horse blankets
- Dog jackets
- Travel bags
- Totes or cloth bags
- Aprons (for men or women)
- Table runners
- Neck ties
- Church linens
- Home décor
- Wall pictures
- Wall hangings
- Holiday décor
- Ball hats
I’m sure you can think of more items to embroider. A home embroidery business is lots of fun if you have a passion for embroidering.
Unfortunately, most of us spend a lifetime, unhappy in a tedious job that we really don’t like, when we could be making money doing something that we love!
Embroidery expert Lisa Shaw will give you great tips and hints on how to use even a 4″x4″ hoop to get fantastic results with your embroidery sewing machine! Lisa is also great at time-saving tips and, if you are the least bit creative, you are going to LOVE this video course! Take advantage of this opportunity now…
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