Happy Tuesday… I’m sure you are all scrambling to finish up last-minute holiday orders just like I am. In fact, I received a RUSH wedding band order Friday night that needs to ship next week! Thank goodness I contract out my work or else there would be NO way that I could fulfill this order. At a certain point, doing it ALL yourself is going to become impossible! Yes, it’s a high class problem — to have so many sales that you can’t keep up with production. But don’t worry, you CAN get help and find support that will step in.
Hiring a manufacturer or a contractor to help with your production is the start. Outsourcing the “making” of your work can take off loads of pressure and actually help you become more profitable.
Why? It helps free up time and energy so you can focus on revenue-generating activities, customer happiness, and marketing — all so you have more sales coming in. In fact, within 6 months of starting my first jewelry business, I found contractors to help with my production. I knew that if I wanted to be able to ship quickly and take on $5000-$10,000 orders eventually, getting outside production support was key. I didn’t really know it at the time, but I was thinking like a CEO. The whole purpose of having your jewelry business in the first place is to get MORE of your work out in the world, right?
Today I am going to talk about How to Hire a Contractor or Manufacturer for your Jewelry Business.
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Now it’s your turn! In the comments below, tell us the following:
- Are you considering outsourcing your production? If so, what is holding you back?
- Have you already started outsourcing some or part of your production? If so, tell us more about your experience.
Ok that’s it for today! xo, Tracy & Robin