124 episodes

Made for Profit is a podcast where we talk business in the shop and help you monetize as a maker. Each week we’ll cover the topics most important to you from marketing and selling your products to winning on social media and everything in between. We’re here for anyone trying to run a profitable small business working with your hands. So if you’re business is woodworking, metalworking, building, welding, carpentry, a contractor, a builder, or anyone trying to thrive as an entrepreneur with a small business then we’re here for you!

Made for Profit Brad Rodriguez & John Malecki

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Made for Profit is a podcast where we talk business in the shop and help you monetize as a maker. Each week we’ll cover the topics most important to you from marketing and selling your products to winning on social media and everything in between. We’re here for anyone trying to run a profitable small business working with your hands. So if you’re business is woodworking, metalworking, building, welding, carpentry, a contractor, a builder, or anyone trying to thrive as an entrepreneur with a small business then we’re here for you!

    Win a Ticket to WorkbenchCon 2020

    Win a Ticket to WorkbenchCon 2020

    Welcome to 2020!  We're teaching a class at WorkbenchCon this year and one of you will get a chance to attend for free!  Well at least get the ticket for free.  You'll still have to cover travel, lodging and Bud Lights.  Enter down below and if you are a current or former Patron be sure to click on the bonus entry.  If you aren't then don't do it...you've been warned ;)

    • 10 min
    MFP 122: We Need a Break

    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.

    Show notes:

    https://madeforprofit.com/episode122



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    Guide to Pricing Handmade Goods:

    https://madeforprofit.com/pricingguide

    • 57 min
    MFP 121: What About TikTok?

    MFP 121: What About TikTok?

    Okay, it’s time. We’ve been teasing and talking about Tik Tok for a while now across a few different shows and after shows. Today we’re going to dive in and do a full episode on this up and coming social media platform. John and I are both on the platform and we’ll share a few things we’ve noticed and how we’re feeling about the platform right now.

    Show notes:

    https://madeforprofit.com/episode121



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    Guide to Pricing Handmade Goods:

    https://madeforprofit.com/pricingguide

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

    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.



    Show notes:

    https://madeforprofit.com/episode120



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    https://www.facebook.com/groups/madeforprofittribe/



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    Guide to Pricing Handmade Goods:

    https://madeforprofit.com/pricingguide

    • 1 hr 6 min
    MFP 119: A Day with Gary Vee

    MFP 119: A Day with Gary Vee

    John just got married this week. So I (Brad) gave him a break to take care of all the fun last minute wedding planning. But I thought this would be a great chance to talk about an awesome opportunity I recently had. I spent a full day with Gary Vee and his team, okay he was really only in the room for about 75 minutes, but it was a really insightful session and I wanted to share some things I took away from it.

    Show notes:

    https://madeforprofit.com/episode119



    Facebook Group:

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    Guide to Pricing Handmade Goods:

    https://madeforprofit.com/pricingguide

    • 1 hr 1 min
    MFP 118: It’s Harder than It Looks with Chris Shoenberg of Third Coast Craftsman

    MFP 118: It’s Harder than It Looks with Chris Shoenberg of Third Coast Craftsman

    Today we’re talking with one of the hottest up and comers in the woodworking youtube community. Chris from Third Coast Craftsman is easily one of the most talented woodworkers in our community. Where he emphasizes the use of traditional tools and joinery, with a new age and modern twist. He recently went full time as a content creator and talks about his journey and the difficulties he’s been through to get to his amazing subscriber count of 323k + Subscribers on youtube alone!



    Show notes:

    https://madeforprofit.com/episode118



    Facebook Group:

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    Guide to Pricing Handmade Goods:

    https://madeforprofit.com/pricingguide

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

Pura Vida Wood Co ,

A must listen

I’ve been listening to this podcast since the beginning and have probably listened to every episode about 3 times over. These guys are like Yoda & Obi-Wan Kenobi, the guides behind my story guiding me from building things with 2x4 and no followers on Instagram to ready turn my side hustle in to a full time job and just gaining 1000 followers on Instagram. Full of great tips and motivational stories to inspire you to get in the shop and get to work! A must listen to anyone wanting to take control of there business and life

Crazy entry ,

Great insights for makers

If you make anything, it’s a great podcast. Covers a wide range of topics on social media like sponsorships, video, Instagram, etc. Also some really inspiring interviews! Only reason for 4 not 5 stars is could be edited for length sometimes.

lstei ,

Love love

Love love love this podcast. I listen to these awesome guys whenever I’m in the shop! Brad and John give great tips, advice and have definitely helped me with my side hustle. It’s my favourite podcast, and it’ll become yours too.

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