128 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!

    MFP 126: The Road to 1 Million YouTube Subscribers

    MFP 126: The Road to 1 Million YouTube Subscribers

    If you're looking to grow your YouTube this is the episode for you! 1 Million subscribers is a huge milestone and not many people get there. Today we'll talk about how it's possible and how Brad recently hit 1,000,000 on his channel Fix This Build That. We'll also talk about how John has been driving growth on his channel and focusing on his avatar.



    Show notes:

    madeforprofit.com/episode126



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    • 1 hr 3 min
    MFP 125: Surviving Hard Times – 2020 Corona Virus

    MFP 125: Surviving Hard Times – 2020 Corona Virus

    We’re in the midst of an unprecedented time in our economy with the corona virus and covid-19 putting us in lockdown and shutting the doors of countless businesses. We don’t know exactly where this thing is going but we thought it was a great chance to talk about getting scrappy when times are tough and how to survive this downturn.

    Show notes:

    https://madeforprofit.com/episode125



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    • 47 min
    MFP 124: Organizing Your Digital Life

    MFP 124: Organizing Your Digital Life

    We’re two months into the new year and hopefully you’ve been able to stay with new year resolutions or business practices you put into place this year. But it’s easy to fall back into old habits if you don’t have good systems in place. John and I just recently got back from Workbench Con where we did a presentation on business systems and we want to share that with you if you weren’t able to make it. And today it’s going to be all about scheduling your time and managing your e-mail and documents.

    Show notes:

    https://madeforprofit.com/episode124



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    • 44 min
    MFP 123: Building a Community with Tim Schmoyer of Video Creators

    MFP 123: Building a Community with Tim Schmoyer of Video Creators

    We’re stoked about today’s guest who honestly shared some of what I think is the most valuable content we’ve had to date. Tim Schmoyer is one of the premier YouTube experts, but the knowledge you’ll get in this episode goes way past YouTube. He talks about finding your perfect customer, weaving your brand story, and finding and filling the needs of your customers. You’re gonna love this one.



    Since 2011, Tim Schmoyer has been one of the leading YouTube strategists in the online video industry. His company, Video Creators, has been featured by FOX, Forbes, BBC even YouTube themselves as his team trains creators and brands to master YouTube and use it as a place to spread messages that change lives. Their clients have organically grown by over 14 billion views and 61 millions subscribers under their guidance. Today he lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with his wife and seven children.



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    https://madeforprofit.com/episode123



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    Guide to Pricing Handmade Goods:

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    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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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
570 Ratings

570 Ratings

amila_srilanka ,

What an amazing podcast with great information..

I have been a fan of you two and your YouTube videos for a long time. Really enjoy them. Man, you have no idea how much I appreciate your podcast. Thank you for all the great information. Listening to some of the old podcasts. Thank you again for your time and providing such great information for free of charge. There is a great need for the information you provide. May be it is time to be a patroon? :) ~Haven Woodcrafts #havenwoodcrafts

Coeur_Creations ,

Can’t believe they’ve done this all for free!

I’m a little late to the game 2020, but since discovering this podcast, I’ve learned a TON about social media and how to use it to grow your brand. We’re on a similar campaign at my job and the information I’ve gained here will work with any business. Great job fellas, keep it up!

JoshCrist ,

Entertaining, insightful and actionable! 👏👏👏

Whether you’re well established as someone who can translate creative energy into the impact you want to have on the world, or just getting started carving out a profitable niche that’s ready to grow - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Brad and John do an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving enterprise and life you can be proud of - from leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

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