E34: Creating A Custom Brand With Your Own Hands W/ Jeff of Exeter Drum Works
Another episode out in the field! Join us today from Exeter Drum Works wood working shop in New Hampshire. Now I can’t say that being a drummer didn’t have anything to do with me choosing to go after this episode but it’s certainly good for anyone looking to make their own product, sell a boutique brand, or just likes to hear a hustle story.
We certainly talk drums but we also talk making the leap, getting your first income from your career, and competing as a small boutique brand against other larger manufacturers and competitors.
In This Episode We Cover
- If you don’t like what’s made, make it
- Getting into manufacturing goods
- Competing with national brands
- Three years and then making drums
- Tricks to keep committed to your dream
- Vision’s effect on creators
- Collaborate don’t compete
- Band Roles
- Music Instrument industry
- Trends in musician product consumption
“I don’t want to be here anymore, I don’t have an issue with the work, I don’t have an issue with people I just don’t want to be here anymore because I wanna be making drums.” - Jeff
“ What else is there to do, this is what I want to do.” - Jeff
“ If your a creator you create.” - Host Dave Swillum
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