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Congratulations Stony Smith on hitting $10,000 at Shapeways Marketplace

by • January 7, 2016 • No Comments

marks a milestone for Shopowner and scale miniature expert Stony Smith earns $10,000 in profit from his Shapeways Shop. Stony works full time as a developer and runs his Shapeways shop (and moderates the Shapeways forums) in his spare time.

  • Stony’s initially sale was Feb 28, 2010 of 2010
  • In Apr of 2011, he was interviewed by Wired Magazine for the reason
    of his Shapeways Shop
  • Stony’s many talked about models are:

Any lessons you have for other designers / shopowners who want to hit the 10K milestone?

Stony : “Do an equal mix of your own interests and interacting with buyers to find out what they desire. You’ll get bored doing just one of them.

Those best sellers.. the automobile frames, were a request from a friend. They’re a fewthing which
I would never have done otherwise. My general standard is which
I’ll tackle any request if the item is “interesting” to me. This whole journey has been “That’s cool.. can you do one of THESE?”

How do you want to reach your next sales milestone?

Even with all this success, I still consider this to be a hobby, and won’t be quitting my day job. I’m additional in it for the community, there’s most likely
a dozen shopowners which
I helped get started with making designs.

I’d love to manufacture $20k, but which
’ll be another 6 years. My just regret/desire is to figure out a few way to do a few actual marketing, but MY market is rather closed. I’d have to invest a lot of time in social media (train forums).

How will you use the $10K in sales you’ve earned so far?

Stony: “I will use the money to buy additional trains !!!! A hobby which
funds itself is a great thing :)

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