Pete Prodoehl of Milwaukee, WI, who runs a web development company, is branching out into the DIY biz by selling his Button kit, which creates a one-button keyboard used for, among other things, triggering photobooths. Along the way he’s blogging his experiences following Chris Anderson’s Ten Rules for Maker Businesses:
- Make a profit.
- It takes lots of cash to stay in stock.
- Buy smart.
- Basic business rules still apply.
- You get no leeway for being a maker.
- Be as open as you can.
- Create a community to support and enhance your products.
- Design for manufacturability.
- Marketing is your job.
- Your second most important relationship is with your package carrier.