Step 5: Selling. I.E.: Get Money, Get Paid
Obscure reference aside, this is the last step of our plan. Selling the starter sets and getting the benjamins…bitcoins…whatever slang you want to call currency. #CashMoney.
If you skipped yesterday’s article, go back and read it. Read it and commit to a painting strategy before you go any further. This is important because how we plan to the the selling is based on how we do the painting.
The selling part is broken down as follow: Part 1, based on the painting level you’ve selected and the options best suited for them. Part 2, based on your current business (or non-existent yet business)
Regardless of the level and business, whenever you split the content of the box, I strongly advise to sell the extra doodads (dice, quickguide and whatnots) along with the rulebook and get the street value for it. Doodads have no real value on their own, and people are less likely to buy a book at full price from you than from the store.
Part 1: Quality Assurance
Low Level Painting:
Mid Level Painting:
Top Tier Level Painting:
Part 2 – Build a Better Business
Selling for Existing Business
Offering right now with prices painted starter sets or parts of sets will give you a good idea of how many starters you can get for guaranteed profit. If you have 3 people ask you for factions, you pretty much have already paid off and profited from buying 3 boxes (or 2, if the factions are different)
One pitfall to avoid is to take altered requests. One guy wants this at a high level, another one wants those barely tabletop, and this guy wants his Primaris marines painted orange with green stripes. Nope. Not worth it.
Yes you can do those later, but now is not the time for ultra custom. In the meantime, the motto should be:
Sample sales pitch
The offer can be as simple as this:
If you’d like a set* painted please get in touch! PM or e-mail email@example.com
*Chaos, Primaris or Complete Set from the Dark Imperium boxed set
Selling for Beginner Business
Because getting clients lined up is not the easiest thing when you are starting out, you have to focus mostly on trade groups and e-bay to sell your models.
Of course, if you already have clients lined up in the getting ready part, Bully! Focus on those.
Don’t worry if not, as the Starter Set Extravaganza is a good client-building job.
And thus concludes our Starter Set Extravaganza! If you are following this tutorial, don’t hesitate to touch base, ask questions and leave feedback of your experience.