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Do You Know What Steps To Take To Get A Physical Product To Market?
- How do I find a trustworthy factory?
- Should I manufacture domestically or abroad?
- How do I manage quality control?
- What type of testing and labeling is required for my product?
- How do I price my product?
- How do I build a website that sells?
On A Mission To Help Makers
Bringing a product to life requires more than just finding a factory! From quality control to pricing to fulfillment, there are a number of decisions you need to make correctly in order to succeed.
I know because I’ve been there! I went from “sewing” my first prototype with an office stapler to selling hundreds of thousands of units to some of the world’s biggest brands.
And after working with lots of makers like yourself, I’ve developed a step-by-step process that can be used to launch virtually any product.
New product entrepreneurs need access to expert advice, at a reasonable cost. They also need introductions to the right partners, and a launch map that outlines each step of the process, from sourcing to testing to labeling and beyond. I created Learn To Make A Product to help makes like you succeed!
Founder, Learn To Make A Product®
Learn To Make A Product™ Works For Your Product
If you’re making a physical product, we can help!
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Get Personalized Guidance As You Make & Launch Your Product
How Does It Work?
Learn To Make A Product’s Launch Plans give you everything you need to start a successful product-based business. You’ll get our proven step-by-step framework for launching a physical product, a dedicated advisor and mentor, introductions to factories, marketing contacts and more, plus full access to our template library (which includes must have tools and documents for product entrepreneurs!).
Together, we’ll brainstorm, strategize, and troubleshoot each step of your project. You’ll avoid errors and lost time and money while feeling supported and protected as you venture into new territory.
Unlike other programs that rely on self-guided video content, expensive sign-up commitments, or a one-size fits all launch schedule, support with Learn To Make A Product is private, completely customized, and designed to give you 24/7 support, without a big up-front commitment. Our entrepreneurs often say they feel like they are employing their own manufacturing specialist - at a fraction of the cost!
Your Guide To Making And Launching Your Product
DEVELOP MY PRODUCT
BUILD MY BUSINESS
LAUNCH AND SELL!
When you sign up, you'll receive our Product Launch Map, which outlines the entire process of launching a product-based business.
This checklist covers prototyping, sourcing, business set up, legal considerations, packaging, shipping, photography, building a website and much more. Use it as a master plan for your launch and you’ll be light years ahead of everyone operating without a plan!
"I can 100% say that I would not have made it as far and as fast as I did with my product idea if it wasn't for Learn To Make A Product. I got help with everything: sourcing, vetting, comparing quotes, choosing materials, quality control, and more!"
Suzanne, Private Packs
Hiring Liz is hands down the most important decision I’ve made for my business. She has laser focus and is the most resourceful person I’ve ever met. I’m amazed at what I’ve been able to accomplish with her help, and I no longer feel alone in my efforts!
Corrin, Little Love Jar
"You’ll get the contacts necessary to launch your business and learn where to invest your money so that you don’t waste it. Totally recommend this service!"
"I cannot speak highly enough about this service.The knowledge and guidance I’ve gotten has connected me with great factories and also helped me get the exact product that I expected and invested in. The support has been immeasurable, worth every penny and more."
"With Liz’s guidance I found awesome vendors for my unique product. I feel like i’ve increased the probability of my project’s success by 100%!"
Colette, Thermal Pockets
"I love being able to check in anytime I have an issue with my business. Liz is a brilliant sounding board and her advice has been priceless. She has a rare sense sense of sound business and marketing judgement, matched by great intuition. She is the ultimate professional with a network worth its weight in gold... not to mention a pure joy to work with!"
Lynn, Lynn Taylor Belts
"Having access to this knowledge is like having my very own production department. I feel like someone is looking out for my best interest every step of the way!"
Elyse, Elyse Maguire
"If you want knowledgeable industry expertise, look no further! I will never forget my official launch date when my goal was made a reality. Many thanks!"
Bryanette, Lemonade and Sweet Tee
"The launch framework helped us move step-by-step to get our product built and ready to be manufactured. We’re extremely grateful!"
Adam, Badass Backpacks
"I felt so lost and exposed with my lack of knowledge in the apparel manufacturing industry. Liz and her team gave me a feeling of security and real, practical advice. I have a very small budget and I so glad I invested in this! I think I would have quit had it not been for Liz’s guidance. She tells it like it is, but in a gentle, kind, professional way. She's prompt and quick to respond. A great resource, with lots of knowledge and connections. Highly recommend!"
Natalie, Pants for Peanuts
"As a newbie in the design world, this info was literally a lifesaver while going through the manufacturing process. It helped me figure out where to start and connected me to amazing resources!"
"The best decision I ever made when starting my business was hiring Liz. She is such an asset to have on your team when navigating the manufacturing industry. Without her guidance, weekly check-ins, advice and coaching, I would still be dreaming about my business. I'm so grateful for the support of her and her team!"
Ashley, Citrus & Sage
"With Liz’s help I found a factory and got the information and confidence I needed throughout the vetting and negotiating process to assure it was the right home for my business."
Colin, Blue Grit
"As someone who knew what I wanted but was completely foreign to the manufacturing process, this guide walked me through each step and I could not be happier with where I am."
Ryann, Charlie Rowan
"Liz's deep knowledge of manufacturing is invaluable for entrepreneurial makers! She knows her stuff and equally important, she knows how to make it understandable for others."
Cyndie, The Collective (Of Us)
"This service has been awesome! We spent months trying to do a sourcing project. We also spent a bunch of money on a consulting firm to help us do sourcing. Liz and her team outperformed both of those projects in 2-3 hours. It was really amazing. We will continue to use her help whenever we source something new."
Josh, Sudden Coffee
"Liz and her team have been wonderful to work with. Without having Learn To Make A Product guide me through starting this business, I would be lost. Very grateful to have found this service!!!"
Erin, Pittie Clothing Co.
"Liz’s deep knowledge of what I needed to do - and her teaching me the steps to get there - have been fantastic."
Mary, Be Kind Bra
"I could not have found a better advisor, counselor, and teacher. There’s no one better than Liz!"
Bruce, Lund Leather
"My vision was in its infancy stage when I was lucky enough to cross paths with Learn To Make A Product. This knowledge and expertise saved me so much time and money!! I’m so grateful to Liz and her team!!"
Heidi, Newborn Nest
"I would strongly recommend that one of the first investments you make, BEFORE you launch a product, is to work with an industry consultant. It will save you time and money! I could NOT be where I am today without Liz’s support and industry experience."
Oksana, Blue Surfer Girl
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Don’t risk making mistakes that could sabotage your business—your idea is too important!
Too many people waste time and money on the wrong partners, receive defective or poorly made goods, or simply lose time spinning their wheels. Don't let preventable errors get in the way of your goals.
You Deserve to Make a Living Doing What You Love
Get the guidance you need to bring your product to life.
Understand everything you need to do to launch.
TAKE EACH STEP
Get ahead with personal consulting and vendor connections.
PRODUCT TO SUCCESS!
Experience the exhilaration of bringing your product to life.
Bring Your Product Idea to Life!
Our Launch Plans give you private consulting, personalized industry guidance, and the connections you need to succeed.
1/2 Hr Private Consulting
Use time whenever/however you want
< 2 Day Response Time
Product Launch Framework
2 Hr Private Consulting
Email, Phone & Video Support
Use time whenever/however you want
< 2 Day Response Time
Product Launch Framework
Factory & Vendor Lists
5 Hr Private Consulting
Email,Phone & Video Support
Use Time However/Whenever You Want
< 24 Hr Response Time
Product Launch Framework
Factory & Vendor Lists
Frequently Asked Questions
We’d love to chat! Set up a free consult here: https://Learntomakeaproduct.as.me/consult
Our platform is unique in several important ways:
- Unlike other services that require you to have monthly calls or use blocks of time at once, our help is “on-demand”. You can check it any time via phone or messenger, and there’s no minimum time amount. So if we spend 4 minutes and 20 second answering a question over email, or 10 minutes and 45 seconds on the phone, that’s all that comes off your support time! We’ve designed it this way so that you can get high-level advice - whenever you need it - in a cost and time efficient way.
- You are not limited to a certain manufacturing region! We’ll help you evaluate domestic versus overseas production and then guide you through the one that is right for you. You are not restricted to certain country, and you’ll be better informed knowing all of the pros and cons of various scenarios.
- Work with someone fully invested in your success. Our working relationship is not just about sharing technical advice; I understand the unique experience of running a company and all of the highs and lows that come with it. I’m here to coach you through each challenge you may face as a maker and help you come out on the other side feeling stronger and supported. (You can read more about my background here.)
- It’s affordable. Affordability is a relative term and of course not everyone can afford our packages, but we've designed them to be within reach for many new makers. You don't need to pay a consultant thousands of dollars or invest in an expensive program; because of the structure of our service, we can deliver value at a reasonable price.
- We help with more than just manufacturing! Production is where most people start, but it's just part of the puzzle! You need help with branding, business set up and launch strategies. We'll cover it all.
We use software to track your time used down the second! If it takes just a few minutes to get you the info you need, that’s all that comes off your package. This is part of what makes our service unique - you get advice when you need it at a fraction of the cost of a full-time employee or consultant.
Probably, yes! Our framework is designed for a wide range of consumer products including apparel and sewn goods, home decor, toys, pet products, jewelry, furniture and more. We don’t service food, high-tech electronics, or heavy machinery.
We are sourcing experts and have a wide network so it is very likely you will find a factory with our help. That said, we do not guarantee that you will meet partners, as each project is unique and sometimes certain design or budgetary requirements make it difficult to source a particular item. In this scenario, we will likely make suggestions about how to adjust your product or pricing goals to be more production-friendly.
It varies, but the average rule of thumb is 6-12 months.
You do not need to have an active package this entire time. In fact, our packages are designed to be flexible. You can upgrade, downgrade, pause or cancel whenever you need!
A common flow is to start with the 5 hour package for 1-2 months and get a bulk of work done, then downgrade to the 90 minute package once you are rolling. You can pause during quiet months or ramp back up again if it gets busy.
We recommend that, if you are serious about launching a product, you consider at least one month of the 90 minute package. There are important, basic things you should know when it comes to protecting your time and money, and we can almost guarantee you will save this money in the long run by getting some initial guidance.
Our packages are designed to be flexible! You can upgrade, downgrade, pause or cancel your membership at any time. As long as you cancel before the date your plan renews, you will not be charged for the next cycle.
Having Trouble Finding The Right Factory?
Unsure Of How To Find The Right Factory For Your Product Idea? Our FREE guide gives you:
- Top 5 Ways To Find A Manufacturer
- A Factory Email template to use with suppliers (proven to increase your response rate)
- Supplier Vetting Checklist