How to Start a Monogramming Service

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Do you have a little design experience or know how to use a monogramming machine? For people who are based at home a monogramming business can really pay off well!

But there are several things you should know on how to work your business and this article will tell you the insider tips and tricks of the trade.

How to start a monogramming business?

For most companies, handing out promotional gifts becomes useless unless they are covered with the company monogram. This is where you can offer a niche service to your clientele to get a whole lot of client’s right at your home!

What you do?

Monogramming is covering promotional company gifts with the company name or even a logo. If you aren’t interested in company orders, then the next best thing for you will be bridal orders where you have to cover napkins, wedding favors and return gifts with the bride and groom names and wedding dates. Either way there is a large demand for this type of service and you can earn quite a lot of money!

What do you need?

The work may seem complicated but it’s not. You can do this from the safety of your home if you have the space to set up a monogramming machine to do the embroidered logos on promotional soft gifts like baseball caps and T-shirts. If you have to do the printing on hard surfaces then a silk screen printer becomes necessary but it’s easy to use too. You will also need a computer, a printer, a digital scanner and internet connection to keep you in touch with your clients. Having a website to show your designs and your capability for work is also a huge plus. Put your copyrighted designs on the website or even previous work completed for satisfied clients. You will also need basic design and publishing skills to make individual logos for brides and commercial clients. If you don’t have the knowhow learn the courses and practice till you have it right.

How do you get clients?

Advertising on the internet is one of the best ways to pull in clients and a website is really essential. Utilize the wedding sites to put up your ad for monogramming services. Although word-of-mouth publicity works well, you will need other forms of advertising too. Make sure that you have international methods of payment for clients who are in international locations. Set up a ‘contact me page’ at your website where clients can put in request or estimates for the work they require. Tie –up with a reputable shipping service to make sure that the monogrammed delivery occurs in the time period set by the company.

45 Comments

  • 1. Evelyn Babirye said on 12/18/2008
    I have been ordering monogrammed wedding napkins for relatives wedding and they are quite costly. I wanna learn how to do the printing myself. Which school do I go to. Evelyn ebabirye@hotmail.com Canada
  • 2. Remi said on 5/7/2009 10:30:19 AM
    I need to know more about this business. I'm computer literate and I can design to some extent. I will like to understand the software and the hardware that makes this happen, i mean the embroidery stuff. I wish to even setup a business on this maybe by early next year depending on how soon I can know more about this business. Thanks and hope to hear from you soonest.
  • 3. Joshua said on 8/11/2009 8:01:00 AM
    Please can I get information/sites on how to get these machines at good prices. Please reply soon
  • 4. Promise said on 8/11/2009 8:08:41 AM
    I need to know so much about this business. I'm computer literate and I can design very much. I am very much interested in learning and understanding the software. I want to also know how the machine looks like and how it operates. I wish to setup a business on this. Thanks and hope to hear from you very soon.
  • 5. Brittni said on 10/4/2009 3:28:43 PM
    I had a brain storm after I was shopping for monogrammed baby gifts. I thought, why can't I do this myself, stay at home with my children and make money. I just want to start simple and keep my day job for the time being. I would like information on a machine to purchase that is not too expensive, but does a great job. Thank you and I hope to hear from you soon.
  • 6. Betty said on 10/6/2009 2:57:59 PM
    I am interested in starting an embroidery home-based business which concentrates on monogramming baby, wedding and home decor items. I would also like to market the products on the web as well as locally. Like the previous person mentioned, I have a part-time job I would like to keep, until this new endeavor is up and running. Could you forward any good books or articles about starting a home-based monogramming business. Also, I am looking for a recommendation on the type and model of machine which would work well for a small home based business. Hope to hear from you soon.
  • 7. Brandi said on 3/16/2010 8:46:33 AM
    I am looking to start up a monogramming business. I have no experience in this type of business. If you have an advice, ideas, etc. Please contact me!! :)
  • 8. janet faulk said on 6/13/2010 10:52:19 PM
    I live in Eupora, MS. I am currently a Flight Attendant. Monogramming and French Heirloom sewing on the side. I would like to know what do I do to start a little business out of this. I have a brother PR620 and Brother ULT 2001 Elna 9000 which is old but still sews beautifully and of course a surger newer singer, less than a year old. I just recently had new sewing room put together in my home. For the first time in my life I feel I may be able to do this. Just need a little help knowing how to charge and advertise. I need cards to pass out etc. Any suggestions on this. thank you, janet faulk
  • 9. Donna Sadler said on 10/2/2010 7:51:31 PM
    Jackson, Tenn. 38301 I am not good on a sewing machine so basically I am wanting to do monogramming only what is your suggestion to get started and what machines do you recommend that is not expensive.
  • 10. Stephanie said on 10/13/2010 10:06:35 PM
    Garland,TX. My sister and I are interested in starting our own embroidery/monogramming business. We are looking for a recommendation on which type of machine to buy. It would be a small at home business. We need a machine that we would be able to download logos onto. Any thoughts or ideas for us would be greatly appreciated!
  • 11. Joan Winslow said on 1/7/2011 4:31:40 PM
    Leland, NC I am interested in starting a monogram business. We already have a small business and would love to bring some monogramming into our business! Where is the best place to buy a machine? Are there people that could come and train you?
  • 12. julie anne said on 1/8/2011 1:04:53 PM
    What does the average person pay for a monogrammed towel?
  • 13. cindy barnes said on 2/7/2011 5:00:28 PM
    Do you have any idea what the best monogramming machine for large and medium size monograms would cost
  • 14. toyin akinogun said on 3/23/2012 2:15:29 PM
    i am interested n buying a computerized monogram machines with a fast speed high efficiency and easy maintenance with at least 4 heads. where is the best place to buy . i also need a step by step instruction manual or audio visual beginner tutorial .thanks for a prompt reply . T A LAGOS NIGERIA
  • 15. Irma Campbell said on 4/17/2012 9:10:07 PM
    My business location will be in Las Vegas Nev. Need to get info. Where to buy the best machines. Thank you!
  • 16. onigbinde said on 8/9/2012 5:13:55 PM
    i am interested in buying a computerized monogram machines with a fast speed high efficiency and easy maintenance with at least 4 heads. where is the best place to buy & how much does it cost . i also need a step by step instruction manual or audio visual beginner tutorial .thanks for a prompt reply
  • 17. SAMUEL said on 10/27/2012 5:01:30 PM
    I am an experience monogram-me digitizer, machine operator & possible on how getting the monogram-me industrial machine, but i am having problem in capital to start with, i will like to get a feed back from any one who will like to go into partnership business with me.
  • 18. Agbi Olabode said on 10/29/2012 1:42:47 PM
    I have been thinking of empowering myself with the knowledge of having a monogram business. Kindly tell me a place where I can learn it in Lagos State Nigeria thanks
  • 19. festus said on 12/11/2012 9:45:38 AM
    I want to learn monogramming as a profession, please how can i locate your office and the condition attached? Please you may e-mail me on the above address or my phone no is 08055614877 am ready to pay the cost as soon as possible.
  • 20. Kehinde said on 12/12/2012 6:33:58 AM
    I want to be self employed. plz kindly send me the tutorials, price list and where i can buy this machine. my phone no.+2348137575664 or email:kentrizy@yahoo.com.am 4rm jos nigeria
  • 21. Anthony Dumka said on 12/14/2012 5:48:15 AM
    Sir, How much money in Naira can start a monogramming business and service for an individual. and also, the less expensive monogramming machine. Thanks. Expecting to hear from you.
  • 22. Anthony Dumka said on 12/14/2012 5:49:27 AM
    Send the list of the various monogramming machines to my e-mail: gonwadumka@yahoo.com
  • 23. funmi olarotimi said on 1/5/2013 3:30:11 PM
    Pls I want to start a monogramming business but I hardly know anything about the business. I fell in love with it because my family delegated me severally to help with it during family functions. What is ur advice about trainings n machines n lastly how to start n run d business? Thanks. Lagos, Nigeria.
  • 24. Ezinwa Anne said on 4/21/2013 11:38:22 AM
    Please I'm computer literate and a graduate but I want to start up a business of my own. I'm interested in this monogramming business. I will like an advise on how to start it up and how to run it. Thanks. Anne. Aba, Abia State.
  • 25. lanre oyewole said on 5/9/2013 7:01:16 AM
    I want to start a monogramming business but i dont know how to get started.
  • 26. Lamina lukman said on 7/9/2013 7:44:43 AM
    please, I am from Ibadan willing to learn monogramming
  • 27. Nma said on 7/17/2013 12:09:44 PM
    Pls, would really love to know where I can go for training on monogramming as I stay in surulere area of lagos, where I can purchase the machines and how much in naira I can get it for as am so interested in the business. Thanks so much in anticipation of ur prompt response.
  • 28. Kenni Dilim said on 9/19/2013 10:10:48 AM
    Hello i have all it takes to start a monogram business but i need a contact seller for the machine. Also For those of you who need the blueprint and the software you contact me 08108411573/kennidilim@yahoo.com. I leave in port-harcourt.
  • 29. Tayo said on 12/18/2013 4:56:41 PM
    I need cost of a monogram machine and places I can train
  • 30. Cynthy said on 1/8/2014 8:10:30 AM
    Hi, I want to start a monogramming /printing business. I love to know where i can go for training and how /where to get to equipments. above all, please let me know how much it will cost me to start the business. please I want to from you soon. Thank you.
  • 31. Lucky said on 1/15/2014 9:02:14 AM
    I came across this site today. I'm into monogram business, I'm a Digitizer and I know how to use monogram software and the machines. I sale the software such as WILCOM. I'm planning to open up a digitizing school where people can come and learn how to design embroidery logos. here's my contact. 09032320175, 08066464436
  • 32. Moses said on 5/27/2014 6:01:03 AM
    Am well experienced on the monogram business. I know both how to operate the machine and digitizing. I need capital or maybe someone with the capital let's start the business together.
  • 33. Debby said on 5/30/2014 10:55:31 PM
    Owensboro, KY United States of America
  • 34. Debby said on 5/30/2014 10:58:33 PM
    I would like to learn more about a home monogramming business. I have never operated an embroidery machine. Owensboro, KY, US
  • 35. bashir said on 8/10/2014 8:28:49 AM
    i have monograming machine here in kano nigeria 6 head nine needle pls i need advise on how i can start the business and i need a person that work wit monogramin machine b4 to work with me here in kano contact me 08102498095 email at bashirmadugu45@gmail.com
  • 36. Goddie Etim said on 10/27/2014 12:25:00 AM
    Very good site, starting an Embroidery/monogram service provider company, procuring different brands of machines n training for machine useage, maintenance n servicing. Training for software proficiency n purchase just Contact me @ prinzgoddie4life@yahoo.com or call +2348059016650 thank u.remember ur practice. Makes u Perfect.
  • 37. Lucky said on 2/23/2015 10:30:08 AM
    Get your embroidery software at a cheaper rate and also the training on how to design and operate the machine. call now 08066464436
  • 38. Jan said on 4/28/2015 1:42:11 AM
    Hi, I would like to start my own Monogramming business from home. I have ran another business for 30 years so I know I can do that. I would like to know what the most efficient start up equipment is, and if I need to go to a class to learn this?? I sew pretty well so I have an idea of fabrics. I basically would like to do baby items that I make and simple clothing. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you, Jan
  • 39. lukman said on 5/22/2015 5:25:51 PM
    I am in malaysia and I will like to learn on how to use a monogramming machine.
  • 40. Lucky said on 8/11/2015 3:23:06 AM
    Good Morning it's another brand new day and we give thanks and praises to God Almighty. Start up your own monogram company with just two heads and see yourself grow bigger within a shot time. get your WILCOM Embroidery Software, user friendly to start up your own monogramming company. Just call this number 08066464436 or mail me on buchilucky92@gmail.com
  • 41. Mrs.Gross said on 2/5/2016 10:23:23 AM
    Hi. I would like to start a small monogramming business @ home. I would also like to make tutu's, hair bows, and sale jewelry & clothes. I'm computer literate, but I don't where to start. Do I need a computer or a laptop due? What kind of printer & hot press machine do I need? Where do I get my designs & transfer paper from? I would really appreciate any help that I can get.
  • 42. Juliet said on 2/8/2016 4:33:51 AM
    Hello i have happy embroidery machine for sale in lagos Nigeria 12Head contact me if interested 08026607320
  • 43. RULE TECH LIMITED said on 3/17/2016 1:30:09 AM
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  • 44. Lucky said on 6/9/2016 8:58:48 AM
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  • 45. Ojo said on 12/20/2016 11:02:28 AM
    I am interested in monogram design and embroidery. Kindly provided me with the necessary information
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