WORKSHOP DETAILS & COSTS   

NOT A WEEKEND 'CRAFT' CLASS

This program began in May, 2001, with about 525 people, so far, having come to learn the amazing and lucrative skill.  It teaches you how to create a business around your hand-engraving.  Some make it a productive part-time activity, using it only when they want, or have time to personalize their own gifts to friends and family. Others are more serious about structuring a small part-time business, aggressively promoting their skill.  Then, there are the retired, and near-retired who want and need to develop a steady and reliable stream of extra income.  

FULL TIME OR PART TIME....YOUR CHOICE

So....you can take what you learn and polish it to provide an amazing income if that's your interest and goal.  One hundred to two hundred dollars per hour is routine for most of us who do small jobs for sizeable fees that produce income in that range....and even more sometimes.  For example....personalizing the back of a man's wrist watch that you might charge $50. for 10 minutes of engraving.  With 60 minutes in an hour, you used 1/6 of an hour for fifty bucks.  That is the rate of $300. per hour.  Likely you'd never have 6 watches at one time to engrave, but you earned at that RATE for the one you did.

YOUR INVESTMENT CAN COME BACK QUICKLY

When you are deciding whether or not it is worth the investment of approx $3600. for the Workshop and equipment, know that those who apply what they learn both from the engraving standpoint AND the marketing ideas discussed in every class, benefit greatly. Many get their entire investment back within a year.  Some much, much sooner.

 

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There's a three-hour orientation and three full days hands-on training.   Priceless instructions whether in person or online.   Lots of one-on-one help from Ken throughout every  session.  Learn letter formation with the drill, correct hand position, layout techniques, off-the-wall marketing ideas that cost virtually nothing, and you'll see & hear stories about how Ken captured the attention of retailers all over the country with his beautiful personalization of fragrance bottles, cosmetics items, crystal, sporting goods, and wine & spirits bottles for major chain stores all over Texas.  

 

INVESTMENT IS JUST THAT!

Ken's most successful and best-paid students take the followup Ken Brown Certification Program.  More about that later. The student's investment is often recovered within a few months for an average of $100. per hour.  Some Ken Brown Certified students are now earning in excess of $150. per hour for 4-8 hour events.  

 

WHAT COMES TO YOU FOR ENGRAVING

A major part of engravers' income is from individuals who bring bottles, knives, guns, crystal, and a long list of other items for personalization.  Jewelry stores, laser engravers, and trophy shops CANNOT engrave some items that freehand engravers can.  With samples and the right approach to those stores, students will get referrals from those firms that cannot do the work their customers bring them. You'll have a highly marketable skill and NO competition.  Learn how to make it all work and how to earn as you've never earned before.

 

WORKSHOP FEE

The fee subject to change without notice.  The price listed here at the time you call to enroll will be the prevailing fee.  If posted price should decrease after you've enrolled, there is no rebate if you paid more.  Price fluctuation is all about supply and demand and hotel deadlines for our commitment on student numbers we guarantee at our time of payment.

There are no provisions for a refund of your fee.  After you've made the decision and commitment to enroll in a specific, scheduled Workshop, paid the fee in full, received the pdf of the alphabets,  we'll gladly accommodate your request to move you to a later session where there is space, if there are scheduling problems or family issues that conflict with the original date.  Be sure of your decision.  We'll help in every way to boost your confidence and show you how you can learn and benefit greatly from the new skill.

The Workshop fee, includes 24 hours of group online instructions. Each student is allowed 6 hours of INDIVIDUAL, private online instructions ONLY to make up for a maximum of 2 missed online sessions.  Additional private, individual sessions billed at $100. per hour.

NOTE:   Pay in full at the time of enrollment.  

The ONLINE WORKSHOP fee is $1500.  You save airfare and hotel fees if living far away

STUDENT PACKET, included in class fee.

Call to enroll the minute you decide; seating is limited to 10 students.  For ONLINE SESSIONS, max is 8 students each session.  Your STUDENT PACKET will be emailed within 48 hours, after your paid enrollment, so you can print out the pdf of Ken's letters and practice sheets to learn the script style used in the ONLINE meetings.  Every day counts.  The more you practice the letters before you come to class, the faster you'll learn when you get there.

STUDENT REFERENCE MANUAL

 A personalized pdf of a STUDENT REFERENCE MANUAL is filled with information and graphics will be provided when you finish the 8 three-hour sessions.  It shows many helpful ideas you'll refer to often when you've begun your engraving business at whatever level you decide to take it.  It is NOT a class manual but an invaluable reference book for between sessions and after the Workshop is completed.

ALL PRICES FOR WORKSHOP AND RELATED ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.  The amount you pay for this process is the price listed on this site the day you enroll or make a purchase.  Price reductions are not retroactive.  Check site prices before you call to enroll. We will reschedule if there are conflicts in your schedule or ours.  No refunds unless a death in the family prevents your attendance.

KEN BROWN PROFESSIONAL ENGRAVING SYSTEM is shipped to your door from our long-time supplier of equipment for our students.  Exactly the equipment Ken has used for over 25 years.  None better.  This is the only equipment Ken can troubleshoot and support if there are issues during setup and use when you return home and begin your engraving as a hobby or business. Professional and industrial-grade in every detail.  

Go to Equipment link below for photos and details.             

$1900. plus shipping, anywhere in the continental U.S.   Purchase the system from TAKING AIM MARKETING in Utah; consult with this company for shipping charges outside the U.S.  Primary contact is RUSS LARSEN .

IF YOU HAVE EQUIPMENT FROM OTHER SOURCES,  YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN FOR TECHNICAL ISSUES THAT MAY ARISE.

ENGRAVING SYSTEM  

ONLY your drill & burs, and misc supplies are needed in the Allen, Texas, Workshop. The Ken Brown Studio provides all other equipment, as a loaner system. 

'ROADSHOW' WORKSHOPS  

You would bring your entire system to a Workshop location if not held at our usual Allen, Texas, hotel location.

QUESTIONS?  Call Ken Brown, 214.250.6958