I’m not here to tell you how to keep your new, fledgling brand afloat.
That is something that I do not have experience with.
A great web design firm tried to charge me $6,500 for a website. The day I discovered Shopify was one of the greatest days of my business life. Two of which sat there the entire time and gawked at my sister-in-law and talked our ears off about Lord Of The Rings or some other crap. I went upstairs and nearly cried about how much of a failure we were. It’s hard to watch the video above and not feel like you can take over the world with your little doodles and vector images.
Now, a cheaper website setup doesn’t have to mean ugly. There are a ton of free and premium templates out there that will make your site look professional. 200 real fans are worth more and will contribute MUCH more than 1000 fake fans. You don’t want to be side-tracked with any more stressful additions than need be.
Our order had the neck tags removed properly and carefully (unlike previous printers, who simply cut them but left the hidden part of the tag under the seam so it was completely noticeable). They also print posters, hangtags, and a bunch of other cool stuff.
We used this screen printer and they did an incredible job and I was amazed at how meticulous they are. I stumbled across my “business plan” from Anomalous only a few weeks ago. Very indicative of why I’m writing this article and not filming artsy videos. There are plenty of online resources and templates that can help you out. Make sure everything flows and matches and represents what you’re trying to come across as. Inspiration can cause spur-of-the-moment decisions. Let things soak in, but on the flip side, don’t battle yourself. Watching a video like the one below was something that propelled us to make certain decisions we probably weren’t ready to make. It just needs to show your products off in a way that is in line with your brand. My fiancee’s younger sister’s entire high school graduating class was one of them. That’s not saying you shouldn’t try or expect great things. There are restrictions, as there are with any art medium, but for the most part you have the freedom to do what you’d like. What I failed to realize is that slapping some ink on a shirt and blindly creating an attractive website doesn’t equate to a solid business plan and ongoing sales. It’s a mere fraction of what it took to start and run a t-shirt line. What I am here to do, though, is explain how NOT to start a t-shirt company. A few links are all you need: Get yourself a Facebook business page and a Instagram account. Before you begin writing your company summary, remember to stick to the big picture.Other sections of your business plan will provide the specific details of your business. Small Business Administration (SBA) website has a lot of information available if you've never written a business plan before.