Firstly, Thank you ALL for your continued support.
1. You need a market before you need it.
$. Create Facebook/Social media posts about what ever slogan that will be on the shirts.
$. For instance, I'm a feminist so I post a lot about my feminist viewpoint.
$. Stay focus! Pick a theme and post about it. Then take the theme and put it on a shirt.
$. Further elaboration: I had a conversation with a brilliant Howard student. She described Jada as, "Intersectional." The word spoke to me the way the word, "Entangled," spoke to the nation. I had already been talking about feminity & Jada...so it worked. The day after I learned the word, "Intersectional"c she revealed she was "Entangled."
2. DON'T Reinvent the wheel.
$. Throw a spin on trendy topics & throw it on a shirt.
$. Dismiss the idea that you don't want to be like anyone else. Terrible idea. Be like what's popping.
$. It's okay to offer a brand to an established audience.
3. DO Reinvent the wheel.
$. If you are creating a "conscience brand," it has to be conscience. So if you want a shirt to say, "He gone be mad when I get my income taxes." You have to tell your following why he gone be mad.
$. So if your shirts have slogans related to income taxes...You need to be posting about income taxes daily.
$. It is not a conscience brand if you are not educating people on something.
$. I think its really wack that people just throw stuff on clothes and don't even explain it. THAT'S WACK. Makes me think you are just making up stuff thinking it's a great idea and sucking money from your following with no real agenda.
$. Don't bully your audience into paying your ticket.
$. Make up a price for your AUDIENCE.
5. Drop shipping or Shipping yourself?
$. Drop shipping is when other sites make and ship the MERCH for you. Like: Printify, Shopify, Tee Spring, etc.
$. Or you can get the shirts made and you send it yourself.
6. Do I make the shirts myself?
$. Unless you plan on making other company's shirts and/or customizing your orders... I personally think it is a waste of time & money to make the shirts yourself.
$. I just went out and negotiated with a local printing company. The first printing company I went to was AMAZING.
$. I buy adds sometimes. They don't bring me many customers.
$. I just post, post, post!
$. USE HASHTAGS.
$. Engage with people on the internet. Comment back to folks. Go comment on their stuff!
9. Ask people for feedback!
$. Take the feedback!
10. Content Groups
$. Have your friends and family share and comment on posts at the same time.