If you’re like me you hate to throw away coloring books that contain pages your children have colored. They color all the pages, then the book is left on a shelf or in the toy box, and is useless from that point on. That’s a shame! There are so many things you can make from coloring book pages that it’s practically a sin to throw one away!
You can Design Your Own Tee shirts with funny quotes, jokes, funny slogans like that of “If I was you, I wouldn’t be me”, “Eat. Sleep. Mate. Repeat”, “Check out My iBone”, “Save the trees. Eat a beaver”, “I suffer from premature infatuation”, “My Roommate’s An Idiot”, “If you love someone, set them free. If they come back, set them on fire”, “blah, blah, blah, blah, blah”, “Intolerance will not be Tolerated”, “Where there’s a will… I want to be in it”, etc.
Understand what is important to your clientele. Most Dew drinkers are 12-30 years old. That makes them part of 2 pivotal generations: Generation Y and Generation Next. These generations DEMAND to belong to something. What better way to belong to something than to be one of 3,200,498 votes that is on store shelves.
DTG is a very labor intensive process and great care must be put into the printing. Equally important is the quality of the T latest shirt design. The design should be prepared on a transparent background and saved as a.png or.tiff. If your image is on a white background the white will have to be removed from the exterior of the design.
The other great thing about Zazzle is that you can create your own store. It’s completely free and you can earn royalties on every product that you sell. It’s also customizable and you can set up a merch booth on Facebook, twitter or wherever. Honest to God, I don’t get super excited about a lot things, but I seriously think this is one of the best and creative ideas yet. You really should check this out.
People will always have keys and they will always need something to keep them safe. Keyrings and keytags are perennial company gifts and novelty items. They are cheap and easy to give away to your customers. These are also great for your branding.
Zach: I love the ocean. That’s really the whole point. To educate people in the process of doing what I love which is art. If the clothing line takes off there could be a million directions for that. I could branch out to more than surfwear like sponsorship for surfing but that’s way down the road. Depends how well this goes.
If you are a band that is thinking about doing up a run of shirts, you need to keep a few things in mind. One, you want to get a design that is eye catching and cool, so people will take notice. This is free promotion for your band, so put some thought into it. Second, make sure the band name is visible on it. It is cool to have something stealthy, but save that for when you are already rolling in the dough. If you find the right person to do the shirt design and right printer to do the T shirt production, sales can make the difference between making it as a band and living in your Mom’s basement. It is your choice.