Hello, This is my first post! Thanks for all the great threads already started. I found every answer I searched for and some! The 'search' on this website works great by the way.
So, Im 25 years old. Ive been wanting to make t-shirts since high school and now I've finally done it. I wanted to keep it all in house, no overhead, limited edition, usa made t-shirts that I'm proud to wear. Over the years Ive been taking notes as to what t-shirts fit me the best, witch style of logos stand the test of time, witch companies are successful and why.
So now I am a full time artist (painter), and the goal is having these t-shirts bring in some "steady" monthly income. I released my first shirt about a month ago, only printed 25. I sold more than half to mostly to friends and family. I recieved a lot of compliments, even just wearing them around town. So I built a website, etsy page, facebook, blog, and doing a little word of mouth advertising. After reading some feedback you guys gave another member of the forum I think I need to make it clear what Natural Minds is about. (Its about Art, Nature, and Bmx, skate, Etc.) I want to add some commercials in the future that Ill host on youtube. I have some models lined up for the next shirts if I want....
So my question, is you do you guys think I'm on the right route? Should I lower profits and just try to get my shirts into skate shops etc? Could I exist on solely on the internet? If so, how could I do it better? Also, you may notice that I didnt include my company name on my shirts. I don't plan to have shirts with just a name on it. I want it to be art not a walking billboard.... Oh yea. heres the link www.allnaturalminds.com