Ross B said:
Don't beat yourself up for failing. Every failure is just a lesson on the road to success! Must admit, I'm a little sick of all these lessons, though, so can identify with your sentiments.
Thansk Ross B
In some crazy way, im glad it happened. Im one of those people who have a very hard time learning something until I get my own hands dirty and dive right in. The consequences suck, but I feel I get some quality experience from it, even if its bad experience to be had.
Ive got about a dozen books on success stories including richard branson, and theyre all very inspiring and dandy, but these guys never talk about the horrible terrifying failures if any.
Still, somehow, somewhere i'll make it.
I estimate I am months and months away realistically speaking of setting up shop, but I just went down to my local k-mart store and picked up a nice white tee for $5.00 and 5 heat transfers (celcast brand) for $15. Im gonna experiment because ive never done heat transfers before and see how I go.
I know if done right and correctly, they can turn out to be really excellent tshirts, but I wont beleive its possible or realistic until I actually do one myself. So here goes. At some time tonight i'll print something nice out and do one up.
But im still going to stick with the "only print and make up what is ordered" rather than print up a whole batch of stuff all at once, that way I can hopefully minimize the loss of money.
My only concern at this stage about production of product, is getting an unexpected swarm of orders and having not enough tees or transfer sheets, so I think I have to find an equilibrium of blank-ready-to-heat-press tees and a reasonble stash of heat transfers AND at the same time not ordering more than i'll end up needing.
I've heard some guys start up these stores at next to nothing costs, I just need to make sure I have damn good designs, but im in luck because im an artsy gifted kinda guy so that's one strength on my side.
What I DO know is that if somehow... god knows how...somehow... low and behold I manage to get a sudden rush of orders and the pace picks up, that I DONT fall into a trap of suddenly splurging out a load of money and loosing it.
The way I see it at this stage, its pretty much `steady as she goes'