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It costs me $500 to print these up. I want them to be sold for $15. I want $10 dollars per shirt from the stores that I will start putting them for sale in. Since I'm just starting out, I'd honestly be fine getting as little as $8 on them if that's what it took to get them in the stores to get the ball rolling. If my clothing line gets rolling I know I can make numbers based on quantity with the various designs I plan on putting out soon after. I believe in the brand for the long haul.

For those with experience, do you think I am expecting too much or too little for my first shirt?
 

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I've considered that. If they move really slow, I won't be making life changing money. As I come out with other designs, I know I'll want some of them to retail for more.

I know I'm not making a lot of money on my hundred shirts, but it's the name I want to build. I know I'll be spending a whole lot of time networking, driving to stores, meeting with them and pitching the shirts, all kinds of time will be spent and money wise it won't seem worth the reward in the very beginning.

But if I can eventually get my clothes in, let's say in 30 stores and each one were to only sell an average of 10 shirts a week. 300 shirts a week would be nice and an attainable goal at this point.

any input is appreciated, thanks
 

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Hey guys,
I just picked up the shirts two days ago and it's pretty exciting to see the shirts for real for the first time ( i started this thread when i put in the order)

I'm EXTREMELY busy planning a wedding with my fiance btw, so this t shirt business is something I plan on giving more time to in about 6 weeks when I'm back from my honeymoon.

I did sell my first 3 shirts yesterday and today to some co-workers of mine. Yeah they liked them and yes chances are they bought them because they wanted to support the new venture and because they knew me, but nonetheless, it's a good feeling to get the ball rolling.

I won't post pictures or even mention the name of the clothing line though. My plan is to make this huge...as in making millions. A former friend of mine is one of the owners of Tapout (Dan aka punkass on the TV show), so you might think I sound delusional but I have long term goal with this because I have seen it done right before my eyes before and seen a nobody turn fairly rich (u would fall over in laughter if you ever saw their designs in the early years LOL).

So anyways, I don't want to say the name or show designs because I AM a newbie to this game and don't want people knowing it once they see it in stores one day. maybe that makes sense, maybe it doesnt... anyways, I prefer to stay invisible!

I have business experience before running a small company but this is something new for me. My main goal is just to build contacts with stores and to get my clothes in there. I don't care if they want 20 shirts or 2 shirts to start out. The point is those 2 shirts orders will turn into 10 and that will turn into 40. Stores just wanna make money and once they see I have something that can make some money, they'd be stupid not to carry something that makes them money. It won't happen overnight and my business goals are long term. I'm aiming to make "semi" life changing money within 12 months.

I've talked with some stores over the past couple of weeks and showed them what the shirts would look like and it looks like I should have some product in at least a couple places within the next couple of weeks.

This thread has been helpful to me though, so thanks to everybody, whether I agree with you or not.
 
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