Let’s get to work.
If you’re ready to get serious about merch, fill out the form below, and we’ll get be in touch.
Before you do, though, make sure you meet the requirements for working with me.
Pre-reqs for us working together
Due to the very niche nature of my work, it doesn’t make sense for me (or you) to just work with everyone.
1. You need either 750k followers/subs on your largest platform.
While the argument could be made against this… from my experience, 750,000 followers is a good place to start thinking about merch. Any smaller than this, and you should focus on growing your audience further before pre-maturely selling hoodies.
2. You need to be able to pay $68 in start-up costs.
That $68 covers your start-up expenses. None of that goes to me, it goes straight to the tools that make your store great. This obviously depends on your project (example: if I’m just building an SMS campaign, you won’t need to pay $29 for Shopify).
Note: Don’t set these up before meeting with me, just be prepared to spend this amount.
$11/year – Your Store’s Domain – this is just your merch name (example: shopcalebdueck.com).
$29/month – Shopify Hosting – This is where your site will be hosted (kind of important).
$25/month – Postscript – This is the SMS tool I use, and a big chunk of your sales will come from SMS.
$3/month – Rewind – In case your site crashes or something else bad happens to it, this app can restore your site.
Recommended, but not required
$39/month – Shogun – This is a page builder that lets you customize your site better. I can get the job done without it, but if you want to take your store to the next level (improving brand and sales), you should consider Shogun.
$100-$300 – Paid Theme – This is also an option if you want to take your store to the next level. It allows you to customize more areas of your site (similar to Shogun, but more ingrained into your site) then would the free theme that I use (Brooklyn). Again, you can get by without it, but it’s recommended if you want me to have more control over design.
3. You need to have at least 3 merch designs ready.
I’m not a graphic designer, and you know your audience way better than me (as well as the memes, inside jokes, etc.). If you don’t want to design the merch yourself, hop on Fiverr and find a trusted merch designer to create the designs for you. The reason for 3 designs is that we’ll create a unisex hoodie and a unisex t-shirt for each, resulting in 6 total products.