I sold out! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

I know I always talk about not wanting to market and not wanting to become a brand. I know it might look like that’s exactly what I’m doing but I’ve always had one goal and one goal only, to connect through my creativity and have fun without going against my values. I’ll do anything it takes.

So if selling some silly products is going to help me, I’m going to sell some silly products. And maybe they don’t have to be silly maybe they can be cool.

I mean, look, selling products means I get to share my buddy @vincentNijman or Wei.go’s brilliant cover design for my novellas with the world! Maybe it will help them to promote their work! Maybe it’ll help people find my word! Maybe it’ll bring abundance!

Plus I think some of these products are pretty cool. A tote bag is useful. An iPhone case is useful (if not overpriced). A t-short? Some restaurants won’t serve you unless you wear one. I’m going to make a puzzle too cause I just think it’s be so awesome to have these designs on my wall in the form of a puzzle!

I made a shop at Redbubble to sell products based off my work all over the world.

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The totebag is my favorite and a decent price!

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Stickers and pinsare the cheapest thing on there

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shirts and iphone cases !
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If you don’t know this kind of service, artists or anyone can upload designs and they will basically create and sell the products for you. I earn 20-30%

I had been looking for a way to set up a store where I could earn 50% so I could set lower prices but those kinds of services usually cost a lot of money and effort to set up a shop, and so I settled on this one.

It also seems they ship all over the world!

The only issue is that the initial cost is not cheap and so the products are considered very expensive for some places, though they aren't that bad for where I live. Eventually I’d like to make a solution for that but for now it’s just nice to be able to make a shop to promote my novels and start earning on my enough to cover expenses.

I promise this will be my last self-promotion post, but I thought this was pretty education as well, and also, for anyone who was too lazy to read Confessions of the Damaged 1.1 or 1.2, now you can pick up something else instead ;-)

Love you all, have a fantastic day and week!

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Confessions of the Damaged 1.1 and 1.2 novellas - Out now!

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The items are pretty

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Thanks! I wish I knew lots of Europeans and Japanese I could sell to because I think they're the only ones who can afford them πŸ˜†. I sure can't!

I think it’s reasonable for a super fan, so I need to get some of those πŸ˜‚

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I wish I knew lots of Europeans and Japanese I could sell to because I think they're the only ones who can afford them πŸ˜†. I sure can't!

Perhaps we can do give aways on Hive, too
to those who can't afford them but would like them?

I am just curious about shipping costs to, for instance, Africa or Asia ( and, of course, to Portugal and The Netherlands ;<) )

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I would love to do give aways but then I have to pay for them and it’s not a good time for that 😭

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I feel people need gifts now, more than ever but I get your point :^)

Abraço

!PIZZA πŸ•

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This is awesome!!!

I am happy for you and I have to admit that my art looks pretty good on all that merch :<)

And yeah, I totally get you with the branding, 'selling yourself' stuff ( you know how alike we are when it comes to those kind of things ).

I must say that I feel extra motivated now to finish the second edition of my book and possibly start putting together some dino merch with my Hypersensitivosaurus art.

Imagine both of us promoting the other and helping each other to clients, cross referencing, kind of like we are already doing on Hive for years now and then spreading that out to more and more friends...

Love it!

P.S. I like the idea of a puzzle, and I even like the fridge magnets. Cool that there's a 10 x 15 cm option. That's a serious magnet, a piece of art on your fridge.

I will make sure to shill the iPhone cover to anyone I know - and spot - with an iPhone, haha! :<)

P.P.S. What about V-neck T-Shirts, are they available too?
As a V(incent), I kind of prefer those, also because the neck hole doesn't seem to stretch out so much.

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I cut the V-necks cause I thought 4 shirts were enough but I'm open to changing the options.

I was thinking of starting with some simple products that might be more popular and then adding whatever people request. Why not, right?

Anyways I'll probably set up a shop at hivelist too but I'd like to have something to promote to people who aren't crypto-savvy cause the learning curve is always high with crypto, and also these sites will help you out with promotion and SEO if you get in the good side of their algorithms

I am really excited about promoting your Dino so keep working at it and make him the best adobo he can be!

I'm also thinking it might be time to sit down and finish 1.4 and find an artist for 1.3!

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Nice going! I heard about Redbubble when I was browsing through the world wide web. I did find Printful, or Printify easy to use -if- you have some WordPress knowledge and have the knowledge on how to set up shop.

If you use Redbubble, you can do so as an artist and submit designs without going through the hassle of setting up shop? (but praying every night that someone fancies the design and starts using it to make sales?)

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Uh-oh πŸ‘€, don't wanna be a dick, but you made a typo in the about section of the shop.

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That was on purpose! Lol thanks for letting me know. I'll check it when I get home!

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Making a website gives me a headache and the cost of making an automated shop through Shopify or Wordpress is not worth it for me yet since I still have a small audience.

Redbubble is incredibly easy and effortless, you just upload the design and set the specs and you are done! I'm not counting on SEO, trying to cross promote these products with the novellas they are based on and also with other personal projects and collaborations. We will see how it goes!

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These are really cool items. And it’s okay to be a sell out πŸ˜‚ I hope you find an audience that can easily afford to buy them.
I haven’t read Confessions of the damaged but I sure will now.

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And I admire your creative skills. Perhaps this brand will grow into something greater than expected.

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Thanks buddy. It's hard to get the word out, but hopefully it snowballs πŸ˜ƒ

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@selfhelp4trolls items looking good but i think the shipment to th
other countries are reall expensive.

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Yeahhh that makes me really sad. I wish I could get more popular in a few of these countries so someone could leave my stuff in a store somewhere 😭. Thank you!

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It actually makes a pretty cool phone case XD

unfortunatly I need very specific fyn-proof phone cases otherwise I would seriously consider it

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Lol do you use a phone case with refrigeration? I understand

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No O_O is that actually a thing?! I will have to try to remember to look it up when I wake up (I will probably forget).

I'm just clumsy and waterproofing is generally a good idea x_x

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I keep my phone in a plastic bag at all times lol

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LoL that works, as long as you are at little to no risk of being knocked into water by a large exuberant dog...which has never happened to me before >_> but you know...it's a risk XD

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