Day 5: Shirt Sales

I sold some shirts! Were the Facebook ads finally justified? Well, no. The shirts I sold actually came from eBay and had nothing to do with the Facebook ads. Today will be the last day I let the ads run.
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Day 4: Shortage on Shipping Supplies

With eBay sales picking up, I realized I don’t enough shipping supplies to ship out all the orders. The supplies will cut into the profit, but I have no way around it. The Facebook ads promoting the shirts are still running, but the results aren’t too great. I am getting clicks, likes, and shares, but no sales. The other issue I think may be a costly mistake is I have no other football related shirts. I am targeting fans of college football to show them 1 shirt design only.
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Day 3: Shirt Designs and eBay Listings

I had an idea for a shirt design. The bad news is, it was a quote from a coach during a bowl game a couple days ago. I really should have created the shirt then when it was popular. I have a feeling I could have waited too long. I am hoping I can at least get some new visitors, though, even if they don’t buy this design, I can at least re-target them later.
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Day 2: More Thinking and Planning

Well, today hasn’t been much more productive than yesterday. I have been trying to figure out where to even start, and eBay sales still seems like the best option. I am trying to get some other idea going, mainly along the lines of the subscription sites to be able to scale. The downfall to eBay is I have to be doing working in order to have money coming in. Starting off, that’s not a big deal, but eventually there will be a time when I just don’t have time to do everything.
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Day 1: Thinking and Planning

I was really hoping to start off with a well defined plan of attack, something I could use to hit the ground running and begin making money right now. However, college football bowl games ruined that. I have a few ideas, but honestly, I spent most of the day watching football. This is not the best way to start out.

To get things going quickly, I will be hitting up eBay hard. This sounds a little like cheating given that I am a software developer and I plan on using a platform that already exists that requires no development. However, I have a good reason why it’s not cheating. That reason is, eBay is my testing grounds.
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