July 23, 2004

I put the 'T' in Tailgate...

... "T" shirt, that is. About four months ago, I opened a tailgate shop on cafepress.com, a store that lets you sell your own designs on their items, and you get a cut of the profit. I think it's a great idea, particularly since the designer (me, in this case) doesn't have to pay anything -- at least for their "basic" shop, anyway.

I came up with a few designs, opened my store, and waited. After a few days, I lost interest, and kinda forgot about it. Then a few days ago, I get this email:

Hi from CafePress.com!
We wanted to let you know that you made a sale at one or more of
your shops! Way to go!

I was shocked. And sure enough, a nice gentleman from Georgia bought two shirts from my store. The profit I made was negligible, but I thought it was pretty cool that I sold something. Maybe with football season coming up, I'll sell a couple more.

So go buy stuff!

Posted by Kevin at July 23, 2004 05:59 PM

I just checked out your new "sportswear- suburban chic" line and I must say that you Kevin, have definitely put that PH in phat.

Have you considered going global?

Posted by: Katie at July 28, 2004 07:48 AM

Is that my Webber in that logo? It's the Cadillac of grills. I get a cut of that $2.00 check for the modeling of my grill.

Posted by: B at September 29, 2004 01:17 PM

No, that's not a Webber. I was afraid of a lawsuit once my store became an Internet phenomenon. It's a generic Kettle-style grill. And that's the story I'm sticking with. Note the four legs (Weber's have three), and the different ashing tray. Thank goodness for Photoshop.

Posted by: Kevin at September 29, 2004 01:54 PM
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