Many people don’t know that I used to have a home business. I proudly owned my own party favor business for 7+ years. I had some good years ($$$) and not so good years. As with any business you have plenty of ups and downs.
I closed down my business because I lost my passion for it. What started out as fun ended up being more of a chore then something I looked forward to. I’m still very impressed by all I accomplished over the years, especially not knowing anything about running a business when I first started.
One of my biggest “issues” with having a business was marketing myself. Marketing is NOT my forte. Some people were born salesmen, not me. I could never build up the nerve to say “Here is my business card… call me for all your party favor needs”. I WISH I was able to do something like that.
If you are a blogger you know that you must also market yourself and your website. There are thousands of bloggers out there, many of which are in the same niche as you are. You need to do something to get your name out there and make people remember you.
Business cards are fine – but – let’s be honest. How many business cards have people handed you that you end up tossing out in the garbage? No one wants to lug around dozens of business cards.
So what else can you to do stand out and people know that you and your website exist? How about wearing your site name proudly across your chest? Why not consider putting your website name on a tee shirt?
WhoopTee is a great resource for creating a personalized tee shirt with your website name and/or logo on. You get to create your own directly off of their website.
Designing a tee shirt is easy. Simply choose which article of clothing you wish to put your design on, upload your logo or image and add text if you wish to do so. That’s it! It’s literally THAT EASY!
They even have templates and tips from designers to help you create the perfect shirt.
I wanted a tee shirt with my blog name on it, designed the same way as the text appears on my site. I must say my WhoopTee shirt turned out pretty good. Especially considering that the graphic I was using was very small. I thought it was going to be too small for my shirt. Sometimes when you enlarge graphics they get blurry. Luckily my graphic worked out beautifully.
In hindsight I should have snapped a picture on a darker background so you could see the shirt better.
I am sorry that I don’t have a picture of me in my shirt. I don’t “do” photos. I run from the camera. 🙂
I purposely ordered my shirt in a size larger than I normally wear. When it comes to tee shirts I like them to be big and loose. I think they are much more comfy that way.
I’ve worn my shirt out several times and I must say that it’s working. People have questioned me what She Scribes is and that gives me the opening I need to tell them about my blog/website. A few people even said they were going to check it out. If you are one of those people – welcome to my little corner of the Internet.
I plan on wearing my shirt at blogger events too. It’s much easier to spot someone in a crowd with their logo across their chest then having to go around reading name tags or trying to figure out whose who.
Of course WhoopTees are great for non-blogging things too. You can create shirts for just about any reason – Church retreats, intramural sports teams, camps, and family reunions, weddings, book clubs… there are so many occasions, events and groups you could make custom tee shirts for. You can even create tee shirts with your Facebook URL and/or Twitter handle on it too. The possibilities are endless.
The shirt it’s self is top quality. I was very impressed by the shirt. Sometimes tee shirts can be very thin and lightweight. That is not the case with my shirt from WhoopTee. It’s really thick and heavy. Not only that they wash and dry well too. Mine has been washed and dried a couple of times already and it looks just as nice as it did the first day I received it.
If you would like to see for yourself just how easy it is to create your own custom tee shirt check out WhoopTee at www.WhoopTee.com. You can also check out WhoopTee for more inspiration on Facebook, as well as follow on Twitter.
WhoopTees is also running a t-shirt design contest that will end November 6th (Election Day). The design with the most “Likes” on the WhoopTee Facebook page wins. Winners receive $175 cash and a $25 gift certificate to the WhoopTee store. It’s very quick and easy to enter, and currently there are only few entries. Here is the blog post that outlines the whole thing: http://www.whooptee.com/blog-post/second-t-shirt-design-contest-chance-win-175.
WhoopTee would like to give FIVE lucky winners a custom tee shirt. Use it to promote your blog/website, Facebook or Twitter handle or whatever else you want to display for all the world to see. Thanks WhoopTee!
This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end at 12:01 AM (EST) on November 12, 2012. The winners will all be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winners will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen.
To enter please comment on this post and let me know what kind of shirt you would like to design?
For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the intitial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify.
*I recieved a free sample product in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced in any way. WhoopTee will be providing the prizes.