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How I’m using (my own) button products

Hi! I've been making pinback button products for over 4 years now (woo!) and it all started with me buying the 1" press for my band Folk Hogan. We were playing a show with a punk band and I was watching their fans go crazy for their 1" pins, paying $1 or $2 each for...

You’ll never believe this clickbait article…

If you think it was a waste of time to click on this otherwise pointless article, you may be correct. However you may also be wrong. Its like my uncle once said "opinions are like nipples" I'm not really sure how that is relevant to the current situation, but man -...

New Game causes end of times, analysts say

"It started with a simple game and ended with fire-breathing demons and mass hysteria." says local pokéist. Dozens of game players have reportedly burst into flames since the initial launch of the game earlier this week. First, it started with the monetary collapse,...

T-Shirt Printing Types – learn the basics

If you have made T-shirt for your band or are simply doing some preliminary research you probably are feeling a bit overwhelmed by the whole process. From Art to inventory T-Shirt production will initially eat up a lot of your bands budget and time but is essential. A...

Cheap Merch Ideas

Here are some ideas of merch items you can make for $50 or less. Some of these have minimums some do not. I make buttons Full disclosure - I make buttons - so you should totally do that first. Some of these items are not the highest selling items but can provide value...

Don’t forget the Womens Shirts

Don't forget to order shirts for the ladies! Chances are if you make music your fanbase is of both the male and female variety. Don't listen to the bass player Your smelly bass player will try and tell you that women can wear men's shirts so you can cut corners and...

A brief overview of band stickers

Stickers. They are those things that need to be at your merch booth. Maybe you sell them, maybe you give them away - but in any case, your fans want them and if you plan on playing gigs you will soon be providing them for them. The different types There is an entire...

Start a mail chimp email list for your band

Your band needs an email list and now is the time to get started. The overarching problem with social media and band profile websites it that you don't have long-term or finite control over them like you would your own website. Building an email list is an important...

Finally! Instagram allow you to sign in to multiple accounts

Are you managing multiple accounts? Have one for the band, you, and your cat? Ok probably not for the cat because that would just be ridiculous right? And also I don't want to see the massive drop in unfollows when I stop posting cat photos, my ego can't sustain on...

Keeping your band shirts organized.

Maybe I'm a bit compulsive, but I really enjoy when things are organized - specifically my band's merch. You may have gotten that vibe if you read my 11 suggestions to improve your bands merch. We go thru a lot of shirts and at times keeping them organized,...

Think before you print this website

Please think before you print this blog post. Please consider the environment before printing this batman mask. Or this david bowie mask. Or this Miley Virus. Just think about it before you print out any of these... Please consider the environment before "coloring me...

Dream Board

Follow Nick's board Matching Socks for my cat Simon and Me on...

7 tips to survive back to school season

Back to school tips from chips. 1. Don’t drink too much water. Look, in every other aspect of your life for the rest of your life, staying hydrated is one of your primary focuses. In school it is however very different, the less water you drink the better. 2. #2...

Amazing! Wolves Befriend Local Neighborhood Pet

If you like stories about those in the animal kingdom forming unlikely friendships, you’ll love this one. When local Wildlife becomes friends with a beloved neighborhood pet, the results are outstanding. Wait…this just in..I’ve got some bad news everyone. It doesn’t...

365 Slow Cooker Meals in just 36 hours

Crockpot Slow Cooker Freezer Cooking Freezer cooking! Have you heard about this? You spend two days preparing meals for the year to keep in your giant basement freezer so you don’t have to think about it later. I've seen blog post on prepping a few meal for a week or...

How to add a Share Button to the Porn Site you manage

Social media has become part of our every day interaction with life. People want to share EVERY part of their lives on social sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In. So if you are running a porn site, adding those share buttons is the BEST thing you can do to...