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How I’m using (my own) button products

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...
T-Shirt Printing Types – learn the basics

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

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...
Don’t forget the Womens Shirts

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...
A brief overview of band stickers

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...
Start a mail chimp email list for your band

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...
Keeping your band shirts organized.

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...
11 Suggestions to improve your Band’s Merch

11 Suggestions to improve your Band’s Merch

My random opinions, suggestions, and ideas for your band’s merch: 1. Spend the time upfront to produce the best quality you can provide. 2. Consider branding standards 3. Use your merch to provide something consistent relevant and new to your loyal fans. 4....
New Site!

New Site!

My New website is finally up! It is a work in progress and some things will be rapidly changing. But finally all my buttons, music, and thoughts have a place to live on the web.