Monday, September 24, 2018

Open for business

New shirt, woo-hoo

By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter
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About a month ago, I opened a store on the Pro Wrestling Tees site. I've been debating making the move for years. At one time, they had an option for podcasters to have a store if they had a combined following of 5,000 people on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. As I was nearing that mark, the requirement doubled to 10,000 OR a $75 fee. 

The first customer, Jim 'Rhino' Reincke
www.JimReincke.com
Seventy-five bucks did not seem like much but for some reason, I put off the decision for more than a year. I've already declared 2018 the year of branding and marketing My 1-2-3 Cents. Over the summer I invested in a customized 'monkey suit' from Shinesty. It was money well spent as I've worn the suit out several times and attracted attention for the brand. 

Right now the store is small. I have one shirt design but have sold a handful of shirts already. So far all the purchases have been from friends of mine. I can have up to four designs right now until I sell 25 or more shirts. I'm working with my brother and niece on more as we speak. I'd love for someone I've never met to buy a shirt. I'm also exploring other ways to market the shirts via influencer marketing. 

Hunter Woodworth & Jamie Woodworth-Myers
Stride Pro Wrestling (and My 1-2-3 Cents) Superfans
As we enter the final quarter of 2018 next week, I'm sprinting to the finish line. I'm excited to see what's next for the brand. The support has been amazing. If you'd like to pick up a shirt, shop here. Thank you to everyone.

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