Weekly Thoughts #28

I did it. I finally had my surgery. If you been reading and following then you’ll would know that this has been in the works for a couple of years. I went in for surgery on Wednesday. The surgery lasted 4 hours but for me it felt like I blinked and it was over.

The anesthesiologists put a masked on me and told me to breathe in and out. After 3 breaths he said he was going to put medicine in it. That was the last thing I remember before I was out. I woke up in recovery confused. I knew it was done because of how sore I was.

Now it has been 2 days since and it doesn’t seem real that I finally got it done. I can admit that my stomach is so sore physically. I can do limited moves around the house but working out is out the picture for awhile. Of course my liquid diet stays on for another couple of weeks.

Other than that I have been really happy lately. I haven’t felt depressed all month. Maybe this operation cured something already. But that’s it for this Weekly Thoughts. See you next week with another post like this. For now view my previous posts until tomorrow. Like, comment and subscribe to my mailing list.

How to Create Merchandise

How to create your own merchandise: I am looking to create some merchandise and decided to share what I have learned. Hope you learn something new. Subscribe to my mailing list to stay updated on my next post. View my previous posts until tomorrow.

Printful: Is my number one target for creating merchandise. They offer prints of items such as t-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, coffee mugs, dresses, socks, skirts, posters, backpacks, joggers and even leggings. So really a wide range of items. Printful helps deliver the products as well. They take a percentage and you keep the rest. With the help of an ecommerce platform you can ship out products from your storefront. Such as Shopify, woocommerce, or Big cartel. Ecommerce is basically how you get a storefront. I know you have seen a website where it say www. example.bigcartel.com Thats just the basic membership you can also purchase a higher membership to have your own url. The only cons I experience with Printful is designing. As far as sizing the image you place on the shirt you have to follow their guidelines. This video helped me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F8o9TrvXQU

Fiverr: I found Fiverr to be the greatest freelance tool. Finding someone to design a graphic is hard in its own way. So let me make it easier. When you arrive to the site or app you can go to the top and click graphic & design. You can then go down and click T- Shirt & Merchandise. Or follow this link.https://www.fiverr.com/categories/graphics-design/t-shirts?source=category_treeFrom there you can cycle through the thousands of designers to you find one that match your style. I do recommend looking at the printful guide for whatever item you choose and finding the size of image your print should be and telling your designer that you want the sizing to be 12×16 for example. So it can be easy to paste. Also when ordering from Fiverr, Make sure it say for commercial use. Commercial use is the ability to reproduce something for money. It may be a little extra but its worth it.

Teespring: Is a personal favorite. It allows you to create and sell products from the site. As fas as uploading a design I find it a little easier. With what I experienced uploading a design don’t require following a guide. You can create a storefront on tee spring. You can also make donations through the sale. Say if you made a breast cancer awareness shirt. You can have some or all of the proceeds go to National Breast Cancer Foundation.