- An introduction to Absurd*A*Tees
- December 2nd, 2012
I've started this blog to seek support for a small business venture. I've been out of work since February of 2012. At this point, though I'm still applying for work, I don't hold out much hope I'll get any. So I've come to the conclusion that if I want a job I will have to create my own. I'm calling this venture Absurd*A*Tees. It would be making and selling T-shirts; sometimes amusing, sometimes thoughtful, sometimes Politically Incorrect.
I was going to do this as a Kickstarter Project, but Kickstarter rules preclude business start-ups. I don't know if it was always so, but it is now. So I will have to do this without the Kickstarter seal of approval. On the other hand I don't have to give them five percent.
What I need is your support. My goal is to raise $50,000 or more. That should be more than enough to cover everything with some insurance added in. Any amount you can donate would be a help. You can contribute using my email firstname.lastname@example.org through Amazon Payments or PayPal. I've placed a PayPal link but I haven't seen what it looks like on the blog. I am yet to figure out if Amazon Payments has a link I can add, or if you have to go to them directly. Depending on if I get enough support to proceed, I would provide a special thank you T-Shirt for anyone contributing $35 to $69.99, and a thank you shirt plus one of the T-Shirts from the first selection for anyone contributing $70 or more. Again, that depends on if I get enough support to proceed.
My timetable is as follows: I'm hoping to reach my fundraising goal by January 15th. If all goes well, I would want to rent or lease a workspace, and gather materials, so that I can be ready to go by February 15th. I would then produce the thank you shirts and the T-Shirt lines I plan to start selling; I want to have the thank you T-shirts all distributed by Easter, which is March 31st, and then proceed with business from there.
That's about it for now. I will post updates from time to time; including some mockups of T-shirts and a possible video podcast. In the meantime, if you can, please help with a donation via email@example.com to Amazon Payments or PayPal, or by spreading the word through the Internets. Or both. Thank you for your time and attention and thanks in advance for your support.