I have spent a few days working on a new project. I wanted to try my hand at designing and running an online merchandize store.
It was a challenge I will admit and I cut down my options to two companies which offer free design, sales, promotion and customer service along with item production on demand to each individual order.
It is in part a challenge to myself to do something in my spare time and an experiment to see if I can create something which people will pay money for.
I am thinking of continuing the experiment until Christmas 2012, that will give me six months to practice and one full business cycle to track real results.
Should be fun I wrote the hub below to set the scene and also give initial opinions on Cafepress.com. I also opened a zazzle.com store and will follow up with a hub on that experience later.
Blind Designer Working