A couple of years ago I made a shirt based on input I got from my blog readers, you can see it above. It’s a simple shirt that says #Domainer on the front and has morganlinton.com on the back.
I think the shirt ended up costing around $23 per shirt for me to make and I gave it away to blog readers who shared their opinions on the design and asked if I would give them one. Note – if you didn’t receive one and think you should have, shoot me an email, I’m not perfect so if I missed someone I want to make sure you get yours.
In the end I spent over $1,000 making shirts and shipping them all over the world. It was well worth it since I feel incredibly grateful to all the people who read my blog and wanted to find a way to give back.
Which brings me to the topic of this post.
At NamesCon this year a number of people asked me if there was any way for them to get a #Domainer shirt. Since I’m not really a shirt-maker or apparel company myself there wasn’t much I could do for them…but I did ask them – if I ever sold them on my site would you buy one? 100% of people said yes and the price that everyone seemed to triangulate on as their maximum was $35…which is a lot for a t-shirt IMO.
I left NamesCon thinking, well – I don’t think I’ll do that since it’s a pain in the butt for me to actually manually ship t-shirts around the world. Then I thought, well what if I took 100% of the profits and donated it to charity, then it would be worth it since we all know, every dollar counts when it comes to giving.
I currently give to multiple charities but as I get older I’ve found myself looking for more ways to give back, and maybe this is a way we can do it together. So I thought I’d ask, if I sold this #Domainer shirt and 100% of the profits went to charity would you buy it, and if so, what would you pay?