If I sold #Domainer shirts and donated the profits to charity, would you buy one?

Domainer T-Shirts

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?

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  • michal February 19, 2020, 10:50 pm

    $35 + postage to overseas would add up quickly, but maybe it might be an option to have a few different price-points where at $1-$20 (example) we could donate and not get a shirt, but show support for your charity…

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  • Muhammad Bilal February 20, 2020, 1:21 am

    If you sell .com domains at this price i will definitely buy it.
    #DomainsForCharity

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  • Morgan February 20, 2020, 9:29 am

    Okay, well doesn’t look like I have a lot of takers here. Mike Sullivan had an idea that might be a better one, to instead send a link around about a charity and get the word out. A direct donation might be a better approach.

    Thanks for the feedback!

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    • Bruce Diller Verstandig February 23, 2020, 4:22 pm

      Morgan
      Here’s an interesting marketing twist, market the shirts as gifts for a domainer to give to a fellow domainer , the recipient will know all the proceeds went to charity – it makes everyone look like a hero

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