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Can you help me understand this website?! I see potential!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by jakesnakemon, Aug 26, 2015.

  1. jakesnakemon

    jakesnakemon Registered Member

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    I do not know where else to post this at, but I'd like to talk as well. I want to understand this website and try to create my own with my own ideas. I have some graphic design knowledge(who doesn't nowadays right?)..
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    How are they producing the products? I'm assuming if I wanted to sell hats I would have to have so many made at a time. Where do I find hat makers? I know how I'd market them/obtain traffic(instagram).
    Seems like a small niche, stoner crowd potential LOL. I like to share ideas and I believe in radical openness, "the free exchange of information and the free flow of ideas. A place where ideas can have sex!"(jason silva, awesome awesome gentlemen).

    WHAT UP!
     
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    jakesnakemon Registered Member

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    So I have some of my own answers...
    I can find some custom embroidery websites and have them make me hats. This would probably be the lowest quality option.
    I can find a smaller custom embroidery website, something more personal so I can get higher quality.
    I can find somebody locally....

    That's it.. or I can figure out how to embroider myself, which sounds more like a full time job as opposed to ordering and reselling.
     
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    Clothing is something I eventually want to dip my hands into, if you know what people like and what's cool and trendy then you can sell. I think there's not a lot of people buying into these big brands, and just want style for cheap. A good example is this Amazon storefront (no affiliate link, scroll further). LOTS of the big and expensive Nordstrom type stores have some ugly clothes everywhere too, but people equate status and price tags automatically with something valuable (high fashion snobs). I bought a $7 shirt from Hanes on Amazon and I look better in it than I would with some of the stuff YSL has to offer.

    http://amzn.to/1hjeJCW

    If you're buying from Lids for something exclusive you're paying at least $40. Those fits are nice, they don't look cheap and just work. You can get like 5 hats with shipping for that, all in nice colors and in stock for whatever size you are.

    The ones you showed me I don't really like, kind of corny if you ask me. But if that site is making sales then my opinion doesn't really matter though right? Those look like something I'd get at a flea market in the ghetto, lol.

    I had a crazy idea a while back just to make a compilation site of my favorite clothes from Amazon, and promote it with social media in the right way. The site would need some sort of gimmick, and would have to do a pretty good job of hiding the fact I was an Amazon affiliate. I think it'd really work. A recent example I saw of someone doing this typa thing was FoodBabe, check this out: http://foodbabe.com/

    That's the site and now look here: http://foodbabe.com/shop/for-your-belly/

    I don't know if she's actually using aff links but you get it. Was surprised when I saw it all. The whole professionalism and authority of her website hides her Amazon intentions.

    In the end it'd be like a storefront combined with a blog. There's a lot more to it but, that's like some basics I think. Think it's a clever way to sell for them.
     
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    Thanks for the reply, I checked out foodbabe. Interesting.
    I imagine if I was selling hats I would only hold stock of things I saw as awesome, which that website is just OK. I'm more into this place called sacredgeometryshop. I'm kind of a neo-hippie so these spiritual/hippie niche's appeal to me.
     
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    Not really a fan but I found some of their hats materials and embroidery quality looks neat tho.

    Definitely hippies and stoner niche.

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    jakesnakemon Registered Member

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    Yeah I don't wear this kind of stuff but I live in Denver, CO and I've seen quite a it of people wearing this ultra hippie clothing. So I'm thinking there's a huge market for it and from my understanding, there's a lot of people who "want to be hippies" so I think it's sustainable. I do not think the hippie niche is going anywhere, I think it's going to get bigger. Same with sacred geometry and other "spiritual" things that are not religious.