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Ever thought of creating your own brand?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Noirlama, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. Noirlama

    Noirlama Newbie

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    Hey everyone,

    has anyone of you ever thought of creating his own .. lets say clothing brand, and advertise it on the internet and so on?

    im thinking to start something like this but i dont know if its worth trying

    would be nice to get some answeres from u guys =)
     
  2. creep

    creep Registered Member

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    Well you need a lot of money for making you own stuff. You can outsource the manufacturing but you still need financial support to buy the whole production.
    And also even more money to promote you brand.
    Look at P3psi or other famous brands, they are spending tens of millions in ads yearly, and they are well known but the want just to be in the buyers face and in their mind.
     
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    unixpmp Newbie

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    Lots of time and investment. If you have something that has never been invented before, sure, I think its possible. But when you're talking clothing, you're just one drop in the bucket.
     
  4. Noirlama

    Noirlama Newbie

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    yea thats right.

    but i thought of buying cheap and small amounts of clothes with my "design and logo" then sell 'em to small shops in my region and spread the brand on this way.

    also i thought to sell my stuff on ebay or amazon and on my own site, would that be a way to start?

    think of it this way: every big brand was small in the beginning ;)
     
  5. consciousnesscreates

    consciousnesscreates Power Member

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    Ifumes
     
  6. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I've created several different brands in my day and you sound like you have a handle on the process. You also want to promote your brand in forums that will be compatible with your products as well as issue press releases and write a bunch of articles and have them published in various places.

    It's a lot of work but when it pays off it's more rewarding than you would think in terms of satisfaction.
     
  7. OnlineGodfather

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    its not a bad idea that you start a brand. Its just time consuming and ofc you need some money for it. But if you have a good plan and you make it - then, this is it! :D
     
  8. ByTor

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    Go for it.
    There's no better time than now.
    There are a lot of companies that will sell their product line to you and rebrand to your specs. There are wholesale clothiers that will put your brand label on the clothes, in many cases, in small quantities. Check out TSC (T-Shirt City, no, my uncle doesn't own the place.)

    Also, some software companies will sell you a resell license so that you can sell under your own company brand. Google "white label."

    Good luck.
     
  9. ByTor

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    One more thing...
    I was importing some questionable goods from China for awhile. Great quality stuff. I was exploring the idea of getting into the SSD market.

    Many mfgs there were more than happy to sell goods with my logo slapped on it. The challenge, of course is getting that done in small quantities. Poke around on Beltal, and make some contacts and see what you can dig up. The only issue there is, that they are middlemen/women.
     
  10. Tamra

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    FUBU comes to mind. Getting a celebrity with a rabid following could really kick start a
    clothing business.
     
  11. turbopugsleylx

    turbopugsleylx Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    "ooooooo everybody likes their own brand!" -Fat B@stard

    One a side note it depends on if your in it for the long haul or not....if so then yes brandability is important....if not don't worry about it...
     
  12. Noirlama

    Noirlama Newbie

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    thank you for all the answers!

    i developed a pretty clear plan how i could promote my stuff today at work.

    i will write a blog-like thread on bhw when i have the time to start this thing, maybe it will help some of you!