Day Zero Project: Completed No. 12
A Day Zero Project goal of P.J.’s has been completed!
Goal completed: Create/produce a Stuck in the Middle Cachers shirt/sweatshirt and sell via TeeSpring
Date completed: March 10, 2015
Description: The Stuck in the Middle Cachers are a small group of geocachers in the Oneonta, New York area. For several years, we’ve talked about having t-shirts made. I’ve used TeeSpring for other things and thought that would be the way to go. Any profits would go toward the summer event we run.
Why I wanted to do it: Whenever I go to events elsewhere, groups have their own shirts and such. Although we’re a “group,” the reality is we’re pretty loose with it. Only two of the original four people are still active in the group, but we have a lot of others who take part and such. We have a cool logo, too, so I thought it would be neat to have that on a t-shirt. We did a coin several years ago, so it’s nice to have the shirt finally.
How I did it: TeeSpring is a pretty cool setup because you come up with a design, set a price, and then put it out there. To get the shirts to print, you need to make a certain amount (based on price and such). We set a goal of 25, but it would print with five purchases (just meaning much less profit as it gets more expensive to print with fewer shirts. I’m OK with that, though, as I didn’t expect to make money, rather a few bucks to get some essentials at the picnic). I set up a few different options (t-shit/sweatshirt) and a few color choices. In the end, we sold 10, which is cool. It sounds like some people who wanted in didn’t get in, so I am going to relaunch the campaign as well.
About P.J.’s Day Zero Project: Day Zero is a project where people come up with 101 things to do over 1001 days. I started the project on August 1, 2014 with an anticipated finish date of April 28, 2017. Goals will not be revealed until they are completed. A private list is at the Day Zero website and the list will be made public upon completion of the project. It’s my thoughts that if things are kept private, should I not do them, change or find a way around it, I’d only be cheating myself.