Hello, everyone! Happy Saturday! We are coming up on the time where we want to spread our wings and do our own thing. That would mean leaving our 9 – 5 jobs behind. This will give us so much freedom expand Fitness To Cosplay and everything else we want to do to the fullest. But we still need to pay bills.
What are our plans?
We want to create items to sell where the money will go straight to us and not FTC. I will add more content to our Twitch, Youtube, and other social media sites for FTC. Another thing is that we want to open a Patreon so that our fans can donate if they want to. Now, since we are so close to breaking away, I’m wondering if I should open a Patreon page now or after.
I’m always wanting to open one but Star says we have to wait to get out more content. What do you guys think? Would you help us on Patreon now or would you guys like to wait til later for me to add more content? Not only that. We know what other creators offer their patrons but since we are so different from most people, I don’t know what we can offer.
I know there’s things like merchandise, shoutouts, secret twitch streams, and other stuff. What do you think we should offer that will keep you guys coming back month after month? Thank you for your input!
For those of you that don’t know, we have an Etsy store, fintesstocosplay.etsy.com, that we sell our custom designed shirts, buttons, bags, coffee mugs, etc on. In December, our printer that we used since we started our store had sold the business and sold his machines to someone who’s not taking care of them properly. So we had to find someone else that could print our designs for us.We had a great start but recently they have been behind on our orders and we are at their mercy. Unfortunately, we’ve had bad reviews because of it and we can’t take it anymore.
So we are moving our shirt designs to Teespring because they will take care of production and our customers will get their shirts on time. Fortunately, Teesprings uses the same shirts that we get for the orders so no quality lost there. The shirts will be higher priced because of the profit margin and we hope that everyone understands why. We will still sell shirts for a lower price at conventions and other events. The link to the Teespring store is here.
One of our future goals is to purchase a shirt printing machine for ourselves but that will be way off because the machine we want is 20k. We are trying to raise enough money for the machine, the supplies, and the location.
I hope your weekend was eventful. I’ve been battling a cold so I’ve been taking my time and not doing so much. One thing I’ve done is thinking about my life and where I want it to go. I want to work for myself and Fitness To Cosplay. I want to create content for Youtube, Twitch and other media out there. For that, I need time. I’ve seen so many people talk about how they had to quit their job, do what they love and was successful doing it.
For some time now, I’ve been thinking why couldn’t I do it. I see so much potential and I truly believe that I will be able to do it. Now people who are close to me would normally tell me no, you aren’t sure that you can make the money. That it’s not a good idea. That’s why I haven’t told anyone. This is my decision and if it doesn’t work out, I’ll get a part-time job.
I, at least, want to try and make it since I have so much confidence. What I will do is upload videos to Youtube, stream on Twitch, go to craft shows with handmade products like my perler beads and Star’s jewelry wrapping. All I need to do is believe and work hard at it. I’ll give my two-week notice at my job next week.It will be easy because the job is really stressful. I work at a print shop and it’s really emotional draining. I keep stopping myself from
It will be easy because the job is really stressful. I work at a print shop and it’s really emotional draining. I keep stopping myself from quitting on the spot and not coming in. People who have had stressful jobs in the past will know what I mean. I’m excited about my decision and this will really change my life.
Thanks for reading and remember to STAY HEALTHY!
Hello, everyone. It’s been a while! We’ve moved into our new place! It’s bigger than the apartment we were in and it’s a house. The backyard is perfect for our dog, Onyx. It’s untreated and he’s already showing signs of fleas so we have to get him back on flea treatment. (T＿T)
We haven’t unpacked yet because we are making changes, like painting walls. The house is very dark so we wanted to bright it up with some new colors. I can’t wait to set up the craft / otaku room so I can start creating more products for our store. I’ve gotten into Kumihimo breading and Perler beads so look forward to a lot of great things in the future.
Everyone in FTC has been thinking that maybe we should do more paneling then selling at conventions. Maybe more spread the word than selling the products. We want to boost our online sells and also do more things other than going to conventions to sell. Such as videos and books to help other cosplayers and the like to live a healthier lifestyle.
One thing that I want to add to my goals list is to become a yoga instructor. Ever since my first class, I’ve been intrigued and thinking about doing yoga a lot. I want other people to do yoga with me and so I want to become a yoga instructor. I know that first I will have to go to a lot of yoga classes and learn about yoga to gain the experience I need. Maybe I can do yoga panels at conventions. That sounds exciting!
That’s all I have for now. I will continue to update our progress in on the house and probably do a house tour once everything is done. Thank you to everyone who has stayed and supported us so far. I know we haven’t been as active as we use to but we will build back up once everything is fine.
See you guys later and DO IT FOR COSPLAY!
For those of you that live in South Florida, there is a Run/Walk that will be this Saturday in Pompano Beach. Below are the details of the event and the link to register.
Pompano MLK Neon Night 5K Run/Walk
DATE: Saturday, January 16, 2016
LOCATION: Pompano Community Park: 820 NE 18th Ave., Pompano Beach, FL 33060
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