Today is a historic day for me because I actually sold something.
The last time I sold something was back in 2000. It was a coffee mug with Mike from the Thin H Line (later renamed Sexy Losers). I sold two, and I didn’t make a profit at all (it was on Cafe Press, and they were pretty stingy about giving money at the time).
Today I just sold a t-shirt that had an unused design on it from our company’s drinking team. It came on the same day I got a message from my host saying I used too much CPU and billed me extra. So everything balances out.
Although it’s just one sale, it is my first sale in a long long time, and is a huge confidence booster. If I could sell more stuff that I create, then that would help, especially at a time when my full time job is in serious trouble due to restructuring.
I think I’m going to start focusing a bit more on merchandise. For the three people who I think are reading this blog (I think I can count the NSA), please tell me what you would buy — a print of a comic, etc, and I’ll see what I can do (simple things — I don’t have the ability to put together a book yet. Maybe an ashcan however).