For the past few months I’ve been thinking a lot about the different directions to take IWearYourShirt. The one idea that I simply can’t stop thinking about is Group Shirting.
Don’t know what Group Shirting is? Here’s a quick explanation:
We recruit a large group of people to wear a company’s shirt, promote that company through social media, and create a “virtual flashmob” of sorts. We’ve done Group Shirting threetimesbefore, and all three times it’s been super successful. Not only from client side (Pepperidge Farm said it was “the best marketing spend ever”) but also from the standpoint that it’s something complete unique that IWearYourShirt can offer. It’s completely turnkey for the company, we handle t-shirt printing, t-shirt shipping, Shirt Wearer recruitment, Shirt Wearer activation, and overall campaign organization.
The IWearYourShirt email inbox certainly hasn’t slowed down during the past few months. I hope you guys know how much I appreciate you wanting to support and be a part of IWYS. I try to respond to almost every email that comes in, unless it simply says “How do I start to get paid wearing shirts?”
I want to address people emailing about getting paid to wear t-shirts publicly.
You would NEVER… EVER… EVER get hired or paid by any other company in the world if you emailed them and asked that question. You know what? The same rules apply for IWearYourShirt.
I can understand if you’re young and have no experience in getting a job, but even you young people out there should understand this is an incredibly unprofessional thing to do. Please, please, please stop sending these emails thinking you’ll:
A. Get paid for any type of work for my, or any other company
B. Receive a reply to your email
If you are genuinely interested in any job, for any type of company (even if it’s a crazy one like IWYS), take the time to write a well-thought out email. Don’t just ask up front how you can get paid. That will never work for you. I promise you that. If you have legitimate questions about IWYS, how the process might work, what the latest update is after reading recent blog posts, etc, then by all means send an email. If you don’t take any time to do any research, why should someone take the time to respond to your questions?
As mentioned in the update posted in November, we are not currently paying any Shirt Wearers and don’t have immediate plans to. Does that mean that idea is completely off the table? Certainly not. You can absolutely count on this blog, the IWYS Facebook page, or the Shirt Wearer email list to keep you updated on that.
For now, I’ve been asking the IWYS Sponsor Email List some questions about Group Shirting. I think Group Shirting is something so unique to IWearYourShirt and I thoroughly enjoy doing it.
Thanks for reading and I know for most people this blog post seems like common sense. It seems that way to me too, but you’d be surprised.
For those of you who’ve been subscribed to our email lists since I put them up in May, I can’t thank you enough for your continued support and patience. Quite simply, we just aren’t ready yet.
When I decided to close the IWearYourShirt doors to realign this company in May, I had big hopes for a quick relaunch. Those hopes were amplified by some promising meetings with potential investors. People loved the ideas for the future of IWearYourShirt and I even had someone verbally commit to fund these ideas. Then a few agonizing months went by and my hopes lessened. Excitement and joy turned to sadness and doubt. I walked away from the potential funding and as painful as that was, I’m glad I did.
In the crazy world of entrepreneurship and creating a business out of thin air, there are lots of unknowns and lots of ups and downs. One of those ups though, has been a Shirt Wearer by the name of Sean Ely. Unfortunately Sean’s time with IWearYourShirt is coming to an end, but we don’t want to end his story here with sadness. No we most certainly do not. Okay, I’m crying right now at the keyboard and it would make more sense if you could see… Ahh, forget it, let’s watch Sean’s announcement video:
Thanks for subscribing to the IWYS Shirt Wearer Email List.
You should have received a confirmation/hello email from me. If you didn’t, please check your spam folder and make sure to un-mark that mail spam.
Next up, you may be wondering what’s going to happen next now that you’re subscribed? Great question! As of right now, I am not hiring or paying any additional shirt wearers. What I am doing is trying to teach people people how to get paid to wear t-shirts (or create their own sponsored projects). If that does not interest you, please go to that confirmation/hello email and hit the subscribe button.
If you are interested in learning more just keep an eye on your inbox for updates.
One of the important things we’re doing behind the scenes at IWearYourShirt right now is navigating the process of picking a design company. If you’ve ever had a website made for your business, there are about a million factors to think about and about a billion companies to choose from. Luckily and unluckily for us, we have a bit of a complicated website we need built that most companies won’t be able to build. This is the first of a few blog posts we want to share about our current process of finding a design/development company for the next iteration of IWearYourShirt.com.
Who’s going to be the father of this IWearYourShirt baby? OK, that sounded weird. This is turning into an episode of Maury way too fast. Anyway…
This past weekend we spent some time with our friend Shane Mac, and made some huge leaps forward with the next phase of IWearYourShirt and how you can get paid to wear t-shirts for a living.
As you can see by the IWearYourShirt.com homepage, we’re working hard on three things: Shirt Wearers, Sponsors, and Fans. We’re starting with Shirt Wearers and starting very soon. If you aren’t already on the Shirt Wearer Email List, but want to be a Shirt Wearer, you should immediately subscribe. If you don’t have any interest in being a Shirt Wearer, please don’t subscribe. We want to keep these three email lists separate and we want the people who subscribe to them to read the emails that show up in their inboxes.
Last night, the Miami Heat won the 2012-2013 NBA championship against the San Antonio Spurs. But, if you weren’t watching closely, you might not have seen that LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh actually didn’t play in that heated Game 7.
At IWearYourShirt.com, we will be creating new videos to explain everything that’s going on, as well as user videos for new individuals we work with. But hey, don’t think you’re getting any information out of me just yet. Jason and Caroline would lock me in a dumpster if I gave anything away.
In order to keep the IWYS YouTube Channel professional, I made the choice to make the series its own entity.