Disclaimer: Let me begin this post by letting you know that I do not carry out the strategy that I’m about to share with you anymore. I was fascinated with running ads and making money off of trends, regardless of where they came from. Politics is one of those subjects that sparks extreme consumer behaviors and leads to very trendy data. Whenever a new movement happens or a new tagline shows up, the prospect of t-shirts, hats, and whatnot comes with. Political taglines are rarely copyrighted meaning that there is so much room to monetize a political movement.
When you first start making money, you are very hungry for wealth. Beginners tend to scrape at whatever they can get, no matter the size of the profit. Each time you hear the ka-ching of a new sale, it’s like a rush of dopamine runs through your body. Don’t worry — this was me once too. The data in this tutorial is from a few years back when I was very scrappy with my income. Since then I’ve learned to plan my “meals” and I’ve turned off the ka-ching notification. I don’t need to hunt for scraps anymore.
Although you can make a lot of money on political trends, I now focus my energy on more evergreen businesses strategies as opposed to trends. That being said, trends are a great way to jump start your career in online sales. In this vlog-style tutorial you’ll see that I was very young and was doing just that. But hey — everybody has to start somewhere, right?
The Idea, The Research, & The Product
Day 1 — Monday, 11:39 A.M.
Within the first 12 hours of my campaign launch, I had made over $1,000 in sales. What was I selling, you ask? Pink beanies with cat ears. The Women’s March of 2017 was trademarked by a pink hat that was worn by thousands of women who took part. I saw this trend and dove in.
I couldn’t believe my eyes. My day was actually really unproductive, as I was glued to my phone watching sale after sale and hearing ka-ching after ka-ching come in.