We had quite a few e-mails during the weekend from people asking for bumper stickers, buttons and T-shirts to help us spread the word. We hesitated for a while but after e-mail number ten we decided to give it a go.
Weâ€™ve made a small CafePress.com store in which weâ€™re currently selling some shirts, mugs, magnets and stickers. Weâ€™re not giving stuff away, but because weâ€™re not in this for the money either (we have a long way to go to break-even ;-)), weâ€™re donating at least 10% of all the profits to HIV/AIDS charities, even if weâ€™re still in the red. We’ll up the percentage at the point of break-even!
We’ve also made some free pdf templates people can use to print out their own posters and flyers. Thanks to Jeff Taylor for the great idea!
It’s amazing to see how many requests we keep getting for promotional stuff. This one is my favorite:
I was hoping for buttons.. you know like the ones you pin to your clothing… so I could wear around something that says “Bill Gates for president!” The people here at the hospital would really get a kick out of that.
That’s the spirit, Joel!