In my last post, I went over the social media I have been using with my Deep Thoughts By Josh online shops. Today, I wanted to wrap things up and talk a little about some of the things I’ve learned along the way while working on my Etsy and my Society6 shops and where I see things evolving.
When I started my Etsy store I knew that it would change and improve as I received feedback. I also knew that I had wanted to have physical merchandise associated to DeepThoughtsByJosh as well. At that point I had thought of using Cafe Press. But soon after I discovered Society6.
They were a young company, but their site looked great and I had heard nothing but good things about the quality of their products. I ended up going with Society6 over Cafe Press.
One interesting thing that occurred from having a venue for physical products is that I ended up designing a number of things that are exclusive to that shop. Things that weren’t available in my Etsy store. Each store became their own entity, but still work within where I want the overall brand of DeepThoughtsByJosh to go.
I’m still working on growing DeepThoughtsByJosh. Both shops are still evolving. And I’m sure it will all look different by next year as I add products and redesign the stores and so on. It’s all very interesting and a lot of fun.
If you’d like to keep up to date with more blog entries regarding DeepThoughtsByJosh, feel free to check out it’s own website: DeepThoughtsByJosh.com. It has its own blog where I post regular updates and you can even get e-mail updates.