I will not put Google ads on this blog nor any sort of advertising. However I have decided to add a little merchandise shop. Al over on Fuggled has had a little swag available for a while so it's my turn now.
I don't expect to retire now or anything and I doubt much (if any) money can be made off the sale of the odd T-shirt but I think I should have the option available, you never know what people will buy in this world.
It would be nice to have someone buy and wear my T-Shirt and walk around advertising my blog. After all, people are perfectly happy to buy GAP hoodies and walk around advertising that company.
The idea came after my mother recently made my birthday present a custom T-Shirt from spread-shirt. She paid for it, I designed it and I got it yesterday. I think it's brilliant so I figured I would allow others the ability to buy it. The quality of the T-Shirt is quite impressive.
For some reason, when I converted my spread-shirt account to a shop I lost my initial design so I spent last night doing it up again. It is a little different but I think perhaps it might be better.
I realised something else. Setting up a T-Shirt shop with your own blog details and links is another way to get traffic to your blog. If someone comes across my T-Shirt site, they may decide they don't want a T-Shirt but could click in to my blog and become a reader, and that is far more valuable to me.
If you want to buy (or browse) for a T-Shirt or other overpriced* merchandise, then click on the Merchandise link in the top right hand corner. I will add more designs at some point and probably ones that have nothing to do with my blog but everything to do with beer in general.
*Sorry, they are quite expensive in my opinion but there is little I can do about it.