Monday, July 16, 2012

Pin-ups & Website News

So the calendar shoot is set and everyone is getting excited and serious about it. The girls' final stats are being pinned down, and tomorrow I'll send the final visions to the stylist so she can pull pieces for wardrobe. Lots of research is going into this, so it's a good thing I like researching! ;)

This week me extra energy has gone into Tattooed Hippie Pirate Mommas organization marketing ideas to get the word out about our group/organization.

The lovely mister, Kevin, is currently teaching himself how to design a basic website.  The next step will be gathering the money to host it, which should be low to start.We've decided on hostgator to design and host the site, which we already own the domain name for.  The site will feature our logo, blog, merchandise like stickers, calendars, posters, prints, and an e-zine/possible print magazine with ad space available to purchase. Now that it's been 1 year, we can officially 'register' the trademark instead of it just being whateverit'scalled.

My job is keeping track of all of the finer points. Kevin will design a bunch of stickers and momma cards to hand out so the name is all over. Many of the stickers will feature Tattooed Hippie Pirate Mommas Jenny, Skye, and Ashley. I'll be sending those out to a girl in each area, which will be quite a lot because there are 260+ girls in the Facebook group.


 On the to-do list is shooting and designing the pin-up calendar, with partial proceeds given to charity. Printing will be the hard part; pre-ordering will help offset cost. I also need to set up a Tattooed Hippie Pirate Mommas email and Paypal account to make an official organization/business. On the website, we will sell canvas prints of calendar girls, photographed prints of calendar girls, shirt stencils to make your own shirt, and shirts with our logo on them.

My good friend Bart, one of the few local Tattooed Hippie Pirate dads, is eager to work on the ezine/magazine. He is researching ad space sizes and prices for the ezine/magazine and website. He also wants to interview Kevin about being the husband of the head Tattooed Hippie Pirate Momma. We'll both write content articles and use photos of Tattooed Hippie Pirate Mommas to go inside the zine. He's going to sell website space and do whatever else he can to bring in money for our overhead until we can start making money.

Now all we have to do is get the website running and things will take off. Right? ;)

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