This year I'm planning a bit of merchandising and what not with hopes of having stuff for comic-con.
This raises the issue of finances. Recenty I've looked at the trends for donations in the past few months. I am aware we're in a resesson, but it occurs to me that Sailorsun.org isn't making as much as it use too, while other comics are making 2 to 3 times more.
Here's some examples of the products on the board and various stages of production,
- Teri Plushie (Work in progress)
- Shirts/mouse pad
- SailorSun.org Calender
- coffee mugs; and
- Full sized comic
So this leaves me to wonder how to increase the website income to help off set some of the merchanising costs. Remember, all this stuff needs to be bought before they are sold to get the best price. Print on demand isn't cost effective. Not to meantion we still have the normal costs of the website to consider.
(not to worry, none of the donations pays for my attending conventions. I'm paying for that myself.)
I would appreated your input. What do you think? The more money put into the website means more money into products and other stuff.