5: Closing My First Wholesale Order

5: Closing My First Wholesale Order

Welcome back to Update 5 of the 4 Week Launch Blog on Air Vinyl!  I have a huge milestone moment to share with all of you this week, and as you can tell from the title of this blog update, Air Vinyl has officially closed and shipped their first wholesale order! There were a lot of logistics to figure out with closing my first wholesale deal, so in this update I want to share with you all the process of getting product out the door and money in the bank.  Let's get to it! 

4: How Can Others Help Your Business?

4: How Can Others Help Your Business?

Welcome back to Update 4 on Air Vinyl Design!  What's to follow in this update is the start of a few experiments I'll be doing to grow sales and build brand recognition.  Until now, I've been hustling to market and promote Air Vinyl on my own. This has definitely been helpful for me to learn about my target customer, while at the same time, building a solid foundation in social media advertising.  With that, I wanted to look towards outsources some of this work to professionals who can not only help build my sales, but more importantly, teach me about building a brand.  I'll be sharing my first impressions of 3 different business providing unique value-adds at an affordable price for people starting their own business.  Let's get to it!

3: New Products and Goal Setting

3: New Products and Goal Setting

Like any passive income product, driving traffic and building sales is the ultimate goal for Air Vinyl.  In the last post, I wrote about the first advertising efforts I worked on to promote the product – from running Facebook and Instagram ads to contacting tech reviewer to promote the product through their channels.  During these last 2 weeks, I have been continuing to push on advertising, but the majority of my time has been spent creating new product designs based on customer feedback - so let’s jump into it!

2: Advertising From the Ground Up

2: Advertising From the Ground Up

In this update, I'll be opening up about the early marketing and advertising efforts for Air Vinyl.  Specifically, I'll be looking at how you use Facebook Ads to drive social media awareness and draft an effective email to get featured on tech review sites.  At the end,  I'll show you how the product has been selling in the first 2 weeks!

Start: The 4 Week Launch

Start: The 4 Week Launch

Welcome to the first blog post of The 4 Week Launch Blog! I will be coming out with a post every 2 weeks to talk about my process of creating my first business.  This post is the first of this series that all started from a challenge I set for myself in March 2017 - with $500 and 4 weeks, I wanted to take an idea and turn it into real sales.  I hope that by having my business be an open book, it will inspire other people to have the confidence to create whatever it is they're passionate about.

Introduction

Welcome to The 4 Week Launch Blog! Our first stop: Air Vinyl Design - a business that was launched (and made a sale) in only 4 weeks by someone who's never sold a single thing. Air Vinyl is a business started by someone who wanted to escape the bureaucratic nightmare of corporate and create things (whatever they are) that inspire passion and an inability to sleep at night from being too excited about a project.  I'm not a businessman.  I'm not a startup seeking millions in VC funding for my next venture. I'm someone who wants to work for myself and create the things I want to without being told no.  My business is an open book and I'm here to learn with all of you. 

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Ryan