There is a lot of talk going around about Gear Bubble and from what I’ve learned they are turning financial gears and heads in the e-commerce arena.
I’m glad you asked because I have adopted their platform as a good way to make money online in rural areas.
This new online company reminds me of “Mother Trucker & Co,” in a way, but instead of catering to celebrities, the local person can get in on selling branded items.
And why not, there is a huge, crazy market out there that will buy anything from soup to human nuts!
Gear Bubble helps you sell your own uniquely designed, branded merchandise through their site, Amazon, Shopify, Etsy, eBay and others.
As a result of leveraging the traffic of these mega online businesses, your branded merchandise will get off to a good start.
If, it reflects something that people buy, not random ideas.
Gear Bubble acts as the supplier of mugs, beanies, necklaces, etc. on a platform for you to upload a design (with funny sayings, animal images) and market your merchandise, quick, easy and cheap in front of free traffic.
The way they make money is take a percentage of the transaction.
But, it won’t cost you a penny to start a campaign.
There are similar concepts in this space such as Teespring and Café Press, but Gear Bubble re-engineered the best of both into a successful business.
Their numbers have been increasing since 2015 when they started and it looks like they are a force to be reckoned with.
The concept is basically a dropshipping model, but it is so simple even kids can do it, which is why I have decided to brand some merchandise for rural money.
More importantly, I am writing this post to recommend Gear Bubble to you!
While I’m thinking about it I’ll tell you briefly about Mother Trucker & Co.
In 2015, a couple of California pizzazz women came up with the idea to brand a cap with “MOTHER TRUCKER” and a merchandise star was born.
Fast-forward to 2017 and they’re Mother Trucker & Co.
People loved what they saw and wanted it!
This only proves that anybody, particularly graphic designers, can make a killing branding merchandise through Gear Bubble.
However, you don’t have to be artistic.
Shannon Barker, Founder and CEO of Mother Trucker & Co call their caps “glam trucker hats,” but Donald Trump wore a basic branded cap that he often threw to the crowd.
These chicks are making so much money off branded merchandise why would they want to sell anything else?
As we know, social media is all about “BRANDING.”
They’re not stopping at hats, tees and totes and neither should you.
They use a lot of play on words, which I love—and that’s the beauty of this concept.
Personally, I have been buying branded (personalized) items all of my adult life; and recently I was tempted to buy a beautiful purse that would have had “Tonza” and the letter “T” all over it for $250 (my sanity overruled that purchase :).
Do you see how easy it is for people to get caught up in name, initial and slogan recognition and hash tags and catchy sayings?
It is because they can identify and relate to things that make them feel good, which is a necessity!
From a marketing stand point, it makes people more confident in themselves and that’s what branded merchandise is all about.
Guys wear hats, but moms’ wear many hats; so put on your thinking cap and brand some merchandise.
Gear Bubble is a great business idea to make money in rural areas or anywhere, which is endorsed by Yahoo Finance And Rural Money.
I challenge you to start a campaign.
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Author’s Info: Tonza Borden is a 20-year finance and digital marketing expert with a passion for coaching and training. She is also an advocate for people with disabilities and the working poor. Visit her website at RuralMoney.com for exclusive community resources and strategies for your financial future. Google+