Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. With the Holidays around the corner, the 2 Regular Guys wanted to get you details about how you can maximize your earning during the 4th quarter of 2018 if you are a sublimator. We reached out to one of the experts in the sublimation world, Jimmy Lamb of Sawgrass Ink. Jimmy joined Aaron to discuss what you should be focusing on making, how to market those products and what pitfalls and issues to be prepared for when it comes to Holiday selling. Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your business.
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How to Cash in on the Holidays with Sublimation
Aaron: So are we too late to cash in on the Holidays?
Aaron: So what blanks do I need to be stocking up on and what do I need to promote those?
Aaron: How about some unique gift ideas you have seen sublimated for the holidays?
Aaron: How about the marketing side of this? How should people be promoting these Holiday items?
Aaron: What about pricing my items? Let’s say I want to take advantage of the Black Friday mania. Any tips?
Aaron: What about pitfalls and gotchas? Any suggestions for things to look out for and ways to keep ourselves out of trouble when it comes to selling Holiday Gifts?
Aaron: What other words of wisdom do you have to share with our listeners on sublimation, holidays or otherwise?
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