30 May 2014

13 and Running a Business? It’s Honestly Margo.

Honestly Margo

A little while back, we stumbled across Honestly Margo- a beauty business focusing on all-natural lip balms made from pure ingredients. We loved their mission and their honest approach to business! Then we found out Honestly Margo was started by Margo, a 13 year old girl with LOTS of motivation and passion.

She started Honestly Margo when she was just twelve years old. We were incredibly impressed by her story and HAD to make Margo a Statement Maker! Check out our interview with Margo below!

Honestly Margo

Tell us a little about yourself. Who is Margo?

Well I’m a 13 year old girl that likes to hang out with her friends and go to the movies. I have some great friends that are really supportive! I also LOVE to play soccer! Soccer is a big part in my life. I love fashion and being on Pinterest lol. I’m a normal girl that likes to have fun and hang out! I love 24 on fox!! MY FAV SHOW EVER!!!!!! I also really love beauty and taking care of myself. I guess this is me!

What is Honestly Margo?

Honestly Margo is the lip balm company that I created when I was 12. When I was younger (younger than I am now) I would always try to make things and sell them to my friends and people I knew so when I thought of lip balm I knew it was perfect. I came up with my natural amazing formula and I sold them to my friends! They LOVVEED them so my mom suggested that we take it bigger and that is exactly what we did!

How did you come up with the idea? Why all natural lip balm?

I tried to sell everything when I was younger from cat collars to an online art shop. I have always loved beauty and taking care of myself so lip balm was perfect since it had no color and I could wear it everyday. I think things that are natural and healthy for us are good because there are so many things that are unhealthy that we use in our day to day life.

Is it difficult balancing school, extracurriculars, running your own business, and still finding time to be a 13 year old? How do you manage? And what keeps you motivated to do it all?

If you organize your time and designate when you will be doing what it’s not very hard. Sometimes I’m exhausted from sports or school but you have to get your work done. You also have to prioritize. I always make sure I have my homework done and then I do Honestly Margo work. If you don’t put work into it, nothing will come out of it. To accomplish your dream you have to be willing to work.

Honestly Margo seems to just keep growing and growing! How many stores carry your lip balms now?

Currently we are in 24 stores and 4 states and growing. You can get a full list for the stores I’m in at honestlymargo.com.

Where can we get some of your lip balms for ourselves?!

You can get my products in some stores in Oklahoma, Texas, New Jersey, and New York. BUT you can also get them at my website at honestlymargo.com.

What’s next for you? Will you expand Honestly Margo to include more beauty products?

Right now I don’t know what the future holds. Honestly Margo could expand or go into many other things. BUT I will be blogging VERRYYY soon so keep a look out for that!

You’re such an inspiration. What advice do you have for any other girls or women who are considering starting their own business?

Thank you soooo much!! I advise girls to take chances and to believe in yourself. If you put in the work and believe in yourself you can accomplish your goals!

Lastly, what is your favorite flavor? We think Fruity Colada sounds delicious!

Hmmmm…it’s a hard question because I love them all but my favorite has to be our new RUBY! I love the berry flavor and it’s so moisturizing like all the others!!

Shop Honestly Margo’s lip balms

 

Check out her blog!

 

Shop Honestly Margo’s Customized Girl Storefront!


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28 May 2014

The Future of Fundraising: How Smart Non-Profits Like CADCA are Raising Funds with Custom Apparel Storefronts

Just this month we unveiled our Customized Girl Storefront Program and we already have over 200 storefronts! We couldn’t be more thrilled with all of our storefront owners’ designs and the work they put into it their stores!

To celebrate and honor the hard work of our storefront owners, we will be featuring one Customized Girl storefront owner a month in a blog post dedicated to them and their designs! This month’s featured storefront owner is The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America!

Since 1992, CADCA has demonstrated that when all sectors of a community come together —social change happens. CADCA is the premier membership organization representing those working to make their communities safe, healthy and drug-free. We have members in every U.S. state and territory and working in 18 countries around the world.

The CADCA Storefront was created so that the organization can sell tees and accessories printed with their designs as a fundraising effort.

When you purchase a CADCA tee from their storefront, they earn a royalty from the sale. That royalty is going towards the organization’s efforts to create drug-free communities across the world.CADCA Custom Apparel

Customized Girl Storefronts are an easy way to raise funds for any non-profit organization. There are absolutely no start-up costs to open a storefront, nor will you ever pay a fee to maintain your storefront. Simply design the tees, tanks, sweatshirts, and accessories you’d like to sell for your organization, promote your storefront to volunteers and supporters, and collect the royalty earnings to use for upcoming events or general fundraising needs.

A storefront with Customized Girl is especially useful to non-profits for several reasons:

-Customized Girl offers full color printing. We can print a variety of colors that are in your logo or design. CADCA is taking advantage of our full color printing with their beautiful, colorful designs. Screen printers charge extra for each color, so if you wanted to place orders of smaller batches with this many colors, it simply wouldn’t be economical feasible. But we use state-of-the-art, direct-to-garment digital printers. And we can make it happen! Full color and no minimums.

-In a Customized Girl Storefront you can sequence designs. That is, move specific designs to the top of your page for upcoming events like 5k’s or specific community events.

-Your designs are always there, unless you remove them. This makes it super easy to hide designs for those specific events after the event has ended and change information for the next year’s.

-You have total control over your designs. CADCA has saved their designs on each color shirt that they want members to choose from. It’s easy to keep on trend with your organization’s current themes or events.

-Customization. Maybe you are designing shirts for your organization’s upcoming 5k. Your volunteers and runners can quickly and easily customize a tee or tank or performance shirt from your storefront to add their name or a number.

-We offer a wide array of accessories too, not just shirts. Design and sell tote bags, water bottles, iPhone cases, aprons, and more for your non-profit organization!

CADCA Customized Girl Storefront

SHOP AND SUPPORT CADCA 

 

 


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28 May 2014

Look Book: Future Mrs. Efron

Future Mrs. 6 Pack
Future Mrs. 6 Pack by customizedgirl featuring Future Mrs. Efron
 

H M print backpack
$10 - hm.com

Knot bracelet
ettika.com

Lucky brand ring
zappos.com

Loop scarf
etsy.com

Saggy beanie
$18 - generalpants.com.au

Dreamcatcher Distressed
customizedgirl.com

Ray-Ban wayfarer glasses
piperlime.gap.com

Future Mrs Efron
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23 May 2014

Memorial Day Sale on our Basic Tees!

We’re Crew Neck Cray and having a Memorial Day Sale!
Basics Memorial Day SaleAll of our Basic Tees are on sale for only $12.97!

That means you can create a one-of-a-kind tee for less than it costs for 2 Chipotle dinners, a 20 minute cab ride, or a round of coffees for the office.

Use this limited-time-sale to customize Dad a shirt for Father’s Day, outfit the whole team with new warm-up tees, or design shirts for the family reunion coming up!

The $12.97 Basic Tee Sale ends Memorial Day so hurry and customize today!


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23 May 2014

Label Rebel: Bachelorette Half Marathon Runners

Customized Girl gets quite a few orders from brides-to-be who have designed custom tanks and tees for their bachelorette party. We also get a lot of orders for customized running shirts for races. Our latest Label Rebel is a little bit of both!

Custom Raceback Tank Tops

Celeste customized racerback tank tops for her and her bachelorette party attendees. Celeste and her girls headed to Key West for a bachelorette party half marathon! Being a Label Rebel, she threw a bachelorette bash truly unique to her.

“I loved the tank tops! I got married on March 1st and that was our wedding logo. My bachelorette party was in Key West in January and we ran the annual Key West half marathon and 5K. It was fun since it was such a big group of us. I ran with a veil so everyone knew I was the bride. I also wore the tank on the morning of wedding for a run on the beach with my sis.”

Custom Racerback Tank Tops

More Label Rebels:

Label Rebels – Chicks Crushing Cancer

Label Rebels – Hot Mess Express

Label Rebels – Muddy Mama’s

Label Rebels – You Can’t Rave with Us

Label Rebels – Isabella Rose Taylor

Label Rebels – Bowling Party Shirts

Label Rebel- Marathon Runners Designing Custom Running Shirts

Label Rebel- Custom Cheerleading Sweatshirts


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21 May 2014

Look Book: O Mg

O Mg
O Mg by customizedgirl featuring OMG Chemistry!
 

Vero Moda black jacket
$62 - zalando.co.uk

Amanda Wakeley red pants
$495 - amandawakeley.com

Black shoes
$59 - quizclothing.co.uk

OMG Chemistry!
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19 May 2014

Custom Shirts with Vintage Photos

Stay forever young and take an adventure through our tees, tanks, crops, and sweatshirts customized with dreamy photos and catchy text. These new designs are inspired by the eye-catching, whimsical photos reblogged by pretty much every girl on Tumblr (we’re totally guilty too).

Forever Young GrassAdventure Trees Photo

You can customize these shirts in the design center by changing the shirt itself or changing up the text and art. Design shirts with your own photos for a totally unique look. Simply upload your photo in the design center, add text in your favorite font, and choose from our accent art. Check out our photo tutorial if you need help uploading your image.

Be Brave PhotoLife Is Now Photo

Be brave and customize our trendy tees, tanks, and more with these vintage photos. Do it today because life IS now.

Custom Apparel and Accessories

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16 May 2014

Customized Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day is less than one month away!

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 15th this year. Don’t get Dad the same old tie, wallet, or set of grilling tongs (the man has plenty). Personalize a Father’s Day gift with Customized Girl!

Customize a golf towel if your dad loves hitting the links.

Is your dad a master of BBQ? Customize a grilling apron for Dad so he can grill up his favorite meals without messing up his clothes.

Personalize a hat for Dad if that’s more his style.

Does your dad power down without his morning coffee? Customize a coffee mug or travel mug for him.

Better yet, customize matching Father, Son tees or Father, Daughter tees! You get a custom shirt, Dad gets a custom shirt, and you get to make fun memories sporting them around together!

Matching Father, Son Tees

Your dad has always been there to pick you up, make you laugh, and get your sentence shortened when you’ve been grounded. Show him you appreciate everything he has done with a special, personal, customized Father’s Day gift.


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14 May 2014

Look Book: Cali Cool

Cali Cool
Cali Cool by customizedgirl featuring Cali Palm Trees
 

JanSport suede bag
zappos.com

Ray Ban Vintage eyewear
needsupply.com

Banana republic scarve
bananarepublic.gap.com

Cali Palm Trees
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13 May 2014

Customized Girl Storefronts Are Here!

We are very happy to unveil our new storefront program!

Customized Girl is a community of Statement Makers. We believe that women should be encouraged to express themselves and leave their mark on the world. We produce clothing and accessories that allow our customers to give voice to their ideals, opinions, jokes, and pretty much everything else. A while back we started our Statement Maker Interview Series to showcase some of the amazing things our customers and other remarkable women do to make a difference in the world.

We still felt like there was more we could do.

And that’s how we came up with storefronts. We’ve created Customized Girl storefronts to allow creative and enthusiastic people like yourself the chance to express yourself and be heard… all while making a little extra cash.

Customized Girl storefronts will allow businesses, brands, fashionistas, non-profit organizations, and most importantly, YOU the chance to sell your custom designed tees, tanks, sweats, accessories and more for extra money right in your own pocket!

Customized Girl Storefronts

What is a storefront?

A storefront is a place, a site hosted by Customized Girl, from which you can sell your custom designed apparel and accessories. This means you can use the art and fonts from our design center to create a new and unique design or upload your own photos and logos to create something from scratch! For every sale that comes out of your storefront, you will earn a royalty!

Who can open and start a storefront?

Anyone can! Simply create an account with Customized Girl. On the My Account page, you will see a link to Create a Storefront. Click that link!

I have a Customized Girl account, now what?

Once you’re on the My Account page, click the Create a Storefront link! Next, you will be able to create a store URL, title, and description. You can even upload your own logo! The next time you save a design, you will see an option to share that design on your storefront. That’s it!

What kind of royalty can I earn?

Our storefront royalty rates are based on specific items. Selling the same design on one shirt may earn your a higher royalty than another shirt. Right now, it ranges from 10% to 16%.

You will see the royalty rate on the product details page of every item and on the save page. When you save a design, you will see “The royalty rate for this item is __%”.

Tip: if you want to find low-priced items with high royalty rates, start with our line of Basic Tees. (Basic apparel comes in light colors.)

If you want to earn the highest possible dollar value per item, start with the more expensive brands, like American Apparel or Alternative Apparel.

How do I get paid?

We use PayPal™.

If you don’t already have a PayPal™ account, please create one. It’s easy and free. You will be asked to enter an email address. When you have earnings to redeem, simply go to My Account > Earnings and enter that same email address and click ‘redeem’.

You should wait to redeem your earnings.

Right now, you have to accrue $30 in earnings before you can redeem them. We encourage you to wait as long as possible (really let those earning pile up) before clicking redeem. This is because PayPal charges 2% per transaction, but with a max fee of $1.00. 2% of $50 is $1.00, so the more you let your earnings pile up past $50, the more you save.

If you have accrued less than that, but you plan on closing your storefront, please contact us for special arrangements.

What if someone customizes my design?

You still get paid. It doesn’t matter how much they change it. If they enter the design center through your design, and add something to their cart, you earn the royalty.

We will not allow another user to take your design and add it to their own storefront. Each design must be approved by a real human and we will watch out for this. If you notice someone copying your designs, please contact us right away: customizedgirlstores@eretailing.com.

Have more questions about opening a storefront with Customized Girl? Check our Storefront FAQ’s for your answer or contact Customized Girl at customizedgirlstores@eretailing.com

START MY STOREFRONT!


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