Here's the long and short of it.
I have designs.
They are for sale on shirts of all kinds, phone/laptop cases, pillows, bags, journals, mugs, and stickers.
I will gladly accept requests for shirt designs, given a promise of purchase!
I'm trying to pay for college without loans this fall.
I have two jobs for the summer. One of them gives me a consistent 24 hours a week at $10/hour, and the other gives me varying shifts - maximum 8 hours a week - at $9/hour. Subtract from that my rent, living expenses, and federal withholdings and I still have at least half of what I earned. Not bad, right?
The problem is, in the fall, I will likely owe over $3,000. Which still isn't bad, and I recognize that. However, aside from my university's generous financial aid, I am paying these expenses on my own. Everything is in my name, and what I earn is what I have to work with.
I took out a loan last semester for somewhere around $3k that helped me cover school costs in my time of need, and I'm not too concerned about that, as I should be able to pay off that loan without too much trouble in the future. But I don't want to keep taking out loans. I would much rather pay what I need to now, and not worry about more debt in long run.
With my level of income from all sources - both of my jobs and my sales on Redbubble and TeePublic - I'm not at all likely to earn $3k before the end of August (when the college payment is due). In fact, my sales on Redbubble are the sparsest source of income, bringing in only a little over $30 in a year (TeePublic has earned me $56 in the last several months).
I would love, love, love to be able to pay for college on my own this semester without the "help" of a federal loan. But in order to do that I'm going to need a lot of help, and the most practical direction in which to turn is towards my Redbubble and TeePublic shoppers.
If none of my current designs appeal to you, tell me! I will gladly make a design and put it on some products for you if there is a promise of purchase in store for me. (Note: This design would not be your intellectual/creative property and would still rest under my design, for all intents and purposes.) Meanwhile, if you know somebody who is a fan of the subjects of my artwork/designs, tell them! Refer them to my TeePublic or Redbubble stores (both under Nightvessel), or direct them to my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/nightvessel.
If you are a gracious, way-too-nice person and you'd rather donate to me directly, I use Venmo (PayPal doesn't do much these days, unfortunately) and would be willing to give you the deets if that's what you'd rather do.
Thanks for reading.
p.s. wish I could change my Deviant name ugh