Men: 2 years ago my cousin and I were looking into opening one of those "pop up" halloween stores. We were going to rent out a store for a month, and just stock it with halloween costumes. They open up in Brooklyn every year, and the line is usually out the door. Costume stores make 95% of their sales in October.
So, I would like to form a webpage selling halloween costumes. I have a cosignment contract with "spirit halloween" and amazon associates. Average commission with spirit is about $6, and with amazon its around $2. Looking for someone to help me design the page (I suck), and then just promote the crap out of it for October. I will put up the money for hosting, and we will split the profits on Nov 1. Anyone interested? Would love to have the page up by Oct 1 and start making some money.....firstname.lastname@example.org
Oh boy what a disaster. I DEFINATELY should have hired somebody. I was reading Tynans post about strengths and weaknesses, and I made a comment about forgetting about your weaknesses and focusing on your strengths. My weakness is any type of programming, I am a business man by trade.
First of all, I opened a cosignment agreement with spirit halloween through commission junction.com. I got approved pretty quickly, but then the links werent working. I called them on the phone and they said its a "known issue". The 2nd problem was when I used godaddy.com as a host, but I purchased the wrong package. I also called them on the phone and got that straightened out. Then I started trying to adust the html coding, and my freakin wordpress page wouldn't refresh until the next morning.
So pretty much now I am just showing spriit halloween and amazon costume ads on my main blog http://thecaptainpower.blogspot.com If anyone wants to take over this project you can have it. I registered the domain name and I have hosting for a month.
I am dieing here....I have a domain, http://ThehalloweenNinja.com Now I am floating around in HTML hell....Who is going to help me???? Trying to add a Ninja image to the title with no success...
Okay.. here's my suggestion if you haven't found a suitable partner yet. Hire someone to do the work for you. Perhaps from another country. Then, keep all the profits. Good luck! BTW, why do you start off most of your posts addressing, "Men?" I hope it's some kind of a NYC unisex term, like "guys" is in most parts of the country (and the world.) If you really mean, men, that's errr.... well, you know.
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I wrote out this entire post before, and then the computer crashed and I lost it all, so I haven't felt like working on it. Finally, I'm biting the bullet and starting over :
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"] English: A freh pumpkin ready for carving for Halloween or celebrating Thanksgiving. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption]
Happy Spooks-day everyone! That is as close to celebrating Halloween as I get. Every year I fail to grasp the popularity of this holiday. It baffles my brain on so many levels, and the worst part is that my friends consider me to be some form of social Scrooge for not wanting to partake in the ridiculousness of the festivities.
I love the episode of Modern Family where Claire freaks out because everyone is screwing up her haunted house idea, but when it comes to Halloween I am the anti-Claire.
Pumpkins. The only time of year I see pumpkins in the supermarket is Halloween. I do not like pumpkin, the taste or texture, and everyone I know seems to agree. I would love to know what person decided to show their hatred of the humble pumpkin by carving a scary face into it, placing a candle inside it and making an example of it by placing it on their front porch. Abandon hope, all pumpkins who enter here.
Dressing up. Just fuck off. I am not spending thirty or forty of your human pounds on a costume that a) I don't want, b) I don't look good in and c) I'm only going to wear once. People put such effort into looking good for one night, and it seems to be the only night of the year where dressing like a hooker is actually a good thing. Just adding 'sexy' to the start of your costume does not permit you to take your skirt up five inches and get your pumpkins out on show. Self-respect gets murdered on Halloween, like the cute blonde with vocal chords of steel in any 80's slasher movie.