How To Start A Black Owned Clothing Line With Less Than $100 [Ultimate Guide]

Launch Your Website Step 5. Add Your Products to your page

Now that you have a place to put your products (blackclothingline.com/products/ if we are using the example above), its time to upload those images you got from Fiverr, put some descriptions in place, and price them.

Capture Emails At All Costs

Remember that our mission during this step is to create a sales funnel that keeps customers coming back. To do that, you must capture email addresses from your visitors. Here is why email capture is so important:

You have direct contact with potential supporters. Email is personal, and gives you an opportunity to reach out to individuals directly. I spend a lot of time personally connecting with Pan-Africans from all over the world. I would not be able to do this without having their email addresses.

Your message has a higher chance of being seen by potential supporters. Everyone checks their emails. Not everyone sees Facebook or Twitter posts.

And a visitor may come to your website once, but forget your URL and never come back again. If you caught their email address, you can reach out to them and bring them back time and time again.

Those reasons are why you will see a signup form on any decent site you visit.

To capture emails, you will need something called an ‘autoresponder’. An email autoresponder is a system that captures information about your subscribers (like their name, email, and location), stores that information, and sends emails to your subscribers.

Like webhosting companies, there are many autoresponder companies out there. I have tried almost all of them and the best one I have found is Mailchimp. If you have gotten an email from me, it came from my Mailchimp account.

How To Start A Black Owned Clothing Line With Less Than $100 [Ultimate Guide]

Mailchimp is cheap ($10), easy to use, and comes with some nice signup forms you can add to your website. You can also use the Mailchimp WordPress plugin to create popups without having to code. If you need any help setting this up, leave a comment below and I will help you out personally.

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Written by Asad Malik

Asad is the Executive Officer of The Pan-African Alliance, and the Founder of United Black America.

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Deborah
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Deborah

This is very informative. May I please get it sent via mail ?

Many Thanks

Ashley
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Ashley

Peace! This article was well written and very informative. Thank you for taking the time to uplift the people with needed info!

I’m looking to start a unique, custom textile / apparel line that will NOT include T-shirt’s. So in my case, manufacturing is a vital initial component to my business. Do you have any resources to share to find (black) manufactures?

Julien
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Julien

Well written article!
Can you please send me a business template and all materials you may think might help in starting an african POD business
Thank you ever so much

Darias Jones
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Darias Jones

can you send Business template please really enjoyed post!

Devon Holley
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Devon Holley

This was amazing. This article work, every single detail brought my website to life. I would recommend this article to any person looking to get a better understanding about supply and demand while also looking to get their start. I was able to develop my website within a week. Thank you so much.

Krystal
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Krystal

Can you send me steps please

Crystal
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Crystal

hi, thank you for this article! i am new to this and i just launched my website with godaddy. They have web hosting – go central. I wanted to know if i could use GoCentral instead of Bluehost? They did not offer a monthly option, Go daddy – Go Central may be a more affordable option. They seem to be similar except for the wordpress offer. Thanks

carla rushing
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carla rushing

Hello, Can you send me the business plan template that you used.

Aggo Cedde
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Aggo Cedde

When you create the Shopify store do you actually “create” and add images and such to the Shopify store? Or do all that to your wordpress site? So you have 2 stores? Let me know please.

Phyllis
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Phyllis

Thank you for all the advise