In one of his latest ads Dave starts of by saying “See this mug right here? I don’t own it. I don’t inventory it. And yet, I make passive income from it, like clockwork, all the time.” Dave is a self proclaimed “mug-preneur”. He claims that all he’s done to amass his fortune is to slap a few pics on them here and there and sell them online. He believes it’s the easiest business model out there, but can you really trust what he says?
I decided to check out Dave’s “make money with mugs” workshop webinar. He promised to show how you could make $11,453 per month at this model even if you fail 98% of the time. So why mugs? Well, you don’t have to manage inventory or pay for them up front or deal with all the shipping. Next they do make great gifts and you can simply swap the text to appeal to whoever you’re targeting. Lastly, you’ll see some good profits…like $8.59 per sale…
Ok, but come on, how do you come up with a slogan that sells? According to Dave, the good ole’ copycat method. Look at what people are selling for people turning 50 and see what they’re putting on the mug. You should look at the ones with the most reviews and highest price in particular. Now let’s talk about design.
Dave uses a little app called “word swag” that allows him to redesign all these phrases. You simply give it the text you want it to say and it gives you back a bunch of designs. Just pick the one you like best and upload it to IconEcom. This is Daves most recommended platform for inventory management. From there just click a few buttons, optimize the listing, and move it over to Amazon to sell.
All you gotta do is piggyback off Amazon’s existing traffic. But how exactly? Dave says you just stuff all the keywords people are looking for somewhere into your listing. And after that, just fail fast and fail often cuz it’s just a numbers game. Launch a bunch of designs, cut the losers, and scale the winners. To make even more money with the winning slogans, move them onto t-shirts, pillows, or even blankets on IconEcom.
If you’re looking for Dave Kettner to help you out, all you gotta do is join his program Printable Profits that he made alongside with Anik Singal. This 8 module course will go over everything you need to know about starting your mug business. You’ll get access to the Printable Profits Private community as well where you can receive coaching and support from other students. All this for 4 payments of $397.
So should you give it a shot? Well…I’d just be concerned about copying what people said 100%. I don’t know if I’d feel super good about doing that. The thought of it makes me feel slimy. Also, I think sales would be inconsistent. Sure you’d sell lots of graduation mugs or fathers day mugs, but what about the other 363 days of the year? Finally, if it’s that easy for you to copy someone else, don’t you think other Printable Profits members will copy you too?