Welcome to the inaugural post for The Savvy Robot (woo-hoo)! Thanks for stopping by! I would like to use this post to briefly highlight the origin of The Savvy Robot.
Probably like many of you, I was looking for ways to make more money on the side. Because, you know, millennial, student loans, life, etc... We all have our story, but a common thread is that for most of us a little extra income can be a real game-changer.
To get ideas, I started listening to the Side Hustle School podcast back in March (2019). Each episode highlights a side hustle earning more than $500 per month. Episode 55 - T-Shirts on Amazon make $17,000 in a month - discussed a side hustle which brought in $50,000+ in its first 10 months using the print on demand service, Merch by Amazon. Needless to say, my interest was piqued and I started my Amazon Merch journey. (spoiler alert I've failed to replicate the success of episode 55 haha)
It would be another 9 months before I came up with The Savvy Robot. You see, when listing a shirt on Amazon Merch, you can set a searchable "Brand Name". At first I was using brand names to categorize my shirts. For example, a food related shirt might fall under "Funny Food Shirts". This led to multiple brand making it harder to point people (mostly family!) to specific designs.
I decided it was time to come up with one brand name to rule them all! The search began, attempts were made, names were long, not unique, domains unavailable, you name it! Finally, late one night, I stumbled onto the name, The Savvy Robot. Savvy meaning shrewdness and practical knowledge; the ability to make good judgments and robot because robots are cool! (haha). I had created a robot with the ability to make good judgements.
Wait! Is that a good thing?!? What if it misconstrues the meaning of good?!?! What did we do!?!?!
Oh well, The Savvy Robot was switched on and here we are! Still in its infancy, The Savvy Robot has lots of learning to do! Baby steps, baby robot steps!
Thanks again for stopping by! Until next time,
The Savvy Robot