However, mixed in with your enthusiasm is a fear that no one cares about what you have to say. No one cares about your designs and you wonder if you are creative enough to make your clothes line a success.
And so you put it on hold and wonder and wait for permission, approval, certainty or something. The problem is, of course, that that is not likely to happen. If you want to test out whether you have what it takes to start a clothing line, you have to start a clothing line.
It is that simple. Not easy but pretty simple.
So here are four tips for getting started.
- Start immediately to gather like-minded people around you.These people can become your customers. Start now to build up a social media presence and start telling people what you are up to. For a measly $5 -$10 a day Facebook Advert budget, you could build a huge audience of people who are waiting to hear about your latest designs on Facebook.
And all you do is start talking to them about what you are up to, what you are thinking about when it comes to the designs, your fears, your hopes and people then start to relate to you as a person.
- The Work always Works
Do not delay in putting your mind to work and start designing your patterns, your ideas. Take them out of your brain and put them on paper. Start now to make it real. You will not have absolute certainty but this is the thing, there is someone on this planet of 7 Billion people who will be interested in your designs. The only challenge you really have is getting it in front of enough people.
And you certainly will not get it in front of enough people if it remains a figment of your imagination. Start doing the real work now.
- Make connections
You will not be skilled at every part of the process of creating your clothing line so start now to test the waters and see who is out there that can assist you in making your dreams a reality.
And you may be concerned about how much it will cost but you may find someone who buys into your vision but does not have the same creative flair you do. They may be very good at the nitty-gritty detail. And they may be willing to work with you for nothing except a part of your business or much less. You will not know unless you actively start to ask for support.
- Take lots of pictures
Your business is very picture driven so invest in getting good pictures taken. You can start by bootlegging it on your smartphone or digital camera or your friend who is an amateur photographer but expect to invest the time or the money to get the right look out into the world and onto all the social media platforms.
I really want to emphasize point two to you. Most of the problems people face in getting any business off the ground, is their unwillingness to buckle down and do the real work that is necessary to begin. They dither and doubt themselves and then wonder why their dreams never come to pass.
YOU must commit to doing the real work now. You must commit to getting your creations out in the world. You must be confident in your own style and tell everyone everywhere to take a look. You never know where it might lead.
But you do know it will lead nowhere if you keep it all hidden in your head.
Make a start now.
Fight for, create the life and the business you want.