Over the years I’ve frequented a handful of personal interest sites, and remember seeing many of them, start selling their “merch”. And I even bought some of their merchandise as a way to support them, and just because they had some pretty cool stuff. But to be honest, there were others where the logos or designs on the merchandise were…how shall I say…not great? 🙁 So a few months ago when Joey suggested doing a custom logo/design for “WQ”, I wanted to be pretty involved as well; I mean it is MY moniker after all. And…even though at the time, I wasn’t even thinking about selling merchandise, I knew that for whatever we were going to use that for, I wanted it to be pretty damn cool. So after a bit of back and forth, (Joey will laugh because ~I~ became the total perfectionist on this design, and wanted it to be just “right”). So, I kicked back MANY good ideas and concepts, until we both ended up with something we really LOVE.
I think it came out pretty B.A. personally, but I know I might be a bit biased. 🙂 Anyway, a few weeks ago, Joey, out of the blue, asked me what I thought about creating an Instagram account. 🤔 I have and use Instagram, but just for personal use. But I thought, sure, we have a Tumblr, YouTube, and Facebook, why not Instagram. Although truth be told, we/I are not very active AT ALL on YouTube or Facebook. Just not enough hours in the day. But I’m pretty familiar with Insta and so I figured I could come up with some posts to reach other people “in need”.
Upon doing so, I came across a profile of a person selling merch with just a basic logo, and I thought…Hey! I’ve got a really cool logo, I’nna’ sell some merch too! 🤗
So after talking to my “computer guy” (Joey), we got to work on it. I didn’t even have to click my sandal or tap my belt, he was like…”Ok, we just need to vet out some companies, because we don’t have the bandwidth to do that ourselves. To which I totally agree. We’re both spread pretty thin these days. But…this is all a very long story to say…
We now have our own merchandise!
We still plan to continue making videos as the “need” arises, and I know we’ve talked about wanting to expand our spanking implements offerings, but I thought it would be cool to do our own line of branded stuff too. Don’t know where this will go, but anything we make from selling stuff, does help us continue to manage and add content to the site, as well as hosting costs.
Here’s what our first offerings are…
A Cool WQ Coffee Mug (I just love how that came out). A Handy Spiral Bound Spanking Log (although I guess you could use it for just about anything). A WQ Mousepad (because surfing with the Queen is cool, as well as an honor ;). And last but not least, A 500 piece “Stay Calm and Accept Your Punish” puzzle which is not only awesome looking, it should also be quite challenging due to the color scheme we came up with for it.
Are there any items that you’d like to see us offer as well? Let us know in the comments and we’ll do our best to accommodate the request!
As always…Thanks again for all your support!
~Jess aka The Wicked Queen (and Joey)