If you're born in the Greater Toronto Area, hockey is basically a way of life. It's hard to be from here and not be completely surrounded by it. Though I was never great or had much of a chance to make it anywhere, my love for the game is as big as anyone out there. I still live in the Toronto area to this day and hope to always live here. Besides hockey, I am an avid baseball fan and occasionally enjoy watching basketball. My favorite teams, all being Toronto. It's safe to say that I've had my fair share of heartbreak.
How It All Began...
My first platform was twitter. It started as an account posting just chirps. It built up to 50,000 followers pretty quickly. I created the account to tailor the tweets of a typical hockey player. I felt I needed a change so I acted on that and used Twitter to build Pucksnaps on Snapchat.
I created Pucksnaps in February of 2015. A lot of people don't know this, but it started as hockey highlights and I gained 2000 followers. From that it quickly exploded to 11,000 viewers in a week. That's when I unfortunately experienced my first ban. As you guys know, if you follow me, I have been banned a lot of times. The biggest account I had featured 70,000 daily viewers.
While running my accounts and having several followers, I came into contact with someone who showed me the website called Teespring. This is the website that I sell my clothing off of. I decided to try it out in November of 2015. It has been very successful for me and I truly enjoy creating designs. My main goal is to have different designs available for everyone to choose from and enjoy. Clothes made from a guy who loves to follow the modern trends of hockey. The ultimate goal of mine would be to go to hockey, walk into the arena and see someone with my shirt on. That would be amazing.
How Teespring Works
Basically in short, I make the designs and I choose the shirts and color options available. The website takes care of supplying the shirts, printing, shipping, and also customer support / quality control. This makes everything really easy for me, and better for the buyer because they're a well known company and are always finding ways to get better.
After selling quite a few shirts initially, I had the idea of using all profits before Christmas to give to a charity that I know and have used before. So I bought a few hundred dollars worth of toys and dropped them off. They were delivered to kids in need who's parents cant afford toys that live in my area. It was truly touching knowing I could use this platform to help people in need. I am so thankful to everyone who has purchased my clothing and who continues to support my company. It is an honor and privilege.
Thank You For Reading!
One day I hope to possibly create a YouTube channel where I can create vlogs. This would allow me to show some light into my life as well as share some stories and memories of my journey.