1)Linda - What lead to the start of your business Flirty Diva Tees?
It really started as a small craft booth at local craft fairs, we created a little selection of funny message t-shirts, thinking it would go over locally. It was a HIT! We sold out!
The next craft fair we made twice as many and by the end of that day we were taking orders because we sold out of all of them.
The Business just kind of multiplied year after year, the more women would wear the shirts, more people saw them and wanted to know where they got their funny saying T-shirt.
We didn't have our name, exactly, we just called them Flirty Girl Tee Shirts. By about the 8th craft fair, loyal customers wanted to know if we could mail them as gifts to some of their out of town friends and if we had a website.
We gave it some thought (about 5 minutes worth) and decided it could be time to try our luck at online marketing! Knowing NOTHING about website design, we had a company design our website and well...the rest is history. We decided on the name FlirtyDivaTees.com
2)What are some of the things that make Flirty Diva Tees stand out from all the rest?
We like to think it is all of our clever flirty sayings that are created with stylized type faces. We purposely don't include cheap decals or awful clip art. We really sell an entirely different product than our competition. Higher quality and text based, feminine apparel. I think it is also our attention to customer service too, we know that it is our loyal returning customers that is what makes this business successful and continues to grow.
We also have the best selection of flirty saying t-shirts on the Internet (450 and creating more everyday) and we sell to women and girls exclusively. The vast majority of t-shirt companies online are selling baggy loose fitting very unflattering MENS T-shirts that are decal versions for mostly men, women can buy them, (but why would they?) Women look about as sexy as a sumo wrestler in them. We researched the different shirts and came up with the two styles that we feel are the best to offer, one is the fitted tee and the other is a feminine women's box cut t-shirt, both are 100% cotton and made very well.
The big difference between us and our competition is we create our shirts when the customer places the order, our customers are getting a really high quality flattering feminine fitting t-shirt that hasn't been sitting in some dusty warehouse. They aren't a screen printed t shirt, we use a much better process, the colors don't fade, crack or peal off, the shirt will last and stay bright and new. Some of our customers are still wearing a t-shirt they bought in 2006 and they tell us it looks as good as when they bought it.
We have lots of color options, all sizes including plus sizes. We send them to our customers in a gift bag with ribbons. Buy 3 or more tees and get free shipping. Mix and match with your friends.
3) I see that you have so many different Word Tees and now you are carrying Word Hoodies (great idea), if someone does not see the wording that they would like to express can they "customize" a tee just for them, give as a gift, etc?
Yes, we also will create custom tees if you would like to think up a funny saying, we can get it on a t-shirt for you or we can put any saying you see in our website or that you think up your own. We will put it on a comfy cozy extremely nice quality hoodie too.
4) Do your offer special pricing for group orders? For example, bowling teams, say I am participating in a "Walk for the Cure" with a team, funny exercise and fitness T-Shirts, and the list can go on. Can you do something like this for these people?
Sure, we offer a 10% discount to customers who place an order for 10 or more tees, they just need to call us at 540-439-2020 for the coupon code before they place the order. Bowling teams especially like to order a funny "team" tees.
5) So, Linda you must have a few Tee's that are your favorites, what are they?
That depends on what kind of mood I'm in, if I am feeling spiritual, I love the "Be the change you wish to see in the world" Gandhi
But if you catch me in a funny mood I would choose the t-shirt that says: "Tequila makes my clothes fall off!"
(I'm not saying I'd be brave enough to wear this one, but it is a very popular tee) The: "Rub for Luck" tee shirt is a flirty tee for fun loving flirty girls out there who are planning a beach vacation and they want to gather a little attention around themselves.
Mom's really like the: "You Can't Scare Me I Have Kids"
Women also really like the Well La De Frickin' Da T-Shirt, when we were selling at craft fairs we sold so many of them, and women would come up to us and say, there is a lady walking around the fair with a t-shirt that says "Well La De Frickin' Da", and she said she bought it here. "Where are they and how can I get one?"
We also have some really popular "Hobby Tees" and "Country Girl" t shirts. One of my favorites is: "My horse ate my paycheck". Girls who spend all their time and cash on their horse love to wear this tee.
There are so many that are my favorites, I just love the tee shirts that we offer! They're my passion!
The rest of the questions lets you to know more about the Owner of Flirty diva Tees, Linda Boyer.
6)What is the last trip you took? Do you have any photos from your trip?
Flew out to California to see my daughter. Took my mom and my sister out there with me. We had a great time, I love California, and hope to someday have a house out there. Pictures will follow.
7)Do you have any hobbies or something special you like to do when not working?
I love to be creative and that takes many different forms, I enjoy quilting, I love to garden (just put in my crop of vegetables), I enjoy painting in watercolor, I enjoy sailing on our sail boat. I have a great husband and family and some great friends. I enjoy hanging out with them and I love running my FlirtyDivaTees.com business.
8) Any movies or books that stand out for you?
The movie that always cheers me up is "What About Bob" I just could watch that movie any old time.
Wayne Dyer is my man I get what he says and I apply his thinking to my life, and my life just gets better everyday.
The many books by Wayne Dyer.
9)Seafood or Steak?
I prefer both (surf and turf) with a delicious glass of wine and cheesecake with good coffee for dessert!
10) Favorite Holiday? Any special family traditions that you enjoy?
I have a great family, we enjoy all the holidays and we celebrate any accomplishments anyone in the family happens to have, any excuse to be together, we plan a meal and support each other. Family vacations, and Christmas is wonderful, Thanksgiving is great...it's all fun.
11) If you could go to any part of the world where would that be?
A 1 year world tour, but I'll have to sell a lot of tee shirts to afford that! Lol!
12) Anything else you would like to add?
Life is meant to be an adventure.
Everyday you are either growing into more or retreating into less.
I prefer to approach life with a positive attitude and see the positive side of my life. I love to accomplish a goal I enjoy creating something that people clearly enjoy.
If people want to discourage you with your dreams, It's only because they don't dream as big as you.
Thank you Linda for the above information and wish you the best with your business. I know I love all your tees!
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