How Rizzo Tees Moonlighted His Way To Online Royalty
I’ve seen it happen many times at events. Chris Reimer walks up to someone and introduces himself. They give a blank stare. Then, he often says, “I’m @rizzotees on Twitter.” And the person’s expression changes from a “who the heck are you?” look to a “ohhhhhhhhhhh, I know who you are!” look.
Chris has a heck of a story that he shares during this interview. And I’m always looking to bring on interesting, creative, unique, passionate entrepreneurs and marketers on the show, so this was a logical fit. He went from a passionless job to building massive online influence (over 42,000 Twitter followers…even though numbers aren’t everything, this gives good context) with a backend business (selling tshirts), and then his life took another twist when he was offered his dream job at Scorch Agency. Interesting.
In this interview, Chris shares it all, including:
- How and why he decided to start Rizzo Tees.
- What he was expecting to build and what he actually built.
- The keys to moonlighting while also working a day job.
- Why he decided to focus so much energy on Twitter.
- The keys to marketing and promoting himself.
- Why he ended up taking a job (and couldn’t be happier)
- …plus much more.
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