Rapper, entrepreneur stops by and talks with Hustle Mill about his new EP and clothing line, Get Fly Summer!
The artist drops some knowledge on pushing his merchandise, how the brand came about, his music and more!
Hustle Mill:What’s going on Mono Bagends?
Mono Bagends: Loving Life and seeing a bright future.
Hustle Mill: How has your Summer been so far?
Mono Bagends: I’ve been getting fly and enjoying everyday of it. Lots of secret stuff.
Hustle Mill:What’s so “Fly” about Get Fly Summer?
Mono Bagends: The whole concept of it. Everyone wants to make the most of their summer. It’s a great slogan to sport on your tank or t-shirt to let everyone know that summer time is your time.
Hustle Mill:What compelled you to come up with “Get Fly Summer”?
Mono Bagends: Its just something I started saying and it caught on….everyone loved it so I had the opportunity to make the apparel and all the songs were already done that had that fast paced summer time vibe so it all came together. When things are meant to happen they fall into place.
Hustle Mill:It was a great idea to market your EP and your clothing line this way, do you have any other ideas to keep the “Get Fly Summer” brand going even beyond the Summer or on other types of merchandise?
Mono Bagends: It’s a good question and thank you. I do have some other ideas for apparel that are being discussed currently.The Get Fly Summer will probably be revitalized in 2016. We started a little late with it so this was more of a taste test to really crank it up next year. I got very positive reviews. I will have other pieces of apparel coming out in-between the next wave of the Get Fly Summer push. They won’t be season specific.
Hustle Mill:What’s your biggest seller right now?
Mono Bagends: There isn’t one piece that stands out to me. All of them have been purchased in some capacity. To view the full catalog go to WWW.MONOBAGENDS.COM. For a limited time, you can get the EP complimentary with a t-shirt or tank top purchase.
Hustle Mill:What are some of the most effective ways artists can sell merchandise?
Mono Bagends: There isn’t any one way to do it. I am fortunate enough to have a full manufactoring and distribution deal with Merch Direct. I would start off selling them to your closest friends and at shows and take it from there.
Hustle Mill: Who mostly buys the merchandise? Who are your biggest supporters?
Mono Bagends: Females buy most of the apparel. They are very loyal when they like you.
Hustle Mill:What’s next for Mono Bagends in hip hop and the business world?
Mono Bagends: I will be shooting a video for “Get Sexy For Me”…the single off of the EP. After that I take everything one day at a time and see what direction God will show me. It’s an exciting ride.
Today Hustle Mill talks with Younique Makeup and Cosmetics Presenter Chantal Whitman about her “hustle” and that’s selling and pushing makeup products by Younique. Read all about why she’s passionate about selling the product, why she does it as well as giving you the readers a closer look into why the product is so great! If you are interested in purchasing Younique Products from Chantal Whitman please visit her store at http://www.theeyeshaveit.pw
Hustle Mill:How are you doing Chantal?
Chantal Whitman: Great! How are you?
Hustle Mill: How long have you been a Younique Presenter?
Chantal Whitman: About four months now.
Hustle Mill: What inspired you to get into the business?
Chantal Whitman: I fell in love with the product, and felt it was a perfect opportunity to work from home.
Hustle Mill: Do you, yourself wear makeup often or just sell it?
Chantal Whitman: I have always been a mascara and lip gloss kind of gal. Becoming a Younique presenter has given me a chance to experiment with my look more.
Hustle Mill: What type of specials do you have?
Chantal Whitman: Until a million lashes are sold the presenters kit will include a bonus Improved formula 3D mascara!! That’s 2 Mascaras, eyeliner, lip liner, lip gloss, as well as 3 eye shadows!!!
Hustle Mill: For those interested in getting into Network Marketing or working for Younique what advice would you give them?
Chantal Whitman: Now is the perfect time to become a part of the Younique family! Beside the current bonus to the Presenter package, we have great new top of the line products to be released Sept 1st.
Hustle Mill: Would you consider yourself a great saleswoman and if so, what makes you so good at what you do?
Chantal Whitman: I don’t consider myself a sales person at all. I believe myself to be more of a communicator of good news and cool things, so Younique comes naturally. Even if I wasn’t a Presenter I would still tell people about it.
Hustle Mill: Do you have a particular method of how you approach potential customers?
Chantal Whitman: I don’t really have a method. I’m a friendly person and have never really met a stranger so it mostly comes up in casual conversation.
Hustle Mill:Is there anything else you would like to plug or mention?
Chantal Whitman: September 1st we have some great new products that will complete any look! New Brow Gel & Brow Liner, and Mineral Liquid Foundation.
Check out the new music video titled “Full Time Grindng” from rising North Carolina based recording artist J-Rich featuring S. Dub! Get more updates and information on J-Rich at http://www.southeasthiphopmag.blogspot.com
Ron Beatty: @RonBeattyNC
Shot by: @Nervreck and @scorpioflo_kob1
Edited by: @Nervreck
Produced by: @kilodavinci
Emerging from New Bern, a small city nestled in Eastern North Carolina, is Ron Beatty; a southern rapper who shares the same mentors as Roc Nation’s Grammy Award Nominated Artist, J. Cole. On “Heard About Me” he reflects on difficult family issues and his come up in the game. The song is from Ron Beatty’s forthcoming project, Manifest Destiny.