QUESTION – Thank you for taking the time to participate in the Q & A session. Would you like to share with everyone who you are – and what exactly is your company providing the trading community?
My name is Tom Abruzzo and I’m the owner of Swaggy Dad Hats, LLC aka Stock Market Hats. I’m providing funny and stylish merch to the trading community. I try my best to be a brand with a personality. I feel like many companies lack a personality these days.
QUESTION – What personal or professional failure/setback have you experienced in your life that has set you up for this success?
I have made about 7 different websites in the past (blogs and affiliate marketing sites) and failed every time. Each failure taught me what not to do. I have learned that your greatest mistake is fearing you’ll make one.
QUESTION– We see you are actively on Twitter. Any special accounts or individuals you follow and why?
Yes, here is a list of accounts that have helped me out by promoting me, supporting my business, and giving me some design ideas. This list is a mix of real people and parody accounts that I enjoy following:
QUESTION – How did you build up a twitter following of 13k in 8 months?
I don’t take myself too seriously and I appreciate all of the love and the hate I receive. I try to build relationships with others and I try to provide the best customer service that I possibly can!
QUESTION : This is becoming a favorite question for many – plus readers get some good gift ideas from it. What purchase of less than $100 have you made in the past year that you simply could not live without now?
Pizza… pizza is the only correct answer to this question.
QUESTION – What advice would you give to your younger self? And where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I don’t have any advice for my younger self. I’m currently 26 and I’m honestly just taking things one step at a time. I don’t know where I see myself in 10 years to be honest.
QUESTION – What are some of your hobbies? How do you escape from the real world during these crazy times in the markets.
Ice hockey, working out, and golf are my 3 escapes currently. I’m awful at golf but for some reason I’m in love with it.
QUESTION – Do you have any mentors in life, including also the trading community.
I look up to Kris Krohn and Monica Lewinsky (very thankful for her retweet)
QUESTION – When you have lost your mojo or focus, what do you do to get back on track?
I look for a sativa stain of marijuana.
QUESTION- Thank you for taking the time for this interview. How can our readers contact you, including on social media. And is there anything else you like for our readers to know about you?
I donate some of my profits to a cancer foundation. This business was made in honor of my aunt Andrea who I lost to cancer unfortunately. She was one of the only people in my life who told me to never give up on my internet entrepreneurial ideas and supported me 100%
DON’T buy any hats from me!!! (Discount code “brrr” for 10% off your order. Won’t work with Apple Pay or Google Pay)
DON’T Follow me on Twitter!!! @StockMarketHats
DON’T visit my website!!! www.stockmarkethats.com
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