Father and Son.
From a very young age Luka always wanted to earn his own money. From washing cars to selling second-hand stuff from friends and family in a little corner in his grandparents store… Luka wanted to make his own money.
I wasn’t surprised when he came to me one day asking if I wanted to help him make an online store. As a 12 year old can’t start his own business we decided to do everything together. But what to sell? After he found some magnetic sheets in the cellar we decided to make our own magnets. So we started calculating how much was needed to begin selling magnets online. We also needed a name in which we got the whole family involved. Mom, Luka’s brothers and sister all got together to think of names. We then checked if those domains were still available and wrote down our final list: magnetcountry.com, magnetdevil.com, magnetmonsters.com, magnetland.com and magnetgods.com. Not wanting to face blaspheme charges, we dropped the last one. Everybody then got to write down his 3 favorites and award them 1, 3 or 5 points. Magnetmonsters.com won by a landslide.
So now we had a name, but It took us a while to find the best printing style, the best paper, the right sizes… I also needed to explain to him why that to making and selling magnets online there is a lot more work then coming up with a good idea for a magnet and designing it. You have to make a profit, because a site is expensive and I needed to explain we need to pay taxes.
Finally everything came together and now we’re making our own magnets. Some more complicated magnets were buying from magnet manufacturers but the majority we our drawing and making ourselves by hand. We design the magnets, print them, glue them, cut them and add a finishing if needed. This site and the magnets are a result of the work of a 12 year old and his father. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!